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Journeys Festival International (Online Arts Festival)


Journeys Festival International (Online Arts Festival)

Journeys Festival International: Online Arts Festival 2020

Journeys Festival International is an annual arts Festival that celebrates the creative talent of exceptional artists from sanctuary seeking backgrounds and shares experiences of refugee and asylum-seeking communities through artistic and creative encounters. Usually Journeys Festival takes place in Leicester, Portsmouth and Manchester but as a result of Covid-19 response the festival this year will take place digitally across a number of platforms available to all.

We work with artists from around the world to commission, programme and curate a festival that is a vibrant mix of performance, visual art, film, literature, workshops and discussions, the full list of events detail will be released in August. We are proud to be the UK's first Festival of Sanctuary, accredited by City of Sanctuary. ​The Festival, produced by ArtReach, takes place annually in Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth.

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Key Information

ArtReach, LCB Depot, 31 Rutland St, Leicester, Leicester, LE1 1RE

Tel: +44(0)116 2616882

Opening Times

Virtual event date and time (28 Sept 2020 - 18 Oct 2020)
Monday - Sunday00:00 - 23:50



Monday, 28 September 2020 - Sunday, 18 October 2020

Journeys Festival artworkWonderland by Mohammad Barrangi (Journeys Festival)
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Saturday, 10 October 2020 - Sunday, 11 October 2020

Child playing Little Journeys into Creativity (Journeys Festival)
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Monday, 12 October 2020 - Sunday, 18 October 2020

Mo OmarMo Omar in Conversation with Magid Magid
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Monday, 12 October 2020 - Sunday, 18 October 2020

Picture of Iraqi girlsHalabja: In the Golden Days by Gulan
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Thursday, 15 October 2020 - Sunday, 18 October 2020

Women cooking in a kitchenGlobal Kitchen
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Friday, 16 October 2020 - Sunday, 18 October 2020

Man playing electric guitarJourneys Live! (Journeys Festival)
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Sunday, 18 October 2020 - Sunday, 18 October 2020

Artist collage of a coupleArtist Workshop: Maliheh Zafarnezhad (Journeys Festival)
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Sunday, 18 October 2020 - Sunday, 18 October 2020

Innua Ellams poet standing infront of buildingAn Evening of Poetry with Inua Ellams (Journeys Festival)
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