Diagrama Foundation to host arts event for migrants and refugees

16 Jun 2017

Diagrama Foundation is inviting migrants and refugees to attend an interactive arts workshop as part of a new European project to foster tolerance and empathy.

The new initiative – EuroSol – forms part of the Europe for Citizens programme and brings together partners from eight EU member states to promote European citizens' solidarity in times of the refugee crisis.

The project, which finishes next summer, will see a series of events held throughout Europe which aim to initiate debates among stakeholders in a bid to find common accepted solutions at local level and exchange of opinions at European level.

The objective is to influence politicians and policy makers to promote intercultural dialogue, to combat stigmatisation of immigrants and to foster tolerance and empathy to bring about more cohesive, respectful, peaceful and tolerant EU societies.

On Tuesday June 27, 2017, the Sensitive Labyrinth Theatre, from Germany, will be at Sun Pier House in Chatham applying the Access. Release. Transform (ART) method to introduce EU history and achievement to an audience of migrants and refugees.

Participants will be encouraged to become active citizens in the EU society by fostering their social awareness through participative art. The method uses a holistic, multi-modal approach to the expressive and creative arts focusing on community building, exploration, self-discovery, problem solving. Diagrama Foundation will be hosting this event, which is open to all migrants and refugees.

The event, from 10am-2.30pm is free to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided, however places must be booked in advance via Event Brite.