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The Platforma Festival is an inspirational national showcase of arts and culture featuring work that explores, or is linked to the refugee experience

Platforma Festival 2013

The Platforma Festival is an inspirational national showcase of arts & culture featuring work that explores, or is linked to the refugee experience.

Community Arts North West hosted Platforma Festival 2013 which took place at the Martin Harris Centre between 31 Oct & 1 Nov 2013.

The festival included a major two-day conference, two nights of live performances (an Acoustic Night and a Live Music Night) and the first ever festival fringe.

Fringe events were primarily organised, programmed and funded independently – the aim was to open up the Platforma Festival to as many people as possible.

The umbrella of events brought together artists, academics and arts practitioners from across the UK and the world.  We feel that Manchester is the ideal location for such an important cultural event due to its unique culture, its history as an international city of trade, of working class struggle and its fiercely independent spirit.

The Platforma arts & refugees network is managed by Counterpoints Arts with funding from the Baring Foundation and Arts Council England. The Martin Harris Centre at the University of Manchester is  supporting the Platforma Festival as part of its 10th Anniversary.

For more information contact Katherine

This is a short video of the Platforma Festival 2013 hosted by CAN and held at the Martin Harris Centre, Manchester. It was filmed by the CAN volunteer media team with post production by Maria Gabriella Ruban.