Celebrating Refugee Week 2020 creatively online.

Our creative programme for Refugee Week 2020 was transformed into a digital festival.

11 May 2021

For Refugee Week in June 2020CAN was determined to profile the region’s refugee heritage artists and develop a festival despite the challenges presented by the ban on live performance because of the UK’s lockdown restrictions.

CAN curated exciting digital work to take to online audiences sharing a free programme of workshops and thought-provoking performance and film that were created in association with some of the amazing refugee heritage artists from Greater Manchester’s creative community.

Launching on Saturday 13 June #EveryoneCAN celebrated Manchester’s status as the most linguistically diverse city in Western Europe, with a series of free digital creative workshops and performances for families.

On Sunday 14 June #BeyondBorders was a digital programme of performances and film created during lockdown.

The digital festival was viewed on YouTube by Greater Manchester, UK, and international audiences.

Here are some of the films: