This unique performance will give you a glimpse into the heart of refugee women’s lives. The cast includes asylum seeker women from the Boaz Trust.
The production, put together by Community Arts North West (CAN), takes place on Saturday 15 June. There will be stories of courage, joy and hope, brought to you by women from Greater Manchester’s refugee communities. Directed by Cheryl Martin, the performances will be interactive so come and be prepared to take a leap into the unknown.
There are five showings during the course of the day and tickets are booking fast.
Click here to book or contact the Z Arts box office on 0161 232 6089 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket range: £5.50 – £3.30
There’s a second chance to see the Tracing Presence exhibition featuring paintings of asylum seeking women who have stayed with the Boaz Trust.
Tracing presence is a series of large-scale portraits developed by Manchester based artist Elizabeth Kwant during her time with the Boaz Trust. Elizabeth’s work questions the fragility of existence, at once beautiful yet haunting. Presence and absence coexist in a tenuous relationship, inviting and disquieting, whilst embodying the paradox of life as an asylum seeker in the UK. A pre-determined position, on the outskirts of society, powerlessness, depression, fragility… Dignified? Strong? Beautiful? Present yet unseen, categorised yet unnamed. To be, but to have no voice, having life but waiting to live it.
The exhibition will be at Z-Arts Centre in Hulme, Manchester as part of refugee week.
Opening night is on 6 June at 6pm. There will be an artist talk on 13 June at 6 pm, with the exhibition running until 29 June.
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The Boaz family night is back after a short break. Our next gathering is on Monday 3 June, 6.30 – 8.30 pm at the Boaz Trust (first floor, 110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AG). Please come along.
Family night brings together clients, ex clients, friends, supporters and volunteers. We enjoy a ‘bring and share’ supper, catch up with news, meet new people and Director Dave usually says a few words.
We’d love to see you there. If you can, please bring a food or drink item to share.