Event to explore implications of global migration

Our University is hosting an evening of talks, discussions, a book launch and live music drawing on the work of internationally acclaimed artists Lucy + Jorge Orta and their specific interest in migration.

A panel of experts from the University, local community groups, campaigners and activists will provide a thought-provoking look at the causes and implications of global migration at the free public event at the Attenborough Arts Centre on Thursday 25 February.

The event will also see the launch of a new book, ‘Over Land Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge,’ with poetry readings and live contemporary improvisations by saxophonist Marcus Joseph.

Event organiser, Dr Maria Rovisco from the Department of Media and Communication, said: “The arts express experiences of migration in ways that the mass media cannot. The artwork by internationally acclaimed Lucy + Jorge Orta and the edited collection ‘Over Land Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge’ offer an excellent opportunity for local activists, artists and academics to reflect upon the links between sustainability, climate change and global migration.”

The Attenborough Arts Centre is currently hosting an exhibition by Lucy + Jorge Orta which runs until Sunday 24 April.

The free public event, ‘Migration’, will take place in the Diana, Princess of Wales Hall at the Attenborough Arts Centre on Thursday 25 February 6.00pm – 9.00pm. You can book your place via the website here.