Journeys Festival International Leicester 2017
19, August 2017 - 3, September 2017

Exhibitions and events across Leicester, including LCB

Journeys Festival International (JFI) celebrates the artistic talents and incredible stories of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists, bringing the work of local, national and international artists to the general public.

The Leicester festival works across all art-forms, including music, performance, visual arts, innovative workshops, participatory activities and discussions.

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At LCB we'll have

Look Up outdoor visual arts exhibition Art Walk Tours - see Foreigner : Migration Into Europe, photo work by Daniel Castro Garcia at sites around the city
Meet at LCB

Sunday 20 August 11am - 12pm & 2.00-3.00pm
Thursday 31 August 6.30-7.30pm


Exhibition : Displaced Witness
An immersive VR experience and film that explores the 'European Refugee Crisis'.
21 August - 3 September
Lightbox at LCB

The piece asks the audience to bear witness to the people and landscape of the Greek island of Lesvos, one of the unofficial gateways for refugees trying to cross into Europe.

The installation presents four different terrains, physically and virtually recreated from 3D scans of the Island. The sound of the coastline meets the ear, pebbles crunch underfoot and an ethereal vision of the refugee experience emerges from a whirling cloud of points.

Displaced Witness is a collaborative project between ScanLAB -a pioneering creative practice exploring the world through precise, beautiful digital replicas of buildings, landscapes, objects and events – and Embassy for the Displaced – a design collective based between London, Athens and Lesvos.


Exhibition : Shahre Farang by Farhad Berahman
Traditional Iranian peep box sculpture exploring the meaning of home.
21 August - 1 September
LCB cafe-bar

Farhad will take part in a Coffee Shop Conversation on Wednesday 16 August 10.30am-12pm in the cafe-bar at Phoenix.


Exhibition : Exchange Project

22 August - 6 October
Print Room at LCB

See the work that has been produced as part of a project that introduced printmaking to refugees in Leicester, with support from resident artists at Leicester Print Workshop.


Photography Workshop : Memories of Home, Through the Lens
Wednesday 23 August 2-5pm, Old Gallery at LCB

Join Farhad Berahman for a hands-on photography-based workshop. You will get an insight to the concept behind the project and a new set of skills to become a mobile photographer.


Journeys Festival official launch at Canteen street food night at LCB
Friday 25 August 6-11pm
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