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Migrant Lives Matter – All Day Event Celebrates All Things Migration

Migrant Lives Matter – All Day Event Celebrates All Things Migration
Andrew O'Connor

University of Sussex School of Global Studies presents an all day celebration of migration featuring music, film, pop up art installations, comedy, food and thought provoking talks and workshops.

The line up includes special guests comedian Juliet Meyers and author and co-founder of War Child, David Wilson. A full programme of exclusive film-screenings throughout the day complemented by Q and A’s and panel discussions will run in conjunction with talks and workshops on migration related issues.

The music events brings together the best in local up and coming artists and bands performing alongside musicians from around the world in a series of bar-room jam sessions.

Food will be provided by The Real Junk Food Project and there will be table tennis coaching from Brighton Table Tennis Club.

All proceeds from ticket sales go to local Brighton and Sussex based migrant and asylum seeker support charities Sanctuary On Sea and The Migrant English Project.

The event is taking place on Sunday 19th November from 11.00 to 19.30 and is sure to be packed full of great information and entertainment to stretch your ticket fee as far as it can possibly go.

One notable and major speaker at the event is author and activist David Wilson is the co-founder of War Child and has been involved in every major social and political campaign of the last four decades, from the Vietnam War and Anti-Apartheid to the Miners’ Strike and Stop The War Coalition. David’s life in political activism is detailed in his critically acclaimed memoir Leftfield.

via: Squat Le Monde (flickr)

via: Squat Le Monde (flickr)

The Healing Power of Music’ – war, refugees and music.The theme will be that music is food for the soul in the same way that bread is food for the body. It will start with how War Child arrived in war-torn Mostar with a mobile bakery, initiated music workshops with children and ended by opening a music centre. The talk will close with David’s more recent experiences with the ‘Calais Sessions in the refugee ‘jungle’, not long before it was destroyed. He will have a lot to say about the wonderful young people at the music centre and how he return there every year to witness their continuing work and about the amazing music talent given ‘voice’ by the Calais Sessions among young refugees in northern France.

For the full programme and further details go to

The Concessions rate is available for students, University of Sussex students, Over 60s, and people in receipt of JSA or DLA/PIP. Proof of eligibility may be required on the door or at the box office (if collecting).  Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email for further information.

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