To Seek and To Enjoy

To Seek and To Enjoy

The event BandBazi curated to mark the beginning of Refugee Week 2009 To Seek and to Enjoy at the Pavilion Theatre, Brighton on June 14th was a great success and a complete sell-out. There was a welcome from the mayor of Brighton, Ann Norman, performances by BandBazi Youth Circus Theatre, Funkstarz, Mensur, and Heval Akram, poetry from Phati Mnguni and Osama Ibrahim Ahmadani, a short talk by Nick Scott-Flynn, Head of Refugee Services at the British Red Cross, and moving monologue from homeless asylum seeker Alex Jackson.

Brighton Voices in Exile provided a slap up feast of tasty food in the bar area, which had been beautified by an exhibition of Phati Mnguni's paintings. Big thanks also to Lucy Bryson and Tessa Brechin at the council, Refugee Radio and Sussex Interpreting Services for helping to make it possible.




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