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Horizons Festival returns to HOME, as part of this year’s Refugee Week

Horizons Festival returns to HOME, as part of this year’s Refugee Week, with events taking place on Fri 16 and Sat 17 Jun




PREVIEW By Steve Cooke


Community Arts North West (CAN) and HOME have announced the line up for this year’s Horizons Festival, celebrating the incredible international artists who have made Manchester their home


Horizons Festival celebrates the enduring power of creativity and the incredible international artists who have made Manchester their home.


Over two days, an action-packed programme of spoken word and storytelling, music from the global diaspora, artist-led film, visual art, dance, and discussion.


On Friday, the festival or the Horizons festival opens with dynamic spoken word and storytelling in Theatre 2 and film in our cinema.


On Saturday, Horizons has free family-friendly creative workshops in music, dance, performance, visual art, and storytelling. Horizons features artists from countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Kurdistan, Palestine, Syria, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.


The festival invites people to come together, connect, learn, stand in solidarity with, and share the traditions and talents of people forced to leave their countries and make Manchester their home.


“We can choose to see refugees and asylum seekers as people that make our country and society richer and more beautiful through culture, creativity and innovation.” – Rethink Rebuild Society’s Mustafa Alachkar, who came to the UK from Syria in 2005.


Horizons Festival runs Fri 16 – Sat 17 Jun 2023


All events are free or pay what you can


For more information, including the full festival line up visit:


https://homemcr.org/event/horizons-festival-2023/


Tickets are on sale now: https://homemcr.org/event/horizons-festival-2023/

The Horizons Festival is produced by Community Arts North West and HOME as part of Refugee Week.





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