Dates and Times
Thu 1 Nov at 7:30pm
Featured in No Direction Home: a festival exploring displacement, migration and refuge Browse the full line-up here.
Presented by Music in Detention & Lois Weaver
Music in Detention, CPT and artist Lois Weaver are hosting a Long Table. This is a special public event which will bring together people from arts, migration and social justice backgrounds to trigger discussion about (forced) migration, the UK’s responses and the role of the arts in developing strategies around radical hospitality and creating platforms for important voices and experts by experience.
What is a Long Table discussion? Conceived by artist Lois Weaver…the Long Table is an experimental open public forum that is a hybrid performance-installation-
About the companies
Music in Detention works with artists and immigration detainees in the UK’s Immigration Removal Centres, to co-create and record music tracks which are then broadcast to the world.
Lois Weaver is an artist, a scholar and a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow. She experiments with performance as a means of public engagement, creating spaces that are hospitable and open, where alternatives can be modeled and critical questions staged. What do we share and what do we owe each other? How are ‘we’ counted and who is included? Her most recent show, Unexploded Ordnances, made with artist and collaborator Peggy Shaw, is currently touring internationally following a sell out run at the Barbican in London.