Our theatre-in-education programme

Students from Corelli College participate in our Theatre-in-Education programme

Students from Corelli College participate in our Theatre-in-Education programme © Shermaine Slocombe

We have now successfully completed our pilot theatre-in-education project, Migration Stories, delivered in partnership with Tamasha Theatre Company. It ran between September 2015 and July 2016. This project involved Key Stage 3 and 4 groups in 5 schools in London and Derby exploring migration experiences and themes through drama.

Each school had one of Tamasha’s professional directors and playwrights assigned. On the first full day the groups did a range of migration themed activities, with input from our education manager. After Day 1 the playwrights then created an original ensemble script for each school to work with. Day 2 involved the groups taking the plays from first reading to scrip-in-hand performance by the end of the day! Many of the schools took the opportunity to showcase the hard work of the groups, directors and playwrights (not forgetting the wonderful lead teachers!) and invited audience to come and see the performance. Another bonus was the facilitated Q+A after each performance where those involved got to reflect on the whole process and outcome through the varied audience questions.

The participating schools were Corelli College in Kidbrooke, Broomfield School in Arnos Grove, Landau Forte College in Derby, Villiers High School in Southall and Robert Clack School in Dagenham.

We want to thank Tamasha, all the playwrights and directors and all the schools involved in this great pilot. It was a pleasure learning with you all.

A team of academics and theatre professionals are putting together an evaluation report based on all the feedback from evaluation forms, focus groups and meetings. If you would like to see this report to learn more, or would like to hear about our plans with Tamasha, get in touch.


Save the date: Inaugural Migration Walk

Join us on 16 October 2016 for the Migration Museum Project’s inaugural fundraising walk through London. Our expert guides, including Robert Winder, author of Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain, and MMP trustee, will lead walkers through key sites that tell London’s migration history. You can join us for the full day-long walk or join in at various points during the day. Come explore the interesting and unexpected migration stories hidden in London’s streets!  Stay tuned for more details and registration links.

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‘Call me by my name’ exhibition in the news

Our exhibition Call me by my name: stories from Calais and beyond was featured in several news and online media pieces. Click on the links below to read the full articles.

Our pick of this week’s art events: 2 June – 9 June, Royal Academy of Arts

The cartography of control: Mapping the Calais refugee camp, Quartz

The Migration Museum Wants To Show That The Refugee Crisis Is More Than Just Statistics, Fast Company

The Top 6 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week, FAD Magazine

The best of the worst place I’ve ever seen, OneWorld

Call me by my name: stories from Calais and beyond, UNITED blog

Migrants Arrive In Shoreditch In The Form Of An Exhibition, Londonist

Call Me By My Name: Stories from Calais and beyond, London Calling

London art gallery showcases Calais migrant stories, New York Times

London art gallery showcases Calais migrant stories, Daily Mail

London art gallery showcases Calais migrant stories, Reuters

Shoreditch exhibition tells stories from Calais migrant ‘Jungle’ camp, Hackney Gazette

Emotive migrant exhibition pulls no punches, East London Lines

London exhibition showcases art by Calais refugees, World Bulletin

This exhibition will challenge your misconceptions of the Calais ‘Jungle’, Huck Magazine

Meet the Sudanese refugee artist painting the migrant crisis in the Calais ‘Jungle’, International Business Times

Telling stories from Calais and beyond, Museums Association

Interpreting the migrant crisis, Museums Association

Is there a responsible way to make art about Syria?, Artsy editorial