27 June, 2015
Let Us In
Sat 27 June 2015⎪11am
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich⎪RE·THINK, Floor One⎪Free admission, first come first served
Following a lauded performance at the Cutty Sark Studio Theatre in March, Let Us In returns to Royal Museums Greenwich. We are delighted to be hosting the talented A Level Drama students from Corelli College in the new RE·THINK Migration gallery at the National Maritime Museum.
Let Us In explores issues of modern migration and cultural identity and tells stories of perilous journeys and quests for peace and acceptance. Against the background of endless news reports of desperate families stranded in ships on their way to Europe, the students wrestle with the dilemma of how to cope with the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War.
The performances will be interweaved with discussions facilitated by the students. There will be two performances, the first starting at 11am (exact second performance time tbc.).
About RE·THINK Migration
RE·THINK at the National Maritime Museum offers visitors the space to explore, discover and reflect on the museum’s themes and to create responses within the gallery.
From June until mid-November, RE·THINK will focus on Migration, one of the National Maritime Museum’s seven themes, and the Migration Museum Project will be working with the National Maritime Museum to engage with visitors, school groups and community groups.
For more information about RE·THINK and the National Maritime Museum, visit their website.
22 June, 2015
Things are super busy at Migration Museum Project – we can currently be found in several locations! Have a look below for a snapshot of our current exhibition locations and be sure to visit our Events page for full details of these and all associated events. Follow us on Twitter @MigrationUK and sign up to the mailing list to stay up to date with our activity.
Keepsakes & 100 Images of Migration at Southbank Centre, London
Our first Keepsakes display and a huge selection of our 100 Images of Migration touring exhibition form part of Southbank Centre’s Adopting Britain exhibition, which they have curated in partnership with Counterpoints Arts and with contributions from a wonderful range of artists and organisations. Interactive, multi-media, and with lots of opportunity to contribute your personal stories and responses, this exhibition is not to be missed!
On until 6 September 2015. To make a day of it, check the Southbank Centre website to see all the great activity (much of it free) they have happening over summer.
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100 Images of Migration at Wardown Park Museum, Luton
Our flagship exhibition has found a simultaneous temporary home at Wardown Park Museum in Luton, where you can see this fascinating and moving selection of photographs up until 19 July 2015. Situated in a beautiful Victorian House within a landscaped park, around one and a half miles north from the centre of Luton, the Wardown Park Museum is a great place to explore Luton’s people and heritage, regiment history and its relationship with lace.
Visit Luton Culture to see what else is on offer at the museum while our exhibition is there – such as a Sikh Fortress Turban spotlight loan from the British Museum.
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Germans in Britain at the University of Reading
The University of Reading is the latest host of Germans in Britain, an exhibition which explores the long and complex story of Anglo-German relations (there’s a lot more to it than war and football!) and the huge contribution of German migrants to Britain over the centuries. The Modern Languages and European Studies department at the University of Reading is hosting a number of associated talks to enable visitors to delve into particular themes and periods – all details can be found in our Events pages. On until 24 March 2017.
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RE·THINK Migration at the National Maritime Museum
We are delighted to be working with the National Maritime Museum to engage visitors, school groups and community groups in their RE·THINK space, which until mid-November focuses on our favourite theme: migration! In addition to self-led and volunteer-led activities guiding you to explore, discover and reflect on and respond to migration-related questions and content, there will be a range of events and workshops in the space over the next 6 months. It all kicks off with Let Us In on Saturday 27 June – a powerful drama performance by the hugely talented A Level students of Corelli College.
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