Angels celebrates the courage and optimism of displaced people: from childhood lullabies remembered from another country, to the things that make them happy in their new homes. Refugee and asylum seeker participants from across the UK have created a series of visual and audio portraits reminding us all how we can cope with difficult situations and find strength in the things that comfort us.
The work consists in a series of video portraits projected on urban, suburban and rural environments, talking to us, by surprise, in the most unexpected places.
Angels is funded by Arts Council and created in partnerships with Art Reach and Cities of Sanctuary. It is a collaboration with refugees and asylum seekers groups from across the UK and with iranian film-maker Parang Kherzi.
Behind the scene, news and updates on coming presentation available here.
Funded by Arts Council England, supported by ArtReach and Flash Lighting
Artist Laurence Payot
Lead project Manager (Art Reach Leicester) Maddie Smart
Project manager (Art Reach Manchester) Dan Williamson
Project Manager (Art Reach Portsmouth) Eleanor Hawkridge
Photography Al-Hussein Abutaleb and Robert Battersby
Collaborating film-maker Parang Kherzi
Refugee Women Connect (Liverpool)
Manchester City of Sanctuary (Manchester)
Leicester City of Sanctuary (Leicester)
Portsmouth City of Sanctuary (Portsmouth)
Welcome to English (Hull)
Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre and Writing East Midlands (Corby)
Light Night 2020 (Liverpool)
Grow Festival 2019 (Corby)
Migration Matters Festival 2019 (Sheffield)
Timber Festival 2019 (The National Forest)
Leicester Journeys International Festival 2019
Manchester Journeys International Festival 2019
Portsmouth Journeys International Festival 2019
Freedom Festival, Hull, 2019