Journeys Festival International Takeover Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum, Manchester, North West, United Kingdom

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 11:00 to 16:00

Journeys Festival International Manchester Museum Takeover

Sat 07 Oct

The festival takes over the inspiring spaces of the museum with eclectic entertainment including:

Flying Carpets presented by Community Arts North West

11.30am // 1pm // 3pm

An immersive journey into the hidden stories behind some of the museum’s collections. Created and performed by refugee artists, Flying Carpets explores historical links to Manchester’s refugee communities through music, dance and storytelling.

Conversation Corner

3.15 - 4.30pm

Join Bryan Sitch, Deputy Head of Collections and Curator of Archaeology at Manchester Museum, in a discussion about how the museum engages its visitors with one of the major challenges of our time - displacement.


11am - 4pm

Drop in throughout the day to learn about different cultures through art, craft and digital workshops. Includes; International Kite Project - Digital Kite Flying, Craftivism with Asylum Matters, Kite Making with the Community Kite Project, The Travelling Library.

Music Performances:

11-11.30am by Mina Salama

12.30 - 1pm by Sarah Yaseen

2.30pm - 3pm by Jali Nyonkoling Kuyateh

Silenced Voices: Syrian Women in Assad's Prisons

Rethink Rebuild Society tells the stories of 16 Syrian women detained in Assad's prisons. Animated by photographs, illustrations and messages from the women, this powerful exhibition gives an insight into their lives. Recommended for an older audience.


Part of Journeys Festival International, Manchester (02 - 15 October 2017)

Celebrating the talents of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists, sharing experiences through great art and culture. Produced by ArtReach // #JFIMcr // @JourneysFest 



Sarah Yaseen, Mina Salama, Jali Nyonkoling Kuyateh, Abas El Janabi, Mahboobeh Rajabi, Fereshteh Mozaffari, Amani Creatives
United Kingdom
North West
Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL