JOURNEYS Weekender

Cathdral Gardens, Manchester, North West, United Kingdom

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:00 to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 18:00

JOURNEYS Weekender

14 – 15 October

Presenting two days of free entertainment featuring a line-up of incredible emerging and established refugee artists from across the globe. A main stage of world music talent includes:

  • Liverpool-based rapper Farhood, who fled his home country of Iran after facing persecution as a result of political activism. An emerging talent in the UK music industry who appeared at M.I.A’s Meltdown, he shares a story of imprisonment and hope.
  • Saturday headliners 47 SOUL, who originally formed in Amman, Jordan continue to share Dbake beats that have existed in the Arab world for centuries.
  • Poetic Pilgrimage, dubbed the “hip hop hijabs”, are a powerful Jamaican Hip Hop and Spoken Word duo from Bristol who share powerful lyricism and thought provoking content.
  • Commissioned by In Place of War, JFI and ArtReach, GRRRL is an electronic collaboration between independent, revolutionary female artists including musical director Brazil’s Laima Leyton (Mixhell/Soulwax), founder of Amani Creatives and Congolese singer Emmanuela Yogolelo and Zambian singer Yolanta Johnston. 

Part of Journeys Festival International in Manchester #JFIMcr

Leading arts development agency, ArtReach, presents Journeys Festival International (JFI) for the second time in Manchester. The festival celebrates the artistic talents of refugee and asylum seeker artists, sharing refugee stories through great art and culture. Recently awarded the first “Festival of Sanctuary” status by City of Sanctuary, JFI takes place at venues throughout the city from 02 – 15 October to showcase the finest artworks and performances from local and international refugee artists through a range of exciting, insightful and accessible creative events. 


47 Soul, Mohammed Yahya, Manchester International Roots Orchestra, Wondergupta, Amani Collective, Simo Lagnawi and Gnawa London, Farhood, Poetic Pilgrimage, GRRRL, Krar Collective
United Kingdom
North West
Cathdral Gardens, Corporation St, Manchester, M4 3BG