Journeys Festival International presents The Channel, an installation by artist Isobel Tarr that enables you to communicate across borders. For nine days, people
in Manchester will be able to connect with people indefinitely detained in UK immigration removal centres via the installation, which resembles an old fashioned telephone box.
You are invited to listen to messages from real people in these centres and join the conversation by adding your own voice to the artwork.
Accompanying workshops offered in the space give the chance to ask how we can break down borders together in our
communities. These ‘exchange’ workshops will be delivered in collaboration with local community groups actively engaged in campaigning to end detention in the UK.
Exchange workshops at PHM:
Exchange workshop at Cathedral Gardens as part of Journeys Live:
Journeys Festival International celebrates the creative talent of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists and shares the refugee experience through great art.
Suitable for all ages
Part of PHM’s year long programme exploring the past, present and future of protest, marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre; a major
event in Manchester’s history, and a defining moment for Britain’s democracy
Inspired by the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, three Iranian artists who now call Manchester home, Omid Asadi, Parham Ghalamdar and Mahboobeh Rajabi, present their work and give an insight into how the 1979 revolution has changed the way art is made and presented in Iran.