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Using Art Differently: Migration and Wellbeing. A panel discussion
Thu 19 January 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Ben Uri continues its series of Talking Art discussions on Art and Migration with Using Art Differently: Migration and Wellbeing. We will be joined by Tania Kaczynski, Shan Rixon and Cedoux Kadima.
The discussion aims to explore the role of art in improving Wellbeing for refugees and asylum seekers.
We will ask questions about the global language of art, how it can break down language barriers, help people to verbalise and understand their experiences, and settle in a new country.
The panel will also address whether museums have a social responsibility to help and will reflect on Ben Uri's collection, a large proportion of which includes émigré artists.
Ben Uri's Wellbeing Programme Using Art Differently supports work with refugees and all proceeds from the evening will help support this programme.
Tania is a registered Art Therapist and runs New Art Studio, a vital project which provides a therapeutic studio supporting refugees. She is highly experienced at working with those who have been through trauma and the use of art as an aid to psychological recovery. To find out more about New Art Studio, click here.
Shan is a trainee art therapist in her final year at the University of Hertfordshire, on placement through the support of the Ben Uri Wellbeing programme at New Art Studio.
Cedoux Kadima is a human rights and community artist who was born in Kinshasa, DR.Congo. Since coming to the UK he has worked on youth projects with Project Phakama UK and The Barbara Melunsky Refugee Youth Agency where he has developed his skills in film making and design - and currently working with the Opera Circus on The Complete Freedom of Truth, which is an inclusive international youth led project working with young people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and abilities.
Drinks will be provided.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
By rail: Underground stations St Johns Wood, Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road and Maida Vale are 10 minutes walk away; West Hampstead and Kilburn High Road London Overground stations are also within easy walking distance.
By bus: Buses 189 and 139 stop at the junction of Abbey Road and Boundary Road. Bus 31 Stops at the junction of Belsize Road and Abbey Road, a short walk from Boundary Road. Go to Transport for London to plan your journey by rail or bus.
Driving: There is metered car parking on Boundary Road (free at weekends) and there is also a disabled parking bay in Boundary Road.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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