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Walking with Refugee Tales (Performance Event)

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The Crypt, Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts

Canterbury

CT1 2EH

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In ‘Walking with Refugee Tales’, audience members will be taken to different stations in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral, where they will hear stories from the Refugee Tales project: The Prologue, The Visitor’s Tale, The Appellant’s Tale and The Refugee’s Tale. Tales will be read by Refugee Tales contributors, Patience Agbabi, Hubert Moore and David Herd.

Audience members should gather in the Crypt from 6.15pm. The event will begin promptly at 6.30pm at the end of Cathedral Evensong. Please note that the event is free, but space is limited, so registration is essential.

The Refugee Tales project was established in 2015 to highlight the fact that the UK is the only country in Europe that detains people indefinitely under immigration rules, and to call for that practice to end. To share the stories of people who have experienced detention, while preserving their anonymity, the project pairs established writers with people who have experienced detention. The resulting collaborations are told as part of an annual extended walk, with the project taking The Canterbury Tales as its model.

Patience Agbabi is a former Canterbury Laureate and the author of several highly acclaimed volumes of poetry including, most recently, Telling Tales, which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2015.

Hubert Moore was for nine years a writing mentor at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture; his ninth collection of poems, The Tree Line, was published by Shoestring Press, and his poem ‘Hosing Down‘ was winner of the 2013 McLellan Prize.

David Herd’s collections of poems include All Just (Carcanet, 2012) and Through (Carcanet, 2016); he is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Kent and a co-organiser of Refugee Tales.

There is step-free access to the Crypt as well as temporary ramps. Advance notice of any access requirements is helpful. Further information about accessibility in the Cathedral and the Precincts is available here. If you have any queries about this event, or any access requirements please contact Madeleine Bell M.R.Bell@kent.ac.uk

Please note that there will be photography at events. Anyone not wishing to have their photo taken should make themselves known.

This performance event is preceded the day before (Thurs 15th November at 6pm) by an illustrated talk about the project given by David Herd. For details and tickets (free) to the illustrated talk please click here.

Both events are part of the Being Human festival, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghumanfestival.org #beinghuman18 @BeingHumanFest

This event has been organised as part of the Being Human Festival by the University of Kent in partnership with Canterbury Cathedral's Canterbury Journey project.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Travel information can be found here: https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/visit/maps/

Car parking is not available within the Cathedral but other local car parks are available including: https://www.canterbury.co.uk/homepage/5/result?indexID=28&categoryIDs%5B0%5D=95&pageID=2&resultID=693


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