Migrant women in Coventry share their experiences through visual art and drama

Following the success of our earlier joint pilot project “Translated”, it’s been a pleasure to continue our collaboration with Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre in the lead up to and during this year’s Coventry Welcomes festival.

Supported by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), “Translated” combined participatory visual art and drama in workshops facilitated by Lucia Valle (visual art) from Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre and Krysztina Winkel and Kim Hackleman (drama) from the Belgrade Theatre, with the aim of empowering refugee and migrant women to creatively explore and share their experiences.

Phase two of the project, “Translated: Imagine“, has seen the participants become co-devisers, developing a digital storybook that documents their journey through a series of virtual workshops run via Zoom during the lockdown period. The short film below offers a brief glimpse into an extensive project, inspired by the theme of Refugee Week 2020, “Imagine”. The public showing of this film follows a private sharing and discussion with an invited audience earlier today.