A London festival that aims to highlight the often-overlooked impact of asylum on women in the UK will feature star-studded backing over its two-month run.
North London charity PramDepot’s Spotlight on Asylum exhibition kicks off on September 7 with a whole host of comedy, film, spoken word, performance and music events examining the “tortuous” asylum process faced by women across the UK every day.
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More than 120 Asylum Angels pieces from esteemed artists Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin as well as trade union leader Len McCluskey and more will be up for auction from September 7 and on display at Karamel N22 in North London.
It will also play host to the Asylum InQuizition on October 26 – a quiz and meal compered by MPs David Lammy, Kate Osamar and Catherine West with questions cooked up by Haringey Migrant Support Group.
Also on offer is a comedy night, spoken word performance by Vivien Isebor and a film festival as well as a performance by the All African Women’s Alliance. This is couple with a screening of news investigations uncovering the conditions that women were forced to live in while detained under the immigration system.