Migrant Ground

Episode 1:

Contributions of Migrant and Refugee Art in the UK


 

Guests: 

 

Tom Green - Senior Producer, Counterpoints Arts
 

Emily Churchill Zaraa - Refugee Week UK Coordinator, Counterpoints Arts 
 

Nour-Ani Sisserian - Actor, Performer, Comedian from Armenia

 

Counterpoints Arts: https://counterpointsarts.org.uk/ http://refugeeweek.org.uk/

Nour-Ani Sisserian:  Insta: nourp_

 

Intro:
 

This episode was the first one in our Migrant Ground series and the reason for it being the first one is its importance. Arts build and shape the culture of a society. The more diverse it is, the richer it is. In this episode, we talked with our guests; Tom Green - Senior Producer, Counterpoints Arts, Emily Churchill Zaraa - Refugee Week UK Coordinator and Nour-Ani Sisserian - Actor, Performer, Comedian from Armenia, on the importance of this diversity in UK art and culture bring to our shores by migrants all over the world from many decades. We also discussed the challenges and narratives around migrant arts and artists in the UK.

You can listen to the 1st episode by clicking the play button below 

Episode 2:

 

Entrepreneurship and Employment

Guests: 

Sheila Heard - Transition London

Fred Kastner - Director, TERN

Amr Sabbah - Founder,  Sangha

Transition London: www.transitions-london.co.uk

TERN: https://www.wearetern.org/

Sangha: Insta: our.sangha

Intro:

In this episode, we delve into the opportunities available in the UK for refugees in terms of employment and business. We discuss the challenges refugees face whilst working in the UK and the contribution refugees make to society.  We challenge the false narrative which is often associated with refugees that they “take Britain’s jobs”.

You can listen to this episode by clicking the play button below 

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