The 4th national Platforma Festival for the arts by, about and with refugees and migrants will take place in Newcastle and across the North East between 19-31 October 2017.

brings together artists, organisations, funders and others for discussions, workshops and the chance to share practice and showcase new work. The first three took place in London (2011), Manchester (2013) and Leicester (2015)..

Platforma arts and refugee network supports and develops arts by, about and with refugees and migrants from marginalised communities. It brings together groups and artists / performers of any background or political status (e.g. refugees and non-refugees), whose work examines the varied experiences of refugees and migrants both before and after they arrived and settled in their host country. Platforma is managed by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with organisations across the UK.

More information on the programme