you have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land
Warsan Shire: Poet.


By the end of 2017, 68.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, or generalised violence – including 25.4 million refugees. As boats continue to arrive on the shores of Europe, we shine a light on stories of migration from across the globe.

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The full festival line-up includes shows, talks, debates, dinners and workshops. Find out more about individual events below.