A Hostile Environment: Online Workshop / Discussion

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor

A Hostile Environment: Online Workshop / Discussion at HOME Manchester, Manchester 16 June 2021 Entrance is free — Visit now

Horizons Festival is back. This week-long celebration of artists who have adopted Manchester as their home, will see a variety of film, theatre, music and discussion themed around the Martin Luther King quote “we cannot walk alone”. As part of the festival activities, Julia Savage from Asylum Matters will be hosting a live online discussion about the Hostile Environment in Britain’s immigration policies. The festival’s theme is a rallying call for people of all backgrounds to fight for human rights, with words that transcend a particular time or place.

Julia has worked and campaigned with refugee communities in Manchester since 2005 and has a wealth of experience in upholding and enforcing the realisation of human rights. She also has a degree in Human Rights and democratisation and has watched our systems transform over the past couple of decades, witnessing the very real effects it imposes on individuals and families.

you will be sure to learn something

Joining her will be people with lived experience of the current asylum system, they are Refugee Action’s RAS voices. The discussion will address a range of issues, from larger institutional problems through to everyday problems and difficulties faced by those seeking asylum. You will be sure to learn something and better understand the current situation for those trying to escape dangerous situations as well as why the term hostile environment is used.

Horizons festival is a partnership between HOME and Community Arts North West. One of the other highlights to look out for is a day of music, poetry and dance taking place at Homeground, HOME’s new outdoor stage. Check out the website for a full programme of events as well as booking details.

A Hostile Environment: Online Workshop / Discussion at HOME Manchester, Manchester 16 June 2021 Entrance is free Visit now

What's on at HOME Manchester

Blue Beard at HOME
Blue Beard at HOME

Emma Rice and Wise Children return with a beguiling and feminist folk tale exploring curiosity, consent and the power of vengeance.

from £11.20

Where to go near A Hostile Environment: Online Workshop / Discussion

Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Event venue

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

What's on: Activity

DJ Gym at Hatch

Learn some DJ and production skills with DJ Gym Manchester, based in the culturally infused surrounds of Hatch.

from £269
life drawing
Life Drawing Manchester

Whether you have never put pencil to paper or have been honing your artistic skills for years, Bee Creative studio runs life drawing sessions for people of all abilities.

from £10
Old Dock Tours, Liverpool

The Old Dock tour is a treat for younger and older visitors alike, fans of Liverpool’s maritime past, and anybody curious about local history.

£8.50 with concessions
Sí Manchester Daily Tour

Sí Manchester’s daily tour is a brilliant way to get an overview of the city with tours running in both English and Spanish.

free entry

Culture Guides

Music in Manchester and the North

Fresh concert seasons, forward-thinking festivals and a revolving door of amazing gigs. Things are looking bright as spring comes into view.

Exhibitions in Manchester and the North

February is a month of love so art lovers in the North - rejoice! There is lots to choose from: two photography festivals, gorgeous crafts and shows celebrating local talent.