Global Ring the Bell

Breakthrough’s Bell Bajao campaign spreading in and out of India.


Kolkata Sanved and One Billion Rising

Footage from the collaboration between Kolkata Sanved and One Billion Rising in December 2014, when they launched Dance for Revolution, a campaign to move against violence against women through the power of dance. 170 youth and supporters gathered in Kolkata, India to rise for revolution and call for an end to gender based violence along with playwright and One Billion Rising Founder, Eve Ensler.


Natasha Davis for Traces Project online exhibition

Natasha Davis for Traces Project Online Exhibition

Snapshot film about the processes Natasha Davis engages with when making her performance, film and installation works, made for the launch of Counterpoints Arts programme 2015-18. Also presented as part of Traces Project featuring migrant artists, writers and musicians who have made a significant contribution to UK arts, such as Lucian Freud, Kurt Schwitters, Mona Hatoum, Judith Kerr, Maya Youssef and others. Natasha Davis has been chosen to represent 1998, the year she settled in the UK. Interview by Áine O’Brien, visuals Silvio Montanaro, sound Fabio Laurenti. Made by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with Faction Films.

Natasha Davis for Traces Project online exhibition from Natasha Davis on Vimeo.

The 3rd Platforma Conference on the arts, refugees and migration will take place in Leicester 4-6 November.

Platforma is the arts and refugees network, managed by Counterpoints Arts with our partners across England, and supported by ACE and Baring Foundation. Previous conferences have taken place in London (2011) and Manchester (2013).

On 4 November we are holding a half-day conference on the arts, refugees and migration outside England (whether based here or not), looking at potential for new international partnerships and collaborations. This will be at The Curve Theatre, supported by Department of Media and
Communication at University of Leicester.

The main conference will take place at De Montfort University 5-6 November (supported by DMU and ArtReach), exploring aspects of practice and research relating to the arts, refugees and migration. Speakers and workshop leaders will include academics, artists from all backgrounds and other practitioners.

Tickets cost £10 per day – free to students or anyone on low/zero wage.

There is an associated programme of performances and exhibitions as part of the Platforma Festival, including a new commission of Internal Terrains by Natasha Davis, as well as performances of The Edge by Transport Theatre, and Nine Lives by Zodwa Nyoni.


Full details:

Tom Green
Project Manager – Platforma
Counterpoints Arts
Unit 2.3
128 Hoxton Street
London N1 6SH

T: 0207 012 1761

Counterpoints Arts is a hub of creative projects by & about refugees and migrants


Venue: The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT

A week-long progamme of events in response to global demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement.

Featuring over 40 artists working across visual art, film, photography, Live Art, performance and design, dis/placed considers the experiences of people who are ‘staying temporarily’, sometimes for generations, in stateless limbos, detention centres, refugee camps or urban settlements – living within a country’s borders yet outside its political, legal and civic life.

dis/placed invites audiences to explore the exhibition and participate in a daily programme of learning labs, workshops, performances, interventions and screenings.

Produced by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with Live Art Development Agency.

Counterpoints Arts dis_placed picture

New curated project by Something Human

Posted by Natasha:

CCLAP brings together Southeast Asian and UK/European artists for a 2-day symposium, showcasing performances, talks and a screening programme exploring gendered/feminist notions of “rites”. Presented in partnership with SEA ArtsFest 2014.

CCLAP instigates the sharing of the developments and critical reflections of significant and diverse live art practices in Southeast Asia and the UK, to bring the critical contexts for Southeast Asian live art practice in conversation with developments in the UK/European scenes. The project presents thought-provoking live art performances by Southeast Asian and international practitioners in London, bringing their work to a wider international audience. The broader aims of the project are to educate and encourage live artists in the UK and Southeast Asia to work with local art centres to archive their work, to prevent irrevocable loss and retain a record of the historic and material development of live art scenes in their local contexts.

Via the symposium and digital platform, CCLAP also aims to offer opportunities for artists with shared interests to meet, work together, mutually exchange learning and hopefully, foster relationships for future collaborative projects, extending opportunities for live art in both regions.

For more information:

1916: Home: 2016

Posted by Natasha:

‘1916: Home: 2016 calls for participants to join together to stage a national and international programme of multi-disciplinary creative arts projects responding to the homes we have made, the homes we hid, and the homes that we are yet to imagine and build.’ This may be of interest, as some of the themes addressed will be: Prostitution, sex work and the regulation of female sexuality; Family, diaspora and emigration; Power and violence; Silence and invisibility; Legitimacy and illegitimacy; Resilience and transformation etc. For more detail see the preliminary call for proposals: