in partnership with active inquiry, the refugee survival trust, drake music scotland
26 Aug | 17:30-21:00 | by donation
St John's Church, Princes Street, EH2 4BJ
Join Just Festival and partner organisations in celebrating our joint efforts in promoting diversity, challenging perceptions and promoting respectful dialogue in Scotland! Active Inquiry, Drake Music Scotland and the Refugee Survival Trust will share the stage to present their drama, music, and poetry projects that impact local communities in and around Edinburgh.
Over the past two years, as part of the 'Spect-Act' project, Active Inquiry has built a strong network of community organisations aimed at exploring issues of addiction, mental health, domestic violence and gender inequality as well as the themes of oppression, misuse of power and solidarity. Extracts of drama pieces by Active Inquiry, Shakti, Alma, and Bethany Theatre Companies will be followed by a talk on the importance of community drama initiatives.
After a short break for light refreshments a concert of traditional Scottish and digital music arranged and performed by Drake Music Scotland musicians will follow. Stories of refugees and asylum seekers living in Scotland will be shared in performances of drama, music and poetry curated by the Refugee Survival Trust