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4–6pm – Slow Boat, Brewmaster Bridge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2JB
8–8.45pm – Yorks Café at Ikon
FREE* drop in

Celebrating Sanctuary use the power of music to raise awareness of the contributions made by refugees to the UK and in particular to Birmingham. Join Celebrating Sanctuary on Slow Boat to hear more about their forthcoming festival and events, followed by a special performance by Senegalese kora player and singer Kadialy Kouyate. This event marks World Refugee Day and the opening of Francis Alÿs’ exhibition at Ikon.

Kadialy Kouyate will perform at 5.30pm aboard Slow Boat then a later performance at 8 in Yorks Café at Ikon.

Looping the Loop (2017–2019) takes place between the canal and community spaces in Birmingham’s Ladywood district. A socially responsive programme, Slow Boat offers a vehicle for greater understanding of the experiences of refugees and new arrivals to the city through artist residencies with Ming de Nasty and Celebrating Sanctuary.

*Please consider making a donation for this free event. Ikon is a registered charity and your support helps us with everything we do