Celebrating Sanctuary London and Refugee Week at the Victoria and Albert Museum
This late Friday event is our first collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum. It is based around the film, which celebrates its 70th year. The event will feature an acoustic music fantasia, with three amazing reincarnations of Sam in Rick's cafe on three pianos placed around the museum - featuring Jewish Algerian pianist Maurice El Medioni together with Syrian-born, London-based Iraqi musician Khyam Allami (piano and oud), Palestinian singer Reem Kelani and Sierra Leone born Alex Wilson (Latin Jazz piano) - plus dancers, sounds of souk, performance artists and interventions, workshops and conversations. All of this will bring to life the film and some of the related emotion of moral and human struggle in the extraordinary and beautiful settings of the V&A.
Interact with us on Facebook at Casablanca Connect with us on Twitter On the day the V&A are organising a Tour with Holocaust Survivor Mala Tribich (Hochauser Auditorium, 13.30-14.30) (add space) where Mala tells her heroic story of survival from Ravensbruk and Bergen Belsen concentration camps through objects from the V&A’s collection. Also on during the afternoon on the 22nd is the Talk: A View from Cable Street with Max and Professor Ruth Levitas (Hochauser Auditorium, 14.45-15.45). Max Levitas, fought in the Battle of Cable Street in 1936, he will be joined by his niece Professor Ruth Levitas, one of Britain’s leading sociologists. Just ahead of the screening of Casablanca is a Performance: Transmission (Hochauser Auditorium, 16.00-17.00), which is a Live sound collage exploring fragmentation and identity from events of the 1940s to 2012 through genres of folk, jazz, hip hop and electronic genres. By British-Tunisian artist Ben River, featuring Lee Harris, JC Kamau, James Burnham and Paul Bangash. For more info, and details on all Refugee Week events at the V&A visit the website
|Venue||Victoria and Albert Museum|
|Organiser||CSL and Refugee Week London|
|Category||Arts and Culture|