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Talk, Tue 5 Nov 2019

Postcards from the border where people, politics a

Postcards from the border where people, politics a


A Talk by Tina Brocklebank.

In the Calais refugee camp on the side of a small wooden shelter, the following words could be found; “_We borrow the hearts of nomadic birds who do not recognise borders”.  _

_ _While the hearts of thousands of refugees in the camp that became known as the ‘Jungle’ aspired to be soaring freely above the English-French border, their bodies were held between a life they fled and a life they could not reach. For those that make it across the border to the U.K., life as an asylum seeker is also characterised by unbearable limbo and agonising limitation.The borderlands of Fortress Europe and the "hostile environment" engineered by the UK government permeates every aspect of life for those seeking sanctuary here.  These embodied sites of power and politics are also sites of human connection, hope and resilience.  Through a series of photos and pictures, ‘_Postcards from the Border’_ reveals the human experience of life in the Calais refugee camp and as an asylum-seeker in Leeds.

This talk is organized by Café Économique, as part of a monthly series of talks and debates on current social and economic topics and related politics. Come and join the discussion.

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Tue 5 Nov 2019 19:30 to 00:00



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    31a Harrogate Road,
    Chapel Allerton,
    LS7 3PD



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    Map reference: SE 305369  Lat: 53.82801 Long: -1.53763

    By Car: Seven is based on Harrogate Road (A58) near the centre of Chapel Allerton. Find us just below Casa Mia Grande. It's opposite the Library and 30 yards down the road towards Leeds City Centre.

    By Public Transport: Regular buses run to the venue from the city centre (number 2, 3 or 3A) or from Headingley and Harehills (number 91).

    There is no parking at Seven, but on-street parking is available on Harrogate Road and out-of-hours behind the Somerfield supermarket.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Leeds station


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