The Battersea Arts Centre is planning a theatre project called London Stories: Made by Migrants. It is a show that is happening over 3 weeks in November. London Stories: Made by Migrants will be a festival focussed around people from all sorts of backgrounds who live in London telling true stories that are income way related to the theme of migration. The storytellers will take over the building - an old Victorian Town Hall - and will tell stories to small audiences of 4 or 5 people at a time.
The stories might be personal stories of coming to London - from other parts of the UK, from other parts of Europe or other parts of the world - and trying to make a life here. But they are also interested in family stories of migration from previous generations. They want to try and represent a real diversity of stories of migration to London. They are also interested in stories from people who have welcomed migrants and refugees. They want to offer a positive narrative to help counter the negative messages we often get through the mainstream media.
They have launched their call out for stories. Please do have a read. If you know people who have great stories to tell on this theme but might prefer just to chat to them please let them know, they're very happy to meet up with groups and individuals to chat about the project. Here's the link to their website https://www.bac.org.uk/content/42052/to_archive/call_out__london_stories_made_by_migrants