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Arrivals + Departures 

presented by Yara + Davina

Arrivals + Departures: Yara+ Davina


Arrivals + Departures is a public artwork by artist duo YARA + DAVINA about birth, death and the journey in between. The public are invited to share the names of those who have arrived and departed, on live boards, as a way to acknowledge, celebrate and commemorate.

Integral to the public artwork is a series of free events inviting people to sing, laugh, dance and maybe cry, through collective moments of figuring out how to better celebrate new life, grieve, live well and prepare for the end.

Names can be submitted in real time at the Arrivals + Departures boards and online at www.arrivalsanddepartures.net.

Supported by Without Walls.

Co-commissioned by Artsadmin, Freedom Festival Arts Trust (Hull) and Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Funded by Create To Connect > Create to Impact through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union & Arts Council England.

 Development supported by the IN SITU network,  Without Walls Blueprint programme & a 101 Outdoor Arts Seedbed Residency.

 Produced by Artsadmin, London

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Additional Events

PODCAST: Joe Hakim - What somgs would you want played at your funeral? Listen Here

Departing in the hope of arriving - Maël Galisson social media takeover

Wednesday 1 - Sunday 5 September 14.00-15.00 daily.

Over 5 days, activist Maël Galisson will be using the departure boards to name people who died crossing the Channel. By naming those who have died trying to arrive, the work directly speaks about the current government's increased border controls over the Channel crossings, highlighting the journey of those departing their homelands, trying to arrive to safety, and departing in the process.  

Maël is a member of the french organisation Gisti. The Gisti (Group of information and support of immigrants) campaigns for equal access to rights and citizenship regardless of nationality and for freedom of movement. Gisti is an organisation specialised in immigration law, which provides free legal assistance, publishes brochures and books and organises training programmes.

Song request show  - by Arrivals + Departures at Beverley Gate 

Wednesday 1 September - 16:00 onwards

Birth Cafe -Thursday 2 September 11.00 - 12.30 by Arrivals + Departures at Beverley Gate

Hosted by YARA + DAVINA, alongside Caroline Scuffam from the Goodwin Trust.  Spaces at this event is limited. To register to attend the Birth Cafe please email tickets@freedomfestival.co.uk with your name and number of spaces.

Death Cafe - Saturday 4 September 11.00 - 12.30 by Arrivals+ Departures at Beverley Gate

Hosted by Craig Doyley. This event will run at Beverley Gate. Spaces at this event is limited. To register to attend the Death Cafe please email tickets@freedomfestival.co.uk with your name and number of spaces.

PODCAST: All the names we are created by Claire MacDonald  - available to listen to from 20 August

 The podcast is available on demand between 20 August and 5 September and can be listened to here.

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