Colin Serjent reviews the Nerve Magazine Launch Event at the Courtroom Cafe on the 30th June, with photographs by Steve Lamb.
There is a free social event to celebrate the launch of the refugee edition of the Nerve magazine, this will be at the Courtroom Cafe on Friday 30th June between 7pm – 11pm.
This edition of Nerve is dedicated to the stories, the art, and the views of Liverpool-based migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
Steve Moss examines the cinema’s extensive relationship with migration and asylum issues.
Jared Ficklin, from the University of Liverpool Law Clinic, asks the question what is a refugee and examines the prejudices against refugees.
Alexandra B wants to take YOU the reader into her history and ask you to consider your views when you discriminate against someone like her and her people – the Roma.
Darren Guy interviews Adan, a Syrian Kurd, whose city Kobani was under siege by heavily armed ISIS.
Katy Brown talks to a local musician about his long journey from Iran to Liverpool.
Colin Serjent talks to Farhood Jafari who specialises in rap music and who was forced to flee Iran due to political reasons.
Ashley McGovern interviews Alhussein Ahmed, a freelance translator and Sudanese refugee who assists Liverpool’s asylum community.
Mandy Vere reviews the latest books about migration and refugees.
Maria Notelodigo writes about how the vote for Brexit has changed things for people who’ve moved to the UK and now live and work here.
Steve Faragher, a director of Kensington Vision, writes about the changes that have happened in the Kensington and Fairfield areas of the city recently.
Dee Coombes visits MRANG, the Merseyside Refugee & Asylum Seekers Pre & Post Natal Support Group, who offer information, advice and support for female asylum seekers, refugees and their children.
Arthur Adlen reviews the book of poetry Over Land, Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge.
The illegal push-backs that are taking place on the Balkan route are largely undocumented in the mass media. With enough pressure Michelle believes we could stop illegal push-backs and make peoples passage easier.
Mikyla Jane Durkan, of Potentially Brilliant Productions, describes the drama workshops they run on socially related topics, particularly in regard to the ‘Refugee’ play staged at the Casa.
Profile of Rania Khllo who arrived in Liverpool in 2014 as a refugee from Syria where she qualified as an architect.
Profile of Noel Urbain who fled Burundi in 2015 and is now involved with music and art activities in Liverpool.
The Liverpool-based Red Cross, Asylum Link Merseyside and the Liverpool branch of Refugee Action have united together to run a project which offers support in numerous ways to asylum seekers and refugees.