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‘Sky, You Are Too Big’ – Artists for International Migrants’ Day

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ADRIAN WHITE

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Artists from Italy, South Africa, South Korea, Romania and France who have made their homes in Northern Ireland will come together for ‘Sky, You Are Too Big’, a special showcase event for International Migrants’ Day on Thursday 17 December at 7pm.

Organised by Quotidian – Word on the Street, a literary arts production company and supported by the Community Relations Council,  ‘Sky, You Are Too Big’ is inspired by a poem about migration written by Viviana Fiorentino, an event participant who moved to Northern Ireland from Italy six years ago.

Speaking about the event, Viviana says:

“Created by the United Nations in 1990, the theme of this year’s International Migrants’ Day is #WeTogether – we learn together, create together, work together, sing, dance and play together. 

Featuring music, poetry, theatre, dance and visual art from a variety of international perspectives, the aim of ‘Sky, You Are Too Big’ is to reflect on the experience of migration and the enrichment of diversity in renewing and changing Northern Ireland.” 

Artists participating in the online event include soul singer-songwriter Siobhan Brown, visual artist and printmaker Wilhelmina Peace, visual artist Frederic Huska, sound artist Una Lee, poet and playwright Nandi Jola, multi-disciplinary artist Dragos Musat and poet and activist Viviana Fiorentino.  ‘Sky, You Are Too Big’ will be introduced by Maria McManus, Artistic Director/ Founder of Quotidian – Word On the Street.

Tickets for this online event are free and can be booked now by searching for ‘Sky, You Are Too Big’, on www.eventbrite.com.

Quotidian – Word on the Street is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and through National Lottery funds.

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