For Refugee Week 2017 The Showroom will host an evening organised by Micro Rainbow and PJ Samuels. A rambunctious, irreverent romp through the the pleasures and pain of being a refugee; in song, poetry and dance.
See exhilarating performances by refugees and asylum seekers and rejoice with us as we celebrate being alive! Come laugh and cry with us; mostly, come and be entertained!
PJ Samuels is a poet, educator and LGBTI human rights activist and advocate, PJ Samuels, was born in Jamaica. She fled the country to escape homophobic persecution as a lesbian and outspoken member of the LGBTI community. Her poetry has been included in Black and Gay in the UK, an anthology published in 2014.
MicroRainbow International is an NGO that works with LGBTI people internationally on reduction of poverty. In the UK their work is primarily with LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers around poverty reduction, social inclusion, integration, small business startups, skills training and coaching. The social programme is a life saver for dispossessed LBGTI people without family and other social connections. Please support their work here