Ambe & the Small Village Book Launch

Ambe & the Small Village Book Launch Artist Ngwa Afanwi Neba has collaborated together with Greek artists Anna Lioliou to write an original book, Ambe and the Small Village. Suitable for both adults and children, the book’s story evokes the landscapes and stories of Cameroon and is lushly illustrated by Neba. Originally from Cameroon, Neba…

Imagining Sanctuary: Deptford X Exhibition

We’re thrilled to be participating in the Deptford X festival this year. Avalon Cafe, a very cool new venue in Bermondsey, will be hosting an exhibition of works by a number of artists we work with for the duration of the festival 9-18 July. The exhibition kicks off on Friday night in style, with a…

Refugee Week Programme released

After months of collaboration with local Lewisham and London based organisations, we’re pleased to release details of our Refugee Week programme today. Carrying on with the theme of ‘Imagining Sanctuary’, the week celebrates both creatives with lived experience of forced migration and Lewisham’s campaign to become a Borough of Sanctuary. Events will be held across…

Imagining Sanctuary Week 3

This week’s works of artivism are from Heba, a young artist living in London. “From my childhood I loved drawing. I had a teacher. She had always encouraged me, but I stopped drawing when I was in Syria because of the circumstances I went through because of the war, and I left school.” Talented 16-year-old…

Imagining Sanctuary Week 2

Week 2 of our artivism campaign Imagining Sanctuary kicks off today with images of Lewisham market by talented young photographer Seham Mustafa. “My name is Seham Mustafa and I am from Syria and I now live in Lewisham. I  am in year  9 and I love photography. Lewisham has diversity, safety and almost all different…

Imagining Sanctuary Week 1

In collaboration with 6 talented creatives with lived experience migration, campaigning organisation London Must Act and design studio Shelby X Studios, we’re inviting people all over the UK to take action to demand urgent resettlement of refugees, a fair immigration policy and end to the hostile environment. For 5 weeks leading into Refugee Week in…

Refugee Week Creative Commissions

We’re offering one-off commissions for refugee artists/collectives or organisations running creative groups with refugees and people seeking asylum for a week long programme of activities taking place over Refugee Week 2021 (15-21 June).  Our theme for the week is “Imagining Sanctuary”, inspired by our Lewisham’s bid to become a Borough of Sanctuary. We would like…

Wanted: Promotions Manager (temporary)

Promotions Manager for Create Without Borders’ Refugee Week events  About the role:  We are looking for someone with lived experience of forced migration to take on the role of Promotions Manager. You must be based in Lewisham or have a good knowledge of the area and its networks. Our events will cater to families, adults…

Artivism: Get Involved! 5 Actions, 5 Weeks

Our first major artivism project, culminating in 5 actions over 5 weeks calling for the UK to urgently resettle refugees from Greece. We’re teaming up with London Must Act and Shelby X Studios together with several London based creatives with lived experience of forced migration to create a campaign everyone can get involved in, calling…