Taking its cues from Geoffrey Chaucer’s story-led text The Canterbury Tales, Refugee Tales at the People’s History Museum aims to showcase the real-life stories of British Asylum Seekers as part of a new lates-series. As it stands, the UK is the only country to detain people indefinitely. To draw attention to this fact – and to call for it to end – Manchester publisher Comma Press has gathered those who have first hand experience of this treatment and invited them to share their stories with poets and writers who will retell their tales in an upcoming anthology. By visiting the venue on Thursday 9 April, visitors can join author Monica Ali and writer and co-editor David Herd as they share extracts from this upcoming book and lead a discussion on the pertinent themes they touch upon. Tickets for this event cost £5, with a limited number of free tickets available for who are unwaged or seeking asylum.

Thu 9 Apr, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, People's History Museum,
Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER
, Tel: 0161 838 9190, £5 (plus booking fee) / Limited Free Tickets For Asylum Seekers
Simon Bland
Published on:
Tue 10 Mar 2020