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Jungle protestimony: an echo of the camp

17 November, 2017, 11:00 am - 25 November, 2017, 5:30 pm

Protestimony is a visual and interactive art exhibition that aims to communicate an alternative story of the refugee crisis. Using artworks and other material created by refugees who lived in the Calais Jungle, it challenges the dehumanising anti-refugee and migrant language of mainstream media.

The exhibition features artworks and other materials including paintings, documentaries, animations, sculptures and illustrations, alongside interactive art projects developed and delivered by former Jungle residents. These artworks are displayed in reconstructed shelters from the Jungle, which hint at the conditions many refugees lived in for months on end. Asking visitors what it might mean to ‘be a refugee’, it suggests there is no simple ‘truth’ about the refugee crisis, and demonstrates the challenges of representing refugees today.

Protestimony also offers visitors the chance to think about the work of the volunteer organisations that operated in the Jungle, and reminds visitors that this crisis is re-emerging in Calais. Protestimony is run by the organisation IMAGINE.

No booking required

This event is part of the series Losing and finding home: refugee history, memory and culture.
For event information, please contact Hari Reed at h.reed@uea.ac.uk.


17 November, 2017, 11:00 am
25 November, 2017, 5:30 pm


Event Partners
Image Copyright
Nelle Renberg Andersen
Accessibility Information
The exhibition takes place in the cathedral cloister so there is unfortunately no wheelchair access.


Norwich Cathedral
65 The Close
Norwich, Norfolk NR1 4DH United Kingdom
01603 218300