The information below is about our previous exhibition. We currently have a NEW Escape to Safety Exhibition available to hire.
Escape to safety was an interactive multimedia installation, built into a 12.5m box trailer, that enabled you to experience something of what it is like to be a refugee seeking asylum in Britain.
Each participant went through a labyrinth of 8 stations depicting the different stages a refugee experiences before seeking asylum in Britain. On a portable CD player, they are accompanied by refugee voices from Rwanda, Afghanistan and Palestine interacting with border immigration officials and the media.
Escape to Safety is an emotional experience combined with facts and figures, that challenges racism towards refugees. Escape to safety is premised on the idea that emotional learning is the most profound and effective form of learning.
We produced the video below to help convey the content of the exhibition. You will need Flash Player installed to watch the video.
Trucking with climate change was a fully interactive multimedia exhibition built into a 8.7m by 5.7m trailer. It enabled young people and adults to look at the problems, processes and future of climate change. Each participant walks through 4 different rooms, each explaining about climate change, the problems, the facts, and ways that together we can change it. Throughout the trailer the interactions are through film footage, climate change models, computer games and other interactions explaining the processes and problems.
Global Link developed and delivered a series of projects to raise awarness of the Millennium Development Goals for schools and youth groups. These included Dollar a Day events, Refugee Simulations, and street games. The project also included training to both trainee and professional youth workers.
Forum Theatre is one of the methodologies that form part of the Theatre of the Oppressed arsenal of techniques for social change.
Forum Theatre Project in East Lancashire
In 2009 Global Link delivered an Arts Council-funded forum theatre and community cohesion project in East Lancashire schools. Our forum theatre practitioner used Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to explore issues of identity, diversity and community cohesion with primary and secondary pupils. The pupils then created a forum theatre play about local issues relating to community cohesion which they performed and ‘forummed’ with other pupils in their schools.
From 2003 to 2006, Radio for Change worked with youth, community and school groups to make short radio programmes broadcast by Radio Lancashire. Global Link is currently working in partnership with Prescap on their radio project.