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Refuge Island

by Whispered Tales

22 and 23 July 2023


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Refuge Island is an interactive digital art installation and dance performance.

Refuge Island explores stories of female migration and the human capacity to offer a place of refuge in times of crisis.

As a lone woman appears on a surreal pedestrian refuge island, we begin to hear just why she braved the elements to leave her home and settle here in a new place of refuge.

Created by Whispered Tales, choreographed by Lisa Simpson, film design by Parang Khezri, with a stunning performance by Shahada Nantaba Sekajja, Refuge Island is a captivating emotive dance performance not to be missed.


Access information:

What to expect:

  • Suitable for all ages

St Peter’s Square is a wide open space between Highcross Shopping Centre, John Lewis, and a restaurant area, it is fully pedestrianised, flat and open with no kerbs at all.

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Commissioned by Art Reach and funded by Arts Council England.


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A dancer performing on a raised platform in a park.

Image: Esther Simpson