A powerful award winning documentary on refugees will set the theme of unity for this year’s fast approaching Thornton Heath’s arts week.

Events will include a poetry evening hosted by Well Versed Ink, Art in the Park workshops, music at the station, a discussion on the future of arts in the area and an evening of film, photography, music and conversation set around a showing of the ‘Forgotten Children’ which follows refugee orphans in Europe who face violence, exploitation and prison.

This event will set the scene for the weeks theme of creating a safe and welcoming space for migrants and refugees in Thornton Heath.

The event runs from July 17 to 22. Now in its fourth year the week will feature
a range of artistic activity showcasing the talent in our area at a number of local venues including Scratchley Hall, Thornton Heath station and local parks. As ever the event is open to all to attend and contribute to.

 More info or would you like to participate, contact: thorntonheatharts@ gmail.com
ARTST PROFILE: Well Versed back performing in Thornton Heath. The popular poetry trio struggled to find a local venue but have been performing to appreciative crowds at Boxpark on the last Wednesday of every month. Their next poetry night is on May 31st at 7-9pm in the BoxBar.