Be//Longing shortlisted for award
(13 February 2018)
The Be//Longing theatre performance, which took place in Autumn 2017, has been shortlisted in the PR Moment Awards ‘Best Use of Creativity’ category.
Be//Longing was a specially commissioned, multimedia performance by the acclaimed TakeBack Theatre - a political theatre collective set up in October 2015 by former Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh, writer Becx Harrison and visual artist Grant Archer as an artistic response to the politics of austerity.
Running for five evenings, the performance saw Hope Mill Theatre, Ancoats, completely transformed to resemble a warehouse on the edge of a border. The immersive production used installations, an exhibition, music, video and scripted theatre to boldly address perceptions of migration and tell real stories of migration. It also shone a spotlight on the research of the Migration Lab, a joint initiative between the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) and the Global Development Institute (GDI), which brings together more than 70 researchers who are working on migration issues across the University.
Be//Longing also formed part of the Faculty’s Migration Month activities, which explored migration's relationship with inequalities, social justice, belonging and Brexit.
The PR Moment Awards will be held on 26 April 2018.