Entries by The Cultural Avenue

Open University, Linneaus.

The Cultural Avenue staged a short performance and held a talk back session at Linneaus University, Växjö, Sweden.  The Open University event was organised by Peace and Development Studies under the theme: “Reconciling Refugee and Host communities through the arts”

EVENT: Poetry Anthology Launch

  ‘Home is Home’ is a collection of poems written about a place called Nakivale found in Isingiro district in western Uganda.  It is a settlement camp for refugees.  The poems are a dedication to the lease of life the place gave the inhabitants. The poems were written by youths most of whom were writing […]

EVENT: Conference segment

We are glad to announce that the organizers at DoaDoa– East African Performing Arts Market have offered us a platform to have a conference teaser to discuss refugees in Uganda’s Cultural sector. The conference is the first in a series of discussions aimed at developing a policy briefing paper in regards to refugee integration through […]

Schools Theatre Festival, 2017

We collaborated with The Schools Theater Festival 2017 to ensure participation of some members from Naki One. The festival was preceded with a peace building training camp that ran from the 7th- 12th May 2017. The camp, according to the organizers, was billed as a cultural exchange exercise where students from different schools and backgrounds work […]

Naki One

Naki One is a networking artist group of young people of all the different nationalities living in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda. The group, later branded “Naki One” was originally composed of 20 youthful poets, singers and dancers chosen through an open competitive process to participate in the pilot artistic project “Speak, open the Conversation”. […]

Speak, Open The Conversation: report summary.

 SPEAK, OPEN THE CONVERSATION GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION   Item   Details Remarks Project Name SPEAK YOUR MIND Changed to ‘Speak, Open the conversation!’ Project description Pilot artistic oriented project aimed at facilitating and aiding a route for refugee youths to the creative economy of their host country, Uganda. Project objectives/Goals Artistic empowerment Main objective of […]