There’s something wrong with the sky! Exhibition of refugee portraits in Peterborough
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A touring exhibition of refugee portraits and stories is at Peterborough Cathedral.
The title of the exhibition, There’s Something Wrong With The Sky, comes from something the son of one of the refugees said when they first arrived in England.
It was so cold and grey that he thought the sky was broken.
The free exhibition is of fifteen striking portraits of older refugees living in East Anglia created by the Cambridge-based artist Jonny Boatfield .
It is in Peterborough Cathedral from Tuesday July 8 to Thursday 24.
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The exhibition is part of a project looking at the significance of the role older refugees have played in our society, particularly in relation to integration.
While the individuals were sitting for their portraits, each of the refugees told Jonny his or her own story. These can be read as part of the exhibition.
- 1 Jail for paedophile who booked hotel to abuse three children
- 2 Turners ‘massively impacted’ and Knowles up pay to hire HGV drivers
- 3 Villagers team up to honour 'a real character'
- 4 Hunt is on to find stags that escaped from farm
- 5 Bomb scare was a 'hoax' say police
- 6 It's a family affair as planners consider five luxury homes
- 7 Police warn you may run but you can't hide from us
- 8 100mph, 20-minute police pursuit ends with a crash – and later with jail
- 9 'Marvellous' Lilian celebrates 103rd birthday
- 10 Travellers move onto sports field forcing football to be cancelled
The exhibition is in the new building at the far end of the Cathedral. Admission is free, and opening times are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm on Saturday and 12 noon to 3pm on Sunday.
This exhibition was on display in Cambridge during Refugee Week and is touring other locations around the East of England.