Screening & Talk

Here To Stay! Here To Fight

9 March 2019, 14:00-16:00

Two and a half thousand people marched with veteran Birmingham activist and campaigner Muhammad Idrish through Handsworth to Birmingham City Centre on 8th October 1983. Their simple slogan : ‘Muhammad Idrish Must Stay – Stop the Deportation!’

Vivid Projects and BM&AG are proud to present Here To Stay! Here  To Fight!, a screening of anti-deportation films made for the NALGO led Anti-Deportation Campaign in the West Midlands, produced by TURC Video with Muhammad Idrish.

The screening is initiated by artist Adam Lewis Jacob, who during 2019 is working with Vivid Projects as part of a national artist film project, WORK. It involves four artists working in the West and East Midlands to explore  the realities of what ‘work’ means for the ways we live today, engaging directly with the experiences of contemporary working lives.

We invite you to come along, watch the films and join the post screening discussion chaired by Yasmeen Baig-Clifford, Director of Vivid Projects and featuring Muhammad Idrish, Adam Lewis Jacob and Diletta Lauro. Diletta Lauro is completing her doctorate on the politics of deportation and the historical evolution of anti-deportation activism in Post-World War II Britain at the University of Oxford Refugee Studies Centre. She has been supporting people held in immigration detention at Campsfield House, volunteered with an NGO promoting access to legal advice for refugees, and has helped organise community events on refugee and migrant related issues in Oxford.

Adam Lewis Jacob has been commissioned by Animate Projects and Vivid Projects with support from Arts Council England National Lottery Projects and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

 *Please note this event is currently FULLY BOOKED 

Free, admittance by advance bookings only here

Venue: AV Room, Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH. Entrance via the Gas Hall entrance on Edmund Street.

Directions: Approach BMAG from Victoria Square, walk past the main entrance and turn right. The Gas Hall entrance is on the left hand side. There is a lift access if needed. The AV room is at the back of the Gas Hall on the left hand side.

Here To Stay! Here  To Fight! is supported by



Here To Stay, Idrish/ TURC