We are pleased to inform you that we have recently also
developed a European strand to the programme entitled Shahrazad and
have launched this in partnership with 5 other Cities of Refuge in
Europe these include Stockholm, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt and
Shahrazad will bring new, original and challenging stories from
all over the world into Europe. These stories will be created, told
and disseminated by poets, journalists, novelists, editors,
cartoonists, translators and essayists who are persecuted and
silenced in their own homelands. Human rights, free speech,
diversity and solidarity are core values within the project.
Shahrazad will become a unique tool for integration and for
understanding between insiders and outsiders within communities,
countries and even continents. It will also generate a great number
of literary events and projects, dialogue and debate, within the
six partner cities.
For more details on Shahrazad see our Shahrazad webpage and
As this project develops we will keep you informed of events and
activities organised and hope that you will join us to celebrate
this city’s commitment to freedom of speech and expression.