Refugee Tales Books & Events

Refugee Tales, 2016 and Refugee Tales II, 2017 are published by Comma Press  … or ask in your local good bookshop! More details here

Listen here to The Appellant’s Tale written and read by David Herd

Many of the Refugee Tales are now available to hear via the website.

This astounding resource has the Tales which were released over 28 days.
Listen and watch as each is read by either by the writer or a celebrated actor.


Stroud Book Festival 2018

Saturday 10th November 2018 15.30-17.00: Lansdown Hall, Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB

Bernardine Evaristo and Patrick Gale read from Refugee Tales

More details are available here.
Tickets £8: Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms.

Being Human – A Festival of the Humanities

Thursday 15th November 2018, 1800-20.00: AV Theatre, Canterbury Cathedral, The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH

Walking with Refugee Tales (illustrated talk) David Herd

David Herd, co-organiser and co-editor of Refugee Tales, will give an illustrated talk introducing the history and aims of the project at the AV Theatre in Canterbury Cathedral. The talk will discuss indefinite detention in the UK and will explain how the project makes its call for such detention to end.

More details and tickets available here.

Friday 16th November 2018, 1800-20.00: The Crypt, Canterbury Cathedral, The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH

Walking with Refugee Tales (Performance)

In ‘Walking with Refugee Tales (Performance)’, audience members will be taken to different stations in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral, where they will hear stories from the Refugee Tales project, including The Prologue, The Visitor’s Tale, The Appellant’s Tale and The Refugee’s Tale. Stories will be read by Refugee Tales contributors, Patience Agbabi (former Canterbury Laureate), Hubert Moore (writing mentor at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture) and David Herd (Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Kent and a co-organiser of Refugee Tales)

More details and tickets available here.