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Charwei Tsai: Hear Her Singing

Part of Refugee Week

Hear Her Singing is a newly commissioned Hayward Gallery project by Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai, in collaboration with Tibetan filmmaker Tsering Tashi Gyalthang. It takes the universal nature of song to create a platform for women refugees in the UK.

Tsai has developed Hear Her Singing with the charities Bedford Music in Detention and Women for Refugee Women. Working closely with each organisation and vocal leader Phoene Cave, the project was initiated with two sets of vocal workshops with women at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire and the Women for Refugee Women drama group who meet every Saturday at Southbank Centre.

Following the workshops, participants from Women for Refugee Women were invited to sing their chosen songs to camera as dedications to women everywhere. Performed and filmed in various locations around Royal Festival Hall, Hear Her Singing creates a presence for the women’s voices across the site and invites visitors to stop and listen where they are encountered.

Hear Her Singing is made in collaboration with Bedford Music in Detention, Women for Refugee Women, and filmmaker Tsering Tashi Gyalthang.

With thanks to the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.

Dates & times

27 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
  • June 2017

    • Tue 27 June 2017
      • 10:00 am
    • Wed 28 June 2017
      • 10:00 am
    • Thu 29 June 2017
      • 10:00 am
    • Fri 30 June 2017
      • 10:00 am
  • July 2017

    • Sat 1 July 2017
      • 10:00 am
    • Sun 2 July 2017
      • 10:00 am


Green Display Space 7 - Level 2



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