Travelling Tales

Part of London Literature Festival

Explore tales of travel and migration, journeys and home in an afternoon of performances, poetry, music and workshops.

Leading the event, Maya Youssef is a musician, composer and speaker of Syrian heritage. She plays the qanun, a traditional Middle Eastern string instrument. For her, music is a healer and an antidote to what is happening, not only in her homeland, Syria, but also across the world.

Youssef is joined throughout the day by storytellers from Literary Natives, an organisation that champions writers of colour.

Literary Natives produces events, shares writing opportunities and collates useful content for writers of colour, offering them a space where they can feel supported and celebrated along their journey to publication.

This event is curated by Counterpoint Arts, based in Hoxton. Central to their mission is the belief in the ability of the arts to inspire social change and enhance inclusion and the cultural integration of refugees and migrants.

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Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2



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Age recommendation
For ages 6 – 10 and their families.