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July 11, 2017
Kate Evans presents Threads
London: Waterstones, Gower St
July 11, 2017
2.00pm -
London: Waterstones, Gower St
82 Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6EQ
A poignant and compassionate account of the greatest displacement crisis since the Second World War

In the French port town of Calais, the historic home of the lace industry, a city within a city has arisen. This new town, known as the Jungle, is the home of thousands of refugees, mainly from the Middle East and Africa, all hoping, somehow, to get to the UK. Into this squalid shantytown of shipping containers and tents, full of rats and trash and devoid of toilets and safety, the artist Kate Evans brought a sketchbook and an open mind.

Combining the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of comic-book storytelling, Evans has produced this unforgettable book, filled with poignant images by turns shocking, angering, wry, and heartbreaking.

Weaving into the story hostile comments about the migrants from nativist politicians and Internet trolls, Threads addresses one of the most pressing issues of modern times making a compelling case, through intimate evidence, for compassionate treatment of refugees and the free movement of peoples. Evans's creativity and passion as an artist, activist, and mother shine through.

Join Kate Evans on July 11th for an illustrated talk and discussion for the launch of a remarkable new graphic novel.

 

Tickets: £5/£3 for students. Book here.