No Refuge- the real life story, by Maeve McClenaghan and Jasmine Andersson:
In late July Maeve and Jasmine read a Facebook post that would send them on a long investigative journey - from dirty council flats, to bland hotels, to town council steps. They followed the stories of women fleeing domestic violence and found them let down by the system designed to support them. On the way they met Cash [writer/performer of The Refuge Woman]. In this talk, Maeve and Jasmine explain how they ran an eight month investigation into the state of domestic violence.
The Refuge Woman by Cash Carraway:
Cash is a self-confessed refuge connoisseur. She knows the refuges with the best counsellors, clothing donations and the ones closest to the heartiest of ‘all you can eat’ buffets. Now she’s just set foot in what she has decided is her final refuge, a safe house in Retford. It’s run by a woman with a Farage tattoo and is located opposite the Bernard Matthews factory - it isn’t exactly how she imagined escaping from abuse, but now she has a young daughter to consider she’s out of options.
Inspired by real life events, this spoken-word performance provides snapshots of life in a women’s refuge, as Cash attempts to rebuild her life from scratch in a world where the smell of turkey carcasses signal freedom and an Argos suitcase contains everything they need to start again
Drew Rose (The Canary) Adam Ramsay (Open Democracy), Amy Hall and Vanessa Baird (New Internationalist) chaired by Nick Davies.
What is Putins global strategy? Is there really one? Is it about opportunitism? Is it about money? Or it is just about 'strategic relativism - causing chaos among his rivals so he looks good?
With Luke Harding (The Guardian, Author of 'Collusion') John Sweeney (Investigative Journalist and Author) Oliver Bullough (Author of 'Moneyland, Why Thieves and Crooks now rule the world) and Zarina Zabrisky (Author of 'We, Monsters,' 'Iron' and 'Explosion', journalist)