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Still European, Still Friends: Reaffirming Community During Brexit

Posted on March 07 2019

As a response to the hostility and turmoil surrounding Brexit, our good friend's Birdsong have collaborated with creative project Still European, and XXY Magazine - a cultural platform focused on marginalised voices. Together they have launched a limited edition range of locally embroidered t-shirts, zine and panel event.

This incredible collaboration is an exploration of community, nuance behind the concept of ‘Europe’, and positive recognition of migrant workers, during the Brexit era. 

Join Birdsong and XXY Magazine at our Cheshire Street store on Thursday 14th March from 6pm for a panel discussion on 'Reaffirming Communities During Brexit', with guest speakers Nahir de la Silva from the Latin American Women's Rights Service, Pink Protest activist Grace Campbell, and founder of cultural platform Amaliah, Nafisa Bakkar and finally chaired by XXY editor Tahmina Begum.

Tickets are on sale now, from £10 for the event or £15 for the event and the zine!

But don't worry if you forget to get your zine ticket, as hand embroidered t-shirts form the collection and the XXY zines will also be available on the night!  

With each t-shirt sold stimulates the local economy, generating revenue for the migrant run workshop where they are embroidered. With two designs to choose from: a ‘Still European’ emblem or ‘Still Friends’ motif based on Picasso’s ‘Woman With A Dove’, each t-shirt is a visual symbol of internationalism and collaboration.

Find out more about Birdsong here.