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Hackney Empire help young talent tackle the refugee crisis

DEVELOPMENT: Hackney Empire 2017 Artistic Development Programme

NOW IN its 17th year, Hackney Empire has launched 2017’s Artistic Development Programme (ADP) with over 40 young artists aged 13-19 who are producing No Place Like Home - an exciting original piece of musical theatre exploring the stories & experiences of refugees.

The production will take over Hackney Empire’s main stage 7.30pm, Friday August 18.

An estimated 65 million people throughout the world have been forced to flee their homes. Of these, 19.5 million have been granted refugee status. That means that 42,500 people were forced to leave their homes every day because of conflict or persecution.

There are an estimated 118,995 refugees living in the UK. That’s just 0.18 per cent of the total population (65.1 million people). 50% of refugees around the world are under the age of 18. Famous refugees include Rita Ora, Freddie Mercury, Albert Einstein, Alek Wek and the Dalai Lama.

Through an audition process, the young actors, vocalists, dancers, musicians and writers have just ten days to turn their ideas into reality, creating, writing and producing their show from scratch with the support of renowned actress, writer and director Susie McKenna and a team of top industry professionals.

To support the next generation of artists at Hackney Empire and experience the voice of the future, visit Hackney Empire's website for ticket details.

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