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Walking the walk

06 July 2017

 

Walking the talk
“The telling of stories is an act of profound hospitality,” says Ali Smith, Man Booker prizewinner and patron of a “walking arts festival” called Refugee Tales that calls for the end of indefinite detention for immigrants. Loosely based on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the festival mixes walking with storytelling. The five days of walks were interspersed with talks, discussions and performances by actors of first-hand accounts of Britain’s detention system.





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