Voices of Solidarity (VOICES) is a project co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union that explores and celebrates the European values of freedom and democracy, through a series of creative arts (theatre, dance, digital arts, visual arts, etc.).

VOICES is an initiative coordinated by UK agency ArtReach, with the major street arts festival Altonale (Hamburg, Germany), Explora – The Children’s Museum of Rome (Rome, Italy), the community development agency CESIE (Palermo, Italy) and the international theatre and Festival organisation Teatrul National Radu Stanca (Sibiu, Romania).

VOICES comprises: 

  • four new commissions of site specific outdoor theatre created in each of the UK, Germany, Italy and Romania, and presented together in each partner country;
  • five processional performance events created and delivered in each of Palermo, Hamburg, London and Leicester. The events will involve hundreds of local people and newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers in each location, creating a colourful parade, based on the theme of “Welcome”. 

The two elements of the project will maximise engagement of audiences by being performed free in public spaces.

VOICES will be presented at Explora, from April 20th to 22nd, performances and workshops dedicated to freedom of expression and other European values and principles, thanks to collaboration with local and international artists, performers and actors.


Project duration: 01/08/2017- 31/12/2018





VOICES is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union