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Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery

10th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 22nd October 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Human trafficking and modern slavery affect an estimated 40 million people worldwide.

Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery, in the Cathedral’s Chapter House, draws attention to the global issue of modern slavery.

Based on interviews with women who have lived experience of modern slavery and experts in the field, London-based Syrian artist Sara Shamma visually considers the meaning of survival, endurance and recovery from survivors’ perspectives.

The exhibition is the result of a research-based residency as part of the King’s Artists programme at King’s College London. Based within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), the artist worked closely with Dr Siân Oram and in partnership with the Helen Bamber Foundation. The exhibition is curated by Kathleen Soriano.

The exhibition at the Cathedral is supported by: Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire – David Keane, Chester Cathedral congregation, The Diocese of Chester, Cheshire West and Chester Council and individual donors.

Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery
Saturday 10 October – Thursday 22 October
Free entry
Open normal Cathedral hours


10th October 2020 @ 10:00 am
22nd October 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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Chester Cathedral
St Werburgh Street
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2DY United Kingdom
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