I wanted to post this message to support the Flare Festival and also because I think the behaviour of the Immigration agency a little paranoid and prejudice.
The New Collective from Tblisi in Georgia, selected to perform at the Flare International Festival of New Theatre in Manchester 13-18 July, have had their visa applications refused by UK Visas and Immigration, on the grounds that their financial situations at home are not sufficient for them to resist the temptation to become illegal economic immigrants when they get here.
They are basically young artists not rich enough to be allowed into this country.
As a new young theatre company, they were very excited to have been selected, and are devastated by this decision.
Please sign the petition to Theresa May, accessible by clicking the link below…
Axis Arts Centre/Flare Festival
Department of Contemporary Arts
Manchester Metropolitan University
Cheshire CW1 5DU