Today will be the last day of the “No Land’s Men: The Struggle for Calais” photo exhibition at the Oriel Canfas gallery of the Chapter Arts Centre. The exhibition features some truly moving and touching artistic works by Julie Rebouillat, and gives a rare glimpse into the world of undocumented migrants trapped on the doorstep of Britain.

On the opening night on Thursday we held a talk and film showing in La Salon, where we tried to expand on the reality of the situation in Calais, and the way in which UK border policy has created this miserable crisis and acts to force a destitute and dangerous existence on people who often have been directly dispossessed due to the results of UK foreign policy.

There have been numerous recent crackdowns by police, though mass arrests are not leading to any change in the situation. It is in this context that there will be a No Border Camp in the region on 23rd-29th June, No Borders South Wales will be there, if you can’t join us, why not check out the exhibition today between 12noon and five o’clock and get a taste of the situation.

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