DIRECTOR Sue Clayton will hold a question-and-answer session after the June 20 screening of her award-winning film on the children of the Calais Jungle at the Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, as part of Refugee Week.

Calais Children: A Case To Answer explores the story of the 2,000 children left when the Calais Jungle was closed down, with many of them having a right to be in Great Britain. Clayton's documentary follows the path of the young people over the years since they departed the camp.

Kirstie Blything, learning manager for York Museums Trust, says: "We are thrilled that Sue Clayton is able to join us for the screening of her film and we look forward to hearing how the film was made and some more about the stories she covered."

Admission to the 2.30pm to 4pm film show is free but booking is essential via the York Museums Trust website,

In addition to Clayton's film on June 20, curator Varvara Shavrova will give a half-hour gallery talk from 12.30pm on The Sea Is The Limit, the on-going York Art Gallery exhibition that explores such ideas as nationalism, free movement, migration and inclusion and exclusion.

Taking part in the exhibition are Nidhal Chamekh, from Tunisia and France; Taus Makhacheva, from Dagestan and Russia; Shahram Entekhabi, from Iran and Germany; Brian Maguire, from Ireland; Mohammed Sami, from Iraq and Britain; Vanessa Vozzo, from Italy; Vladimir Miladinovi?, from Serbia; Halil Altindere, from Turkey; Nick Ellwood, from York; Susan Stockwell, from London, and Varvara Shavrova, herself, from the USSR, Ireland and London.

Drawing on both the historical and contemporary narratives that shape identity and opinion, their work expresses a desire for freedom and a better life that stands in sharp contrast to the reality the migrants experience on their journeys.

"For those who have not visited it yet, Refugee Week, from June 18 to 24, is also the perfect time to see The Sea Is The Limit, our major new exhibition about migration, refugees and national borders," says Kirstie. "If you come next Wednesday, Varvara Shavrova will be on hand to discuss how the exhibition was put together and the themes which resonate throughout the exhibition."

Admission is free but the normal gallery admission price applies. For more information on the two events, visit

Charles Hutchinson