Journal

Our collection of thoughts on Refugee Tales


Party Manifestos 2017 – Indefinite Immigration Detention

Here are the paragraphs on immigration detention from each Party manifesto.     ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND FOREIGN CRIMINALS There will be no amnesty for illegal immigrants. We will increase the number of immigration compliance and enforcement teams. Foreign criminals will not be granted a visa to enter the UK. Migrants […]


Photographs from Refugee Tales 2016

  There are many, many more wonderful and inspiring images of the Refugee Tales Walk 2016 taken by Sarah Hickson, our brilliant friend  – here. It is really worth spending some time looking at them to get a real flavour of walking with Refugee Tales.


Flyers for the RT17 events!

Here are some files to help publicise Refugee Tales. A flyer for The Walk of 2017 which begins on the morning of July 1 Click on the image for a pdf which is designed to print to A5.   A flyer for the event at Walton on Thames on Saturday […]


The Launch of Refugee Tales 2017

“This is the best room to be” A few years ago, Refugee Tales was a crazy idea in the heads of a small group of people wondering how to let people know about their call for an end to indefinite immigration detention in our country. They knew the power of […]


Reunion Reflections

We asked our walkers how they felt after our reunion on Saturday 21 January. One wrote ‘David’s marvellous high-speed polemic was wonderfully invigorating. Felt like standing in a stiff sea breeze blowing us along together on a very worthwhile voyage’… Yes, we agree! Another wrote ‘seeing old Refugee Tales friends […]


na-mara on Radio Kent

The folk duo na-mara appeared on Radio Kent on Sunday 12 June. The session is available on iPlayer for a month after broadcast. Listen to it and prepare yourself for a GREAT EVENING. Refugee Tales gets a mention at around 34 minutes in na-mara are playing for us on 6 […]


Refugee Tales Book – the word is getting out.

Kamila Shamsie has written – We hear so many of the wrong words about refugees – ugly, limiting, unimaginative words – that it feels like a gift to find here so many of the right words which allow us to better understand the lives around us, and our own lives […]


Walking with Refugee Tales in 2015

That first evening going into the first village hall I was pretty anxious: would all the walkers have solemn and well-thought-out views about detention, and immigration?  No, we pooled our uncertainties in a helpful and merry briefing session, emerging with three clear principle ideas to guide us. Then our first […]