Any old iron… ? …….. or maybe an ancient scythe? Or a concrete birdbox that you don’t remember buying (concrete?!) We went as sellers to our first ever car-boot sale not long ago and thoroughly enjoyed it – everyone up for some cheerful bargaining – and we ended up with […]
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 […]
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.
“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 […]
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 […]
The Refugee Tales reunion recently took place in Wapping and Christina found from her research that very close to the Hurtado Centre is St Peter’s Mission Church. The docks were regarded as mission territory in the Victorian times. They started with a small tin tabernacle and then built the church. […]
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 […]
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 […]
There is a super new poster to publicise the Forum at the University of Kent on Sunday 3 July. The line-up is amazing. Look here.
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 […]