“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 […]
10 February 2016 Tickets for the Forum at the University of Kent and The Refugee Tales Walk are still available. Booking for Tickets for Day Walkers opened on 2 March 2016. The Booking page is here.
What does welcome look like? What makes difference in your clients on how you welcome them? What is the impact of your work in your life? How do you see the world now? When I came to UK one year ago, it was an opportunity to see how the world […]
A cold coming we had of it to Wapping. Day-long journeys across the country; rail replacement buses in the early morning light; wayward tickets; engineering works; a poignant text crying ‘I’m lost’. Nearly 50 travellers arrived at last at the Jesuit Refugee Services Centre to wide smiles, open arms and […]