Journal


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 […]