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September 2018

Should it be a Crime to Rescue Refugees?

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends Meeting House, Market Street
Charlbury, OX7 3PH United Kingdom
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"Human rights lawyer Frances Webber, vice-chair of the Institute of Race Relations, talks about how volunteers who rescue people fleeing violence and death are being turned into criminals while the refugees are left to die. European member states subject those who rescue refugees to criminal investigation, impound boats, turn away boats full of vulnerable rescued people … how does this square with international duties of rescue, and with Europe's Enlightenment values? Frances kicks off the discussion with a description of recent…

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Sanctuary Hosting volunteer training

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Emmaus Oxford, 171 Oxford Road
Oxford, OX4 2ES
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Training for new and existing volunteer hosts and support workers. Please let Elaine know if you’d like to come.

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Talk by artists at “Exodus” exhibition

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St Giles Church, 10 Woodstock Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6HT
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Talk by the artists Karima Brook & Michele Tallack at their exhibition of painting and sculpture about refugees,  "Exodus". (Exhibition 15th - 30th September, 12-5pm daily, with proceeds to Asylum Welcome, Refugee Resource & Sanctuary Hosting.)  More information: www.Karima-brooke.co.uk     a.tallack565@btinternet.com

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October 2018

Recital in aid of Charlbury Refugee Action Group

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlbury Memorial Hall, Browns Lane
Charlbury, OX7 3QW United Kingdom
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"Philippa Davies – flute Maggie Cole – piano JS Bach - Sonata in b minor BWV 1030. Andante, Largo e dolce, Presto Debussy - 'Syrinx' for solo flute Ravel - 'Les Oiseaux Tristes' for solo piano Fauré - Morceau de Concours Poulenc - Sonata for flute and piano. Allegretto Malincolico, Cantilena, Presto giocoso Philippa and Maggie's recording of the Bach Flute Sonatas was released by Avie records in 2006. You can listen to them playing it here: www.youtu.be/QnNJPNXNm24 The concert is…

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Meet the Author – in aid of Brightwell Supporting Refugees

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brightwell Village Hall, West End
Brightwell Cum Sotwell, OX10 0RT United Kingdom
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"Talk by local author Peter Adamson on his 2018 book The Kennedy Moment, 'a compelling political thriller moving between Oxford, New York, Washington, Geneva and Abidjan'. This is a gripping conspiracy tale set in a background in the 1980s of child immunisation. A very good read, from an author who has also written two previous novels and several major UNICEF reports on child health. It will be an evening not to be missed. Tickets, £5, from Brightwell Village Stores and Wallingford…

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To Make a Homeland

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Common Ground Workspace, 37 Little Clarendon Street OX1 2HF + Google Map

"Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion with writers from refugee and immigrant backgrounds, or who work directly with refugees. This event was inspired by the remarkable collection England: Poems from a School (https://www.poetrybooks.co.uk/products/england-poems-from-a-school-edited-by-kate-clanchy), an anthology of poems by students of Oxford Spires Academy from immigrant origins, led by their mentor Kate Clanchy. The evening will feature performances by two poets from the collection: Azfa Awad and Mukahang Limbu, as well as Alan Buckley, a local poet who works closely…

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Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2018

October 18 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, ODID, 3 Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3TB
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"This year's Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture will be given byUNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. The lecture will take place on the evening of Thursday 18 October in Oxford. Registration details for the lecture will be announced shortly.     Appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Pierre Krähenbühl became Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on 30 March 2014. As Commissioner-General, he serves at the level of Under-Secretary-General, based in East-Jerusalem. He was confirmed for a second three-year term,…

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Stall in aid of Brightwell Supporting Refugees

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Lion Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, OX10 0RT United Kingdom + Google Map

"Brightwell Supporting Refugees will be running an apple cake/produce stall at the Brightwell village Apple Day, from 12 noon outside the Red Lion pub. If you'd be willing to make a cake or donate a jar of something delicious to sell on the stall, please get in touch or bring it along."

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November 2018

City of Sanctuary London and South-East regional gathering

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friends House, Euston Road
London, NW1 2BJ
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"Friends House in London will be the host of the 2018 City of Sanctuary London and South-East Regional Gathering. The gathering is open to all, whether or not you are already involved with a City of Sanctuary group. Meet others in the region offering a culture of welcome and belonging to those seeking sanctuary." Register to attend on the City of Sanctuary website.

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Quiz night in aid of Brightwell Supporting Refugees

November 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Lion Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, OX10 0RT United Kingdom + Google Map

"Brightwell Supporting Refugees are running a Quiz night at the Red Lion in Brightwell on Monday November 26th, 7.30 for 8pm start. Book tables by ringing the Red Lion (01491 837373)."

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