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April 2022

Of Ordinary Things – Exhibition

April 1 @ 10:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, OX1 1BX
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"Iraqi women in Oxfordshire share their life stories through art. Visit this exhibition curated by the Iraqi Women Art & War Group (IWAW) in Oxford. For more information: www.asylum-welcome.org/event/of-ordinary-things-exhibition/"

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June 2022

Light of Hope Exhibition and Book Launch

June 17 - July 31
Art Space in St Nicholas, Sutcliffe Avenue
Earley, RG6 7JN
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"Exhibition: 17 June – 31 July, weekdays 8am – 4pm Book launch: Saturday 9 July, 7 – 9pm Art Space in St Nicholas, Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley RG6 7JN Bringing together poetry, prose, paintings and photographs created by 32 people from all over the world. Half of the creatives who have generously provided their work are refugees, and the rest are friends and supporters of refugees. There will be copies of the artworks for sale. Fully disabled access, car parking, bike…

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Have Heart, Take Heart Exhibition

June 20 @ 10:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, OX1 1BX
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" “Hello! I came to Oxford 83 years ago, a refugee from Nazi Germany - quite as terrible as Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, etc. today. Here’s wishing you peace and prosperity in Oxford.” The 300 messages of welcome and support to refugees and asylum seekers in Oxfordshire that make up this exhibition send a powerful message that Oxfordshire refuses to turn our backs on refugees. Come and add your own message of solidarity to our growing collection."

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The Alice Driver Awards 2022

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reading Council Offices, Bridge St
Reading, RG1 2LU
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"The Alice Driver Awards for Inspirational Women are back! Celebrating women who’ve made a positive contribution the lives of people seeking sanctuary seekers in and around Reading. The awards are in memory of Alice Driver, a determined young woman who worked tirelessly to help refugees while fighting a long, tough battle with cancer. Entry is free, refreshments will be provided. Find out more here: https://refugeesupportgroup.org.uk/alice-driver-award-2022/ Presented in partnership with Reading City Of Sanctuary."

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Why should we value refugees? – Talk by Professor Alex Betts

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
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"Wars, famines, persecution & economic inequality are creating forced migration across the world with millions of displaced people leaving their countries for a better life. But many aren't welcomed in their new home. How & why should we value refugees? We've all seen the images of refugees on boats in the English Channel or crossing the Mediterranean Sea, risking their lives to reach a new land. Whether driven to leave their homes by persecution, war, famine or a need to…

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Asylum hotel training: Churches supporting hotels accommodating asylum seeker

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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"A significant number of hotels across the UK are being used to temporarily house asylum seekers who have recently arrived in the UK. Come and learn about who is arriving, learn more about what their immediate needs are and how your church can offer a cross-cultural and trauma-informed welcome to those arriving in your community." Register here.

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July 2022

CRAG Art Fair

July 1 - July 2
Friends Meeting House, Market Street
Charlbury, OX7 3PH United Kingdom
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"Beautiful original art works, prints and more, on sale from a couple of pounds to thousands, at The Friends Meeting House in Charlbury. There’ll be art for all tastes and pockets on sale over the two days, and we’ll be serving coffee, tea and our home-made cakes. We’re asking local artists to donate an artwork for sale at the Fair – but you don’t have to be an artist to donate! If you need to make a bit of space…

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Artists for Ukraine

July 1 - July 31
Art Space in St Nicholas, Sutcliffe Avenue
Earley, RG6 7JN
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"An opportunity for local artists to offer a painting to raise money for the Ukraine DEC Appeal."

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Asylum hotel training: Churches supporting hotels accommodating asylum seeker

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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"A significant number of hotels across the UK are being used to temporarily house asylum seekers who have recently arrived in the UK. Come and learn about who is arriving, learn more about what their immediate needs are and how your church can offer a cross-cultural and trauma-informed welcome to those arriving in your community." Register here.

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Comedy at the Marlborough – in aid of Didcot Refugee Support Group

July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Marlborough Club, 227 Broadway
Didcot, OX11 8RU
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"With award winning and upcoming acts on the circuit this will be a fantastic evening of comedy to raise a lafugh and raise ££ for charity MC Stephanie Laing will compere for you some fantastic comedians with Kevin Daniel opening and Jack Campbell your headline act! This gig will raise money for Didcot Refugee Support Group - all tickets sales will go to support a refugee family that has fled Afghanistan as part of the UK resettlement scheme. More info here."…

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