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April 2019

Exhibition – Lande: The Calais ‘Jungle’ and Beyond

April 27 @ 10:00 am - November 29 @ 4:30 pm
Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PP
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"Lande: The Calais ‘Jungle’ and Beyond is a major temporary exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum, running from 27 April to 29 November 2019. The exhibition has been made in parallel with a book, also called Lande: The Calais ‘Jungle’ and Beyond (Bristol University Press), published to coincide with the opening. The exhibition reassembles material and visual culture that survives from the ‘Jungle’ as it existed at Calais from March 2015 to the demolitions of 2016. It does so in order to make…

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November 2019

Arabic with Muradi

November 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Oxfordshire County Library, Makerspace, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"In her first KAMA session, Muradi will focus on MSA for beginners. Along with her mentor Janet, Muradi is planning a series of weekly Arabic lessons, including some writing practice. We would like to plan sessions based on your requirements, so please get in touch to let us know what you'd like to gain from these sessions, other than an engaging lesson from KAMA Oxford's first Syrian poet! Head up the main staircase, and Makerspace is to your left just…

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Access to HE for young refugees and asylum seekers: training for practitioners

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
near London Bridge tube London, + Google Map
£60 – £70

"Come and learn how to support young people to reach university. This three hour training session costs £70 per participant, or £60 for those from voluntary sector agencies. RSN’s access to higher education (HE) training for practitioners enables participants to: Grapple with the particular difficulties that young refugees and asylum seekers face in accessing, remaining and progressing in HE Understand what different young people with a variety of immigration statuses are entitled to re: fee status, student finance, scholarships, grants and other forms of support Learn…

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National Student Conference – The Power of a Movement: students stand with refugees

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
London
£12.72

"The numbers of people forced to flee their homes and seek refugee protection because of war and persecution continues to rise. At the same time in Europe and across the globe we are experiencing a tide of rising anti-immigration and refugee sentiment, increasingly restrictive border controls and a lack of international solidarity - in particular from the wealthiest countries. Here in the UK, “hostile environment” policies are making the lives of those coming to the UK to seek protection very…

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Training – The Journey to Belonging Continued: Age assessments, immigration and asylum support for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)

November 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Unipart House Business Center, Unipart House, Garsington Road,
Cowley, Oxford,, OX4 2PG
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"Following on from the success of the UASC conference ‘The Journey To Belonging’, hosted in October 2018 by Oxfordshire County Council, this training will inform professionals about a range of issues affecting UASC, including age assessments and immigration. The training is hosted in partnership between Oxfordshire County Council’s UASC team, solicitors Turpin & Miller, and charity Asylum Welcome, and will give a well-rounded perspective on a UASC’s journey through different services. The UASC social work team will talk about age…

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Quiz in aid of Brightwell Supporting Refugees

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Lion Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, OX10 0RT United Kingdom + Google Map
£8

Brightwell Supporting Refugees write: "Please join us for our annual quiz at the Red Lion this coming Monday, starting a little earlier than usual at 7.30pm.  Our quiz master Andy Lewis is hoping to entertain with varied categories of questions to get you thinking (£3 to enter), and delicious meat and vegetarian chillies will be served along with some tasty accompaniments (£5).  Raffle tickets will be on sale. This is a popular event so its worth booking a table with Sue and…

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Fundraiser for Asylum Welcome – Art and Music in St Swithun’s Church

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Swithun’s Church, The Avenue, Kennington
Oxford, OX1 5PL
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£10

"Come and see work by local artists and listen to a group of talented local musicians. Tickets £10 include nibbles and soft drinks. Art will be for sale with a percentage of any sale going to Asylum Welcome. Information & tickets from Alison Mathew 01865 327974 revalisonmathew@gmail.com (St Swithun's Church is on the main road through Kennington, where Kennington Road becomes The Avenue.)"

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Fundraiser for Asylum Welcome – Art viewing in St Swithun’s Church

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Swithun’s Church, The Avenue, Kennington
Oxford, OX1 5PL
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£5

"Come and see work by local artists.  Come and view the Art for £5. Art will be for sale with a percentage of any sale going to Asylum Welcome. Information & tickets from Alison Mathew 01865 327974 revalisonmathew@gmail.com (St Swithun's Church is on the main road through Kennington, where Kennington Road becomes The Avenue.)"

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South East Community Sponsorship Networking

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Giles’ Dell Centre, Park Lane
Ashtead, KT21 1EJ
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"We heard from Community Sponsorship Groups that you wanted to meet with other Groups to share experiences -- here is your opportunity! We'll be talking really honestly about the Community Sponsorship experience. We'll look at how the things that you've done can be used to help other Community Sponsorship Groups across the UK and how the programme can be improved. Reset will be posing questions and themes for you to talk about during the session but the direction of the event will be shaped…

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Host Abingdon Fundraising Concert

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Ethelwold’s House, 30 East St Helen Street
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 5EB
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"The Host Abingdon Sanctuary Fund. A Special Fund Raising Concert & Social Evening featuring St James Singers, celebrating the changing of the seasons with words and music from the Middle Ages to modern times. The Sanctuary Fund provides emergency accommodation at St Ethelwold's House for refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants. Places limited to 30. Booking is essential. Entry by Donation. Email: adrianrmg@hostabington.org. Phone St Ethelwold's House on 01235 555486 "

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December 2019

Workshop – Complex Trauma and Lost Identities – Finding Our Way Together

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Unipart House Business Center, Unipart House, Garsington Road,
Cowley, Oxford,, OX4 2PG
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"The aim of the workshop is to raise awareness of how to work with highly traumatised refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants, including young people with and without families. The workshop will provide an overview of: Who refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants are and where they are from How complex trauma is caused (by events in their home country, their long journeys to safety, the UK asylum/immigration process and associated events) What happens psychologically and physiologically to an individual…

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Gospel Carol Service hosted by Reading Refugee Support Group

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Reading Minster, Chain Steet
Reading, RG1 2HX
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£10

"Reading Refugee Support Group is proud to come together with the award-winning Reading Community Gospel Choir and Reading City of Sanctuary to host a Christmas Carol Service with a difference! We hope you can join us for some magical Gospel renditions of well known Christmas Carols, and an unusual take on the Christmas story told by Refugees who have made their own journey to seek sanctuary. Afterwards we will be serving hot mulled wine and delicious baklava. £10 Adult Tickets…

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Brightwell Supporting Refugees Carol Evening

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St James’ Church, Sotwell St
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Wallingford, OX10 0RH
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Brightwell Supporting Refugees write: "The BSR carol evening will be held again this year, 7.30pm at St James' Church on Monday 9 December.   Tickets (no charge) from the village shop. Mulled wine will be served. It has proved in the past to be a magical evening to reinforce the uniting of people from all beliefs and circumstances to enjoy the Christmas spirit.  Please do come along!"

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January 2020

Talk by playwright Mike Bartlett in aid of Brightwell Supporting Refugees

January 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brightwell Village Hall, West End
Brightwell Cum Sotwell, OX10 0RT United Kingdom
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Brightwell Supporting Refugees writes: "We are excited to announce our next talk - Village playwright Mike Bartlett in conversation with David Dugan, discussing his award winning TV series 'Dr Foster' and what it takes to move from the stage ('King Charles III') to the screen.  Saturday 11 January - 7.30pm the BcS village hall."

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Training on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children – Foundations of attachment

January 30, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Unipart House Business Center, Unipart House, Garsington Road,
Cowley, Oxford,, OX4 2PG
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"What is the aim of the workshop? This is a one-day training run by the Attach team. It will give an in-depth look at the theory of attachment and trauma and how this can impact on young people, their relationships and behaviours. The training will also explore similarities and differences when thinking about attachment relationships for looked after children and unaccompanied asylum seeking children. Learning objectives: To develop and understanding of the impact of early experiences on attachment To explore…

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