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November 2019

Arabic with Muradi

November 21, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Arabic with Muradi

November 28, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Oxfordshire County Library, Makerspace, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"Muradi continues her sessions on Modern Standard Arabic for beginners, or near-beginners. This is 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 engaging lessons from KAMA Oxford's first Syrian poet! Head up the main staircase, and Makerspace is to your left just before the piano. ​KAMA Oxford invites you…

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Goytom’s journey from Eritrea

November 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Leonard auditorium, Wolfson College, Linton Road
Oxford, OX2 6UD
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"Goytom will give 'a strange talk with a strange story of being stranger in his own country and being a family in a strange country.' Everyone is welcome - come to listen, ask questions and find out about Goytom's incredible journey from Eritrea. ​KAMA Oxford invites you to attend one of its free courses! All courses are suitable for complete beginners - come along, have some fun, and learn from the diverse community that lives in our beautiful city. You…

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

November 29, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Crochet with Souad

December 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Oxfordshire County Library, community room, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"Souad returns for her next KAMA crochet sessions... All abilities welcome! Head up the main staircase, and the community space is to your left by the piano. Please bring a hook and some wool if you have them. Looking forward to seeing you there! ​KAMA Oxford invites you to attend one of its free courses! All courses are suitable for complete beginners - come along, have some fun, and learn from the diverse community that lives in our beautiful city.…

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Gospel Carol Service hosted by Reading Refugee Support Group

December 7, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Arabic with Hiba and Matti

December 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Oxfordshire County Library, community room, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"Along with their fab new mentor Mai, Hiba and Matti have tweaked their introduction to Arabic language and culture session. Beginners are very welcome, and will learn some useful Arabic greetings, numbers and how to cope in a cafe! Head up the main staircase, and the Community room is to your left just before the piano. Time: 16:45-17:45 ​KAMA Oxford invites you to attend one of its free courses! All courses are suitable for complete beginners - come along, have…

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Multaka Tour

December 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PP
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"Friday 13 December, 11.15 & 12.15  Go on a museum tour with a volunteer from the award-winning Multaka-Oxford team. Meet together to share cultures through objects. No booking necessary. Please meet at the Information Desk. More information here."

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‘Marhaba Sharespace’ – new music group

December 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd
Oxford, OX4 1UR
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"'Marhaba Sharespace' is a new lunchtime gathering, sharing food, poetry, song, dance and other cultural expressions of asylum seekers. It's aims are in line with those of Asylum Welcome, Refugee Resource, Open Door, KAMA, SS Mary and John Church and the Confluence Collective. The meeting will be on Tuesday December 17th 11-2.30 at the Richard Benson Hall. Please get in touch the Confluence collective if you'd like more info, or just turn up."

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January 2020

Talk by playwright Mike Bartlett in aid of Brightwell Supporting Refugees

January 11 @ 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 Brightwell Village hall. Tickets will be on sale soon at Brightwell Village stores or by emailing brightwellrefugees@gmail.com. "

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Asylum Welcome Charity Gala

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Summertown
Oxford, OX2 7JN
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£26

"Join us for an evening of live music, comedy and poetry in solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers. Hosted by Will Gompertz, the gala opens with a drinks reception with an authentic taste of Syrian canapés, followed by a fantastic line-up of performances. Performances by: Kieran Hodgson Kieran Hodgson performing Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominated show, Maestro. Kieran is a highly-acclaimed actor, comedian and writer who has appeared in Two Doors Down, Upstart Crow and Jonathan Creek on BBC Television. Muradi Baker Rising star, poet and storyteller. Forced to…

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