Little Theatre

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Thank you to Little Theatre in Hebden Bridge for inviting experts by experience (refugees and asylum seekers) to visit the theatre and see if any of them want to be volunteers there. Six came and two more might be interested. After over an hour at the theatre we went to Leila’s Kitchen for some lunch. […]

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3 walks on Sunday 20.6

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About 80 people participated in today’s 3 walks from People’s Park in Halifax, arranged as part of Refugee Week. A moderate walk went to Manor Health Park, where the children could play. A harder walk went to Albert Prominade with some going into the woods. A 4.5 mile walk went in a circle around Beacon […]

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Big event at the Piece Hall

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Over 2000 people attended the Piece Hall in Halifax where Refugee Week and the Great Get Together were celebrated. It was organised as a partnership between the Piece Hall and Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary – a network of organisations and individuals supporting experts by experience (asylum seekers and refugees). There was a free hot meal […]

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Refugee Week on 19.6

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Saturday: June 19, 2021 Great Calderdale Get Together – Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary & Piece Hall 11:30 – 4:30 A partnership between The Piece Hall and Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary marking the Great Get Together weekend and Refugee Week. Open invitation for everyone. Join us for food, music, live performance, and activities for all the […]

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Poem

I will be there 28/05/2021 Stories, Lived Experience, Poetry When your end is drawing near, call on me i ll be there. When all hope is gone and you want to shed a tear, dont hold on, hold my hand. Count on me when times are hard and you feel so sad and blue. When […]

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Poem from Refugee Week

Poem read at the launch of Refugee Week in Calderdale: My Thirst for Freedom.Hear my cry for Freedom. Dry my tears for i am in pain and agony. Release me from this suffering. Free this caged bird so it can fly so high as it journeys to freedom. Alone I wonder,tormented I shed a tear […]

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Poem

Poem: We are the pearls of hope, we are the gems of estimable value so full of strength and love. We are unconditional lovers, even when we see the things we give our life to being taken or broken, we still care. We have been hurt, abused and sometimes we feel lonely and lost in […]

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