This video previews a selection of poems, written by local people about the refugee situation and has been compiled as a fund raiser for BRWR.
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The colouring book is based on Refugee Week 2020’s theme of “Imagine”. It was created through a partnership between Swindon City of Sanctuary and Bekah Grace Illustration (a freelance children’s illustrator based in Swindon).
The purpose of this book is educational in the broadest sense, that adults and children alike will know about Refugee Week and possibly look into it further, and to encourage young people to use their creativity and imagination.
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Refugee Week is from June 15th. The international theme this year is ‘Imagine.’ In response, BRWR (Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees) is launching a poetry pamphlet, ‘DOORS: Writing for Refugees’ on World Refugee Day June 20th.
It is a selection of poems which local people and others have written about the refugee situation, and has been compiled as a fund raiser for BRWR.
Contributors are local Worcestershire poets, inspired and moved by the refugee experiences, with contributions from two Syrian poets who find themselves as refugees here. A door can be to the past, the present or the future. We can imagine the past or imagine the future we would like. One of our local refugees has designed the front cover of the poetry pamphlet. He is making us a launch video, which will also promote his MazBroadcast business. People may know Maz from all the voluntary work he has done for Bromsgrove Community in collecting and delivering prescriptions for housebound people during Lockdown.
WORDS, the local literary group, have given us a donation towards the printing costs of ‘DOORS: Writing for Refugees.’ It is for sale at £5 a copy for BRWR funds which support our local refugees. All BRWR workers are unpaid volunteers To order copies email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Redditch Mosque Trust’s “Welfare” project is to serve humanity, to help those less fortunate or in need, no matter who.
Any member of the public, who requires help of any sort including food, medicine, transport, please text the Management Team on 07312 000070 or email email@example.com.
On behalf of the Syrian families in Redditch and Bromsgrove, grateful thanks to the Mosque volunteers, who shopped and delivered food parcels to their doors in the spirit of Ramadan, paid for by donations from the Muslim community – a kind and generous act.
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The food supply for refugees in Calais and Dunkirk has drastically reduced. Some associations have pulled out and the French state have scaled back what they provide. Certain sites are reporting drinking water shortages.
People in Motion would like to send funds to buy food packs that will be bought and distributed on the ground by Care 4 Calais We have enough funds to buy 50 family food packs at £10 each. Can you help us fund more?
If so please donate £10 or whatever you can afford to
People in Motion
Lloyds Bank 309541,
Account number 32710360
Please reference donations Food parcel .
They urgently need supplies of
– dried fruit and nuts
– cereal bars
– long life milk
– tinned tuna
Presented by and featuring former Birmingham poet laureate Spoz and Tom McCann.
The event will highlight the first public performance of the Redditch Borough Poem, a community poetry project to which many different individuals and groups have contributed. The idea is that lots of different people with a connection to Redditch each write one line of a poem celebrating the Borough and exploring what it means to live here, producing a unique model of what Redditch might look like if it was a poem.
There will also be an open mic, giving writers in Redditch (and beyond) a chance to share their own work in a warm and welcoming environment.
For tickets, go to Book Tickets
Parkside Bromsgrove, Saturday 15th February
Redditch Library, Saturday 22nd February
Food, dance and story-telling – all FREE!
See you there!