Arts & Events

New to Refugee Week Wales 2015

Posted: February 6, 2015

This year we are looking forward to an exciting and creative refugee week from 13th-21st June. We will be working with arts partners Oriel Learning Centre in Wrexham, Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff and Riverfront in Newport to hold street parties that celebrate the contribution of refugees to Wales. Our regional steering groups in Wrexham, Newport and Cardiff will bring together refugee community organisations and arts institutions to develop a creative programme for the events. If you would like to get involved in the regional steering groups then please get in touch.

We are pleased to say that we have submitted an application for funding to the Arts Council of Wales to help us implement Sudanese Dancers  a “Safer Streets” themed Refugee Week Wales 2015 events.  The application was submitted in January 2015 and we are awaiting a decision.  The application covers the following areas:

  1. To provide a capacity building training day for Refugee Community Organisations and its members to look at issues of governance, running a refugee community organisation, applying for funding, setting up and implement events and marketing and communication training.
  2. To hold three streets parties in Newport, Cardiff and Wrexham with tours in Swansea on the weekend of the June 13th – 14th and 20th and 21st June 2015. This will include artistic, educational and cultural activities which promotes community cohesion and create interactions that addresses some of the issues facing asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants.
  3. A refugee week coordinator who will be responsible for delivery of Refugee Week Wales for each area.

Thank you to all the organisations who have supported this initiative so far; your support has been invaluable and is demonstrative of the positive partnership work
ing currently taking place within the sector.

We welcome everyone’s involvement and will keep you informed of its progress.

For more information about Refugee Week Wales 2015 or any of the other updates email althea.collymore@welshrefugeecouncil.org.uk or call 07896 690 070; alternatively you can go to our website www.welshrefugeecouncil.org.uk

Thank you Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association in Newport

Posted: January 26, 2015


We  would like to say a very special thank you to Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association in Newport for the wonderful donation of food items for destitute people.

This food will be distributed to asylum seekers and refugees in Newport.

Each week we distribute over 10 food parcels to people who do not always have the means to provide for themselves. This is an invaluable support and we are very appreciative to groups like Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association who play a vital role in ensuring that we keep this service running.

To find out how you can support this service contact the Welsh Refugee Council’s Newport office on Tel: 01633 266420 or email us.

 

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