In a few days 3 of us will be heading back to Jordan for the next phase of our ongoing project with the refugees, staff and volunteers there. We plan to co-create two more village squares (like Hope Square) run a new creative activity with the children on the camp pilot Talk Circle - a … Continue reading Back to camp!
Well if our plans had worked out I would be writing this from Jordan. Alas things have not gone quite so smoothly and because of increased security we didn't get our permits from the local police in time to head out yesterday as planned. However, we won't be so easily put off! We are in discussions … Continue reading October Update
Come and join us to hear Alia Alzougbi, an award winning dynamic Syrian storyteller (stories in English) at 6.30pm and then classical music by brilliant and highly acclaimed pianist Jean-Bernard Marie. All proceeds to twinning projects in the Syrian Refugee Camp we are working with. We will update you on the project during the evening and … Continue reading Camp Fire Songs event 7 Oct 6.30pm-10.00pm
VISIT We are planning to go back Oct 15th to do the next wave. Waiting on the Jordanian Police to give permission which will take up to four weeks apparently... When we are there we hope to build two more squares make a shade structure for gathering and chatting - which will include a solar … Continue reading Update 04.09.16
Concept The overall idea is to address the isolation and poor support networks of many of the women in the camp by creating a magazine style daily podcast that is broadcast via a mobile unit which travels around the camp and then parks up between houses. Features Theme tune to attract attention (like the ice cream … Continue reading Radio update. 16.07.2016
General concept The idea is that for a few days in September there will be educational / entertainment events relating to the Twinning Project and culminating in a 3 day pop up 'refugee experience' to fundraise and awareness raise for the project. Events will be centred around the Hill Station . Note that the focus will be … Continue reading Events update 16.07.16
Our refugee action meeting on Jun 25 made amazing progress. 16 of us, including lots of new faces, gathered to discuss the project so far (Phase 1), outcomes of impact report and next steps. We also heard from Pamela who has spent time volunteering in Calais, and Boz who is working on a radio soap … Continue reading Update 25.06.16
It is Refugee Week this week – and Global Refugee Daytoday. It’s a huge problem. 60 million displaced persons. Where to start? It can all feel too much to even keep them all alive, let alone find a future. What we are doing with Artmongers and Bold Vision is small, but at least it works. … Continue reading Update 20.06.16