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RW-Twitter-Cover-photo-2To celebrate Glastonbury weekend, check out the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, with Damon Albarn.  “When there is violence in the world, you have to make more beautiful music, and make it more intensely.” Music in exile becomes a kind of homecoming.

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We don’t know what impact there will be from Britain’s withdrawal from the EU on refugees and asylum seekers.  We can be certain, however, that people will continue to flee war and persecution, and that those who get here, by whatever routes, will continue to face bureaucracy, prejudice, detention and destitution.  So the work of charities who dedicate themselves to campaigning and fundraising and organising to support them will continue to be vital.

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Assist Sheffield is one of those organisations.

ASSIST Sheffield is currently the only Sheffield charity focused on destitution among asylum seekers.

Our aims

  • To provide accommodation, food and support for asylum seekers in Sheffield who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress
  • To advance the education of the public, and other statutory and voluntary organisations, in order to assist the inclusion of asylum seekers into the wider community
  • To raise awareness about the plight of asylum seekers in our city

Who we help

We help asylum seekers whose initial claims have been rejected, and who are therefore destitute.

We only give support to people who can demonstrate their situation.

Unfortunately, we cannot support everyone who needs help. We prioritise those who don’t have any other means of support from friends or family, those who do not have somewhere safe to sleep or regular access to food and those who are particularly vulnerable, for example because they are unwell, elderly or pregnant.

If you can, support this work by donating or volunteering.

 

sheffield welcomes refugees

 

 

cropped-cropped-Poster-2Migration Matters Festival

Saturday 25th June

Rudio, by Lucy Haighton
12pm-2pm

A ‘meet and greet’ movement based workshop.

NB: This workshop will take place in the Adelphi Room at The Crucible Theatre (55 Norfolk Street)

The Art of Migration Showcase, featuring Bashar Farhat (poet), Mina Salama + Special Guest
12pm-2pm

Performances from a vibrant mix of talented regional artists with migration and refugee backgrounds. Commissioned by Arts on the Run.

Puppetry Worskhop, by Vertebra Theatre
2pm-4pm

Exploring immigration through puppetry!

Silk Road, by Incomplete Collaboration
4pm-5pm

Migration explored through poetry, sound and art.

Eastern Europeans for Dummies, by There There
6pm-7pm

Brutal beginners guide to Eastern Europeans.

Tanja, by Strawberry Blonde Curls
7.30pm

Locked up. Shipped around. Sold as sex.

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