A social centre for asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants
All of London Welcome Project's services and activities are free and open to everyone. Every week, a volunteer or visitor will cook vegetarian and halal food to share together. We have a computer with internet access, and a library where books can be borrowed. Indoor and outdoor activities are available so there are things to do, whatever the weather! We also run ad hoc workshops and skillshares - we draw on the skills, knowledge and passions present among the users of the project. You do not need a referral to join us, just come along on Sunday afternoon.
With the help of our volunteers, visitors can fix up donated bicycles to keep and ride in London.
Many of the visitors to LWP come to have a hot meal and to socialize - or to share their traditional food and cook for everyone.
Opportunities to practice your English with informal conversation classes led by our volunteers, and one-to-one support
Every week we have a range of activities available - from drawing and colouring, to scrabble and table tennis. Books can be borrowed from our library, or you can brush up on skills with ad hoc workshops
News and events
We had a really successful quiz last month at the Crooked Well. Massive thank you to everyone who came along and donated so generously – we raised £230! Minds were challenged on anagrams, dog breeds, food and sport. Congratulations to our worthy winners! Below is a list of our very generous raffle sponsors and Read more about Thank you![…]
Dee’s page is facebook.com/artofyourminds
Yesterday a few LWP members joined the march from Park Lane to Parliament Square in solidarity with refugees. The atmosphere was positive and warm, and we were really pleased to be part of this demonstration of openness and welcome. One of our very own, Aghil, took some great photos of some of the LWP crew, which Read more about Refugees Welcome Here 2016[…]
London Welcome Project (LWP) seeks two new voluntary Project Coordinators to work in a small nonhierarchical team. The new Project Coordinators will need to be able to commit for a period of 6 months, and will need to be available on Sundays to coordinate sessions, as well as for some informal meetings and administrative tasks during the week. The Read more about Want to coordinate LWP? We’re Recruiting![…]
We’d like to say a big thanks to the MSN Fund, who provided us with some funding to put on a series of photography workshops, and supply some of our visitors with cameras to make photo diaries. After a series of workshops with a photographer friend of the project, our visitors could take their cameras Read more about Photography Project – Ali’s Photos[…]
Some of our visitors will be participating in this great new series of events by Unfinished Business, called Our Journeys. Its aim is to share stories and humanity through storytelling workshops and making and eating food together. For more information see the attached flyer.
We had some lovely coverage this week in the local paper – the South West Londoner. We really enjoyed chatting with Alex about the project and the wonderful friends we have met there. Full text of the article below – you can read the original here. “People ask us, ‘how do you do it Read more about Inside the Stockwell Project…[…]
A big thank you to our friends Tamsin and Totes for their work welcoming refugees in London. As well as putting on a great fundraising event with Massive Arms, they also made these lovely bags and zines containing messages of welcome, as well as some of the stories our visitors have to tell. “We Welcome Read more about We Welcome You[…]
Yesterday we had an amazing day at Brixton Splash, Brixton’s annual all-singing, all dancing celebration of culture and community. We took our map with us, and some of Ali’s art, and had an amazing day engaging with the local community and making new friends.
How far would you go to escape your past? Omar, a charismatic Afghan teenager, is at the precarious juncture of having his refugee status decided, when the arrival of a boy from back home threatens to change everything. Forced into a position where the outcome may be the difference between life and death, his only Read more about Leave to Remain – Film Screening[…]