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[…]
Watch this amazing story! Roudi used to cook for the London Welcome Project last year! We are very glad that he is settled down now and happy! Roudi Chikho narrowly escaped death after the Syrian government learned he had been secretly filming the atrocities committed by President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces. He left everything behind, and Read more about Cooking Beyond Assad’s Regime[…]
We’re raising money to continue paying rent so we can keep our social centre for refugees and asylum seekers open. One of our visitors, ‘Ali’, wanted to give back to the project using his art. He was an artist and photographer before he had to flee to the UK from Iran to claim asylum, because Read more about Crowdfunder – Ali’s Calendar![…]
We had a lovely time at Southwark Refugee Week – meeting other local projects working with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, drinking some amazing Eritrean coffee, and learning about the coffee ceremony! We took a map and some string, and invited visitors to our stall to trace their journey on the map – it was Read more about Southwark Refugee Week[…]
We want to thank everyone who came and contributed to our one year anniversary celebration on Sunday 18 May. We enjoyed amazing food from around the world, wonderful weather, games, raffles, craft stalls and some wicked music from The Balkanoes and Will Buchanan. It was a great day for friends, old and new, to come Read more about We’re One Year Old![…]