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“I don't have any family here so this is like my family” Afghan child

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Asylum Welcome publishes testimonies of its detention visitors

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Refugee Week - Weaving Networks of Support, Thursday 20th June

Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Händel’s “Messiah” - In celebration of Händel’s birthday

Friday, December 13, 2019

A. Nakanishi Majora Canamus (world premiere)


Sunday 23 February 2020, 5:00pm

The Sheldonian Theatre


Free entrance with requested £10 donation in aid of Asylum Welcome


Free performance of Handel's Messiah with visiting Japanese choir of 100+ singers with the Verdandi Chamber orchestra and professional soloists from UK & Japan. Seats must be reserved in advance (cannot guarantee availability on the day).


Info and Tickets: info@timeconcerts.co.uk or at 01749672522

Asylum Welcome Charity Gala at The North Wall Arts Centre

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Monday 13 January, from 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of live music, comedy and poetry in solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers.

Hosted by Will Gompertz, the gala opens with a drinks reception with an authentic taste of Syrian canapés, followed by a fantastic line-up of performances.

All tickets available at: https://www.thenorthwall.com/whats-on/asylum-welcome-charity-gala.

Performances by:

Kieran Hodgson performing Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominated show, Maestro. Kieran is a highly-acclaimed actor, comedian and writer who has appeared in Two Doors Down, Upstart Crow and Jonathan Creek on BBC Television. “Wonderfully – indeed, symphonically – funny” ★★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ The Times

Muradi Baker, rising star, poet and storyteller. Forced to flee her home and loved ones due to the ongoing Syrian Civil War, Muradi will be sharing her raw and confronting hand-written work, translated from the original Arabic, on the subject of displacement, home and what it means to be a refugee.

Ryan Young, Scottish fiddler and music graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a Celtic Connections Award winner and two time finalist of BBC young musician of the year. Accompanied by guitarist Chris Amer. “Richly expressive, channelling such deep emotion it feels like a dramatic performance at the theatre.” ★★★★★ The Scotsman

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