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Muradi Bakir sharing her raw and confronting prose on the subject of displacement, home and what it means to be a refugee, at a packed audience at the One World Festival, Ashmolean Museum, 16 November 2019.

Asylum Welcome supports engaging and innovative events which tell people about the experiences of asylum seekers, refugees and detainees and raise funds for our charity.

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Lord Mayor's Charity Banquet & Live Music Event

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Cllr Craig Simmons, & Lady Mayoress, Elise Benjamin, cordially invite you to their fundraiser for the Lord Mayor's good causes: Asylum Welcome and Low Carbon Hub


The Tree Hotel, 63 Church Way, Iffley, OX4 4EY

4.30pm - Live Music: Optional afternoon warm-up for the young at heart featuring live music from The Mighty Redox inc. special guest appearance from the Lord Mayor himself! "A force of nature, consummate professional rockers and the ultimate party band."

7.00pm - Fundraising Banquet: Sumptuous five-course Indian banquet at the award-winning Aziz Restaurant @ The Tree Hotel. "Fantastic venue, wonderful staff and stunning food." (Tripadvisor Review, January 2020)

Tickets & Further Details

Tickets for the fundraising banquet are £35 each.

The gig is free to attend but a donation of £5 is suggested.

To order tickets, visit

Dress code: Smart casual.

All proceeds from the event will go to Asylum Welcome & The Lord Mayor's Climate Change Fund. If you are unable to attend but wish to make a donation you can do so via BACS (Account Number 61173455, Sort Code 08-90-38).

If you require further details please call 01865 252414 or email

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: 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:

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

Lord Mayor of Oxford’s Christmas Carol Concert in aid of Asylum Welcome and Lord Mayor’s Climate Change Fund

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Sunday 15 December, 2:30-4:00pm

Oxford Town Hall

Tickets available at:

The Last Night of Lande: the Calais 'Jungle' and Beyond

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Friday 29 November, 5:00-7:00pm

Pitt Rivers Museum

For the last night of the Lande: the Calais 'Jungle' and Beyond exhibition, the Pitt Rivers Museum will be opened for a special event. Come along for your last chance to see the exhibition, meet the co-curatorial team and discuss what we can all do to further support refugees and asylum seekers in Britain.

For more information and free tickets:

Art and Music fundraising event in aid of Asylum Welcome

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Friday 29 November, 7:00-9:00pm and Saturday 30 November 10:00-12:00pm

St Swithun's Church

Organised by Kennington Refugee Welcome

For information and tickets: Alison Mathew at 01865 327974 or