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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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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.

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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