Various Dates  ESOL Beginner’s English language ‘Start Here’ evening at JobChange, 10 Red Lion Street, Wolverhampton Town Centre, WV1 4HL.  For age 18 and over.  The evening runs from 5.30pm to 8.00pm and is completely free to attend.  Freephone: 0800 122 3510.  If you cannot leave your children, bring them along.  Day classes also available – please phone for details.

Monday June 10th to Friday June 28th  City of Sanctuary Exhibition  “You, Me and Those Who Came Before” at the Lighthouse Media Centre, Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT (Near the bus and train stations).  Click HERE for leaflet.  Click HERE for poster with details and map.

Refugee Week LogoJune 17th – 23rd, 2019.  REFUGEE WEEK  “You, Me and those who came before”.  http://refugeeweek.org.uk/ .  Click HERE for Planning Materials.  Click HERE for T-shirts and other goodies.  Click HERE for free campaign materials (postage payable).

Saturday June 22nd  “Meet and Mingle” party at the Lighthouse Media Centre – A celebration of community through music, dance, good food and conversation.  6 pm to 9 pm at the Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT (Near the bus and train stations).  A free Bring & Share event – Please bring food (cultural dishes will be most welcome) to share with each other.  An excellent opportunity to meet and talk to asylum seekers and refugees, to understand the difficulties they experience, but also how they positively contribute to the life of the city.  Click HERE for leaflet.  Click HERE for poster with detailed map.

June 21st – 23rd  “The Great Get Together”   City of Sanctuary is one of the partner organisations supporting the Great Get Together, an annual event led by the Jo Cox Foundation to encourage communities to remember that “we have far more in common than that which divides us”.  Community meals and gatherings are a great way bring people together and celebrate all the bonds that connect us.  You can find out more about hosting your own local event here >>> https://www.greatgettogether.org/take-part/ .

Sunday June 23rd  Day trip to Clissett Wood, Herefordshire.  Relaxation, making food for a picnic, exploring the woods and doing craft activities.  The whole day is outdoors.  Ask George at the Wednesday Drop-In.

We offer both English and Maths/Numeracy lessons, from 10 am to 12 noon before our Drop-In each Wednesday. “The Church @ Broad Street”, Westbury Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1JD. The aims are to give learners a knowledge of basic English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and also to give learners the confidence to speak, write and read English.  And now Maths as well!  Just come along, or contact [email protected] .

Wednesday June 26th  Weekly Drop-In Centre at the Church in Broad Street, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Among other things, we aim to provide a safe, welcoming place where asylum seekers and refugees can relax by socialising, playing games and informally mixing with people from their own and other cultures.  CLICK HERE for leaflet/poster.

Near Neighbours LogoWednesday June 26th from 12:30 to 1 p.m. during the Drop-In.  FOOD CLUB – Bring & Share Food and Recipes: All kinds of food from all kinds of places.  Everyone welcome – Men, women, young, old, volunteers and visitors.  If you would like to cook one of your favourite dishes, please let Gill Kelly know at the Drop-In, and she will buy the ingredients.  Come and taste and talk.  Part-funded by Near Neighbours .

Friday June 28th Last day of exhibition “You, Me and Those Who Came Before” at the Lighthouse Media Centre, Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT (Near the bus and train stations).  Click HERE for leaflet.

We offer both English and Maths/Numeracy lessons, from 10 am to 12 noon before our Drop-In each Wednesday. “The Church @ Broad Street”, Westbury Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1JD. The aims are to give learners a knowledge of basic English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and also to give learners the confidence to speak, write and read English.  And now Maths as well!  Just come along, or contact [email protected] .

Wednesday July 3rd  Weekly Drop-In Centre at the Church in Broad Street, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Among other things, we aim to provide a safe, welcoming place where asylum seekers and refugees can relax by socialising, playing games and informally mixing with people from their own and other cultures.  CLICK HERE for leaflet/poster.

Wednesday July 10th  Weekly Drop-In Centre at the Church in Broad Street, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Among other things, we aim to provide a safe, welcoming place where asylum seekers and refugees can relax by socialising, playing games and informally mixing with people from their own and other cultures.  CLICK HERE for leaflet/poster.  We regret that a senior caseworker from Fountains Solicitors of Walsall will no longer be present on the second Wednesday of each month, due to shortage of staff.

Near Neighbours LogoWednesday July 10th from 12:30 to 1 p.m. during the Drop-In.  FOOD CLUB – Bring & Share Food and Recipes: All kinds of food from all kinds of places.  Everyone welcome – Men, women, young, old, volunteers and visitors.  If you would like to cook one of your favourite dishes, please let Gill Kelly know at the Drop-In, and she will buy the ingredients.  Come and taste and talk.  Part-funded by Near Neighbours .

Saturday July 13th  Day trip to Bishops Castle, a small town in Shropshire.  A day of friendship, relaxation and fun in the countryside.  Lunch and tea provided.  Ask Rosemary or Mike at the Wednesday Drop-In.  Click HERE for the article about our previous visit in 2017.

Wednesday July 17th  Weekly Drop-In Centre at the Church in Broad Street, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Among other things, we aim to provide a safe, welcoming place where asylum seekers and refugees can relax by socialising, playing games and informally mixing with people from their own and other cultures.  CLICK HERE for leaflet/poster.

Wednesday July 17th  W’ton City of Sanctuary Planning Meeting, after the Drop-In.

Friday August 2nd  Day trip to the Wildside Activity Centre, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton, to enjoy outdoor activities and a trip down the canal on a narrowboat.  Ask George at the Wednesday Drop-In.

August 12th – 16th  Holiday Week 1 at Porthmadog in North Wales   Staying at the Gelliwig Residential Centre in shared bedrooms and sharing in cooking and cleaning.  Activities may include going to the seaside, visiting a castle, and riding on a heritage railway.  Ask Rosemary or Mike at the Wednesday Drop-In.

August 19th – 23rd  Holiday Week 2 at Porthmadog in North Wales   As week 1.  Ask Rosemary or Mike at the Wednesday Drop-In.

Wednesday September 18th  W’ton City of Sanctuary Planning Meeting, after the Drop-In.

Saturday October 5th  City of Sanctuary Regional Gathering at Leicester University.  Click HERE for details as they become available.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE (from October 12th).

Restore LogoRestore (Birmingham) run training sessions about refugee issues and befriending.  Enquiries to: Jeremy Thompson, Restore’s Befriending Coordinator, Tel. 0121 236 0069 or Email [email protected] .  Training is offered free of charge, but donations towards costs are welcome.

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