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.

Wednesday May 31st (and every Wednesday)  Free Advice Clinic at the Church of St.Chad and St.Mark, Lime Street, Owen Road, Penn Fields, Wolverhampton, WV3 0HT.  10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Help available with: Benefits, asylum and immigration queries (although they are not solicitors), debt advice, basic employment rights, housing problems and queries, enrolling with doctors and schools, advice on college enrolment for English classes for asylum seekers, and help with form filling.  Provided by Hester Fairclough, a former advice-worker currently training to become a barrister-at-law.

Wednesday May 31st  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 June 7th  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.

Friday June 9th  Singing with English Lessons!  1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in Room 39 at Wolverhampton Adult Education Service, Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AU (Near the tram stop).   Adult Education Service ESOL Choir, most Fridays.  Click HERE for leaflet.  Email: [email protected]  01902-551658.  www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Saturday June 10th  Football with English Lessons!  10 a.m. – 12 noon by the West Park bandstand.  Adult Education Service ESOL Football Fun, every Saturday.  Click HERE for leaflet.  Email: [email protected]  01902-551654.  www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Monday June 12th  Funeral of our greatly valued volunteer and friend Kenny Rogers, at the Church of St.Chad and St.Mark, Lime Street, Owen Road, Penn Fields, Wolverhampton, WV3 0HT.  1:45 p.m., followed by cremation at Bushbury crematorium at 4 p.m.

Thursday June 15th  “The Local Refugee Experience” – a talk by Kate Penman at 7 p.m. at St Michael’s Church Hall, 173 Coalway Road, Merry Hill, Wolverhampton, WV3 7ND.  PLUS a viewing of Marksteen Adamson’s photographic reflection upon refugee journeys.  Click HERE for Poster.  Queries to 01902-336534.

Friday June 16th  Singing with English Lessons!  1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in Room 39 at Wolverhampton Adult Education Service, Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AU (Near the tram stop).   Adult Education Service ESOL Choir, most Fridays.  Click HERE for leaflet.  Email: [email protected]  01902-551658.  www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Saturday June 17th  Following the success of our visit to Bishops Castle last year, and the great welcome we received (CLICK HERE for the newspaper article), we are planning another visit!  There will be a 51-seater coach leaving Wolverhampton at 9 a.m. with free seats for asylum seekers and refugees.  Volunteers are also welcome to come and to make a donation towards the cost.  To book places on the coach, please contact Mike or Rosemary on 01902-843442 or [email protected] .

Saturday June 17th  Bring & Share Street Party,  1 p.m. to 6 p.m.,  Ecclestone Road, Ashmore Park, WV11 2QB.  Part of “The Great Get Together” in honour of the late Jo Cox.  Details: [email protected]  0771 315 6506 .

Refugee Week LogoJune 19th – 25th  2017  Refugee Week – “Our Shared Future”.
Websites:   www.refugeeweek.org.uk   www.facebook.com/refugeeweek
www.twitter.com/refugeeweek
Also: https://cityofsanctuary.org/2017/04/04/refugee-week-19th-25th-june/

 

World Refugee Sunday banner
Click HERE to order World Refugee Sunday worship resources.

 

Monday June 19th  at 6 p.m.  Film “Fire at Sea” at the Light House Cinema, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT.  Capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis.  “The European migrant crisis has found its cinematic Pieta in Fire at Sea”.  Rated 12A (Contains disturbing scenes).  £6.75/£4.50.  Click HERE for leaflet/poster,  HERE for review, and HERE for trailer.  Bar and Food available.  Arranged by Wolverhampton Amnesty International.

 

Photo of decorated plates

Thursday June 22nd  WOW Women’s Group would be delighted if you could come along to their special event for Refugee Week.  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room G1 (the Community Room) at Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN.  “There will be opportunities to talk to each other, to sit and relax, to knit, crochet or to decorate a plate or cup”.  For more information, contact Amanda on 01902-572122, 0777 195 8187, or [email protected] .  Click Here for A4 Poster or Here for A5 Leaflet .

 

In Flux ArtworkThursday June 22nd  at 7:30 p.m. at Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN.  “Provocative, witty and enlightening theatre that throws new light on the issue of asylum and migration from the Middle East”.  Tickets normally £7/£5.  Some free tickets available for refugees and asylum seekers.  Box Office: 01902-572090.  Click HERE for Poster and HERE for Full Details.

 

 

Photo of Inua EllamsThursday June 22nd  7:30 – 9:30 p.m.  STRATFORD-upon-AVON  “Poetry Festival: An evening with an Immigrant.  Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams will tell his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant story”.  The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW.  Tickets normally £15/£10 ( https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/evening-immigrant/ ).  If you can take an asylum seeker or refugee, contact W’ton City of Sanctuary for a free ticket for them.

Friday June 23rd  Singing with English Lessons!  1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in Room 39 at Wolverhampton Adult Education Service, Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AU (Near the tram stop).   Adult Education Service ESOL Choir, most Fridays.  Click HERE for leaflet.  Email: [email protected]  01902-551658.  www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Friday June 23rd  “Spoken Word and Music Night” at the Wild Bytes Cafe, Darlington Street.

Thursday June 29th  Yet another City of Sanctuary “Meet & Mingle” at the Light House, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT.  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday June 30th  “Talk English in the Countryside”  Adult Education Service visit to Kingswood Trust, WV7 3AP, on the Holyhead Road to the west of Wolverhampton.  9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  “Volunteers will be there to help you practise English”.  Click HERE for leaflet.  Contact them to book a place and transport.  Email: [email protected]  01902-551658.  www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Saturday July 1st  Open Day at the Wyldwoods Project in the Shropshire countryside.  (Click HERE for photos of our previous visit).  A coach will leave Wolverhampton at about 10 a.m.

Wednesday July 5th  National City of Sanctuary Conference and AGM, in the town of Reading in Berkshire.

Wednesday July 19th  W’ton City of Sanctuary Planning Meeting at 2:30 p.m. at the Church in Broad Street.

Wednesday September 20th  W’ton City of Sanctuary Planning Meeting at 2:30 p.m. at the Church in Broad Street.

 

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.