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.

Saturday January 18th  Wolverhampton Ethiopian and Eritrean Community Centre, between 12 noon and 6 pm at  ‘The Church at Broad Street’, Westbury Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1JD.  It will be open every Saturday, but the actual start time may vary.  Click HERE for poster/leaflet with further details.

We offer both English and Maths/Numeracy lessons, from 10 am to 12 noon before our Drop-In each Wednesday.  New Location – St.Mary & St.John’s Church Hall, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AD.  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 January 22nd  Weekly Drop-In Centre at New Location – St.Mary & St.John’s Church Hall, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AD. (Just inside the Ring Road opposite the end of Birmingham Road).  Click HERE for map and HERE for Google Streetview photo.  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.

Near Neighbours LogoWednesday January 22nd 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 .

We offer both English and Maths/Numeracy lessons, from 10 am to 12 noon before our Drop-In each Wednesday.  New Location – St.Mary & St.John’s Church Hall, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AD.  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 January 29th  Weekly Drop-In Centre at New Location – St.Mary & St.John’s Church Hall, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AD. (Just inside the Ring Road opposite the end of Birmingham Road).  Click HERE for map and HERE for Google Streetview photo.  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.

Restore LogoThursday evenings: January 30th and February 6th and 13th, 2020.  Restore (Birmingham) set of three training sessions about refugee issues and befriending.  “Who is fleeing persecution and seeking sanctuary?”  7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham City Centre, B4 7SX.  Enquiries to: Jeremy Thompson, Restore’s Befriending Coordinator, Tel. 0121 661 4275 or Email [email protected] .  Training is offered free of charge, but donations towards costs are welcome.  Click HERE for poster.

Wednesday February 5th  Weekly Drop-In Centre at New Location – St.Mary & St.John’s Church Hall, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AD. (Just inside the Ring Road opposite the end of Birmingham Road).  Click HERE for map and HERE for Google Streetview photo.  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.  An advisor from Optimus Law Solicitors of Birmingham will be present to provide information about the asylum process, eligibility for legal aid funding, and to explain official forms and letters.  Please note that they can give better advice if you can bring all your paperwork with you.  To be repeated on the first Wednesday of each month.

Near Neighbours LogoWednesday February 5th 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 .

Monday February 10th  Refugee Week Planning Conference, London.  “Join us to explore how arts, culture, education and the media can bring communities together and help change the conversation about refugees”.  Click HERE for details.

Wednesday February 12th  Weekly Drop-In Centre at New Location – St.Mary & St.John’s Church Hall, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AD. (Just inside the Ring Road opposite the end of Birmingham Road).  Click HERE for map and HERE for Google Streetview photo.  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.

Thursday February 13th  Refugee Week Planning Conference, Bristol.  “Join us to explore how arts, culture, education and the media can bring communities together and help change the conversation about refugees”.  Click HERE for details.

Wednesday April 1st, 2020   W’ton City of Sanctuary AGM, after the Drop-In.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE (from March 25th).

Wednesday May 27th  W’ton City of Sanctuary Planning Meeting, after the Drop-In.

June 15th – 21st  Refugee Week – “Imagine” – A national festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees.  Click HERE for details.

Saturday June 20th   “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.

Wednesday July 22nd  W’ton City of Sanctuary Planning Meeting, after the Drop-In.

Saturday November 7th  “Meet and Mingle” party at the Gujarati Centre in Mander Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0JZ – A celebration of community through music, dance, good food and conversation.  6 pm to 9 pm.  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.

 

Restore Logo

Restore (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.

Registered Charity No. 1176101

City of Sanctuary UK Information