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.

Friday June 9th to Friday June 30th  “Different Pasts, Shared Futures”  Multimedia Exhibition in the Light House Media Centre, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT.  Click HERE for leaflet/poster.

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/

 

 

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Wednesday June 28th (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 June 28th  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.

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.  An excellent opportunity to meet and talk to Asylum Seekers and Refugees to help us to understand the difficulties they experience but also how they positively contribute to the life of the City.  Please bring food for the ‘Bring & Share’ (Cultural dishes most welcome!).  For leaflet/poster, please click Small , Medium , or Large .

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 and Summer Picnic at the Wyldwoods Project in the Shropshire countryside.  (Click HERE for photos of our previous visit).  A minibus will leave Wolverhampton at about 10 a.m., arriving about 11 a.m.  Activities for adults and children.  Returning to Wolverhampton by about 6 p.m.  Organised by Wyldwoods and Broseley Refugee Support Group.  Contact: Gill Kelly, [email protected] .

Saturday July 1st  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

Tuesday July 4th  Pre-Conference Networking Event at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday July 5th  National City of Sanctuary Learning and Working Together’ Conference and AGM, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the town of Reading in Berkshire.  Key-note speaker: Brendan Cox.  Details and booking form available at https://cityofsanctuary.org/2017/05/16/city-of-sanctuary-conference-and-agm-2017/ .

Wednesday July 5th  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.

Thursday July 6th  Public Consultation on Immigration, organised by Hope not Hate and British Future as part of their “National Conversation on Immigration“, in preparation for submitting a report to the Home Affairs Select Committee on Immigration.  3.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Oliver Suite, Novotel Hotel, Union Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3JN.  RSVP: [email protected] .  Further details from: Jill Rutter, [email protected] .

Friday July 7th  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

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.