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.

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 April 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.

Near Neighbours LogoWednesday April 17th 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. “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 April 24th  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 May 1st  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 May 1st 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 .

Wednesday May 8th  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.

Wednesday May 15th  W’ton City of Sanctuary Planning Meeting, after the Drop-In.

Thursday May 23rd  National City of Sanctuary Annual Conference and AGM at the Welcome Centre in Coventry.  This year’s conference will focus on the participation and engagement of people seeking sanctuary and will allow ample time for networking to enable people to share and learn from one another.  Travel bursaries are available for people seeking sanctuary.  Click HERE to book.  More information to follow.

Refugee Week LogoJune 17th – 23rd, 2019.  REFUGEE WEEK  “You, Me and those who came before”.  http://refugeeweek.org.uk/ .  Click HERE for Planning Material.

Tuesday June 18th  Dinesh Patel of “My Gateway to Freedom” will talk about ‘Modern Slavery’ at the Interfaith Wolverhampton Bring and Share Lunch, from 12.45 to 2 p.m. at “Darlington Street Methodist Centre”, 24 School Street, WV1 4LF.  All Welcome.

Thursday June 20th  World Refugee Day.

Friday June 21st  Proposed “Meet and Mingle” party at the Lighthouse Media Centre.

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/ .

Saturday July 13th  Proposed day trip to Bishops Castle.  Click HERE for the article about our previous visit in 2017.

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

Saturday October 12th  City of Sanctuary Regional Gathering in Leicester.

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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