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weeWONDERBOX: Strangers & Friends (2) – Seeking Sanctuary

19 October 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Exploring the UK asylum seeking process

‘Seeking Sanctuary’, is the second in weeWONDERBOX’s ‘Strangers & Friends’ occasional series, which will focus on issues arising from the situation of refugees and asylum seekers.

Tonight, we offer an interactive workshop, led by Pol Yates and Kate O’Brien, which simulates and illustrates the difficult processes people must go through when seeking sanctuary in the UK. Using stories based on those of real people and events, it enables participants to discover the facts in a way which encourages them to engage with the information and empathise with those involved.

The stories are drawn mainly from hearings of the Independent Asylum Commission. They have been selected to represent a balance of backgrounds, nationality and gender, and their outcome reflects the overall success rate of those who seek sanctuary in the UK.

This workshop is an informative, thought-provoking activity which promotes lively discussion.

The workshop can also be obtained as a pack which is easy to use in other situations and groups. It can be adapted to accommodate large and small groups and is suitable for all ages from young adults upwards. If you’re interested in this, and wish more information or to order a pack, please contact Pol Yates or Kate O’Brien.

You may also be interested in attending the weekly Iona Community liturgy that takes place before ‘Seeking Sanctuary’ from 6.30-7.30pm. More info

Cost: Free, though donations welcome on the night. £3-5 suggested.

Booking / RSVP: Places may be limited, so please let us know below if you’re coming (see towards the bottom of this page) or email us: weewonderbox@wildgoose.scot

Venue: 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, Scotland G5 9JP, Scotland.



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19 October 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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