There to Here: An evening of music and poetry for RST
Thursday 10 November 7.30pm to 9pm
Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
We have a great selection of poets, musicians and singers joining us for our There to Here event on Thursday 10th November in Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh!
Come along and enjoy a varied programme thanks to our talented friends and supporters including:
Poems read by members of the Migrant Voice workshop, led by Pinar Aksu
Poet Clare Lavery
Tanbur music by Kameran Hamo
Arias sung by Voice Arc
Fiddle tunes by Robert Hardiment
Singing led by guitar player Fiona Watson
Vibrant and moving; not to be missed!
FREE – All welcome!
Donations to Refugee Survival Trust
Valentine’s Eve Ceilidh
Ceilidh Collective presents a fantastic event in support of the Refugee Survival Trust and Reforesting Scotland.
Valentine’s Eve Ceilidh
with Hud Yer Wheesht
Saturday 13th February 2016.
7pm – 1pm
At Edinburgh Steiner School, 60 Spylaw Road, Edinburgh EH10 5BR.
First Foot To Arrival
A special free event – part fundraiser, part awareness-raiser, part scratch night, part winter warmer at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.
Traverse Bar Café, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
Friday 15th January 2016
Tickets are free – but there will be collections on the night in aid of RST and Scottish Detainee Visitors.
Journeys – Reflecting the Refugee Experience
Poetry Reading – Thursday 9th April 2015, 6:30 – 8:00pm.
Lauriston Hall, Lauriston St, Lauriston, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
A poetry reading with Makar W.N.Herbert on the subject of Journeys, with special thoughts about refugees and their anguished journeys. All contributions welcome
Have you written a poem about a journey you took? Have you got a poem you like to take when traveling?
W.N.Herbert will read his own engaging poems, and then members of the audience will have an opportunity to recite or read a poem of their choosing.
We look forward to an interesting and moving evening with the Scottish Poetry Library in support of Refugee Survival Trust on 9 April, from 6.30 to 8pm, at Lauriston Hall.
Tickets £5 (£4 concessions). Home baking included.
Sign up for the event here.
Please contact Sarah: email@example.com for further details.
Get in tune for Christmas with an International Carol Concert!
Featuring carols and seasonal songs from around the world.
Friday 5th December 2014, 7:30 – 8.40pm
Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston St, Lauriston, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
All welcome – Free entry – Retiring collection for the Refugee Survival Trust
We are asking for contributions of international carols and any keen musicians to help out on the day. Please send suggestions for carols and offers of help to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sanctuary Summit is coming:
Saturday 15th November, 2014.
This ground-breaking national conference, drawing together a wide range of organisations across the country, in solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees, is to be held on 15th November in Birmingham. This event is supported by many national organisations including the Refugee Council,
Refugee Action, Scottish Refugee Council, Welsh Refugee Council, British Red Cross, City of Sanctuary, Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum, NACCOM, Boaz Trust, Refugee Survival Trust, Still Human Still Here, STAR, Detention Action, UNHCR, Migrants’ Rights Network, the Detention Forum, Right to Remain, Freedom from Torture, Refugee Week, Migrant Voice and many other organisations across the country.
It will bring together diverse groups to unite around 8 key principles which are
- All asylum seekers, refugees and migrants to be treated with dignity and respect.
- Asylum seekers to be welcomed & befriended on arrival, and offered free language tuition so they can fully participate and contribute to the local community.
- Free access to healthcare for all asylum seekers while they are in the UK.
- Access to good quality legal advice and representation.
- Improved decision making, so protection is granted to all who need it.
- An end to destitution, by providing sufficient support to all asylum seekers to ensure they can meet their essential living needs while in the UK.
- Permission to work for asylum seekers whose case has taken more than six months, or who have been refused and are temporarily unable to return home.
- An end to the indefinite detention of asylum seekers and migrants.
There will be workshops on each of these policy themes.
There will also be practical action workshops on awareness raising and effective campaigning around the media, MPs, city councils, the arts and local communities. In addition there will be a fringe meeting on Syrian refugees and regional meetings. The day will finish and end with inspirational speeches from key people such as Sarah Teather, Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees, and Maurice Wren Chief Executive of The Refugee Council and refugee activists who have survived persecution, long journeys, the UK asylum process and other unmentionable traumas who will want to be part of the birth of the new sanctuary movement.
It is hoped that the Summit will offer people across the country both space and structure to energise our campaigning in the run-up to the General Election and beyond, building unity and coherence around the 8 principles, providing the momentum for a new movement that embraces mutual support and stimulates stronger campaigning actions.
Bookings are via Eventbrite