To celebrate Refugee Week, you are invited to a family-friendly day of craft activities!
Join us for a free family event on Sunday 24 June in Portsmouth!
Journeys 2018 and British Red Cross are running a day of free activities at Aspex Gallery as part of Refugee Week and Portsmouth Festivities. There will be opportunities for families to take part in several creative arts workshops including banner making, textile workshops and poetry to celebrate diversity in the city.
11:30am – 1.30pm Matt Kay leads banner making workshops to welcome refugees and asylum seekers to our city. Suitable for all ages.
11.30am – 1.30pm Local seamstress Flo shares some of her beautiful creations with the opportunity to create your own traditional African clothing pattern.
11.30am – 1.30pm 60 Million Trebles, who knitted and crocheted over 8,000 blankets for homeless people in the UK and Syrian refugees and asylum seekers, are in the café to chat about their past projects and their new venture, Boxes of Love for Syria.
11.30am – 3pm Read some of the poetry from Admiral Lord Nelson School students.
1.30pm – 2.30pm Lunch is provided by Journeys 2018, join us!
3pm – 3.30pm Announcement of the winners from the Admiral Lord Nelson School poetry competition, followed by performances from the winners and runners up.
All Day Visit the display of collages made by young unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers in the city.
All Day British Red Cross is on hand to chat to people about the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers and the ways that we can help make them welcome in our city
All Day Aspex artists in residence, Croshare, are in the studio to share their project Ball and Ch* with opportunities for people to contribute to this community art project.
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