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Counterpoints Arts

Thursday 18 June 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Online


Organiser

University of South Wales


Website

https://usw_refugeeweek_creative.eventbrite.co.uk

Price

Free

Category

Arts and Culture


In January and February 2020, resettled Syrian and Sudanese refugees were partnered with local English speakers to work together in a series of creative writing and speaking workshops in which they responded to prompts about celebration, food and friendship. The partnership approach created an atmosphere of collaboration and confidence as the refugees were encouraged to use English in a creative and expressive way. The project set out to aid language acquisition, but it also exemplified how integration is a two-way process. This event includes a collage of photos, video and the sounds of the refugees and their partners in conversations.