Photo by Nana Varveroppoulou
Hertfordshire Arrivals and Departures
An Event for Refugee Week
Organised by Herts Welcomes Syrian Families in collaboration with St Albans Folk Music and
St Albans Amnesty International Group.
8pm Thursday June 21st
Trinity United Reform Church,
1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD
● Songs from Na-Mara
● Talks by historians Kate Morris and Ken Griffin
● Stories from Syrian refugees now settled in Hertfordshire
● Arabic food prepared by local Syrian families.
Free Admission. Donations welcome.
HWSF were invited to have a stall at the performance of Human Cargo in St Albans. It was a very moving evening of stories and song on the themes of exile, transportation and slavery. This was the first evening of a national tour and wherever they perform they are linking with local organisations supporting refugees.
HWSF volunteers were able to talk to the audience before and after the show, as well as during the interval. Pictured above are some of our volunteers along with the show's creator Matthew Crampton (second from right) and the musician, Jeff Warner (far left).
HWSF is happy to announce that there will be a training session for new volunteers/ befrienders who wish to help our families improve their English. The session will be held on Tuesday, 5th June, from 7-9 pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 121 St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL1 3EL.
The event will be geared towards volunteers new to teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Volunteers will learn simple activities and ideas for language lessons. They will also gain a greater understanding of the challenges faced by adults learning to speak a new language.
If you'd like to attend this event, please RSVP to Caroline Herring firstname.lastname@example.org