workshops & talks
‘Ground breaking. Enlightening. Informative. Engaging’
In 2017 we trained up two of our actors, Syed and Tewodros, to be workshop assistants. We are uniquely placed to deliver creative, drama based workshops where refugee and asylum seeker’s voices are firmly at the centre. Combining our actors' personal experiences with Kate’s professional background working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, our workshops are educational, inspirational and consciousness-raising.
We deliver 3 types of creative workshop:
REFUGEE YOUTH GROUPS / ESOL CLASSES
Introducing basic drama skills, encouraging team work and exploring feelings of power and identity, whilst having lots of fun.
Aimed at youth groups, supported housing projects, Social Services groups, ESOL classes and supplementary schools.
Bringing the experiences of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children to life. Discussing human rights and encouraging empathy.
Aimed at children and young people who have welcomed new arrivals into their school community, or alternatively have little awareness of forced migration.
Alternative perspectives on the needs and experiences of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children.
Aimed at teachers, social workers, students, therapists, volunteers, journalists and other professionals working with UASC and refugee communities.
We have recently delivered workshops for: Museum of London, Tricycle Theatre, National Maritime Museum, Brighton Dome, University of South Wales, University of East London, REACT Festival, NASSEA annual conference, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Refugee Council, Safe Passage, Into University, Springboard Youth Academy, Stories and Supper refugee supper club, Walthamstow Garden Party, various secondary schools, FE colleges, Local Authority Children's Services and Virtual School CPD events.
We are based in London but able to travel around the UK. Please get in touch for a quote.
Our workshops are led in English, but we are currently able provide multi-lingual assistance in Pashto, Dari, Farsi, Urdu or Amharic. If your group would benefit from Tigrinya or Albanian assistance we may be able to provide this.
We also deliver talks and presentations at different events relating to forced migration. Awet, Syed and Mohamed took part in a panel discussion at the Royal Paediatric School of Child Health’s conference on Child Refugees; Syed has delivered talks at conferences including Student Action For Refugees Annual Conference, the UCL ‘Beyond PTSD’ Conference and the Men and Boys Coalition annual conference. In April 2018 Kate and Syed co-wrote an academic paper entitled In my chicken shop people look at me like I’m nothing, but these people pay to hear my story, which they presented at the ‘Storytelling for Refuge / Storytelling as Refuge’ symposium at the University of South Wales.