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Far from the home I love at Poole Lighthouse

Acclaimed international pianist Margaret Fingerhut has devised a very special concert that she is performing across the UK to raise awareness of refugee needs as well as to collect funds for City of Sanctuary refugee groups. Through music and words, Margaret tells the story of some of the many composers who were forced to leave places they considered home. Her programme includes Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, ProkoEiev and Rachmaninov, and she has specially commissioned a new piece by Arian, the Kurdish Syrian composer who wrote the Refugee National Anthem for the 2016 Olympics. All the proceeds from the concert will go towards Bournemouth and Poole City of Sanctuary.

Venue: Poole Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts, 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UG
Date: Thursday 24th October 2019
Time: 19:00
Tickets: £15.75 Adults, £12.00 Under 18s

Past events

Welcome the stranger

Wimborne Quakers invites you to hear how charities and organisations work with refugees and asylum seekers in Dorset

Venue: St Catherine's Church Hall, 4 Lewens Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1LE
Date: Tuesday 9th July 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: Free!

Refugee Week at Winton Carnival

Join us again at Winton Carnival as we celebrate Refugee Week. A family event with arts, crafts, workshops that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary.

Venue: Winton Recreation Ground, Fitzharris Avenue, Bournemouth BH9 1BX
Date: Saturday 29th June 2019
Time: 11am – 4pm
Tickets: Free!

Refugee Art Exhibition for Churches Together in Poole

Join us as we take the journey of a refugee through creative expression. This is a family friendly event. There will be English and Syrian refreshments, live international music, art by immigrants and refugees, interactive art, henna, poetry and more. For more information contact CTiP Refugee Coordinator, Anita Dalkin at [email protected]

Venue: Parkstone United Reformed Church, Commercial Rd, BH14 0JW Poole, Dorset

Date: Saturday 15th June 2019
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Tickets: Suggested donation of £3 or more to enter

Increase the Peace at Chaplins & the Cellar Bar

Local artist for peace will be playing music and sharing spoken word, raising money for local refugees and asylum seekers. Increase the Peace is a family fundraiser including facepainting, arts and crafts, cakes, raffle and workshops. Artists include Mischa and his Merry Men, Dreamcatcher, Kitty Stewart, Waritsara, Songs for Freedom, DJ Summer, DJ Notushabi, Shabir from Stop the War and more!

Venue: Chaplins & the Cellar Bar, 529 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 4AG
Date: Saturday 18th May 2019
Time: 1pm – 7:30pm
Tickets: Voluntary donations welcome at the door

A Home Away at Boscombe High Street

Are you home or away? Can you feel at home if you’re told you don’t belong?
Do you want to go home but you can’t? What does ‘home’ mean to you?
A Home Away will explore the meaning of ‘home’ in the context of migration: Listen to peoples’ journeys or tell your own. By discovering whether the local community are home or away, you will be encouraged to reflect on what home means to you, and whether we can do more to make our neighbours feel at home.

Venue: Boscombe Precinct
Date: Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th May 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm each day
Tickets: Free!

From Syria to Sanctuary at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church

A young man’s journey – From the devastation and trauma of leaving his home as a child of 14, he travels 1000s of miles crossing continents from childhood to adult, always learning, always engaging and always positive – finally reaching safety and security. Hear his story – Through Refugee Eyes – An illustrated talk by Abdulazez Dukhan. More work:

Venue: St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 211a Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 2EG
Date: Tuesday 9th April 2019
Time: 7.45pm
Tickets: We ask that you make a donation on the night