Wed05Feb202018:00 - 21:00Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedicts
Save the date! Join us for an evening celebrating the rich and varied work that's being done to make Norwich a City of Sanctuary. More details to follow
Fri27Mar202018:30 - 21:30Norwich City Hall Council Chamber
Can you help raise funds for The Norwich Integration Partnership (New Routes, English + and Bridge Plus) and Norwich International Youth Project?
Come along to a lively evening of frenetic bidding, fizz and fabulous entertainment! Over 120 lots donated by local artists and arts organisations to raise money to support local refugees and asylum seekers. Your chance to bag an original piece of work or a unique art experience. Your auctioneer for the evening is Mr Simon Floyd. Music from The Common Lot Choir and Samia Malik.
The proceeds of the auction will be donated to The Norwich Integration Partnership (New Routes, English + and Bridge Plus)and the Norwich International Youth Project who work at grassroots level with recently resettled ethnic minority individuals, families, young people and communities in Norwich, and the City Of Sanctuary Arts Stream to fund art projects for, with and about refugees and asylum seekers in Norwich.
Language sanctuaries: why language is integral to the arts of integration
27 April 2020, 1pm-2pm
In this webinar, Alison Phipps with colleagues will present the work of the UNESCO Chair for Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, with a particular focus on the ways in which language may offer sanctuary. This will include an examination of different policies that focus on integration through language acquisition; a critical assessment of the pitfalls in focusing on language acquisition as a technological or technocratic 'fix' to the tasks accompanying integration; a discussion of the ways in which a monolingual perspective dominates and shapes understandings of the language acquisition; and a consideration of shifting policy landscapes. In the presentation, Alison with colleagues will draw on insights from their work in Gaza, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Aoteaora, Scotland and in refugee communities which take a sanctuary view of language.
The webinar will include poetry, story, dance and song together with more traditional academic presentation.
The webinar is a joint event with the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at Glasgow University,hosted by the UEA University of Sanctuary initiative.
Register for FREE at: https://bit.ly/Language_Sanctuaries
Any questions, please contact: [email protected]
Fri12Jun2020All dayDigital event for pupils who are home schooling
We will be providing ideas, resources and activities for families and schools to be involved in a variety of ways. We are looking for schools (and/or families who are home-learning) who are interested in being a part of A Day of Welcome on Friday 12th June 2020.
For more information please visit the Norfolk Schools of Sanctuary website
To express an interest in being involved please email Jake at [email protected]
Sat20Jun202012:00 - 17:00Postponed The Octagon Chapel