For the third year, we will be collaborating with English PEN in the Brave New Voices project, funded by John Lyon’s Charity.
This brings together writers, poets and newly-arrived young refugees and asylum-seekers in a celebration of creativity, translation and multilingualism. Students in Capital City Academy and Newman Catholic College have enjoyed a run of workshops with established poets, Simon Mole and Raymond Antrobus. At the end of each year beautiful anthologies are published and launched at a celebratory event at the Free Word Centre.
Run by musicaction.org
This project uses music in the classroom to build understanding towards refugees, and people of all backgrounds.
It’s a remarkable programme of music workshops which improve emotional wellbeing and build confidence among refugee pupils and their peers through fun, inclusive music activity. Music facilitators from refugee backgrounds share their stories and music with pupils, and support children to create original music in response.