Adrift – Refugee Week

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To mark Refugee Week, we’re hosting an event in partnership with the Huguenot Museum on Saturday, June 25 from 11am-2pm.

Britain has a history of offering shelter to displaced peoples, whether due to war or religious persecution, be they Huguenots, Vietnamese boat people, Jewish children escaping the Nazis or Syrians fleeing their war ravaged country.

We are delighted to announce that the full programme for the event will include speakers Stephen Goldsborough from Medway City of Sanctuary, writer Sarah Hehir, who has seen at first hand the hope created by theatre in the Calais jungle, Major Haris Giannaros from The Salvation Army and Laura Teisler Goldsmith, founder of Help for Leros. A selection of short films by Syrian artist, Hala Georges, will also be shown, from her body of work ‘From Rochester, With Love’.

11:00am – Drinks and welcome by Emily Fuggle, Museum Director

11:15am – Stephen Goldsborough – Medway City Of Sanctuary

11:30am – Hala Georges’ short films selection ‘From Rochester With Love’

11:45am – Hala Georges

12:00pm – Q & A, chaired by Emily

12:10pm – Break

12:30pm – Sarah Hehir

12:45pm – Rob Lloyd – Red Cross (tbc)

13:00pm – Major Haris Giannaros

13:15pm – Laura Teisler Goldsmith

13:30pm  – Q & A, chaired by Emily

We look forward to seeing you all on the 25th

Entry is free to the event. To reserve a place, please book here.

Normal entry fees apply for the museum galleries. 

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