As many of you may know Jane Ray and I have been running the Art and Writing Class at the centre for many years, now joined by the wonderful Ros Asquith.
You might have heard about Swallow’s Kiss, the story Jane and I have written (A Social Enterprise publication by POP UP) dedicated to The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants. Swallow’s Kiss is a book of welcome for refugee people and is inspired by all who contribute to this community: clients, staff, volunteers and all those who have given generously to support the vital, urgently needed services provided.
We are incredibly proud that Swallow’s Kiss has been chosen as one of London’s welcome events for ‘Little Amal’. Members of the Islington Centre Choir will perform and sing in a storytelling adaptation of Swallow’s Kiss at London’s South Bank Centre on the 23rd of October from 2pm.
Who is Little Amal?
‘Little Amal’ is not so little at 9 foot tall. She’s walking from Syria to raise awareness of the plight of refugee people she is currently in Paris, but will soon join our community in London. You can find out more about Little Amal and follow her journey here.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to the whole Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants community to come and celebrate together and to add your welcome wishes to a giant wishing bird that we will present to ‘Little Amal’ herself in a historic meeting of hearts and minds.
We hope to see you at The Southbank Centre for Welcome Wishes on the 23rd of October at 2pm.
Sita and Jane (Writer and Artist in Residence)