“I am just my words”: problems in the asylum process and how to overcome them

Is one of your new year resolutions to find out more about the UK asylum system? Here’s a free, easy way to keep it!

Come along to one of our free workshops in January in Manchester, London and Glasgow to find out more about the asylum process in the UK, the problems people face, and how to help people through the experience.  Find out more about the London workshops (15 and 22 January) here.

These workshops are part of the engagement programme of the exciting play The Claim.  Find your nearest performance, and more info about the play, here.

The workshops are based on Right to Remain’s toolkit – a guide to navigating the asylum and immigration system, taking action for the right to remain.  You can find it online here.  The brand new print version of the toolkit will be launched very shortly – watch this space!

Manchester

Find out more about the asylum system and the common problems people face in establishing their right to remain.  This workshop (in English) is suitable for those who are in the process of seeking asylum as well as for their friends/supporters.

To book your place on this workshop, please contact Rhea Lewis via rhealewis.creativeproducer@gmail.com

Date: Tuesday 9 January 2018

Time: 2-4pm

Location:  Royal Exchange Theatre (studio), Manchester


Glasgow

“I am just my words”: problems in the asylum interview and how to prepare for them.

This free workshop is for people wanting to know more about the asylum process in the UK, with focus on asylum interview preparation. This workshop (in English) is suitable for those who are in the process of seeking asylum as well as for their friends and supporters, or interested members of the general public.

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL – please email Rhea to confirm your place (rhealewis.creativeproducer@gmail.com). Travel costs may be reimbursed, please enquire with Rhea when making your booking.

Date: Saturday 27 January

Time: 5-7pm

Location:  Wolfson Medical Building (Gannochy -Seminar Room 3, Wolfson Medical Building, University Of Glasgow, University Avenue, G12 8QQ


The Claim

The Claim is a comically absurd and quietly shattering play about seeking refuge through your words, in a world that doesn’t speak your language. The piece is a bold, imaginative response to the stories of those seeking refuge in the UK, The Claim asks what happens when your life is at stake and all you have to save it are your words.

The piece itself is centred around the asylum interview. The play is the culmination of a research and development project with leading migrant organisations (Right to Remain, Counterpoint Arts, Freedom From Torture, GRAMnet). The Bike Shed Theatre is working alongside Rhea Lewis on the engagement strand for opportunities for all. As part of the UK tour, they’ve created an engagement programme with free opportunities for all including asylum seekers, refugees and their allies.

To find out what else you can get involved in, check out their website here.

 

 

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