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Double Spectacular Fundraiser Event at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks on Saturday 27 April! 


CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

SQUEEZE A CROWD + ELEKTRA VIOLIN DUO

We're so excited to bring you our Double Spectacular Fundraiser Event at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks on Saturday 27 April! Join us in the evening to enjoy a double bill of acclaimed 80’s covers band Squeeze a Crowd plus the amazing Elektra Violin Duo bringing some of the world's best loved music to life! 7 to 10 pm Our House

Not forgetting the little ones! Join Captain Fantastic for kids entertainment and creative education at our morning show.  Our Little House 

Find out more and get your tickets on these two links here!  Our House  and Our Little House 


The theme for the day ‘Our House’ reminds us that the refugees resettling in our area have had to flee their houses in Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine because of war and persecution. Through the kindness of landlords and hosts in our community they have new houses where they can rebuild their lives. Funds raised enable us to make grants to support the families on the resettlement journeys to independence.  All proceeds go towards the charity Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees.

SWR WINTER MEETING & SOCIAL 


You are warmly invited to our Winter Meeting & Social on Wednesday 6 December, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. There will be a talk on Citizenship by Indrani Currie, the Immigration Advice Service Manager from Citizens Advice North and West Kent.

 

We’ll have a shorter agenda than usual:

 

- Update on the recruitment campaign

- Change team update

- Talk by Indrani Currie on Citizenship

- April 2024 fundraiser concert: date for diaries

 

Which will leave us plenty of time for the social! 


We hope to see you there, and if you can, please bring a friend of two with you!

PREVIOUS EVENTS:

SWR REFUGEE WEEK film night:

'THE BREADWINNER' 

Tuesday 20 June 2023, 8 pm -  

Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks 

CULTURES TOGETHER  IN HARMONY:                 A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC & DANCE

Saturday 20 May 2023 - Walthamstow Hall Senior School, Sevenoaks

With many thanks to our Primary Sponsor for the evening: 

Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees presents ELEKTRA VIOLIN DUO AND Ayman Jarjour 

October 2021 - Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks

Join us in supporting Magic for Smiles at Christmas 2020 

PREVIOUS EVENT: This Christmas, we’ll be fundraising for Magic for Smiles, a small charity dedicated to bringing joy to child refugees around the world. Join us for an extra special, virtual magic show (via Zoom) for adults and children on Friday 18 December. 

The show will be interactive and fun for all the family. Magic for Smiles relies on donations so all funds raised will go towards sustaining future activities. Just £10 can help the delivery of another magic session or show for vulnerable children.

Magic for Smiles uses magic as a tool for enhancing the wellbeing of vulnerable, often traumatised children, primarily in the Middle East (pre-COVID) and now also in the UK. The charity provides magic shows and magic workshops in Arabic and English. 

Whilst these activities are normally of course face to face, Magic for Smiles is currently working online and the children still love the opportunity for the joy, stress relief and other emotional, cognitive, and social benefits from magic after the brutal experience of war or other traumas - the smiles speak for themselves!

Come along to the unique experience of a magic Zoom show for all the family on Friday 18 December 6.30 - 7.30 pm  (UK) - everyone including children is welcome. 

Book your tickets on Eventbrite here.


Magic for Smiles : Dec 2020

PREVIOUS EVENT: This Christmas, we’re fundraising for Magic for Smiles, a small charity dedicated to bringing joy to child refugees around the world.

 Join us for an extra special, virtual magic show (via Zoom) for adults and children on Friday 18 December. 

Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees presents Ayman Jarjour and Maya Youssef

Online concert: June 2020

PREVIOUS EVENT: Internationally renowned Syrian classical guitarist Ayman Jarjour has performed worldwide, including at Carnegie Hall in New York, and studied in Madrid and Juilliard. Ayman returns to support Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees with a varied programme including Classical, Spanish, Latin, Modern and Syrian music.

Maya Youssef is hailed as ‘queen of the qanun,’ (BBC) the 78-stringed Middle Eastern plucked zither. For her, the act of playing music is the opposite of death and destruction; it is a life- and hope-affirming act and an antidote to what is happening, not only in Syria, but in the whole world. Her debut album ‘Syrian Dreams’ was highly-acclaimed around the world and has led to her performing on prestigious stages such as the BBC Proms and receiving a number of prestigious awards including her highest honour, the Year 6 class of Dalmain Primary School in London being named ‘Youssef’ in recognition of her inspirational work.

This is a fundraising concert to help support refugees resettling in the Sevenoaks District Council area as part of the Government's UK Resettlement Scheme. Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees registered charity number 1184120.

Image credits: Jillian Edelstein (L); Samantha Lord (R)