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Join us in supporting Magic for Smiles this Christmas: Friday 18 December, 6:30 - 7:30 pm (UK)

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 : Friday 18 December, 6:30-7:30 pm (UK)

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: Saturday 27 June, 7:00 - 8:30 pm UK

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)