Ensuring that we are always reaching out to more refugee communities living in London is incredibly important to achieving our mission of combatting the isolation that so many vulnerable teen refugees face. Our friends at the British Red Cross put a lot of love and time into running their Refugee and Befriending (RNB) session every weekend. During these sessions, they welcome other organisations to come in and give the kids a taste of what they do. This weekend it was our turn! We brought some jazzy grooves in the form of our very own voice-sax-piano trio, and lots of noisey games to get the silliness flowing. A great time was had by all! See how you can volunteer with the British Red Cross and support or be part of their sessions at https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer
Highlights from our fab time at Orchestras for All London Modulo at Cecil Sharp House last week! We enjoyed a day out playing in an orchestra with 9 of our amazing young people and 8 of our top notch tutors ❤️🌍🎵💪 #musicforall #integrationstation #music #youth#AlliesInArt
"Your voice is powerful" - such an important message for our young #refugee students direct from actor Tas Embiata when we stepped onto Shakespeare's Globe Globe Theatre famous stage as part of February's outing. By asking our students to consciously feel their power on the stage, chances are they will continue to ask themselves to feel it throughout the world['s stage]. Yet another example of how our active incorporation of #AlliesInArt throughout our work is both crucial and effective.
Here's the first glimpse of the stage from our students' POV. *gasps* were heard, and repeated exclamations of "wow" "amazing" piqued their curiosity and the countless "so interesting!"will surely lead to them continuing to explore/consider in their own way literature, the stage, history, and confidence.
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Big thanks to the Adam Glasser Quartet for bringing South African township #jazz to Refugee Council Children's Section in #croydon for our once monthly #AlliesInArt series! Kids had the chance to properly chill out, jam, and dance about. Much needed #respite #groove #allforoneandoneforall vibes. Thank you!
Check them out at www.adamglassermusic.com
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The founders, Anna and Alyson