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Refugee Week Meet and Greet

Posted on 20 June 2018

During Refugee Week, we were delighted to be able to join the refugee conversation café who regularly meet on the Burbidge Gallery here at the Belgrade Theatre, as part of the work by Together for Change Coventry and Warwickshire. The group, who meet twice a week at the Belgrade, were joined by Belgrade staff for a chat over some tea and biscuits, to introduce them to some of the people behind the theatre, so that we could learn a bit more about each other.

Refugee Week

Executive Director Joanna Reid was on hand to introduce the members of staff attending to the refugee group, as well as their tutors and volunteers, and to reiterate how welcome they are at the Belgrade, which was awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status last year. This award recognised the Belgrade’s commitment to becoming a welcoming and safe place for all, and we have built on our commitment to work with those who are escaping persecution and conflict.

Refugee Week

Discussions ranged from football to clothes, life and religion, as we shared stories and got to know each other a bit better. It was brilliant to see how much the group appreciated the Belgrade as a meeting place and a safe space, and we look forward to continuing to welcome them for their meetings.

Refugee Week

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