Refugee Week at Manchester Museum: All for One
|Starts:||10:00 19 Jun 2017|
|Ends:||17:00 25 Jun 2017|
|What is it:||Activity|
|Who is it for:||General public|
During Refugee Week we will be displaying work created by young refugees working with GMIAU: http://gmiau.org/ in our study space.
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity providing free legal immigration advice, support and representation to people seeking asylum, refugees, children and vulnerable adults.
GMIAU set up a group for young refugees called All4One. The group was set up to create a safe social space for children and young people between the ages of 13 and 21 who are living on their own in Manchester. The group meets monthly for fun activities, trips and events.
The group recently visited the Manchester Art Gallery and worked with local artist Harriet Hall. Harriet explained the importance of looking at things from many different perspectives and connecting to the world. The young people made collages and everybody created something different and shared something important about themselves. At the end of the workshop, smart phones were used to take interesting photos of the world around us.
The photographs and creations offer a glimpse into different pasts while opening doors to a shared future in England, the country these young people now call home.
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