This item was included in WRG’s special programme for Radio 1812 on International Migrants Day on 18th December 2010.
Across the UK, many local arts centres work with refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants, offering workshops and activities in a creative environment. One such is artsdepot, a dynamic arts centre in North Finchley in London – they run a project called Roots and Wings, for different ages, including women.
Cathy Aitchison visited a group of women refugees at artsdepot and recorded some of their poetry. She also spoke to artsdepot education manager, Inga Hirst, about the project as a whole. Click on the link below to listen.
~ artsdepot Roots and Wings project (4′ 20″ – MP3)
For more information about the Roots and Wings project, visit the artsdepot website.