Come to the screening of a series of short films about the welcome and non-welcome experienced by young people who have migrated to the UK – from Syrian children on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, to Iraqi Kurdish youth in Norwich, to Eritreans in Harrow and Polish children in Sidmouth (“I really don’t understand scones!”). Hear from friends, teachers, lawyers, religious leaders, activists and therapists – as well as from the young people themselves – about the challenges faced, and often overcome. Learn about those who are campaigning for legal and safe routes to the UK of unaccompanied children in Europe as well as the implications of Brexit.
The films will be followed by a Q&A discussion led by people who feature in the films, including: Gulwali Passarlay, author of The Lightless Sky, a book about his journey as un unaccompanied minor from Afghanistan; Barbara Winton, the daughter and biographer of the late Sir Nicholas Winton (who organised the Czech and Slovak Kindertransport before the outbreak of the Second World War) and a campaigner for the rights of today’s refugees,especially children; Sue Skipper, Chair of Norwich International Youth Project; and Pat Till, a teacher of Syrian children on the Isle of Bute.
Please note that there is no step-free access to the venue for this event. We apologise for the inconvenience.