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You, me and those who came before: Woking welcomes Refugee Week

Date: 

Thursday, 13 June, 2019

The valued contribution Woking’s refugees make to the Borough will be celebrated with a thought provoking and entertaining evening of guest speakers and cultural performances on Tuesday 18 June 2019.

From 6pm at the H.G. Wells Conference and Events Centre, this year’s theme ‘You, me and those who came before’ will celebrate the experiences and customs of Woking’s refugees in support of this year’s national Refugee Week.

During the evening there will be performances from a selection of local primary and secondary school children, community groups, youth clubs, professional dancers and students from Surrey Arts.

Cllr Colin Kemp, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Cultural Services, said: “From as far back as the 1950s when three local school teachers provided a better future for German children living in the many displaced persons' camps, to more recently, Syrian families displaced by civil war, Woking has an enduring history of welcoming refugees.

“By coming together to celebrate the way refugees have enriched our communities, society, culture and economy, we can discover Woking’s multi-cultural past and help understand its future.”

‘You, me and those who came before’ will be held at H.G. Wells Conference and Events Centre at 6pm on Tuesday 18 June 2019. 

Due to the popularity of this free event, advanced booking is recommended. 

To book, please email arts@woking.gov.uk or call 01483 743696.