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The Forgotten Children – Mon 17 July 2017 19:30 – 22:30

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Thornton Heath Arts Week presents the Wild Pictures documentary film “The Forgotten Children” in an evening to include talk and discussion about the migration crisis.

Scratchley Hall, 83 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JH

The Forgotten Children follows the heart-breaking stories of refugee orphans across Europe. Governments have moved many of the children into state run camps and closed the doors to journalists. This film gives a voice to the children and hears their disturbing stories of suffering and survival.

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Contributors to the evening will include: a representative from Migrant Help, the charity working at Brigstock House, a hostel for asylum seekers in our community; Mitra Djalili, a singer and resident of Thornton Heath and refugee from Iran; the story of Barak a fifteen year old refugee from Syria as told to Georgia Mancio; and Ian Shaw talking on misunderstandings surrounding displacement (with emphasis on unaccompanied children in Europe) with a Q&A session. Since several of the contributors are singers there will also be some music too!

The evening is designed to be informative and to help toward a better understanding of the issues surrounding the migration crisis, especially in regards to children.

There will also be a collection for the charity Migrant Help’s destitution fund which helps asylum seekers emergency needs, and ideas for ways to contribute to help within the local community.

Thornton Heath Arts Week – July 19 to 25th 2014

From fashion design with recycled products to classical jazz, Thornton Heath Arts Week aims to profile the vast array of artistic talent in the area. From July 19 to 25 2014 residents of Thornton Heath will display their work at a variety of venues in this part of Croydon. (See recent blog for programme)

Planned and led by local residents, organisations, schools and businesses will profile their activities, individuals will be given a platform to display their talents in local venues and local people will learn of opportunities to access opportunities to take part in the arts within Thornton Heath.

The week will begin with an afternoon of celebration at the Thornton Heath leisure centre and the concourse of Ambassador House with the activities publicised through a website designed and maintained by local people.

In January we will begin to map out the activities and connect individual artists with potential venues. This map will be profiled by a dedicated website page and organisations will be invited to add to this in coming months. All are invited to contribute so we look forward to hearing from you.

We are holding a planning meeting at 6pm on Wednesday 14 th January 2014 at the Healthy LIving Centre at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre.

If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Karen Barnett