Following performances in February and a further period of development the script for Yalda : Iranian Woman will be available to community groups and educators in order to further stimulate debate and conversation. To register your interest in the further development of the script, workshops and the project email info [@] yalda.org.uk
25 February, Kardomah94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AN
A spoken word, open mic night with the theme “How Did I Get Here?”
In addition to open mic slots, the evening will also include readings by actors from Seeking Refuge, a collection of first hand accounts of dispersed people from across the world who have ended up in Hull, and a selection of work by Sufi mystic and poet Rumi.
If you have work – poetry, prose or simply a good yarn – that fits the theme and want to book a slot for the night email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or simply turn up and register on the night.
At Open Doors we were given the last available copy of Seeking Refuge, an amazing collection of personal stories from some of the many who come to the UK in search of asylum and found themselves in the city of Hull.
The stories were gathered together by David Turner, a volunteer with Open Doors, a project based at Princes Avenue Methodist Church set up in 2000 to welcome asylum seekers and refugees dispersed to Hull.
The introduction to the collection of 17 stories explains the need for a booklet of this kind: “It’s our hope that by reading the stories of just a few of [those who have come seeking refuge] the people who live in and around Hull, which has now become a city of sanctuary, will come to see things differently.”
Find out more about Open Doors at http://opendoors-hull.org.uk/