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Campaign for fairer refugee policy goes to Parliament

Moves to reform some of the unfairest elements of the UK’s policy towards refugees seeking asylum took a step forward at the annual Sanctuary in Parliament event hosted by the national City of Sanctuary movement and attended by Alex Kempton and Felicity Laurence from Hastings Community of Sanctuary. Felicity Laurence, chair of the Hastings group, who provided a vivid account of the ‘hostile environment’ underlying Home Office policy towards immigrants in a previous article, explains the new proposals.

Posted 17:12 Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 In: Politics Tags: Alex Kempton Amber Rudd Andrew Mitchell asylum Caroline Spelman Christopher Chope City of Sanctuary Felicity Laurence Hastings Supports Refugees hostile environment Kwasi Kwarteng Lift The Ban planned destitution Windrush

Gwyneth Herbert’s letter songs at the Opus

Award-winning musician, Gwyneth Herbert ends her Letters I Haven’t Written tour at the Opus Theatre in Hastings on 18 October 2018. Here

Posted 19:43 Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Calais refugee camp chanteuse Gwyneth Herbert letter songs letter writing letter writing workshops live music local musicians mental health issues music crowdfunding music therapy music workshops new albums Opus Theatre singer–songwriters social media tours Windrush

Exploring Windrush

Following a few extraordinary weeks during which a passport was placed in Michael Braithwaite’s hand and his fight for the right to remain working and living in the UK was resolved pending compensation, he joins Sussex experiential theatre company ExploreTheArch and fellow Windrush generation musicians in a new summer production – The House after Windrush – which opens on Monday 6 August.

Posted 09:52 Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 In: Performance Tags: Dave Rohoman Felicity Truscott Gail Borrow Michael Braithwaite Peter Quinnell Stella Clifford Windrush

Responding to the Windrush generation ‘crisis’

Alex Ntung is a former refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Hastings was his home from the year 2000 until he moved to Canterbury in 2015. He is currently an Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has occupied various roles and responsibilities in the area of community cohesion, and he is a co-founder of Education 4 Diversity charity. He is also the father of two children, both British-born (in the Conquest Hospital). Here, he writes about Windrush from his perspective.

Posted 10:11 Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: 1971 Immigration Act Alex Ntung Amber Rudd MP British Citizenship Canterbury Christ Church University David Lammy MP Education 4 Diversity Home Office Home Office Task Force More Secretary Amber Rudd The Empire Windrush Theresa May Windrush
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