Hafan Books

EVENT cancelled on Thursday 26 May – due to clash with Swansea Poetry Slam.

Hafan Books (the publishing project allied with Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group) will be at the Slam.

All welcome. Entry free. Books for sale!  Recently published:

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  • You and Me Two by Alhaji Sheku Kamara  love poems for Aminata and for all lovers, everywhere, in west African reggae style
  • Zola’s Story by Zola Gidi – a few years ago, Zola successfully resisted attempts by the Home Office to deport her to South Africa, with massive popular support in Swansea. Here she tells her story
  • Asylum by Eric Ngalle Charles – a disturbing documentary drama: what happens to an asylum seeker whose story is not believed

Also, new poetry pamphlets in the ‘Boiled String’ series:

  • Stars by Childe Roland (black on dark grey, limited edition)
  • Six of Clubs by Childe Roland (grey on white, limited edition)
  • Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdanmısınız or Long Words by Nia Davies: experimental poetry about language, power, gender and violence
  • Teint: for the Bièvre / pour la Bièvre by Zoë Skoulding and Jean Portante: experimental poetry about hidden Paris, memory and dreams, with translations into French

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Swansea Charity Fundraiser Concert for Unity in Diversity – 26th March at 8pm

Charity fundraiser concert for Unity in Diversity

Saturday March 26th: 8pm @ the Garage, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0NP

A truly epic line up!!

-> The Sporadics
-> Junior Bill
-> The Chalk Outlines
-> The Low Blows
-> DJ Neil

Tickets £5 in advance or £7.50 on the door

Tickets available from Derrick’s Records Online or from the Garage itself.

FREE FOR UID COMMUNITY MEMBERS 🙂

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Volunteer in Swansea with a car needed for day trip to Hay on Wye Sun 13th December

See message below from Ceri Hayes with contact details in bold:

“Hello,

I’m one of a group of people organising a day trip for refugees and asylum-seekersfrom Swansea to Hay on Wye this Sunday 13th December. We have a number of volunteers from Swansea already helping with the organisation of this event, but we need one more person with a car to volunteer to drive a few of the refugees up to Hay for the day. 

I wonder if you would be kind enough to put out this request to your network? People can contact me on this e-mail address if they can help out.

Many thanks!

Ceri Hayes: cerihayes@gmail.com

Swansea City of Sanctuary Event on Friday 9th October

Volunteering alongside asylum seekers and refugees in Swansea

Information Morning Friday 9th October

10.30 – 12.15

Swansea YMCA

1 Kingsway

SA1 5JQ

(Plus, Special workshop 12.15 – 2.00 for people interested in supporting or offering voluntary hosting)

A chance to find out what you can do in Swansea.

Come and meet organisations working with asylum seekers and refugees. Find out what they do and why!

Welcome!  Campaign! Support! Fund raise!  Befriend!  Drive! Shop!

Help with English! Organise! Sign post!  Host!

And much more…….

Drop in at any time 10.30 – 12. 15

Short talks 10.30 – 11. Then stalls, with information about volunteering and fund raising

12.15 – 2.00 Share Tawe Voluntary Hosting Workshop

Come and find more about offering a spare room in your house to destitute asylum seekers/refugees.

   

Free English Language Classes at ELTS Swansea University

This is information about the free English Language Classes offered at Swansea University via the Teacher Training programme. ELTS offers free English Language Classes to any non-native speaker of English in the local area at Pre-intermediate level or above. There does not need to be any connection to the University.

See here if you would like a free assessment before the course starts.

As part of ELTS’ on-going programme, we offer free English Language classes to all non-native speakers. The basic details for upcoming classes are below:

Tuesday 6th October to Friday 9th December 2015

Tuesday to Friday
13:00 p.m. – 15:00 p.m.

We will be running classes at two levels: pre-intermediate and upper-intermediate.

Free class information is available on the department’s section of the university website.

Please note the arrangements for registration for these classes – while we try to accommodate all who wish to attend, pre-registered students will have priority if numbers rise to our class limits.

Please encourage any non-native speaker of English who you feel could benefit from classes to attend, and distribute this information to any suitable person inside or outside the university. Please do encourage your contacts to come – there is no formality and they can just turn up. The classes are a good international mix of students, and they will be made very welcome.

Many thanks

Peter Neville
ELTS Swansea University
3rd Floor Margam Building
Swansea University
Swansea
SA2 8PP
Tel: 01792 295391 ex 4514
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/elts/
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