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NEWS: West Yorkshire Playhouse awarded £25k to support refugee and asylum seekers

In January 2014, the West Yorkshire Playhouse became the UK’s first Theatre of Sanctuary, part of the larger Sanctuary Awards initiative launched by Leeds-based charity, the City of Sanctuary movement. Now, the theatre has been awarded £25,000 by the Asda Foundation, to support refugee and asylum seekers. Among other things, the grant will enable the theatre to develop creative writing ...

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Tanja – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rosie MacPherson and Rosie Gillet Director: Hannah Butterfield Reviewer: Jo Beggs Respect, Support, Commitment – That’s Our Promise pronounces the website for Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. Emily Ntshangase-Wood, who was detained there along with the 400 other resident women while waiting for immigration clearance, doesn’t quite remember it that way. Arriving in the UK on a crowded boat, ...

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