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Crossing Borders People and Places celebrates the diversity of our neighbourhood and the people that live in it. Produced in collaboration with local organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers. Join us for a full day of workshops and art and craft activities open to all.

Tapestry Workshop - Where Do I Come From?

11am - 12pm, 2.15am - 3.15pm

Join us in the Education Centre to create your own piece of tapestry using felt and other decorative materials. Make a collective tapestry and take yours back home at the end of the day. Facilitated by Anne-Catherine from Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers. Suitable for ages 5+.

Storytelling with Maurice from Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

11.30am - 12pm

Come and explore stories from around the world with the Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers in the Hands on Base. Find out what meanings they might have for you or bring a story to share with us. Suitable for all ages.

Uniendo culturas en el Corazón de Londres / Uniting Cultures in the Heart of London

12pm - 1pm

Join families from the Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation for a celebration of music and dance in the Education Centre. Suitable for all ages.

Green Planet News from Rewrite

12.15pm - 12.45pm, 2.15pm - 2.45pm

Join a group from Creative ESOL as they present a short radio show on what we think about the environment in the Hands on Base. Come and listen to what they have to say and be their audience as we record the show. Suitable for all ages.

What Do You See?

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Amazing People Of the World and Pan Intercultural Arts take you on an interactive journey in the Education Centre. The more you will see the more you will understand. Suitable for all ages. 

Bees, Seed Bombs and Honey Wax Candles  

2.30pm - 3.45pm

Migrants and bees are hugely important to our economy. Come and find out why in easy and fun drop-in workshops taking place in the Conservatory and facilitated by Gianfranco and Janine from Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers. Suitable for all ages.

Storytelling in Action with Streatham Drop-in Centre

3pm - 3.30pm

Stop by the Hands on Base to take in an Eritrean folk tale narrated by a parent and acted out by a group of young children from the Streatham Drop-In Centre. Suitable for all ages.

Rainbow Pilgrims Pop-Up Exhibition and Zine Fest

All Day

Join Rainbow Pilgrims and friends in the Music Gallery Performance Space for a ground-breaking multimedia pop-up exhibition about the hidden history of LGBTQI migrant, refugee and traveller communities in Britain. Supported by the National Lottery. Suitable for all ages.

End of the Day Celebration and Tapestry display  

3.45pm - 4pm

Join us in Gallery Square for a final thank you to all the organisations who helped us put Crossing Borders together.

Part of the BBC Civilisations Festival

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