Ice and Fire to perform in Salisbury
The performing group Ice and Fire are to perform in Salisbury at Sarum College on 18 September starting at 7:30. The performance will consist of readings from testimonies of refugees, human rights lawyers and home office workers, to show how the system of asylum seeking and acquiring refugee status works in reality in the UK. It forms part of Amnesty’s continuing campaign to highlight the plight of refugees and how they are treated here.
There is considerable hostility to refugees and asylum seekers with many stories in our tabloid newspapers of such people abusing the system. People are led to believe that hoards are arriving here and living in hotels by the seaside and costing the country huge sums of money. The reality is the UK has only 1% of the world’s refugees and has received around 3% of asylum claims made in the EU.
The event is FREE but there will be a parting collection.
A review by The Cambridge Student of an earlier performance.
If you live in the Salisbury area and are interested in joining us you would be very welcome. If you can come to this event, several group members will be about so just make yourself known. It is free to join the local group. Details of other activities will be on this site and on Facebook and Twitter – salisburyai.