People who have come to Sheffield looking for a place of safety will share their experiences of ‘welcome’ at an event at the Town Hall next week (Friday 20th March). Four exiles from different parts of the world who arrived in the city over a span of 70 years will talk about what it’s like to arrive here as a stranger, and how Sheffield has made their exile bearable.
The four include a woman in her 80’s who arrived in the city as a bewildered 11 year old on the ‘Kindertransport’ after escaping from Nazi Germany, another who fled the Pinochet regime in Chile, and a political activist who was imprisoned and tortured in Uganda.
The audience will be invited to question the speakers, and to consider what they can do to make today’s new arrivals feel welcome. The event is free and includes a light supper. If you’d like to book a place at the event you can do so here or just turn up on the 20th March, 5pm at Sheffield Town Hall, PInstone Street, S1 2HH.