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You are invited to the official opening of the Exhibition about Swansea City of Sanctuary by the Lord Mayor
County Hall
Wednesday 9th December 2009
5.45pm – 7.45pm

Light refreshments

Come along to find out more

Please bring others who may be interested in finding out about City of Sanctuary.

The evening will include…

  • Opening of exhibition “Building Sanctuary in Swansea” by the Lord Mayor, Cllr Alan Lloyd
  • “City of Sanctuary: The Film”: this 10-minute film tells the story of the City of Sanctuary movement, and
  • showcases some of the wonderful stories of friendship and hospitality between people seeking sanctuary and local communities
  • Presentation of the strategy for Swansea to gain UK recognition as a ‘City of Sanctuary’ by June 2010
  • Learning about what can be done – sharing ideas on how to welcome, support and include those seeking sanctuary
  • Brief locally-produced films including “Digital Stories” from asylum seekers and refugees and some poems by asylum seekers and refugees made into films by Hafan TV
  • A chance to hear more about some of the things we are doing:
  • – our voluntary hosting project, for people to put up destitute asylum seekers in their spare rooms
  • – ‘FAN’ Groups – listening groups for people from different cultural backgrounds to get to know each other
  • – our campaign to sign up 100-plus Swansea organizations to our City of Sanctuary pledge
  • Light refreshments

The Building Sanctuary in Swansea exhibition is in the Civic Centre Foyer Exhibition Space from 2 December to 2 January.  It explains the ‘City of Sanctuary’ vision and how we are trying to achieve it in Swansea.  It shows how our supporting organizations are welcoming people seeking sanctuary here and celebrates their contribution to our community.  It also includes winning and other entries from our June 2009 story-telling and photographic competition on the same theme.  The exhibition is available for showing elsewhere – please let us know at [email protected] if you have a venue which would like to host it.