A marvellous day

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Story:Viva Radja

A marvellous day of gathering for all the refugees and asylum seekers from all over Burngreave and Sheffield was held on 19th June in the familiar atmosphere of SADACCA.

The Celebration of Culture was part of refugee week, and was organised by one of the community initiatives officers, Mr Barry Brown, from Refugee Support. He brought together all communities of refugees to celebrate and to demonstrate their original hidden culture. People experienced incredible things such as dancing, traditional food and music from different parts of the world. They were invited to breathe in the cultural atmosphere and to discover what other people provided at the event.

Guests from the Refugee Support were called up on stage to receive their certificates after successfully completed their resettlement programme. Talented people then gave amazing performances of drumming, dancing and poetry that made your eyes pop out!

It was more exciting, brilliant and enjoyable to see other countries dancing styles, and movement. It made you feel like getting out of your chair and having the courage to follow the performers on stage.

Station foyer resident said,

“The music, the people and not forgetting the food; I loved all these and it was well planned and organised. I loved all the refugee week events, which took place in June and I found out about other cultures. The food was great.”

To find out more about refugee support contact Barry Brown, Community Initiatives Officer at Refugee Support on 267 5250

A review of other events from Refugee Week can be found in the July News section of the website.

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