BORDERS by Henry Naylor

The Mercury Theatre is presenting the award winning Borders by Henry Naylor as part of its pop up season whilst the theatre is closed for refurbishment. “We built walls. We built borders. Around our hearts. Around our minds.” Homs, Syria – a desperate artist expresses her rage at the Assad regime by spraying the walls […]

Room for Refugees – a truly inspiring review…

Hi, my name’s Gianantonio (Toni for short!) and I have been hosting a delightful brother and sister, Amanuel and Minas, two Eritreans who lived in the Sudan. I must say that I am so pleased to have made the decision to host and have been so very fortunate to have had these two lovely people […]

RA-C AGM 2019

Our AGM was held on 7th November at Firstsite – guests were treated to tea and delicious Syrian baklava and basboosa before the presentations began. Organisation Update Rosalind Scott, outgoing chair, reviewed how Refugee Action – Colchester CIC has undergone some major organisational changes during the year thanks to a Lottery Development Grant provided to […]

Introducing Essex STAR

Essex STAR was thrilled to participate in Refugee Action Colchester’s  Pop-Up Syrian Cafe at Firstsite on Saturday 19th October. This was our first one-off volunteering project as a society and, if we may say so, it was a great success! Our volunteers had a lot of fun helping out with the cooking for the event, […]

Community Activities – Update

Whilst so many more Sanctuary Seekers bring their stories and pleas for help to Refugee Action Colchester there are positive things happening in our RA-C community. Befrienders continue to give tireless support to their families and volunteers contribute to many other necessary activities. The Community Meetings have gone from strength to strength and it has […]