Refugee Tales, a walking arts festival, coming to Brentford

May 18th, 2017 by Sandy

The Brentford Free Church in Brentford, west London, will be hosting the ‘Refugee Tales’, a walking arts festival, which will be coming on 3rd July, Monday, at 7:00pm, to the town. The event is free to attend and has an evening of literature and music. The 5-day event is inspired by The Canterbury Tales. Every evening, famous writers will read the tales of experiences of refugees, on a long walk. Writer Alex Preston will be at the venue on 3rd July, to read from ‘The Witness Tale’. There’s entertainment by blues singer ‘Mike Dr. Blue’, along with fusion duo Renjana Ghatek and Liran Donin.

Walkers will arrive on 3rd July from Kingston, walking to Brentford Free Church. On 4th July they will walk to Hammersmith. The walks will be done over 5 days, to end at Westminster, to show solidarity with detainees and refugee, for calling an end to their indefinite detention on immigration to UK. The local community will join the walkers on their journey and will gather to listen to them. As this is a free event, those coming to join should arrive as early as they can, to be sure of a seat.