TROJANS UK 22 - UKRAINE APPEAL
UKRAINIANS' WELCOME PACKAGE
In consultation with the Ukraine Community Centre in London W11, we have put together a Welcome Workshop Project for Ukrainian refugees. Refugees, when they arrive, need a community, help, and support.
TROJANS UK 22 - DRAMA WORKSHOPS, PLAY AND TOUR
We are creating Trojans UK 22, a brand new production of The Trojan Women, with a cast of Ukrainian, Syrian and Afghan refugees and host community members - with a core cast of Ukrainian and Syrian professionals, actors in their own countries before they were forced to leave. We are running a series of weekly community drama psycho-social support workshops in different areas, starting at SET Studios Kensington, London W8.
We are having a 'Showing' of the new Trojans UK 22 play at the Playground Theatre, Latimer Road, London W10, on 10th August, as part of K+C Festival.
The aim of this project is to help refugees to overcome their feelings of isolation, depression and trauma and give them a platform to tell their stories to the world.
The weekly drama workshops include a hot meal and a creche for participants' children. In line with our policy of providing opportunities where possible for refugees, Svetlana, a Ukrainian hairdresser from Kiev, is also on hand to cut participants' hair.
We are starting our pilot project in London W10, partnering with SET Kensington, the Ukrainian Community Centre and Playground Theatre W10. We will also run a subsequent project in London SW10, partnering with the Chelsea Theatre. We are currently looking at two more theatres in South and East London. Our intention is to tour this project country-wide over the next two years.