Refugee Tales 3rd - 5th July

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Since 2015, Refugee Tales walkers have made a large scale walk every summer In solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers and people who have been held in immigration detention. Walkers have been met with hospitality every step of the way. Working in collaboration with migrants and those who have experienced the UK asylum system, and taking Chaucer's great poem of journeying as a model, established writers and people with lived experience of detention have shared tales in evening events.

Events will be held on 3, 4, 5 July starting with a morning reading, and with morning, lunchtime, afternoon and evening events all accessed from their website. Each of the three days will end with an evening reading and music at 7pm. Please register to attend the free evening events via their website.

On 3, 4, 5 July, you are invited to walk according to government guidance. You may like to set off walking after the morning reading and pause during the day to watch their events on your phone. Your walking may have to be solitary or socially distanced, but please show you are walking in solidarity and post photos of bridges on social media during your walking using #RTOnline.

Photos on their 'Bridges' walking theme can also be sent to refugeetales@gdwg.org.uk and during 3, 4, 5 July you can upload your bridge photos with reflections on your walking to their website where they will be marked on a map of the world to show where people are walking solidarity. Bridges may be real or metaphorical. Bridges you photograph may be famous, or simply an image that connects with our call for a future without detention. Your bridges will demonstrate a connection and common intention as we walk in solidarity.

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