One Sunday a month The Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s Drop-in for Asylum Seeker Families welcomes families with children under16 who are applying for asylum in the UK. We offer a brief refuge from the hostile environment that confronts them on a daily basis. We provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a hot meal, a play area for
children, a shopping contribution, good quality second-hand clothes, nappies and toiletries. We have a specialist solicitor as well as a counsellor, social worker and doctor on-site. Many of our guests have risked their lives to escape torture, war and persecution and unfortunately, once in the UK, they need to navigate a notoriously complex, and often lengthy, asylum process.
The Liberal Jewish Synagogue Charity no. 1159292
Martin Roscoe, one of the UK’s most acclaimed and best loved pianists, will be joined by I Musicanti in a thrilling programme which will include Steve Reich’s Different Trains, Arvo Part’s Fratres, and Beethoven’s great and final piano concerto, The Emperor, in its rarely heard setting for piano and string quintet.
The chamber ensemble I Musicanti comprises Britain’s most experienced and respected musicians, hand-picked by the group’s artistic director, international double bass virtuoso, Leon Bosch.
The concert will take place in the Sanctuary of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue. With its excellent acoustic and atmospheric, octagonal interior, surrounded by walls of Jerusalem stone, it is the perfect setting for Reich’s seminal composition Different Trains, scored for string quartet and pre-recorded performance tape.
Salusbury World supports refugee children and families who have been forced to flee conflict and persecution to rebuild their lives in London. We offer practical activities for children, teenagers and adults to help them realise their ambitions and become active members of their new communities. These include a variety of clubs for children which revolve around fun, making friends, gaining new skills and becoming Londoners! We also run educational mentoring programmes, classes for adults, advice and advocacy, cycling projects, holiday schemes for children and teenagers, special projects such as writing and poetry and a wealth of volunteering opportunities for new arrivals and the wider community alike. Every year we work with over 300 children and young people, many of whom return as volunteers in years to come. Our alumni include nurses, lawyers,teachers, doctors, academics, scientists and more.
Salusbury World Charity no. 1071065