Syrian refugees will find a welcome in Leeds

Leeds City Council has confirmed its commitment to support refugees. Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “We have been witnessing the most devastating horror in the news as terrible human tragedy is escalating as a result of the conflict in Syria. Desperate people are battling to keep their families alive as they are displaced from their homes …

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Leeds Refugee Week – 14th – 21st June

Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. Anyone can get involved by organising, attending or taking part in activities. In Leeds events are co-ordinated by Leeds Refugee Forum and a full programme of 17 main …

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Bringing the World to Leeds

Three highly skilled photographers have captured inspiring images of Leeds with award their winning pictures as part of the One World Leeds photography competition. First prize goes to Paul Dishman for his photograph taken during Leeds Light Night. Paul’s colourful performer contrasted against the stark silhouette of Leeds Town Hall at sunset wowed the judges. You can find out more …

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Creating clarity and understanding in Leeds

Clarity Social Enterprise has recently been set up by refugees, local Leeds residents and with the support of Leeds Refugee Forum. Clarity is a new company with big ideas for improving the world. Clarity is a not for profit organisation – which means all profit are used to benefit refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Solomon Kidane, a volunteer …

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Excellent Leeds law firm short-listed for award

Henry Hyams Solicitors are delighted to have been shortlisted for The Law Society’s Excellence Awards, which will be judged on 9 October. The Leeds based legal firm undertakes pro-bono (free) work in support of the Manuel Bravo Project. The project offers free legal advice to asylum seekers who wish to appeal against a negative first decision or submit a fresh …

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Photography Competition

One World Leeds is proud to announce a photography competition The theme is “Bringing the World to Leeds”. It therefore could be: A world event happening in Leeds (e.g. Carnival / Tour de France) A Leeds person somewhere in the World (e.g. someone travelling abroad) An image or abstract that illustrates the theme (e.g. Leeds City Hall covered in world flags) An image …

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Have you got a story to tell?

Contributions for the printed OWL magazine are now closed (unless you quickly send something and it happens to fill a gap). There’s still time to enter the photography competition and we are always open for contributions to the website. If you have something suitable then please email it to the editor @ oneworldleeds.org ———————————————————————- We are currently seeking contributions for the final …

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The World Cup in Leeds – Saturday 14 June

That’s right – forget Rio, it’s on Roundhay Road that you’ll find international football, alongside a bouncy castle, face-painting and food. The quality of  football will be exceptional, with many internationally-capped players on the pitch. Saturday 14 June, 11-5pm, Thomas Damby Campus, Leeds City College, Community Sport Centre, Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS7 3BG

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