We are a charity that gives a voice to those who do not have one. We campaign for human rights through radio, music and live events.
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Understanding Trauma in Refugee & Migrant Communities
If you work or volunteer with refugees, asylum seekers or other vulnerable migrants then you need to be aware of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the issues of working with trauma. This session is designed to increase our ability to help and reduce the risk of doing harm when working with these communities.
There is a high percentage of PTSD in our local refugee community as a response to experiences such as war, torture and sexual violence, but it is often not diagnosed or treated. PTSD leads to problems with sleep, memory and suicidal ideation. In this session we will focus on recognising and dealing with symptoms, cultural barriers and practical resources.
3.30pm-5.30pm, Monday June 13th in the Conference Room at Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG. Free.
Gypsy Stars: Refugee Radio Book Launch
Refugee Radio and Best Foot Music Presents:
An evening of Romany Gypsy and Polish culture with the UK’s most established Roma music and dance troupe. Gypsy Stars are a collective of family members and close friends, who have played together for several generations. With their unique mix of violins, accordions and other traditional instruments they have played everywhere from the Olympic Park to Madame Tussauds.
This will be a night of authentic and genuine Roma folk music, offered as an alternative to the usual stereotyping of “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” or gypsy swing cabaret. Support comes from Pollacky, a local band of Polish musicians.
This event is to celebrate the launch of the Refugee Radio Times, a new book on migration, human rights and asylum. The book was the result of a Big Lottery Awards for All community project and was written by a group of refugees and asylum seekers working together with journalists and writers. Copies will be available on the day, as well as the chance to meet with some of the authors.
At the Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UP. Friday 20th June 8pm-11pm. Just £7. Members free.
Refugee Radio In Protest
An evening of poetry and music on the theme of human rights to celebrate the publication of “In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights”. With leading Peruvian poet and musician Sofia Buchuk and the UK poetry slam champion, Keith Jarrett. Also featuring the poets Alia' Afif Kawalit and Stephanie Turner.
Live Iranian music from local master, Mr Shapouri.
At the Red Roaster Café, 1d St James Street, Brighton, BN2 1RE. Friday 11th April 8pm-11pm. £5. Members free.
This event is organised by Keats House Poets and local charity, Refugee Radio.
(Lineup subject to confirmation and change)
Hepatitus: The Future?
Events: Refugee Week 2013
Live Q&A from 9pm on Sunday 23rd June over on Refugee Radio's Facebook page, with volunteers from our Resilience Panel answering questions raised by the issues in tonight's Refugee Radio show at 8pm. This is a special programme to mark the end of Refugee Week 2013 and focuses on mental health.
If you missed the live session you can still post questions throughout June and we will be updating daily.
Events: Refugee Week 2013
Tuesday 18th June at 5.30-8.30, Community Base, Queens Road, Brighton. Free
Previous Events: Refugee Poetry Evening
An evening of refugee poetry and music. With leading Sudanese poet Al-Sadiq Al-Raddi; Kate Adams on the poetry of detention; Jade Amoli-Jackson reading from her forthcoming book; and Osama Ahmadani.
Live Kurdish music by Zewa and Heval.
At the Red Roaster Café, 1d St James Street, Brighton, BN2 1RE.
Friday 12th April 8pm-11pm. £5. Members free. All profits go to the Refugee Radio charity.
Previous Events:International Women's Day Workshop
10:00am until 12:45pm
Previous Events: Sahara Nights
Refugee Radio is proud to support the Sahara Nights event with Sandblast Arts.
Date: June 6, 2012, 7:00pm-10:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm)
“Studio-Live is a great idea. The music of the Saharawi’s will inspire many to take up their cause and also enjoy their performances. Good luck to the project” Ken Loach (Patron)
On June 6, 2012, the Roundhouse Studio Theatre will be transported to the Sahara under a canopy of authentic tent material made by Saharawi refugee women, hosting a spectacular line up of live music and spoken word acts, supporting music-making for freedom. Featuring special guest artist Aziza Brahim from Western Sahara, the event launches Sandblast’s ambitious music empowerment project Studio-Live. The initiative aims to engage UK-based musicians, producers, technicians, and music industry specialists in building a Saharawi music industry from scratch in the refugee camps in the Algerian desert.
Previous Events: Glastonbury Festival
Musicians from Planet Gnawa and the Refugee Radio Orchestra played at the Glastonbury Festival 2011 courtesy of our friends at the international radio and music charity Fairtunes.
Previous Events: Komedia
Moroccan desert blues from Planet Gnawa. With support from Senegalese fusion kings Bakk Lamp Fall. Also starring the Refugee Radio Orchestra, Brighton's own refugee and asylum seeker supergroup.October 2010
Previous Events: Bandstand
Planet Gnawa and Iranian-reggae fusion from the Refugee Radio Orchestra at the seafront Bandstand. This was a joint event with Climate Connections. Planet Gnawa were formed specially for this event. August 2010.
Previous Events: Volks
Live music from Bakk Lamp Fall, a mixture of Senegalese artists and local musicians from Brighton playing groovy African beats. Support was from The Cornerstones with their unique Burundian interpretation of acoustic reggae. June 2010
Previous Events: DRConnect
This was a fundraiser for Goma University in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in association with Hear Afrika, Climate Connections, CDEC and AASULE. Live music from Poetic Pilgrimage, Baba Slips, Mohammed Yahya and Spliff Richard. February 2010.
Previous Events: Steampunk
Live @ The Bandsttand 2010The Refugee Radio Orchestra and Planet Gnawa having it large on Brighton seafront.
Live @ Komedia 2010The mighty Refugee Radio Orchestra, Planet Gnawa & Bakk Lamp Fall.