Community

RR provides community assistance and support to improve lives and promote aspirations of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants, in particular but not exclusively Syrians and other Arabic speakers in the UK. RR has established an advice service that provides support with benefits, job searches, and immigration matters, thus working to improve the economic and social well-being of British Syrian residents and immigrants from other countries, helping them to become self-reliant in their new country. RR also brings the Syrian community together during these difficult times experienced in their mother country through organising social gatherings and monthly seminars that promote constructive discussions. Our activities are open to the public and are highly successful in bringing the Syrian community together with the wider community.
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Workshop: How to Sell on Ebay

We had a workshop at our centre on Monday 31st July. The workshop was delivered by Made in Syria, in partnership with RR. The workshop covered how to sell on Ebay, the advantages of using PayPal and options for delivery. A useful, practical workshop for new Syrian arrivals to the UK. Many thanks to Mr Mohammad Agha from Made In Syria for delivering this workshop.

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Make Maté Not War

We had the perfect finish to our two week long 'Celebrating Syria' festival, on Sunday 23rd July, with a lively afternoon of Syrian tradition and culture. We had delicious Syrian home made food, Syrian coffee, Syrian quiz, Quran recital, Arabic poetry, Maté tea, Mawlid singing, Dabkeh dancing and much more! A very enjoyable, happy afternoon.

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London Syrian Ensemble

On Saturday 22nd July, we hosted the London Syrian Ensemble, who are a collective of some of Syria’s finest musicians. The Ensemble includes both newly arrived and long-term UK residents who either studied or taught in the eminent Damascus Conservatoire. They bring the sounds of Syria through a diverse repertoire of classical and traditional music.

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The Art of Lettering

We hosted a calligraphy workshop on Saturday 22nd July with the wonderful Abdullah Al-Anezi. Abdullah is a self-taught calligrapher practising Arabic and Western calligraphy. In this hands-on workshop, we learnt to write basic letters and forms of classic Arabic calligraphy using traditional tools such as bamboo pens, coated paper, and ink.

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