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Transform 15 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

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transform15As part of the West Yorkshire Playhouse (WYP) Transform festival, the City of Sanctuary were invited to participate in a feast event during which speakers shared their reflections on what it meant to be local and global in 2015 and beyond.

One speaker talked about belonging, responsibility and resistance whilst another said “we can not be responsible for the past but we sure are responsible for the future”. Rose McCarthy, the national streams coordinator spoke about the need to be welcoming and inclusive to people in all spheres of life and that people can actively do this by joining the City of Sanctuary. She concluded that to be local and global in 2015 is the same as it has always been in that we should be human and  treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves and by doing so we will make our world a better place for all.

One brave mum shared her experience of seeking asylum and how she found sanctuary in the UK. You can read an extract here and discover how the WYP and the City of Sanctuary enabled this mum to gain confidence to be able to share her story with a live audience.