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Workshop Title: Building Spaces of Welcome
Routes exists to support women in London with experience of the UK asylum system. They run confidence building theatre workshops, creating joyful and supportive spaces for self expression, language development and social connection; and mentoring programmes, supporting women from refugee backgrounds to access employment, education or new skills.
Earlier this year, Routes hosted a conference at the National Theatre to explore how theatres in the UK could be spaces of welcome for people seeking safety. In this workshop we will explore what ‘welcome’ looks, feels and sounds like, and discuss how public spaces can be more welcoming, by dreaming up some ideas for truly welcoming environments.