Members of Freedom from Torture’s creative writing group for torture survivors, Write to Life, will join writers and MPs at an event in the House of Commons this morning.
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‘Lost and Found’ a bewitching musical narrative about the journeys of six torture survivors to their new lives in the UK will be premiered at the iconic Roundhouse in Camden on Friday 2 September at 7pm
Sheila Hayman runs our Write to Life creative writing group for torture survivors. Here she writes about a dispiriting trip to the First Tier Immigration Tribunal:
In Refugee Week (June 16-22) Freedom from Torture's Twitter account is hijacked by a mystery Tweeter who'll give a direct and personal point of view of our clients' daily lives, joys and st
Write to Life's acclaimed piece of verbatim theatre will be performed in Wales for the first time as part of the Llangollen Fringe Festival.
Once again we are privileged to provide the first two Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Sessions, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August at 5.30pm.
Sheila Hayman coordinator of the Write to Life group and two of its members will be travelling to Copenhagen to present a keynote address. Sheila writes more:
Souvenirs is a piece of verbatim theatre – but performed by the protagonists themselves. It is based on the testimonies of five survivors of torture and their experiences of adapting to life in Britain and the challenges they face.
A donation of computers "means everything" to torture survivors in a creative writing group.
Ten computers were generously donated by development charity Computer Aid International to Freedom from Torture's creative writing workshop, Write to Life.