Migrants put Kenilworth on the map - The Leamington Observer

Migrants put Kenilworth on the map

Leamington Editorial 21st Feb, 2017   0

MIGRANTS helped put Kenilworth on the map at the weekend.

Nearly 200 residents from across the town came together in Talisman Square on Saturday (February 18) to mark ‘One Day Without Us’ – a nationwide celebration of the contribution migrants make.

People marked on a map where they and their ancestors had come from – and countries including Brazil, India, South Africa, Germany, Spain, Italy and France all featured.

Event spokeswoman Claire Stern told the Observer: “We had a team of 15 volunteers – half migrants and half British-born – running a ‘when did you move to Kenilworth’ timeline activity to show we are all migrants really and a map our connections to the world activity.

“We talked to about 200 people on the day and we had most of Europe covered on our map. “

One of those who attended the event wrote on the map: “I came here as a researcher at Warwick University, I since have had two children who feel as English as they feel German.”

*A THEATRE group ‘shamed’ by the global refugee crisis are reflecting on the horrors of war in a new play.

Playbox Theatre is working with award-winning playwright Christina Evans to stage Greetings from Fallujah, which tells the tale of a teenage girl living in war-torn Iraq.

The free ten minute production will be performed at 5pm and 5.45pm on Friday March 17 at the company’s Dream Factory headquarters in Warwick. All donations will go to Syrian crisis appeal charities.

Visit www.playboxtheatre.com to book.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Leamington Observer.


Advertise with the Leamington Observer to reach your audience