In March we started our run of ‘Signs of Welcome’ creative workshops, and between now and June we’re offering more public hands-on events with local project partners. 

In the workshops you’ll explore your responses 
to this open question: 
“What would you like to say to welcome people who are new to the community?”
You’ll imagine what message you would like to say to refugees, asylum-seekers or others new to the community.
You’ll design and create signs to express your message.
You can take them home or loan them to us for exhibition during Refugee Week in June.

The next two events are in the Easter holidays:

Date:  Wednesday 11th April  
Venue: Tartine Artinasal
9 Upper Tooting Road, Tooting Bec, SW17 7TS 
Timings: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Date:  Friday 13th April 
Venue: Home Community Cafe
St Andrew’s Earlsfield, Garratt Lane SW18 4SR
Timings: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
What to expect: 
  • All welcome to join us for a free, facilitated and fun crafts workshop using re-purposed materials – we’ll provide everything you need 
  • Design and create your own messages of welcome to people new to the community
  • Adults and children will all enjoy the workshop 
  • No need to book
  • We’ve included weekends and afternoons after school to allow children and families to take part together 
  • Take the signs home, or leave them with us for exhibition during Refugee Week in June 2018
  • Workshop run by Transition Town Tooting and CARAS (the Tooting charity serving refugees and asylum-seekers)

    Thanks to our local partner the Work and Play Scrapstore in Tooting, the signs will always be made using materials saved from going to waste. 

    Write your signs in any language!
    Design a message using both sides of your sign!

    Many thanks to all the local partners hosting free Signs of Welcome workshops, including:

    • Fridays March 10th & 23rd. The Sound Lounge, Wimbledon
    • Wednesday April 11th. Tartine Artinasal, Tooting Bec
    • Friday April 13th. Home Community Cafe, Earlsfield
    • Friday June 1st. Wandsworth Oasis shop, Amen Corner
    • Saturday June 9th. Paradise Co-operative, Earlsfield
    • Friday June 15th. Sprout Community Arts, Furzedown
    We’ll share the details of each workshop closer to the time. 

    This project is a strand of the 2018 Welcoming Signs partnership between TTT and CARAS and local venues and other supporters. The purpose throughout the year will be to facilitate events which draw refugees & asylum-seekers closer together with the local community.