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Channel 4 Film ‘For Sama’ available from 26 Oct 9PM

From the Channel 4 website we note that the film 'For Sama' is airing, and available as an on-demand replay, from 26th October 2019 at 9PM UK time.  The site describes the film as 'An epic and intimate journey filmed through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria. Waad al-Kateab tells the story of how she fell in love, married and gave birth to her daughter Sama.'*  It is available for live viewing on Channel 4 or for on-demand replay at channel4.com/programmes/for-sama   One of our RWMK Trustees who has seen the film says that it makes harrowing viewing, but shows the reality of what many suffered. *(The synopsis and image connected to this web post both come from... read more

9th Nov: Truby’s Garden

Kurshida writes, "Dear Friends of Trubys, Our next event is on Saturday, 9 November, 12-5 PM at the Guildhall, Church of Christ the Cornerstone.  More information on the attached poster. Our 9 November Trubys Garden Tea Room event is celebrating our Five Year Anniversary! There will be lots of fun including 'guess the sweet', nasheeds and one free meal (cheapest) for every five meals ordered - so make sure your party includes five people!!!  And yes there will be a cake bake off competition for the children with prizes - get your children to bake and decorate a cake and bring it along on 9 November. A panel will judge the cake on flavour and decoration at 3.30 PM. Entry... read more

Syrian Kitchen comes to CMK

At the Milton Keynes Festival of Creative Urban Living (26th September to 13th October), ‘The Syrian Kitchen’ will be serving the best of Syrian food at The Meeting Place on Midsummer Boulevard (opposite The Point, MK9 3NB) - more detailed location info at the end of this article.* The Syrian Kitchen is created by six refugee women from all over Syria who love to cook. All are now living with their families in Milton Keynes and are keen to further their lives in the UK.  The menu reflects their lives in Syria with dishes handed down from their mothers and grandmothers. Food allows them to bring the taste, colours and a little bit of Syria into their new homes. Their cuisine uses... read more

Benefit Concert 21st Sep 7:30pm

Following last year's highly successful autumn fundraiser, we're delighted to announce the following: On Saturday 21st September 2019, 19:30 – 22:30 BST, at St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, Burchard Crescent, Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes, MK5 6DX, please join us for Autumn Songs: An evening of Light Entertainment with songs ancient and modern Tickets £5, only available on the door, so please arrive early! Come hear some great music, eat some great food*, and support Refugees Welcome MK. *Finger Buffet 2 Course Dinner organised by Truby’s Garden Tea Room (includes Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Halal & Vegetarian dishes) –  separate donations for food are... read more

7th Sept: Truby’s Garden

Kurshida writes, "Dear Friends of Trubys Garden Tea Room, I hope you are all enjoying your summer break and looking forward to welcoming you all at our next event on Saturday, 7 September - 12-5 PM - at the Guildhall, Christ the Cornerstone (300 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes MK9 2ES - see poster). More information is available from our FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1300067740158684/ Please help us to promote the event and looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday, 7 September. Peace and blessings, - Kurshida" As always, Truby's Garden brings together a delicious menu taking you on a trip around the world along with delicious home made cakes and cream teas promoting... read more

Join Us For World Refugee Day 20th June

20th June 2019 marks World Refugee Day, as part of Refugee Week 17th-23rd June.  Please join RWMK and partner groups in celebrating World Refugee Day with a programme of events on 20th June: 6.00pm: Opening celebration, testimonials, MK Mayor statement at MK Rose in Campbell Park (directions)   6.30pm: Continuing discussions including updates about recent RWMK activities (e.g. RWMK Ladies Group and plans for Community Sponsorship group), plus nibbles and soft drinks, all at MK Gallery 'Event Space' (directions)     Click image or here for flyer enlargement: please print to your own preferred size and circulate. Please see our Events Page... read more

800 Attend Iftaar Get Together

Sunday – 19 May 2019 – saw over 800 people from the Muslim and wider communities of Milton Keynes gather at the Campbell Park Cricket Pavilion to break their fast and share an Iftaar.  Iftaar is the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during the fasting month of Ramadan. The Great Get Together Iftaar was organized by Trubys Garden Tea Room – an interfaith pop up café run by Muslim Women living in Milton Keynes which promotes positive dialogue between Muslims and the wider community.  Attending the event and enjoying the multi faith enlightenment were the Mayor of Milton Keynes – Councillor Sam Crooks; Julia Upton – High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire; Iain Stewart - MP for Milton... read more

19th May, 7PM: Great Get Together Iftaar, Campbell Park Pavillion

Kurshida writes, "Dear friends of Truby's Garden Tea Room,  I am delighted to invite you to the Great Get Together Iftaar on Sunday, 19 May, 7 PM at Campbell Park Pavilion. As you will see from the invitation and the programme (see Events page for full details) that we are planning an amazing multi faith enlightenment programme with many activities to build a stronger and cohesive community in Milton Keynes. Please do circulate it within your circle of family, friends and colleagues.  Everyone is welcome and this time there are many interesting activities for the children (and adults should they want to join in!) so please make The Great Get Together Iftaar on 19 May a BIG... read more

9th March: Truby’s Garden

Kurshida writes, "Dear Friends, Just to let you know Trubys Garden Tea Room will be popping up at the Guildhall (back of Church of Christ the Cornerstone: 300 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes MK9 2ES) on Saturday, 9 March, 12-5 PM. More information on the poster you see here (click on small image to enlarge), and from our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1263827940408586/ As always we will be bringing together our delicious menu taking you on a trip around the world along with our delicious home made cakes and cream teas promoting interfaith dialogue! Monies raised from the event will continue to support Truby's consolidated efforts to settle Syrian families in Milton... read more

#ExtendTheWelcome: An MK Family’s Story (Video)

A resettled Syrian family from Milton Keynes took to the stage on 29th June* at the Citizens UK Civil Society Summit in London to launch the #ExtendTheWelcome Campaign – which is all about making sure the UK government continues to resettle refugees once the current programme ends in 2020. At the event, more than 200 civil society leaders from Mosques, Churches, schools and other organisations from across the UK joined together in London to celebrate the government's and communities' support for thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing the horror of war. As part of the event, Citizens UK launched a campaign urging the Home Secretary to extend the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement... read more