Over the course of four weeks, students at Stroud College worked together to write, produce and perform a radio play, inspired by stories of young people seeking sanctuary. Working under Five Valley Productions, a training course for young people looking to work in the performing arts industry, the students used resources from local refugee organisations to inform their play. It was a rewarding and enriching experience for the students, who through taking part in the project, have now become extremely passionate about raising awareness of issues facing refugees and asylum seekers.
The play centered on two friends, Amina and Khaalid and their journey to seek acceptance in the UK. It was performed to a sold out audience of 80 people, including the Mayor of Stroud, and raised over £300 for refugee groups. It was also recorded and has now been released through various outlets.
You can listen as a Podcast here, Itunes here and Youtube here.