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August 16, 2019


"A hugely important contribution to the debate about one of Africa’s longest-running tragedies." That's how Lord (Chris) Patten of Barnes CH PC, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, describes Book 4 in our suggested reading list inspired by this year's Refugee Week...

August 12, 2019

Enjoying a picnic in the sun, some of BRASS's Women's Group in Bedford Park this week ....

August 9, 2019

The High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Meryl Dolling, visting BRASS yesterday - Meryl has an interest in adult education and social cohesion and was interested to hear about all our projects, particularly our talks and Refugee Week.

August 5, 2019

"The indelible photo of little Alan Kurdi's body lying face down on sand tore my heart open. I was gutted all over again reading this book. No statistic or news story will evoke the true horrors of the Syrian war ... as this moving and searing saga of the Kurdi family....

August 1, 2019

This year, for the first time, we took 2 coaches to our trip to Hunstanton on 1st August. 110 people came and even then, a reserve list was needed!

It was a good journey, only 2 hours, much shorter this time than in the past due to road improvements.  Although there was...

July 24, 2019

Following on from a hectic Refugee Week (and a little later than planned!), here are details of our second suggested read on the theme of "‘You, me and those who came before":-

Book 2 - "Farewell, My Orange" by Iwaki Kei, Meredith McKinney

Two immigrants, Salimah an...

July 22, 2019

BRASS held its AGM at St Peter’s Church on Friday 19th July.  The meeting was very well attended: we counted 50+ people which makes it at least equal to our best ever attended AGM.

Veta, our chair, thanked trustees, staff and volunteers for all their good work.  Brian,...

June 21, 2019

To conclude Refugee Week, BRASS are holding a 5-a-side Football Tournament in Russell Park (town end) on Sunday 23rd June.

Teams will start to gather at 10:30am for an 11 o'clock kick off. Prize presentation by Mayor Dave Hodgson will be at approx. 4pm.

There'll also be...

June 14, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to the Market Stall to chat and find out more about Refugee Week. There was a lot of interest in the Refugee Week programme of events and in the work of BRASS and our friends at The Higgins and Bedford Climate Change Forum.

June 13, 2019

Events kick off tomorrow with a Market Stall in Harpur Square, Bedford 10am until 5pm. Come along and say hello, browse bric-a-brac and enjoy a lace-making display!

Refugee information and leaflets will be available.

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Following on from the success of our previous immigration update training we will now be offering a training session on “Domestic Violence in the cont...

"Domestic Violence in an immigration context" - update training

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