A a theatre project that has previously worked with MRN is touring the UK until the end of January and will be in London next week. The Claim is an imaginative response to the process of seeking refuge in the UK. At times unnerving, at times funny and at others devastating, the play centres on the story of Serge, who quite literally performs his story as part of an asylum application. In this way, the play “asks what happens when your life is at stake and all you have to save it are your words.”
Serge’s conversation with a Home Office interviewer and a translator devolves into “a dizzying onslaught of bureaucracy and prejudice.”
In addition to its representation, The Claim offers London residents with several opportunities to come to grips with its themes and issues. Designed in collaboration with partner organisations, the following free workshops are open to all:
Are you about to have your asylum interview or are supporting someone who is? Would you like to find out more about the appeals process? Come along to this workshop session to find out more about the asylum process.
This workshop is led by students from Queen Mary University Law Clinic with support from barristers. This session will cover the screening process, the second substantive interview as well as the first tier appeal process. There will be lots of time for questions!
Please note that this session is a workshop on the asylum process and first tier appeals. We will have information about where to access legal advice from commended solicitors and pro-bono institutions.
This session will start at 5.30pm, but you can arrive from 5pm. Travel for asylum seekers will be reimbursed. Please contact rhealewis.creativeprod