Journey to Sanctuary
The aim of the exhibition is to develop understanding, compassion and empathy for people who have been forced to leave their homes, families and communities.
Journey to Sanctuary tells the story of a refugee who has had to flee her own country in search of sanctuary. Participants are taken on her journey through a war zone, a refugee camp, travelling on the back of a truck, through immigration and holding centres, a bed sit and finally starting a new life in a new country.
Lancashire Evening Post Review
"Joe Howson and Mark Rotherham, of Lee House Centre for Mission Awareness, created the work based on exhibitions originally designed by Global Link Development Education Centre in Lancaster. Working with Revive, CAFOD, British Red Cross and Caritas, they tell the story of a refugee, Sara, who is fleeing from persecution. The participant wears a set of headphones and travels with Sara on her journey through the exhibition as she escapes a war zone; heads for a refugee camp; travels on the back of a crowded truck to a new country and is interviewed by immigration officers. It follows her as she is initially rejected and sent to a holding centre, before being put up in a bed sit and becomes aware of hostile anti-refugee feelings and arguments. The exhibition ends as she is finally given permission to remain in the host country for five years."
extract from article by NATALIE WALKER
The team are busy creating this exhibition and we are expecting it to be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime you could always contact us to express an interest and we will let you know as soon as it is available.