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Fun at Fusion

18/11/2009

In 2004, Fusion Arts worked with Asylum Welcome, an Oxford-based support service for young refugees and asylum seekers, to deliver free art classes to the Wednesday Club, a group of refugee children aged 5-13.

As well as using mixed media such as video and digital photography, the classes explored traditional playground games and songs such as hopscotch, freeze-tag, and clapping songs through movement and dance, while also encouraging participants to share new games and songs from their own culture.

Providing a regular safe place for the group to meet and engage with the arts in a structured way, the classes fostered cultural recognition as well as a sense of value and belonging within the community. By providing the experience of meeting targets and achieving results collectively, the classes also enhanced self-confidence and self-expression. The series culminated in a final presentation or performance by the participants for their carers and parents.

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Supporters of Fusion Arts

Oxford City Council Arts Council England National Lottery Funded Project Grant National Lottery Community Fund Oxfordshire Community Foundation Here for Culture Doris Field Charitable Trust BBC Children in Need