New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Sara Downham-Lotto, Klara Ferm, Jake Moran & Anna Donaldson 2017

New Beginnings was a collaborative project between Arts Lab and Integr8UK as part of a support network ‘enabling refugees and asylum seekers to integrate and lead meaningful lives.’ Through a variety of shared creative activities, the Lab’s sessions helped towards building and strengthening relationships. On a hot and sunny July day, Saif Ali of Inter8, a number of displaced adults and children from Syria and the Congo and a team of Arts Lab volunteers had a memorable experience – gathering together, creating fun through our workshops and encouraging people to think and share and learn and leave with positive spirits.

‘A truly moving and tender day sharing personal stories, paintings from the days’ workshops and listening to one another’s hearts with Syrian refugee families and the local community.’

Arts Lab volunteer

All black and white photographs were kindly taken by Arts Lab’s Klara Ferm.


Community, Organisations, Refugees, Young people