Surrey Arts are hosting a unique networking event  on Thursday 7 June that will bring together agencies that support vulnerable migrant children with music and arts organisations and practitioners to explore shared objectives and potential partnering opportunities.

Facilitated by Marc Jaffery OBE, the event will have presentations from Raghad Haddad (Graduate from Higher Institute of Music in Damascus), Jennifer Raven (Programme Manager at Sound Connections), Roshi Nasehi (singer, composer and sound artist) and Kayte Cable who has been working alongside UASC, young refugees and asylum seekers in educational and extra-curricular projects for four years.

Specifically, the event aims to:

·      increase knowledge of how music (and the arts) can support the personal and social needs of the young people by increasing emotional wellbeing and reducing stigma, labelling, social cohesion and social isolation

·      provide participants new contacts and partnership opportunities and practical ideas of how to better engage with the target group

·      kickstart a dialogue about how arts and rights/social care organisations can better work together over time to meet the complex wider social needs of young people and foster their creative skills


Event organiser Mona Saad said 'We are really excited to be hosting this event and delighted by the number and diversity of people already booked to attend. There will be live music, guest speakers from national organisations, updates on local opportunities and a networking lunch will be provided!'


This is a free event and tickets are now very limited. If having booked you find you are no longer able to attend please let Mona know by emailing


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