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Diogel? safe?     

Small World Theatre?s Diogel ?/Safe? project has started to operate in
Cardiff schools and has attracted attention in Westminster. Below is a
quote from Hansard from Julie Morgan and Perter Hain mentioning the good
work that has been done by Small World Theatre (SWT) currently in Cardiff.

Julie Morgan (Cardiff, North) (Lab): Is my right hon. Friend aware that as
part of Cardiff 2005, the Small World theatre is going to primary schools
and secondary schools in Cardiff, particularly the Gabalfa primary school
and Corpus Christi school in Cardiff, North, helping to promote
understanding of what it feels like to be a refugee or an asylum seeker in
Cardiff today? Does my right hon. Friend agree that this is a positive
thing to do in the year when Cardiff celebrates 50 years as a capital?
What other things can he suggest to increase tolerance and understanding
of the diverse communities that we have in Cardiff?

Mr. Hain: I agree with my hon. Friend that Cardiff is a living symbol of
a culture that is rich with diversity, different ethnic groups and
different faiths. It is a city that is thriving and learning from the
different communities that exist together in a dynamic way.

Small World Theatre have also been asked to present details of their
project to an cross party all Wales group of MPs at the House of Commons.
Presenting with SWT will be Dr. Sue Lyle of the Swansea Institute who has
been working on an evaluation of Diogel?/Safe? in 24 Swansea schools
2002/4. The company are also featured in a Creative Exchange video of UK
wide arts organisations working with refugees and Asylum seekers. The
video will be launched in the spring of this year.
Small World Theatre  
web site
Bill Hamblett
Friday, January 28, 2005back



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