Episode 5 - Detention
Migrant Ground
by Aral Sea Sounds
8M ago
Immigration detention is not a new phenomenon. However, many people are blissfully unaware of these centres, where thousands of migrants are involuntarily held. In this episode, we discuss what immigration detention is, the purpose of these centres and whether there is a need for such a setup. We also discuss what kinds of support can be provided to the detainees whilst they are kept in detention. Guests: John Speyer - Director, Music in Detention; Toby Bull - Journalist & Documentary Filmmaker -- About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast ..read more
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Episode 4 - Social Inclusion
Migrant Ground
by Aral Sea Sounds
8M ago
One of the challenges refugees face is feeling socially isolated and excluded from society. In this episode, we discuss how a refugee from Cameroon's experience in the UK and how as a society we can help tackle this issue. Guests: Alexandra Simmons - Timepeace; Suzane Laure - Asylum seeker from Cameroon -- About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and refugee-hood in the UK. Through interviews with refugees, migrants and organisations who are helping on the ground, we want to open people’s minds an ..read more
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Episode 3 - Mental Health
Migrant Ground
by Aral Sea Sounds
8M ago
Refugees already face many challenges in the process of leaving their country. The journey and entry into the UK, alongside applying for refugee status, affects an individual's physical and mental health. In this episode, we discuss the importance of helping refugees rebuild their confidence and overcome their past traumas. Guests: Lis Murphy - Creative Director, Music Action International; Ian Solomon-Kawall - Managing Director, May Project Gardens -- About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and ..read more
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Episode 2 - Entrepreneurship and Employment
Migrant Ground
by Aral Sea Sounds
8M ago
In this episode, we delve into the opportunities available in the UK for refugees in terms of employment and business. We discuss the challenges refugees face whilst working in the UK and the contribution refugees make to society.  We challenge the false narrative, often associated with refugees, that they “take Britain’s jobs”. Guests: Sheila Heard - Transition London; Fred Kastner - Director, TERN; Amr Sabbah - Founder,  Sangha. Transition London: www.transitions-london.co.uk, TERN: https://www.wearetern.org/, Sangha: @our.sangha (Instagram) -- About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN C ..read more
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Episode 1 - Contributions of Migrant and Refugee Arts in the UK
Migrant Ground
by Aral Sea Sounds
8M ago
In our first episode, we talk about the importance migrants have in building and shaping UK culture, touching on the different narratives surrounding migrant art and artists as well as the challenges they face in the UK. Guests: Tom Green - Senior Producer, Counterpoint Arts; Emily Churchill Zaraa - Refugee Week UK Coordinator; Nour-Ani Sisserian - Armenian actor, performer and comedian  --  About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and refugee-hood in the UK. Through interviews with refu ..read more
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Welcome to Migrant Ground
Migrant Ground
by Aral Sea Sounds
8M ago
About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and refugee-hood in the UK. Through interviews with refugees, migrants and organisations who are helping on the ground, we want to open people’s minds and let the audience envision a world where the narrative in the UK has changed. About HAVEN Coffee: Set up in February 2019, HAVEN Coffee is a social enterprise serving fair trade, ethically sourced organic coffees with a social mission of promoting refugee arts. As a refugee himself, director Usman Khalid h ..read more
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Episode 5 - Detention
Migrant Ground
by Aral Sea Sounds
3y ago
Immigration detention is not a new phenomenon. However, many people are blissfully unaware of these centres, where thousands of migrants are involuntarily held. In this episode, we discuss what immigration detention is, the purpose of these centres and whether there is a need for such a setup. We also discuss what kinds of support can be provided to the detainees whilst they are kept in detention. Guests: John Speyer - Director, Music in Detention; Toby Bull - Journalist & Documentary Filmmaker -- About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast ..read more
Visit website
Episode 4 - Social Inclusion
Migrant Ground
by Aral Sea Sounds
3y ago
One of the challenges refugees face is feeling socially isolated and excluded from society. In this episode, we discuss how a refugee from Cameroon's experience in the UK and how as a society we can help tackle this issue. Guests: Alexandra Simmons - Timepeace; Suzane Laure - Asylum seeker from Cameroon -- About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and refugee-hood in the UK. Through interviews with refugees, migrants and organisations who are helping on the ground, we want to open people’s minds an ..read more
Visit website
Episode 3 - Mental Health
Migrant Ground
by Aral Sea Sounds
3y ago
Refugees already face many challenges in the process of leaving their country. The journey and entry into the UK, alongside applying for refugee status, affects an individual's physical and mental health. In this episode, we discuss the importance of helping refugees rebuild their confidence and overcome their past traumas. Guests: Lis Murphy - Creative Director, Music Action International; Ian Solomon-Kawall - Managing Director, May Project Gardens -- About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN Coffee presents Migrant Ground, a limited series podcast that highlights different themes on migration and ..read more
Visit website
Episode 2 - Entrepreneurship and Employment
Migrant Ground
by Aral Sea Sounds
3y ago
In this episode, we delve into the opportunities available in the UK for refugees in terms of employment and business. We discuss the challenges refugees face whilst working in the UK and the contribution refugees make to society.  We challenge the false narrative, often associated with refugees, that they “take Britain’s jobs”. Guests: Sheila Heard - Transition London; Fred Kastner - Director, TERN; Amr Sabbah - Founder,  Sangha. Transition London: www.transitions-london.co.uk, TERN: https://www.wearetern.org/, Sangha: @our.sangha (Instagram) -- About: Aral Sea Productions X HAVEN C ..read more
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