Join this inspirational charity for a walk in the heart of Kent.  Refugee Tales will lead a walk with time to reflect on the journeys that refugees make to seek sanctuary.

  • 10.45am - 3.30pm
  • Chilham

Refugee Tales Walk – Chilham to Wye

Saturday 29th September 10.45am-3.30pm

Cost: Free, booking required

Meeting point: Shelly’s Tea Rooms, Chilham, CT4 8BY. Ends: Wye

Bring a packed lunch and water.

Join this inspirational charity for a walk in the heart of Kent.  Refugee Tales will lead a walk with time to reflect on the journeys that refugees make to seek sanctuary.  Mixing quintessential Kent landscape in the footsteps of pilgrims with extracts from Refugee Tales, a powerful book that tells the stories of individuals who have direct experience of Britain’s policy of indefinite immigration detention.  The tales present as modern day counterparts to the pilgrims’ stories in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.  Poet David Herd will read the Prologue to Refugee Tales during the lunch walk.  David Herd and fellow poet Hubert Moore will read two Tales at the end of the walk at Wye Church before the pilgrim’s feast at 5pm.

Refugee Tales is a wonderful way of re-humanising some of the most vulnerable and demonised people on the planet. This collection is both challenging and poignant.’  Shami Chakrabarti 

The walk starts in Chilham and heads south along the North Downs Way through the beautiful Kings Wood. We pass the pilgrim church of Boughton Aluph and turn left to Wye. The walk is 6.5 or 7 miles. The first ascent out of Chilham is a little steep and there is one descent but the rest of the walk is very gentle.

Walk Leader: Christina Fitzsimons, emergency contact 07721 010577.

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