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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE APPEAL

— Bobby Lloyd

Supporting psychological recovery through art therapy expertise

UPDATE: JULY 9, 2015

Following the devastation caused by the 7.9 and 7.4 magnitude earthquakes in Nepal in April and May 2015, Art Refuge UK is now appealing for your help to support our ongoing programme of work responding to direct requests from both local and international NGO’s.

On the ground when the earthquakes struck, our skilled, UK registered art therapist volunteers worked alongside local and international organisations to establish normalcy through the setting up of safe art making spaces across Kathmandu. While our core projects remain with refugees in Nepal, many of whom having been twice displaced, alongside the Nepali population, and are still coming to terms with the devastation, there is now a growing demand from our expanding network of professionals across the arts, health and education to deliver trainings in art therapy, psychosocial support and safe art making.

Art Refuge UK has set up and is co-facilitating regular support and skills-sharing groups for those psychosocial workers, artists and teachers who are struggling to respond to ongoing needs created by widespread displacement.

Art Refuge UK can confidently plan a sustainable programme with monthly donations, no matter how small. One off donations are also welcomed! Please help us to build upon the resilience and capacity of local people in Nepal who are working tirelessly on the front-line.

PLEASE CLICK ON THIS CLINK TO MAKE A DONATION:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1005267&pageId=546619

FOR REGULAR UPDATES ON OUR CURRENT WORK IN NEPAL IN RESPONSE TO THE EARTHQUAKE:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Refuge-UK/53968434999?ref=hl

Click here to read the BLOG of art therapist Jess Linton which details the work she and art therapist Naomi Press carried out for Art Refuge UK in Nepal, March-April 2015, and Jess’ ongoing work in Nepal: April - July 2015:
http://www.jesslinton.com/blog

Art Refuge UK launches its Winter Appeal

— Bobby Lloyd

Since 2006, Art Refuge UK has delivered small focused programmes in Nepal and India to support thousands of Tibetan new arrivals through the provision of safe creative spaces. As numbers of new arrivals arriving from Tibet are depleting dramatically, our work is looking outwards to respond to other displaced populations, and requests, both in Nepal and in the UK.ArtRefugeUkWinterAppeal.December2014_.pdf

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Features

A Walk in Nepal

— Emily Bradfield

This Autumn, East London-based student Jessica Goodison Burgess and her architect mum, Louise Goodison went on a 24-day trek in Nepal around the 8th highest mountain in the world, to raise funds to support Art Refuge UK (ARUK) and Art Therapy Initiative (ATI) in the delivery of two weeks of art therapy workshops.

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ARUK Newsletter 2013

— Emily Bradfield

It has been an eventful year in the life of ARUK, and the coming twelve months are set to be more eventful still!

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