Crossings builds bridges across racial and cultural divides through music. Our project creates a welcoming space where asylum seekers and refugees come together with local and international musicians, to collaborate on the development and performance of our music. Our aim is to promote the arts for the benefit of refugees, asylum seekers and the general public. We encourage the development of our members’ skills and confidence, which in turn promotes their inclusion in the wider community. Our members’ increased capacity to contribute more fully to the local community in turn promotes racial harmony, equality, diversity and human rights.
Activities involve weekly music sessions – with a free creche -, a cross-cultural band, choir and a programme of ‘celebrating diversity’ workshops promoting the value of multiculturalism.