The Avenue Multicultural Centre

Video by Elouise Bond

The Avenue Multicultural Centre (AMC) has been created by CLEAR (City Life Education and Action for Refugees), the British Red Cross and Avenue St Andrew’s United Reformed Church. It is supported by the SWVG (Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group). The Centre is a partnership of organisations with complementary services working closely together for the welfare of the service users. It has a Management Committee comprised of clients and members of these organisations.

The Centre provides a weekly drop-in advice and support service to asylum seekers and refugees on Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It also offers a range of different activities (including music, knitting, IT, badminton and board games), refreshments and food bags to take away, in addition to opportunities for making and strengthening friendships. The Centre organises a number of occasions to celebrate the many gifts that refugees and asylum seekers can bring to the city and the community at large with food, music, drama and dance. Upwards of 50 asylum seekers and refugees attend the Centre every week.

Contact: Sarah Hall

Day: every Friday

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Venue: the Concourse of the church

The Music Group Feb 2017