First UK Tour by Tibetan Refugee Children from India

UK –
Tibet Foundation is hosting a 21-day UK Cultural Tour by a group of
eleven Tibetan refugee children, with two teachers from the Tibetan
Homes Foundation (THF) in India from 24 January – 13 February 2005.

This is an historic first. The young Tibetans, aged 13 – 15, will
visit schools, art centers, theatres and the Royal Opera House.
They will showcase traditional Tibetan songs and dance and have
cultural exchanges with other young people. The tour is a part of Tibet Foundation’s 20th Anniversary
Celebrations, aimed at increasing awareness of Tibetan culture in
the West. It will highlight the importance of education for exiled
Tibetan refugee children. This provides a unique opportunity for the
refugee children to gain insight into British education, culture and
social values. The children will visit Newcastle, Glasgow,
Llangollen, Liverpool, Manchester, Bridgewater, Devon, London and
East Sussex.

The Dalai Lama calls them “the future seeds of Tibet.”
At present, 2145 children are studying at THF and 253 students are
in colleges in India.

North East

Mon 24 & Tue 25 Jan – Newcastle
The Sage Gateshead
Contact: 0191 443 4583 (Sarah Kekus)

Wed 26 & Thu 27 Jan – Northumberland
Queen’s Hall, Hexham
Contact: 01434 652 482 (Amanda Gould)

Scotland

Fri 28 Jan – Glasgow
Lilybank Special School
Contact: 01475 715 703 (Eileen Stewart)

South East/London

Sat 29 Jan @ 6.30pm – London (Public Event)
The Steiner Theatre
Contact: 020 7930 6001 (Tibet Foundation)

South West

Mon 31 Jan – Bridgewater
Sedgemoor Manor Junior School
Contact: 01278 424 725 (Rob Clarke)

Mon 31st Jan @ 8pm – Devon (Public Event)
The Plough Arts Centre
Contact: 01805 624624 (Box Office)

Wales

Thu 3 Feb – Llangollen
Telephone: 01978 860 669 (Peter Williams)

Fri 4 Feb – Llangollen (Public Event)

Royal International Pavilion
Contact: 01978 860 111 (box office)
Tibet Foundation 020 7930 6001

North West

Sun 6 Feb @ 6.30pm – Manchester (Public Event)
University of Manchester
Contact: 0161 225 9954 (Paul Dewhirst)
Tibet Foundation 020 7930 6001

Mon 7 Feb – Liverpool
Broadgreen High School
Contact: 01257 464 404 (Anne Candlin)

Tue 8 Feb – Liverpool
Liverpool Hope University College
Contact: 0151 291 3612 (Barry Grantham)

South East

Thu 10 Feb – East Sussex
Lewes New School
Contact: 01273 477074 / 01273 477990

Fri 11 Feb at 7pm – London (Public Event)
Tibet Foundation Losar Reception
Contact: 020 7930 6001 (Tibet Foundation)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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