YWB are thrilled to have been able to collaborate with Mangled Yarn for their Christmas show.
Befrienders and staff had two very successful zoom sessions with the cast and directors where we shared our experience working in Yarls Wood. The Mangled Yarn team were very struck by the stories and, like so many who live in this area, were taken aback by how little they knew about what goes on in our immigration system and on our doorstep.
They have also spoken with Sandrine, who was formerly detained at Yarl’s Wood and released on Christmas eve, who wanted to give something to the women held there at Christmas last year, so arrived with a van full of gifts that she had collected from her family and community. It was a moving experience that will be remembered by those of you who were able to support at the event. These stories will be woven into their devised piece for their show and will enable us to raise awareness locally and also collect donations for our work.
You can attend either in person at The Place theatre Bedford, or online. You can find more information here.