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This unique event offers an opportunity to hear about the lived experiences of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers who have crossed borders and made Cheshire their home. It will offer participants the opportunity to hear and share tales of travel, arrival and settling in, the challenges of mastering a new language and climate, and the joys of making and sharing food.

Dr Hannah Ewence and Dr Kara Critchell (both from the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Chester) will share some of their research into histories of migration in the region and CHAWREC members will reflect on their own experience of making a new home in Cheshire. Attendees are encouraged to share their own reflections and experiences.

At the event there will be food available which reflects the histories of migration which have helped shape the region. 

To complement this occasion, the team behind the event are developing a photo display at the Unity Centre which will premier on the day. This display is inspired by the ‘Journeys to Cheshire’ oral histories collection, recorded some 10 years ago, featuring interviews with migrants to Cheshire.

All welcome

This event is free to attend and no booking is required in advance.

This event is part of the IHR's National Centenary Events Programme.