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Aspex the People's Projects rally

Vote for Aspex Gallery to support Portsmouth's refugee and asylum seeker community.

Welcome is a community arts project that will support the creative development of members of Portsmouth's refugee and asylum seeker community. Weekly art workshops for both children and adults will develop individual's skills and English language capability, leading to increased confidence and self esteem. This will change lives - through improved employment and education opportunities and create a more integrated community in our great City.

Welcome has been selected to be part of the People's projects with ITV and Big Lottery Fund. We need your vote to make this project a reality.

Aspex believe that everyone has the right to access art and have a track-record of working with a diverse range of people, from toddlers, through to people with dementia. They now need your help to extend this provision to more members of our community, reflecting upon our City's heritage - a historical naval port which welcomes people from all over the world, and today, as a contemporary cultural City, rich in diverse experiences.

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For any queries, please contact: welcome@aspex.org.uk

You can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #RefugessWelcome