Yarl’s Wood charity hosts open meeting and performance at The Place Theatre


Members of the public are invited to the Yarl’s Wood Befrienders (YWB) annual meeting on 23 September which will be followed by a performance of Feeding the Darkness, shining a light on state-sanctioned torture, through poem and song.

YWB provide a regular visitor and practical support to women detained at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (YWIRC), many of whom are seeking Asylum in the UK.

The meeting with be at the Place Theatre, Bradgate Road on 23 September at 7pm. Feeding the Darknesspresented by journeymentheatre.com will follow the meeting and commence at 8.00pm.

The annual meeting is free, and the play is free entry, with donations being collected on the door. A suggested donation is £5. Individuals are welcome to attend either, or both events.

Lou Armitt, Volunteer Co-ordinator for YWB said, The sad reality is that victims of torture and abuse can end up detained at Yarls Wood, and as such it seemed particularly relevant and important to host this play as part of our annual meeting.

Anyone interested in learning more about befriending can contact Yarls Wood Befrienders on: 01234 272090, email info@ywbefrienders.org or visit the website: ywbefrienders.org