Entries by Robin Peeler

BBC adds TWR feature to its news archive

The BBC has just published a news item about the Chamber Orchestra of the West visit to TWR on 30 November 2021. You can catch up on this memorable and uplifting event by following this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-somerset-59913023

Syrian refugee featured on Countryfile

BBC’s popular Countryfile will be featuring the work of one of our local Syrian refugees in the Boxing Day broadcast. https://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/19799618.syrian-refugee-supported-taunton-charity-filmed-work-bbcs-countryfile/

TWR hosts discussion on Afghanistan

TWR was delighted to host a Question-and-Answer seminar on Afghanistan on 13-Dec. The discusson was led by Dr Weeda Mehran, who is assistant professor of Politics at the University of Exeter, and whose specialist research focuses on peace and conflict issues in Afghanistan. Weeda was joined by Mel Bradley, who has been involved in setting […]

BBC features TWR and the orchestra visit

If you were lucky enough to join the Chamber Orchestra of the West, on the 30 November, then you will know that it was a marvellous and uplifting event for them and for the many refugees that were able to attend. Fortunatly the BBC were also present and captured some of this special moment. This […]

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TWR Christmas Cards

Check out our lovely Christmas cards designed by our very own Kotob. They are available for £10 per pack of 5 by emailing or in person from the Quaker Meeting House on Thursday mornings between 11 and 1pm. When you buy 5 packs, you get a 6th for free.

Refugee Displaying his artwork at Bathealton

A remarkable and poignant story surrounds a first-time exhibitor at the 10 Parishes Festival this year. Bathealton Village Hall will welcome Kotob Eddin Ali Daoud, an artist and musician from Kurdish Syria whose paintings show a journey from oppression and fear in his native country to a happy re-settlement in Somerset. Kotob was born in […]