Witches Brew Variety Show

It was a dark, blustery Halloween evening. Which meant it was time for our Witches Brew Benefit Variety Show! Advance tickets had sold out, meaning El Gabinete was full of revellers awaiting with trepidation a night of spooky entertainment from our eerie array of performers.   Hosted by the ghoulish Dominic Anglim, we enjoyed the scarily good talents of story teller and poet J.D Candora. Claire Jones provided us with a stand-up routine detailing the …

Cooking Up a Difference with Wesal: Cooking Class with Wesal, 21.04.2018

A pleasant feeling of anticipation lingered in a busy makeshift kitchen where strange contraptions lay on large tables crowded with pre-prepared food and spices of multifarious shapes and colours. This was the setting of the second cooking class organised by Madrid for Refugees (MFR), in which a refugee chef shares their kitchen skills with paying attendees. Guests are taught how to craft a selection of salivating cultural dishes through an interactive experience, and this time …

The Refugee Legacy of the First World War

Series Introduction This year marks the centenary of the First World War’s conclusion. No doubt, the following posts will be but a drop in an ocean of writing that addresses a multitude of “legacies” of the First World War; from the culture of mourning to the rise of the United States as a global leader. Here, however, I wish to focus on one legacy in particular, the importance of which will not be lost on …

MFR Donations Drive: Dec 16 – Jan 17

Happy updates to share! Between mid-December and the end of January, Madrid For Refugees collected and delivered a HUGE amount of winter clothes, shoes, toiletries, hygiene items, household supplies, blankets and heaters, backpacks, children’s toys, baby clothes and products, strollers, cribs, and so much more! We must once again thank our donors for making it possible for us to serve refugees of many nationalities living in refugee centers, in addition to helping us meet the specific …