Unwind with Art and Wine: Meet local talent Vesta Rounsaville

An active member of Madrid’s international community, Vesta Rounsaville utilizes art to impact the world around her. She is the hostess of the monthly Paint and Wine Workshop at Madrid for Refugees; with its next event on June 29th. Vesta guides attendees as they explore art and creativity through individual forms of expression. Vesta is a believer that art in all of its forms is a natural impulse to humans, and her goal is to make it …

Whatever you do, do something

I am enough of a scholar of history to be troubled by the present. I was born roughly fifty years after the holocaust; less than twenty years after the Khmer Rouge’s killing fields in Cambodia; the very same month that the genocide began in Rwanda. Perhaps you, like me, have been critical of the generation that came before, the generation that sat still, turning a blind eye and letting it happen. I’ve visited “Never Forget” …

Meet the MFR Donations Team!

Read an interview with Georgie Smith and Máiréad McElligott from the Donations Team to learn more about the important role played by this section of Madrid For Refugees. Georgie, from Wales, has been in Madrid since 2014. A passionate volunteer and environmentalist, she works with a number of organisations which help both people and the environment in a variety of ways. She loves going on long walks in the Gower Peninsula in her home town …