A week of ‘Welcome Home Friend’ events this February half-term will celebrate Vietnamese culture, exploring how we make ourselves and others feel at home.
The theme for the week’s activities is inspired by Nhung N. Trans-Davies’ children’s book, The Doll. In her book Nhung tells how she received a doll from a stranger when she first arrived in Canada, after fleeing her home in Vietnam, and how welcome that made her feel. Nhung repeated this simple act of kindness years later and gave the doll to another child refugee.
Nhung reminds us about the importance of being kind to those making a home in our community. During the week you can expect beautiful storytelling, artist-led workshops, and family activities celebrating Vietnamese culture and creators.
Intended for all the family, the activities will be held at the Museum of the Home on Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th and Saturday 19th February, from 11am until 4pm.