Our Mission

At GARAS (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) we offer support to those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire, welcoming them when they arrive, advocating for them in their daily struggles, supporting them if they face being sent back as well as helping them adjust to their long term future if they are recognised as refugees.

Contact Information

Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS)
The Trust Centre
Falkner St

Telephone: 01452 550528
General enquiries: info@garas.org.uk
Administrative enquiries: admin@garas.org.uk

Adele Owen

The Transports

January 5, 2018

Happy New Year to all who read the GARAS blog. Maybe in 2018 I will be able to write more frequently.

As a starter to the year there is an event in Cheltenham on the 11th January at Cheltenham Town Hall by The Transports.

This information is from their website:

There’s nothing quite like The Transports. The music is stunning – performed by some of the best folk musicians in the land, often singing in ten-part harmony – but it’s much more than a concert. It’s a dramatic show, but without actors. It’s rooted in the past, but taps into anger and injustice today. We’re not quite sure why it works so well, but it does. Audiences are enthralled.

As part of their show they tell a little of the migration story of the place they are performing and you can read more about that at:


Tickets are selling well and can be bought from the Town Hall site or the Transports own site.

This sounds like a good night. GARAS and CWR (Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees) will be there so maybe we will catch up!