News & Events of 2020

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PAST News & Events

a sample selection of activities from the past year for you to get the flavour of the different kinds of initiatives undertaken and possibilities for involvement….

Rallying support for asylum seekers and refugees

Some 300 asylum seekers arrive in Plymouth each year. They come from all kinds of backgrounds – needing to flee their homeland for different reasons of safety, freedom, human rights or their very survival. They can be waiting years for the final decision about gaining refugee status in the UK. Meanwhile they live marginalised, lonely, homesick lives – living on £37 a week with no right to work.

Beyond Borders Totnes & District

Christmas gifts gathering

Come and make cards, write messages – and play board games! – snacks available at the café or just drop off your gift  

 5.30 – 8.30pm    Weds 11th Dec
Totnes People’s Café
– behind The Mansion, 36a Fore St., Totnes TQ9 5RP

Bring / drop off Unwrapped gifts – such as you would give a friend or brother or sister.. (eg seasonal or special treat foods or toiletries or special items for home or warmth)

If you can’t make it, you can drop off donated gifts at the café up until 14th December

Or – make a donation by 14th and Beyond Borders will purchase gifts to add to the pile:
Sort code: 309897

Account number: 73671360
Account name: Beyond Borders Totnes & District
(Please reference any donation : Christmas gift)
(donation of ANY amount so welcome… it all adds up e.g .if 400 people were to donate just £1…)

Your Gifts for asylum seekers and refugees will be delivered to Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support in Plymouth for distribution, and to the Homeless Centre in Totnes.


Dreams Performance with Tarte Noire
Totnes Tuesday 5th November

A very special performance for your diary. An evening for sharing our dreams which the actors playback using dream theatre forms. We’d love to see you there!


Jealousy, Rage and Forgiveness

Tarte Noire and Mirror Mirror exploring these themes in an atmosphere where all stories are openly welcomed and responded to through Playback Theatre.

When has JEALOUSY touched your life how have you managed these difficult feelings? When have you been full of RAGE and been able, or unable, to express it? How easy is it to find FORGIVENESS for ourselves and for those who have wronged us personally or those in a position of power and responsibility?

Come and share an evening where we help one another understand these feelings by listening to one another’s experiences and see them reflected through spontaneous theatre.


Plymouth Respect 2019
Saturday 14th September

The Festival showcases Plymouth’s diversity and enables different communities to come together and promote the intrinsic message of respect and equality for all.

Mote details as we get them, but mark your calendar and check their Facebook page at

Looking Back Further

Events, activities and initiatives since the start can be found on the Events of 2019, Events of 2018Events of 2017, Events of 2016 and Events of 2015 pages.