There will be an anniversary demo on Saturday 24th November 2018, marking 25 years since the first detainees arrived at Campsfield.
Where: Campsfield main gates, Langford Lane OX5 1RE
When: 12 noon – 2pm at Campsfield
Followed by Barbed Wire Britain get-together meeting at Exeter Hall, Kidlington, OX5 1AB2.30 – 4.30pm. All welcome.
Full details of all to follow soon.
At 12 noon Saturday 25th November there will be an anniversary demo at Campsfield main gates, Langford Lane OX5 1RE
SPEAKERS:Layla Moran MP (Oxford W), Anneliese Dodds MP (Oxford E), Freed Voices, Movement for Justice, Stansted 15
GUEST APPEARANCES: Robb Johnson**, Neo (homelessness campaigner and singer-songwriter)
Bike ride to Campsfield: meet 10.30 Martyrs’ Memorial, Oxford
2.30-4.30 Barbed Wire Britain meetup: briefings, plan future action, refreshments, food; Exeter Hall, Kidlington, OX5 1AB
November 1993, 2 white vans brought the first detainees to the new Campsfield detention prison from Harmondsworth near Heathrow. Since then over 30,000 people have been locked up here without time limit, without charge or proper legal representation in a place run for profit (currently by MITIE). And detainees and their supporters have insisted, month by month, year by year, that it be closed, along withFl all other detention centres.
Close Campsfield, end all immigration detention!
For freedom of movement and the right to stay !
Stop deportations !
Unite the families !
CCC 24 flyer
** Robb Johnson is also playing a gig on Friday 24 November, 7.30pm
St Aldates Tavern, email email@example.com to book
DEMONSTRATE 12 noon SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER
TO CLOSE CAMPSFIELD
AND END ALL IMMIGRATION DETENTION
Assemble 10.30am Exeter Hall carpark, Kidlington OX5 1AB, 6 miles
north of Oxford.
March 11am to Demo 12 noon at Campsfield main gates, Langford Lane, Kidlington OX5 1RE.
Bring banners, drums, music. Speakers invited.
Followed by Barbed Wire Britain gathering 2-5pm at Exeter Hall.
Focusing on stopping expansion of detention and on UK borders beyond the UK Continue reading
Approx. 200 people attended the 20th anniversary demonstration at Campsfield on Saturday 30th November for a noisy demo showing solidarity with those locked inside as well as anger and frustration at the ongoing existence of this unjust prison for migrants.
Music was provided by a 25-strong samba band with an impromptu performance in Oxford later, raising awareness in town too about Campsfield and the strength of opposition to it.
The weekend also involved a moving and thought provoking performance of the Asylum Monologues on Friday night, attended by 80 people, and workshops on Saturday afternoon and Sunday to discuss how to go forward to close Campsfield and all immigration detention centres.
Thanks to everyone involved, including Rhythms of Resistance, Ice and Fire, Oxford Migrant Solidarity, Oxford Trades Council, SOAS Detainee Support, Corporate Watch, Hackney Migrant Support, Coventry Trades Council, Warwick University STAR, Amnesty International, Migreurop, the makers of the soup, and especially former detainees for sharing their experiences.
CLOSE CAMPSFIELD DOWN! MIGRATION IS NOT A CRIME!
Please note new venue – now Christ Church
Please note new venues for Ice and Fire Performance on Friday 29 Nov and workshops on Satruday 30 Nov after the demo.
(Sorry for any confusion, the change was out of our control.)