The Vision: Tales from Ockenden

Woking's Refugee history brought to life

By Di Stiff

The Vision: Tales from Ockenden

In the aftermath of the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of people from all over Europe were left in Displaced Persons camps, with little hope of a future. In the quiet Surrey town of Woking, three women were determined to help….

Founded in the 1950s as the Ockenden Venture, the Woking based charity has since provided shelter, training, education and hope for thousands of refugees from around the globe, including boat people escaping from Vietnam, and Tibetans fleeing oppression. The HLF award to Surrey Heritage and Woking Community Play Association in 2009 has allowed the legacy of Ockenden to be preserved and celebrated for the first time. This extraordinary story has been transformed into a spectacular community drama, ‘The Vision‘ which will be performed by the Woking Community Play Association from 27 April to 8 May 2010 at Winston Churchill School, Woking. The story of Ockenden reveals how ordinary people made a difference and changed the lives of thousands across the world. Come and witness this groundbreaking piece of history brought to life! The Vision website gives all the details about the play, rehearsals and how local people of all abilities will bring the Ockenden story to a wider audience www.thevision.org.uk

• 27 April  to 8 May 2010

• Evening performances start 7.30pm; Matinee Sat 1 May only, 2.30pm

• Venue : Winston Churchill School, Hermitage Road, St Johns, Woking, GU21 8TL

• For tickets please call The Ambassadors, Woking, on 0844 871 7645 or www.ambassadortickets.com/woking

• Prices: £8.50 (Adult), £6.50 (Children & Concessions or groups of 10+)

This page was last updated on 16 May 2014.

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