The Royal Seven Stars, The Plains, Totnes

Arrival time: 7:30 for 8:00 to 10:00 

Entry: £5 at door

Bookings: Contact Wendy on 01803 868305;

Thursday, 29th June, 7:30 for 8:00 to 10:00 pm (then informal)

Saif Ali on - The Gifts of Displacement

Reflecting on his own18-year journey of seeking asylum, Saif Ali shines a light on how shifting our perception towards displacement can help turn adversity into a birthplace for a rediscovered authenticity and purpose. Saif envisions a world that is enriched by the diverse experiences and unique gifts that refugees and asylum seekers carry. His mission is to empower them to uncover those gifts and share them in a world where everyone feels respected, included and able to embrace their differences and celebrate their individuality.
Saif is the founder and community engagement facilitator at Integr8 UK (, a non-for-profit community development organisation. Inspired by his 18-year journey of seeking asylum, Saif founded Integr8 UK in 2015 right after receiving his own leave to remain, to enable refugees and asylum seekers to overcome cultural polarization, social isolation and disintegration of identity and purpose. Through his collaborative work with other refugee support agencies, Saif aims to create unique opportunities to enable people to integrate into their host community and empower them to lead a purposeful life and work experience in the UK beyond their limitations.