Open Arms session for refugees

Open Arms is Pie Factory Music’s safe, relaxed open access session for unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees aged 13-21 years.

Every Friday we cook and eat together, make art, and play music and games. Food and drink is provided.

We have a small budget to offer travel expenses and can offer support to book a bus, train or taxi if needed. Let us know before arrival, and save travel receipts for reimbursement.

Fridays, 5-7:30pm
Ramsgate Youth Centre
Free, no need to book – just turn up

It’s our duty at Pie to be here for every and any young person in and coming to East Kent. So far, the Open Arms group have enjoyed cooking together, making friends, playing games, listening to and performing music. We’ve also partnered with local organisations to offer them new, exciting experiences such as Discovery Planet‘s science-inspired workshops.

Refugee Council Advice Sessions
Every third Friday of the month, 4-6 pm, our Open Arms session is visited by a case worker from the Refugee Council who can offer 1:1 asylum advice to the young people up to 18 years old. If you would like to sign up to talk to the case worker at their next visit, please email

“We’re passionate about every young person having access to a community of support. We are dedicated to making Pie a place where every young person feels comfortable and safe to be themselves, feel welcomed and have the chance to take part in activities and meet new people, on their terms. This programme is hugely important to us as we continue to ensure that we provide opportunities for all and respond to the needs of our times and young people.” – Steph Dickinson

This programme is specifically for young unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees, age 13 – 21, in the care of Kent County Council/Medway Council local authority or another local authority and is funded by NHS Kent and Medway.

Young person taking part in a science experiment with steam as part of Open Arms session