8 Mar 2024

Afghan Youth Orchestra to tour UK after Home Office visas U-turn

Culture Correspondent

Musicians in the Afghan Youth Orchestra have said it is a “fantastic experience” to play in the UK after initially being denied visas to enter the country. The Home Office had refused the orchestra entry but after a public backlash reversed the decision.

The musicians fled Afghanistan after the return of the Taliban, and currently live in exile in Portugal after being granted asylum there.