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Greeting cards raising funds for the Refugee Council
June 4th, 2018

Guest post by Liz Holden, Percy Boynton Cards Percy Boynton Cards are stylish and attractive cards that are suitable for most occasions – birthdays, thank you etc – as the cards are blank inside (apart from the Christmas range). I started this project two years ago, combining an interest in art, design and photography with […]

Garden Cafe in South Manchester – Sun 3 June
May 26th, 2018

Guest post by York University For a 3rd year running, two local refugee groups – Boaz Trust and supporters of Freedom from Torture – will be holding a popular Garden Cafe as part of Burnage and Levenshulme Open Gardens in South Manchester.  Highlights include Botanically-themed cakes, Fairtrade and fresh herbal teas, freshly ground coffee and […]

Tull100 – Football Remembers
May 24th, 2018

Guest post by Tull100 If you’re planning to make football part of your Refugee Week activities this year, then why not link to a new campaign remembering one of Britain’s first black professional players? Join Tull100 — Football Remembers and take part in the No Barriers medal challenge to make your community more inclusive and […]

May 17th, 2018

Guest post by Titilola Dawudu, Oval House The Croydon Avengers is at Oval House for Refugee Week 2018 Ovalhouse’s history has been all about championing voices that are usually silenced.  Our longest running participatory programme, We Are London, bridging the gap for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, recently came to an end due to funding.  So […]

Fighting To Be British
May 16th, 2018

Guest post by Tolu Agbelusi, Home Is Project Ilé la Wà is at Stratford Circus as part of Refugee Week 2018 Men the age of my father don’t cry in public, don’t watch helpless whilst others speak for them. Not in my community—where women of this same generation raised children not to air their dirty […]

Refugee Week at Shakespeare’s Globe
May 16th, 2018

Guest post by Shakespeare’s Globe From 17 – 24 June we will be marking Refugee Week 2018 with a festival of performances, discussions and storytelling sessions exploring Shakespeare’s response to refuge and refugees. Opening Refugee Week on 17 June, Syrian Canadian artist Dima Karout will lead a hands-on woodcut print workshop, Fingerprints, encouraging you to […]

Churches invited to take part in Sanctuary Sunday
May 4th, 2018

Guest post by Inderjit Bhogal, City of Sanctuary The Sunday at the end of refugee Week is Sanctuary Sunday. The first annual Sanctuary Sunday will be marked on 24th June 2018. Refugee Week is working with City of Sanctuary and also Churches Together in Britain & Ireland to support this. Churches of all denominations are […]

SOS Children’s Villages UK
April 30th, 2018

Guest post by Faye Grima, SOS Children’s Villages UK  SOS Children’s Villages UK is the UK arm of the world’s largest charity supporting children without parental care. As part of Refugee Week, we’re asking people to ‘Walk a Mile’ in the shoes of a child refugee. View more at: This Refugee Week, SOS Children’s […]

Tastes of Home
April 26th, 2018

A guest post by Ann Nichols, Edmund Rice England  ‘Tastes of Home’ is an advocacy and fund-raising project for those seeking asylum and refugees in the North West. Inspired by a recipe book we saw at the UN in Geneva, we at Edmund Rice England, began the project ‘Tastes of Home’ with refugees and asylum […]

Early Day Motion supports Refugee Week 2018
April 25th, 2018

Tim Farron MP has tabled an Early Day Motion encouraging MPs to show their support for Refugee Week as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. The motion encourages MPs to celebrate Refugee Week’s message of ‘Different pasts, shared future’, to support the work of Refugee Week’s partners and to celebrate Refugee Week in their constituencies, and […]