Events - 24 Jun 17

The Events Calendar lets you find Refugee Week events taking place near you.

Refugee Week is an umbrella festival, with hundreds of independently organised events taking place across the UK every year. To upload your Refugee Week event, go to Submit Event. For more information about celebrations in Scotland and Wales, visit the websites of the Scottish Refugee Council and Welsh Refugee Council. Refugee Week is a growing international festival, also celebrated in Australia and France.

Events

Love is Not a Crime: 10 years of the Lesbian Immigration Support Group A moving display exploring the history of the group and the challenges that LGBT+ refugees and asylum seekers face today
14/04/2017 - 25/06/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
People’s History Museum, Manchester
A Perilous Journey: Stories of Migration A Perilous Journey is an exhibition drawing upon a selection of PositiveNegatives rich ethnographic portfolio around refugee migration stories. Concentrating on contemporary real-life stories from Syria and Iraq, we follow two men and two women on their long difficult journeys fleeing conflict and persecution.
21/04/2017 - 24/06/2017
All Day
BRUNEI GALLERY, London
Photography Exhibition: In Transit - Life in the refugee camps of Northern France A photographic installation showing life as it was in the Calais Jungle and the Dunkirk refugee camps, A moving documentation before they were razed to the ground.
24/05/2017 - 06/07/2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Gallery 101, London
Creating Sanctuary exhibition by Nigel Pugh A photographic portrait and narrative of six volunteers from across Wales who are working with refugees.
31/05/2017 - 02/07/2017
All Day
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Creating Sanctuary, by Nigel Pugh Creating Sanctuary Exhibition: A photographic portrait of six volunteers working with refugees from across Wales.
31/05/2017 - 02/07/2017
All Day
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Cardiff Met Sanctuary Award Scholarship Launch Sanctuary Award Scholarship Launch
01/06/2017 - 30/06/2017
All Day
Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff
Drawings For Thought- Exhibition for Refugee Week 2007
03/06/2017 - 30/06/2017
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Nottingham Central Library, Nottingham NG1 6HP
Made With Love
05/06/2017 - 01/07/2017
All Day
Jersey Arts Centre, St. Helier Jersey, C.I.
Made with Love
05/06/2017 - 01/07/2017
All Day
Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier
Different Pasts, Shared Futures
09/06/2017 - 30/06/2017
12:00 am
Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton
MISPLACED Art+Live Music+ Movie to raise funds and awareness to support refugee children.
11/06/2017 - 20/07/2017
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Most Art Centre, London
Rashid Khaidanov Photography Exhibition at Antrim Library Beyond Skin in association LibrariesNI and Aspect Media present a photography exhibition by Rashid Khaidanov
13/06/2017 - 08/07/2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Antrim Library, Antrim Town Co Antrim
Drawing for thoughts
16/06/2017 - 26/06/2017
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Nottingham Central Library, Nottingham NG1 6HP
Exhibition of Refugee Art (until Saturday 4pm)
16/06/2017 - 26/06/2017
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Nottingham Central Library, Nottingham NG1 6HP
Free tintypes
16/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Camera Club, London London
My Life in London Photo exhibition from refugees
17/06/2017 - 01/07/2017
All Day
Raynes Park Train Station, Raynes Park London
I Welcome Refugees
17/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
All Day
Horsham Library, Horsham
Juan delGado: Altered Landscapes (Mon – Friday 9am – 6pm; Sat – Sun 10am – 5pm)
17/06/2017 - 06/08/2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
New Art Exchange, Nottingham Nottinghamshire
Uncertain Work by Iranian photographer Farhad Berahman exploring the predicament of Iranian exiles, uncertain of their past and their future.
17/06/2017 - 01/07/2017
All Day
outpost, Portland Dorset
Refugee Week: does art matter ?
17/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seas Brighton, BRIGHTON East Sussex
Display in Brecon Cathedral
18/06/2017 - 27/06/2017
All Day
Brecon cathedral, Brecon Powys
Refugee Week in South Devon
18/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
12:00 am
South Devon, various
Sing Up For Refugees In Newcastle
18/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Grey’s Monument, Newcastle
Amnesty International Magnum Photography Exhibition
19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
All Day
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, Norwich
Bring A Cake To Work Day
19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
12:00 am
Bristol Refugee Festival
19/06/2017 - 16/07/2017
All Day
Various, Bristol Avon
Celebrate on social media with Norfolk Museums
19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
All Day
Norfolk Museums Service, Norwich
Celebrating refugee heritage and culture Celebrating refugee heritage and culture
19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
All Day
Oriental Museum, Durham Durham
Frank's Bar Refugee Week Specials
19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
All Day
Franks Bar, Norwich
North Refugee Week Specials
19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
All Day
North, Norwich
Refugee Week @ Jersey Library
19/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
All Day
Jersey LIbrary, St Helier Jersey
Refugee Week Literary Showcase
19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
All Day
Waterstones, Norwich
Sunderland Refugee Week
19/06/2017 - 01/07/2017
12:00 am
Sunderland, Sunderland
The Friend Ship Exhibition
19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
All Day
The Millenium Library, Norwich
Thirty Six pounds, Ninety Five pence: Artworks by contemporary migrant artists - Online exhibition Contrary to common belief, asylum seekers are not allowed to work and receive just £36.95 a week in vouchers to live on. This group of artists has suffered the untold horrors of political violence and war, having lost family and friends, their cultures, languages, homes and identities. They now face the challenges of building a new life in an often hostile environment. The paintings in this exhibition reflect the resilience and sensitivity of the migrant’s story: one of loss and hope.
19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
All Day
Ben Uri Gallery, London London
BBC Radio Jersey Morning Show @Live on 88.8fm or 1026mw
19/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
BBC Radio Jersey, St Helier Jersey
Shared Future for Young People Young People's art work exhibited at the Manchester Museum for Refugee Week
19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
All Day
Manchester Museum, Manchester
The I Welcome Photo Exhibition An exhibition by Amnesty International and Magnum Photos to highlight stories of refugees past and present, with information about work to help refugees and Amnesty groups in the Edinburgh area.
19/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
All Day
Morningside Library, Edinburgh Midlothian
I am a Refugee
19/06/2017 - 09/07/2017
All Day
The New Room, Broadmead Bristol
I Am A Refugee art exhibition The New Room in Bristol has been chosen as the first venue outside London for a major art exhibition which will launch to coincide with Refugee Week (next week) and runs until 9 July
19/06/2017 - 09/07/2017
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The New Room, Broadmead Bristol
Refugee Week Art Exhibition - Our Shared Future Art exhibition
19/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gallery II – University of Bradford, Bradford West Yorkshire
Eritrea, a Country at a Crossroads: exhibition of Eritrean photography
19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
20:20 Challenge Take action for refugees wherever you are on World Refugees Day.
20/06/2017 - 27/06/2017
All Day
Anywhere, Anywhere
Migration Matters Festival MIGRATION MATTERS FESTIVAL 2017 IS A FIVE DAY THEATRE AND ARTS FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE IN SHEFFIELD DURING REFUGEE WEEK (20-24TH JUNE). ITS AIM IS TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY AND RECOGNISE THE POSITIVE IMPACT MIGRATION HAS ON THE CITY.
20/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
All Day
Theatre Delicatesen, Sheffield, Sheffield South Yorkshire
Refugee Festival Scotland A two-week festival across Scotland, celebrating the contribution refugees make to Scotland’s cultural life.
20/06/2017 - 02/07/2017
All Day
Various, Scotland, Various
Woking Welcomes An exciting programme of FREE workshops, performance, film and discussion events at St Dunstan's Church in Woking, Surrey (GU22 7DT) in celebration of Refugee Week 2017.
20/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
12:00 am
St Dunstan’s Church, Woking Surrey
'My Place...?' Exhibition An exhibition of photography exploring life as a young asylum seeker in Birmingham.
21/06/2017 - 16/07/2017
12:00 am
The GAP, Birmingham
Journeys Exhibition
21/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Skipton Library, Skipton
All I left behind. All I will discover: An exhibition of art by young refugees All I left behind. All I will discover is an exhibition of art by young refugees supported by British Red Cross projects in London and Kent.
21/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
gallery@oxo, London
GIFT GIVING: PRINTMAKING SESSIONS WITH YOUNG REFUGEES
21/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Southbank Centre, London
'Am I my Brother's Keeper?' at The Migration Museum Am I My Brother's Keeper? is on display at Migration Museum at The Workshop as part of Refugee Week.
22/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Migration Museum, Lambeth London
Rights & Might: Cultural counter-narratives of the migrant and refugee experiences Conference and Film Festival
22/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
All Day
Regent Street Cinema, London
Double Bill - London Stories: Made by Migrants & Still Waiting A film screening of 'London Stories: Made by Migrants', followed by a live performance of theatre show 'Still Waiting'. All box office income will support Universal Language: I Speak Football - a local Wandsworth organisation that empowers young people who have English as their second language, including recent migrants and refugees.
22/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Battersea Arts Centre, London
If You Lived Here... If You Lived Here… is a 3 day programme of events, exhibitions and activities at Discovery Museum that explores the global issue of displacement, survival and shelter in the 21st century.
23/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
Living Library
23/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Living Library
23/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
V&A, John Madejski Garden, London
Beats Collective Festival Educational and Cultural Festival
23/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Stour space, London
Beats Collective festival Educational and Cultural Fundraising event
23/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Stour space, London
Iftar Sleep Out
23/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 am
South Woodham Ferrers, Battlesbridge Wickford
Music Fusion Refugee Week Charity Fundraiser Best Foot Music, Brighton & Hove Stand Up To Racism and The Sussex Syrian Community Group presents a celebration of musical diversity with musicians from Syria, Antolia and the UK, showcasing funk, folk fusions and international; colaborations. Funds raised on the night will go to The Sussex Syrian Community Hardship fund, and Brighton & Hove Stand Up to Racism. There will also be delicious Syrian food provided by the community
23/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Latest Music Bar, Brighton
Escape to Safety A multi-media interactive exhibition about seeking asylum in Britain
24/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
All Day
St John’s Church, Blackpool Lancashire
Transitions This art exhibition explores the journeys made by people seeking asylum, looking at both the individual and the collective perspective.
24/06/2017 - 21/07/2017
All Day
Conway Hall, London
Walk for Refugee Week 2017 - anywhere, and distance, any time on this day Walk for Refugee Week 2017 - anywhere, and distance, any time on this day
24/06/2017
All Day
Anywhere, Anywhere
Refugee Week Celebration Join us to celebrate Refugee week in Margate with the Cliftonville Community Singers and a screening of the award winning film 'Queens of Syria'
24/06/2017
2:30 am - 5:30 am
Turner Contemporary, Margate Kent
Refugee Week Closing Event
24/06/2017
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
#OurSharedFuture A special Saturday opening of current exhibition MIGRATION, with a programme of film screenings, a drop-in workshop and opportunities to find out about the work of Amnesty International and City of Sanctuary in the local area.
24/06/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Art House, Wakefield West Yorkshire
Information Morning Bore Gwybodaeth information morning, with a film, a talk and informal conversations
24/06/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Mary’s Old School, Aberteifi
Open Day at London Southbank University -- Welcoming Refugees, Migrants and Host Communities London South Bank University: Welcomes refugees, migrants and host community. Please join us at this exciting event to celebrate Refugee Week through cultural diversity, shared learning and fun! All welcome, something for everyone – bring the family!
24/06/2017
All Day
London Southbank University, London
Refugee World Cup and Family Fun Day
24/06/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Albert Park, Salford
“Premier League Kicks” drop in football session Free Football session with refugee communities
24/06/2017
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Normanton Park ATP, Derby
Beyond Borders at the National Maritime Museum For centuries, the sea has carried those seeking refuge towards the promise of a better life. In the midst of the largest humanitarian emergency of recent history, we ask what can we learn from the past, what will happen in the future and what is happening right now in the ongoing migration crisis.
24/06/2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Maritime Museum, London
Giving Hope - bringing the UN Convention Against Torture alive An inspiring event to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
24/06/2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Pop-up Performance: Stone Soup Story Storytelling for families
24/06/2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
V&A Museum, London
Zarafa
24/06/2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
New Art Exchange, Nottingham
Art for all the family
24/06/2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Old Library / Theatre Delicatessen, London London
Big Lunch and Get Together Big Lunch and Get together at Lewisham Arts Cafe
24/06/2017
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lewisham Arts Cafe, London
Burmantofts Gala and Cultural Day
24/06/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oxton Fields, Leeds West Yorkshire
Family Cartoon Drawing with Evie Fridel, @HOME Festival Illustrator Evie Fridel will be drawing family portraits! Come tell Evie about your family: how many are you? What do you like to do together? what is your favourite food at home? Where do you come from? Do you have pets? We will create an illustration of your family members and the portraits will be hanged our library wall to share the image of the different faces in our community.
24/06/2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Old Library / Theatre Delicatessen, London London
REFUGEE WEEK AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE
24/06/2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Southbank Centre, London
Refugees Welcome
24/06/2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Southbank Centre, London
Canvas(s) Audio Trail
24/06/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The National Gallery, London
Corporate immigration: Immigration@work Immigration law has created unlawful employment practices and has become the “new” lever for labour exploitation, human rights trafficking and discrimination in the workplace.
24/06/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Centrala, Biirmingham West Midlands
Party in the Park A great day for the family with live music and events for all.
24/06/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Primrose Hill Park, Coventry
REFUGEE WEEK BIG SING
24/06/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Southbank Centre, London
Shadow Puppet Workshop
24/06/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PlayWorks Nottingham, Nottingham
Sharing Futures: Newport Refugee Week Family Fun Day Family Fun Day and Football Tournament: activities include a 5-aside football tournament on 3G caged pitch for over 16s, multi-sports sessions, music, dance, storytelling and drumming workshops. Free Food and BBQ. Kids Activities including face painting and bouncy castle.
24/06/2017
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gol Football Centre, Newport
Southampton Action Donation Event Donation Event
24/06/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Third Age Centre, Southampton
Children’s Workshop – theatre games
24/06/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Old Library / Theatre Delicatessen, London London
Dear Home Office 2: Still Pending
24/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Southbank Centre, London
Food, Photographs and Belonging: Mapping Family Histories An afternoon of activities and story-telling at the Huguenot Museum, Rochester, exploring heritage, identity and belonging
24/06/2017
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Huguenot Museum, Rochester Kent
Speak Back!
24/06/2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
What Is Your Journey, presented by Refugee Words, @HOME Festival Games for children and adults with Katie-anna Whiting, and Jess Hannigan-Jones Our actors are re-telling a verbatim account of the experiences of refugees we met at La Liniere camp, Dunkirk. We want to humanise their situation. In the words of the people we met "we are human just like you". We all have our stories to tell. We invite participants to create an image of their journey/story using an array of found objects. We will also run several games-based workshops—all ages welcome.
24/06/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Old Library / Theatre Delicatessen, London London
Fire At Sea
24/06/2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Storyhouse, Chester
Gaps in the Wall, presented by Grassmarket Projected Morpheus, @HOME Festival From the time of Moses and beyond, Migrants have enticed us and some have 'entertained angels unaware': the oldest quote on kindness to strangers. So where is it getting muddled? We will curate books by Lucy Popescu of Writers in Prison, on excluded gays and Russian, John Dunbar who introduced John and Yoko, his pal...Jim Haynes, while food and entertainment are handed out and a wall of sphagnum moss will be created.
24/06/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Old Library / Theatre Delicatessen, London London
Workshop – local cuisines, local stories
24/06/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Old Library / Theatre Delicatessen, London London
Voices from the Jungle - Stories from the Refugee Camp Talk with editors of Voices from the Jungle
24/06/2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Book and Kitchen, London
An Audience with PJ Samuels and Friends, A Revue A Variety Concert by LGBT Refugees
24/06/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Showroom, London
Himaya with Open Arms - Dance and Music to donate
24/06/2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Center 151, London
Why We Flee A photography exhibition with the work of photographer Glynn Edwards featuring asylum seekers and refugees from the countries depicted in the photos, sharing their experiences about the situation in their countries and why people leave to seek asylum elsewhere.
24/06/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maindee Library, Newport
Dead [Women] Poets Society at the Poetry Cafe The Dead [Women] Poets Society returns to the Poetry Cafe! Join us for a special event as part of Refugee Week, in aid of the fantastic London-based charity Women for Refugee Women.
24/06/2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
the Poetry Cafe, London West Yorkshire
Storytelling – The Story of Samia Omar
24/06/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Library / Theatre Delicatessen, London London
Team Faizy film screening Screening of an independent 45-minute documentary about asylum seeker Ajmal 'AJ' Faizy, fighting for a boxing world title and his right to stay in the UK. Join AJ and his adoptive family in seeing the film at the boxing club where it all happened.
24/06/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fit2xl Community Boxing Club, Darwen Lancashire
Thankyou Swansea | Films and Photography celebrating Refugees
24/06/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Volcano Theatre, Swansea
“City –Zen One Mic : Refugee special”
24/06/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Maypole Cafe, bar & theatre, Derby
Music of the Night Open Air concert (songs from musicals0
24/06/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4 Oxford Road, Eynsham
Music of the Night A performance of songs from West End musicals in a beautiful garden setting
24/06/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4 Oxford road (outdoor performance), Eynsham
Refugee Compassion Wine and Cheese Tasting Fundraiser Wine and Cheese Tasting
24/06/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Aylesbury Vineyard Church, Aylesbury
The Divided Kingdom Lecture with Ann Morisy
24/06/2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parish Lounge, Sacred Heart Church, London
The Story of Samia Omar, @HOME Festival Vanessa Woolf (Storyteller) & Samra Said (Poet) tell the amazing, beautiful and true story of Samia Omar, seventeen year old who overcame extraordinary odds to be one of only two athletes representing Somalia at the 2008 Olympics.
24/06/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Library / Theatre Delicatessen, London London
@HOME Festival Closing Party Join us for a party to celebrate the end of Refugee Week - a night where the whole community can come together, meet their neighbours, have a dance and enjoy live music from around the world! This event will be hosted by volunteers from Southwark Refugee Response & Theatre Delicatessen. Coming from all different walks of life, we're united in our love of music and our belief in its power to bring people together!
24/06/2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Library / Theatre Delicatessen, London London
Live Music & Open Mic
24/06/2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Library / Theatre Delicatessen, London London
Love Music Hate Racism Hackney Gig Love Music Hate Racism at The Victoria, Dalston presents: Lloyd Luther, Zara Sykes, The Baskervilles, Ghosts of Men. 8pm-late, Saturday 24th June
24/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Victoria, London
World Music Night
24/06/2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians + Maverick Sabre & more Join the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians at Kings Place for a joyous and uplifting show featuring special guests singer-songwriter and rapper Maverick Sabre and Lebanese-Syrian rapper Eslam Jawaad.
24/06/2017
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Kings Place, London