In response to the Refugee Week UK theme of celebrating 20 years of Refugee Week, the Welsh Refugee Council’s art programme – Gwneud Noddfa – has been exploring the theme of CELEBRATION – asking what we’d like to celebrate in life – from the little things that lift the spirits, “offering a smile is worth gold” to the momentous.
Our focus is celebrating SANCTUARY; the people who find sanctuary in Wales and the people and organisations who work to make newcomers feel welcome and to defend and uphold human rights.
We want to celebrate the movement to make Wales a Nation of Sanctuary, including Welsh Government’s forthcoming Refugee Delivery Plan which highlights the contribution our leaders will make towards this.
We want to celebrate what it is to feel at HOME and explore what home means to people.
We want to celebrate the UK HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, which is also 20 years old this year and explore where the rights established are being promoted and defended by community groups, NGOs, businesses and government. We want to highlight that these rights apply to and should be enjoyed by every person, regardless of immigration status. We aim to foster a sense of unity by highlighting the needs and rights that all humans have in common.
More broadly, through the events within and around Refugee Week, we want to celebrate MIGRATION, and the rich mix of culture, skills and expertise people who have moved to Wales have brought with them over the decades.
This year we’re extending the celebrations of Refugee Week into July to give more time to celebrate all these themes.
|Date||18/06/2018 - 24/06/2018|
|Venue||Refugee Week Wales|
Various locations including
Welsh Refugee Council
|Category||Arts and Culture, Campaigning or awareness-raising, Community event|