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Moving Worlds: Screen a film for Refugee Week 2019
April 17th, 2019

Why not show a film for Refugee Week – and turn your school, workplace or kitchen into a gateway to a different world? Produced by Counterpoints Arts, Moving Worlds is a programme of films available to screen at special reduced rates during Refugee Week (17-23 June  2019). Responding to this year’s Refugee Week theme, ‘You, me and those who […]

You, me and those who came before: How can The National Archives help support your Refugee Week events?
March 22nd, 2019
(c) The National Archives

Guest post by Victoria Iglikowski The history of Britain is the history of migration The National Archives holds records relating to the government in England and Wales, and, importantly, the governments interaction with the wider world. We hold records covering 1000 years of history, from the Doomsday Book and the Magna Carta, up to the […]

Become a Refugee Week Ambassador (voluntary, expenses paid)
March 19th, 2019
(c) Ambrose Musiyiwa

Make your voice heard in the media this Refugee Week Following a successful project last year, Counterpoints Arts and IMiX are recruiting a number of Refugee Week ambassadors to share their experiences and views in the media for Refugee Week (17-23 June 2019). We know that hearing from real people who have experienced displacement is […]

Refugee Week Conference 2019 materials
March 11th, 2019
Image (c) Ambrose Musiyiwa, CivicLeicester

How can we use the arts and sports to bring people together? What are the best ways to publicise our events and projects, and how do we make sure the right people are in the lead? These questions and more were the subject of rich discussion at our national Refugee Week Conferences 2019 in Coventry (11 February) […]

Meet Our New Refugee Week Leaders
February 8th, 2019
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Over the past few years, we have been reflecting on what more we can do to ensure that people with lived experience of displacement are at the heart and forefront of Refugee Week. In October 2018 we were thrilled to receive funding from Ben and Jerry’s Foundation for a new Refugee Week Leadership Project, which will support […]

Refugee Week Conference 2019: Booking now open
November 14th, 2018

Join us for one of two national Refugee Week Conferences in February to get inspired, excited and prepared for Refugee Week 2019 (17-23 June). After years of struggling to fit everyone in, we are delighted to be holding TWO Refugee Week conferences for the first time for 2019. The Conferences are free but spaces are […]

Theme of Refugee Week 2019
November 14th, 2018
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You, me and those who came before #Generations This Refugee Week we invite you to discover the experiences of displacement that are found in our families, neighbourhoods and history. The theme of Refugee Week 2019, ‘You, me and those who came before’, is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees – and those who […]

Opportunity: Refugee Week leadership project (paid internship/ expenses)
November 7th, 2018
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Are you passionate about changing public attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers? Do you want to develop your leadership potential in the field of refugee rights, media, education or the arts and social change? Do you have experience starting or managing a project (as a job or in your free time)? Are you from a refugee background? Counterpoints Arts are inviting applications […]

Opportunity: Extra support for local Refugee Week networks
October 4th, 2018

Are you part of a group or network that helps to organise Refugee Week in your town or city? Would you like some extra support in the run up to Refugee Week 2019? As part of a new project funded by Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, Refugee Week UK Coordinator Counterpoints Arts is offering local Refugee […]

Sponsor Refugees joins Refugee Week partnership
September 5th, 2018

We are delighted to announce Refugee Week’s latest national partner, Sponsor Refugees. Sponsor Refugees is the Citizens UK Foundation for community sponsorship of refugees, placing civil society at the heart of the refugees welcome movement. It promotes community sponsorship across the UK and supports groups through the community sponsorship process. To find out more about Sponsor Refugees, visit their […]