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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 […]

Gearing up for Refugee Week 2019
March 13th, 2019

Guest post by Ernest Zhanaev, Refugee Journalism Project It is a crisp February morning and I am on the train heading to the Refugee Week Conference hosted at Coventry Cathedral. It’s the city where before the Norman Conquest, Lady Godiva entered naked in a merciful plea to her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to protect […]

Refugee Week Conference, HAVEN Coffee and Me
March 13th, 2019

Guest post by Usman Khalid, Haven Coffee Hi, I am Usman, a refugee from Pakistan who has lived in London for the last 12 years. I have always had a passion for good quality coffee. For me, my day doesn’t start until I’ve had that first cup. I have always dreamed of having a coffee […]

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 […]

The Friend Ship HumaniTea party project
January 3rd, 2019

Guest post by Emma Skeet, Friendship Arts Projects I travelled to Athens in 2016 with two artist friends, wanting to show support for the thousands of refugees stranded there on their journey trying to find a safe place to live. It was one of those choices which shaped the story of my life. Having watched […]

Pop-up cafes for Refugee Week: Chorleywood4Refugees’ story
December 14th, 2018

Guest post by Brian Donnelly, Chorleywood4Refugees For the last three Refugee Weeks, the Chorleywood4Refugees Voluntary Group has operated a Pop-up Cafe at their local railway station, which is on the Metropolitan Line between Aldgate and Amersham. Like most small stations, this one does not have a cafe of its own, but even if it does, […]

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 […]