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Refugee Week 2018: Celebrating 20 years
December 6th, 2017
Girl in shades jumps to music at Refugee Week 2017 at British Museum

In June 2018, Refugee Week will reach an important milestone: 20 years of celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. This 20 year anniversary will be the theme of Refugee Week 2018 (18-24 June), and we’ll be inviting you to take part with a choice of 20 ways to stand with refugees and make […]

National Education Union joins Refugee Week partnership
November 29th, 2017
National Education Union logo

We are excited to announce that the National Education Union (NEU) has joined the Refugee Week national partnership. The NEU is the UK’s largest education union, bringing together more than 450,000 teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders in schools and colleges across the UK. The NEU was founded in 2017 following the merger of the NUT […]

Solidarity with Refugees joins Refugee Week partnership
November 29th, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Solidarity with Refugees has joined the Refugee Week national partnership. Having started life as a demonstration of around 90 thousand people through central London in September 2015, Solidarity with Refugees advocates for policy change that would save lives and give people the chance to live in safety with dignity […]

Book Your Place at Refugee Week Conference 2018
November 13th, 2017

Looking for ideas and inspiration for Refugee Week 2018? Thinking about getting involved for the first time? Join us in London on 12 February 2018 for a day of listening, learning and networking in preparation for the 20th birthday edition of Refugee Week, 18-24 June 2018! Click here for details and to book your free […]

How Museums Celebrated Refugee Week 2017
October 18th, 2017

[View the story “Museums do Refugee Week 2017” on Storify]

Ashley Community Housing Celebrates Refugee Week 2017
August 7th, 2017

A guest post by Rose Adderley, Marketing Intern at Ashley Community Housing Bristol. All of Ashley Community Housing’s regional offices have been celebrating Refugee Week across the country. In Bristol we extended the week to a longer celebration – Bristol Refugee Festival. Wolverhampton ACH also held many events to enjoy their Refugee Week. Here is a summary […]

“It feels like a family”: An interview with Sophie Besse, director of a comedy about Calais
June 22nd, 2017

It’s the refugee arts project everyone’s talking about. In the fifth and final edition of the Our Shared Future blog series, Marienna Pope-Weidemann talks to Sophie Besse, director of Borderline comedy about Calais Calais is not a place we associate with comedy. But danger, deprivation and desperation is only half the story. Sophie Besse, artistic director […]

“When I play, the distance falls away”: Mina Salama’s musical journey
June 22nd, 2017

In part four of the Our Shared Future blog series, Marienna Pope-Weidemann meets Egyptian instrumentalist Mina Salama, and learns about the new route his music has taken since he sought sanctuary in the UK Mina was nine years old when he found an old keyboard at his friend’s house in Alexandria, Egypt. Enchanted, the young boy sat down to play and there […]

Refugee Choir Start Summer of Performances
June 21st, 2017

A guest post by Tess Berry-Hart There’s an interesting jam happening in the leafy suburbs of Greenwich. A choir of over 30 members from 15 different countries are performing a rendition of “Scarborough Fair” accompanied by North African darabouka drumbeats and rapping by an Iraqi refugee. From new arrivals from Syria and Afghanistan, to older generations […]

“I want to see women in the lead”: Faith Gakanje
June 21st, 2017

In part three of the Our Shared Future blog series, Marienna Pope-Weidemann meets Faith Gakanje, fashion entrepreneur and founder of a forum supporting refugee women  Faith Gakanje was challenging oppression even as a child. The daughter of Chief Nemangwe, she was involved in Zimbabwe’s liberation movement as a chimbwido (junior fighter) from the young age of nine. Zimbabwe won […]