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Refugee Week 2013 Image Gallery
September 16th, 2013
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We’ve put together an image gallery to help us remember all the great events and projects that took place for Refugee Week 2013 – thank you for sending your photos in! Our dazzling illustrated poster design for Refugee Week 2013 Refugee Week partner Amnesty International’s infographic for our 2013 poll report Lucky Moyo and Sam […]

‘I am Nasrine’ and the UK’s Welcoming Spirit
June 21st, 2013
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Film star Shiraz Haq celebrates the UK’s welcoming spirit and thinks about the importance of appreciation and tolerance in our vastly connected world today. For centuries the history and heritage of the UK has been steeped in a rich tapestry of people from all over. As much as we Britons have reached out across the […]

The Make My Day Diary launched this Refugee Week
June 19th, 2013

The wonderful English Pen has been running a Make My Day! creative writing project with the Tricycle Theatre, funded by John Lyon’s Charity, bringing writers together with young people from countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Somalia. John Hegley ran creative writing workshops and the project incorporated the Bronze Arts Award which allows the […]

Our History and Heritage Refugee Week 2013 Poll
June 16th, 2013
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The theme of Refugee Week 2013 is Our History and Heritage. To mark the theme this year we have commissioned a survey asking people from across the UK to tell us what in their opinion are the most significant contributions that refugees have made to the UK. The report provides an overview of the survey […]

Refugee Week Time-line Unveiled
June 14th, 2013

Our new online timeline is now live! For Refugee Week UK 2013 we are looking at the contributions of refugees to our history and heritage. This timeline and ‘living archive’ created by Refugee Week aims to acknowledge these contributions and highlight how refugees and their descendants have helped shape our nation. We hope you find […]

A unique new online time-line & ‘living archive’
June 1st, 2013
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We have created a unique new online time-line and ‘living archive’ to document the important contributions of refugees to our history & heritage and we are looking for contributors ~ This year we conducted a Refugee Week 2013 opinion poll to see what people thought about refugees in our history. We saw that 94% of […]

Celebrating Sanctuary London
May 16th, 2013
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Celebrating Sanctuary London to kick off Refugee Week UK on Sunday 15 June with a free festival on the South Bank Plus: Palestinian cinema at the BFI (16, 19 and 22 June) New Voices at the V&A Museum of Childhood (21 June) Celebrating Sanctuary London on the South Bank Sunday, 15 June 2014, 2 – […]

Refugee Week 2013
April 5th, 2013
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Did you know that one of the designers working on Hampton Court was a Huguenot refugee? … We hope to share the interesting, often surprising facts about how refugees have contributed to the UK. Refugee Week aims to encourage a better understanding of Britain’s proud history of giving sanctuary to people escaping persecution, and to […]

Refugee Week Newsletter October 2012
October 31st, 2012

“Different Pasts, Shared Futures” Refugee Week celebrates the contributions of refugee communities to the UK and provides a platform where positive images of refugees can be promoted in order to create and uphold a culture of welcome. We have been enjoying evaluating this year’s Refugee Week activity and planning for Refugee Week 2013! In this […]

Olympic Spirit Gives Hope to Refugees
July 29th, 2012

Laura Padoan, UNHCR London, explores the lasting legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games for refugees across the world. Laura Padoan, UNHCR London 27th July 2012 As thousands of athletes and spectators from 205 countries around the world gather in London today for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, UNHCR is preparing for […]