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Refugee week at the Horniman Museum and Gardens
June 25th, 2015
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Lucia Cortelli, who has been volunteering at the Horniman for the past year, shares a few thoughts on our Refugee Week event. On Saturday 20 of June the Horniman hosted a day of events and activities to mark Refugee Week. This is a UK- wide event that celebrates the important contributions refugees make to their […]

From sketch to finish
June 20th, 2015

Scottish Refugee Council media volunteer Sorcha learned the process of pin-making at a free workshop run by jewellery project O-Pin during this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland. Blog post by Sorcha Meredith, volunteer media officer at Scottish Refugee Council Jewellery project ‘O-Pin’ organise accessible jewellery making opportunities, and this year it returned to Refugee Festival Scotland […]

Holocaust Memorial Trust: A meal from Darfur
June 18th, 2015
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To celebrate Refugee Week this week we chose to profile Darfuri culture by holding a team meal with food from Darfur, taking part in the Simple Acts campaign and testing our culinary skills at the same time. Blog post by Holocaust Memorial Trust Refugee Week takes place on the third week of June each year […]

Watch: Refugee Week in Salford
June 18th, 2015
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Refugee Week in Salford getting its groove on! For more information about Refugee Week Salford visit http://www.salford.gov.uk/refugeeweek2015.htm and follow @Salfordrefugeew on Twitter Video by Pendleton TV

Refugee Week is here!
June 14th, 2015
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Refugee Week is a programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities across the UK and beyond, which celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK and promote better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. This Refugee Week (15-21 June), we invite you to get together, get creative and celebrate the contributions and resilience […]

Watch: ‘Nowhere is Home’ by Manaf Halbouni, 2015
June 12th, 2015
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A car loaded with personal possessions is turned into a living space – an impossible home for a “modern nomad unable to belong and grow roots”. ‘Nowhere is Home’ by Manaf Halbouni, 2015 from Counterpoints Arts on Vimeo. This personal yet universal piece by German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni speaks of his transient life in exile […]

Welcome Tent hits the streets of Glasgow
June 12th, 2015
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Scottish Refugee Council media volunteer Sorcha headed to Buchanan Street for the first Welcome Tent of this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland on Friday 5 June Blog post by Sorcha Meredith, volunteer media officer at Scottish Refugee Council After a rainy start to the day the skies cleared and the tent was joined by a series […]

My Journey: A young refugee’s story
June 11th, 2015

How do you explain what it’s like being a refugee to someone who has never been crammed into the back of a dark lorry; or been surrounded by people who don’t speak their language? Refugee Week Young Ambassador Safian Toheed (Sayf Malik) made this short film especially for Refugee Week 2015, and we think he […]

Get involved on social media
June 7th, 2015
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Find us on Twitter, Facebook and (new for 2015!) Instagram and join the conversation using the hashtags #RefugeesContribute and #RefugeeWeek. Here are some ways you can get involved: 1. Share one of our #RefugeesContribute images – or find and share a contribution story of your own: Click here to browse all the images and choose […]

Share the story of a hidden refugee contribution
June 7th, 2015
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Show the world you recognise the contributions and resilience of refugees by sharing one of these slides on Twitter or Facebook – or find and share a contribution story of your own. To download an image, right click and select ‘save image as’. Twitter images: Facebook images: Graphics created by Montfort