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Refugee Week at Croydon College
August 17th, 2016
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A guest post by Temor Alkaisi. The Refugee Week event at Croydon College was held on 23rd June for ESOL students. At Croydon College they have about 200 students studying on the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course. This year at Croydon College we took another route to Refugee Week by recruiting a […]

Refugee Week at the British Red Cross
August 15th, 2016
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A guest post by Alice Owen, British Red Cross. 20-26 June saw a host of fun-filled activities celebrating the positive contribution that refugees make to the UK and encouraging better understanding between communities through the arts. The British Red Cross works with Counterpoints Arts and other leading agencies to help deliver refugee week across the […]

Doormatting in Birmingham
July 15th, 2016

A guest post by Ciara Cohen-Ennis. In February my friend Beatrice and I attended the Refugee Week conference where we were inspired by a project in London where two people took images of themselves with a banner saying ‘Refugees Welcome’ at some of the city’s famous landmarks. With a customized doormat reading ‘Refugees Welcome’, we […]

Refugee Week Jammin’ in Bearwood
July 15th, 2016

A guest post by Leonie Hart. In celebration of Refugee Week 2016, Bearwood Action for Refugees hosted a JAMATHON on Sunday 19 June at Thimblemill Library. The event was in aid of Leros Solidarity Network, who support refugees in transit in Greece, and Bearwood turned out in force to support the cause raising a total […]

Sidcot Festival of Peace
July 15th, 2016

A guest post by Miriam Gosling. Sunday 19 June saw the inaugural Festival of Peace at Sidcot School. Hosted by the school’s Centre for Peace and Global Studies the festival explored the theme ‘The Nature of Identity’. Held in Refugee Week, and taking place on Father’s Day, the afternoon event celebrated family and community, exploring […]

Unite against racism
July 15th, 2016

A guest post by Rachel Bower. On 23rd June 2016 we gathered in the Moor Theatre Deli for a special Verse Matters for Refugee Week and Yorkshire Festival. It was a powerful and moving event, balanced in that tense moment between the daytime voting for the EU Referendum and the results the following morning. Given […]

Singing For Refugee Week
July 15th, 2016

A guest post by Caroline Hoile​ from Grumpy Sheep Music We composed a song to raise awareness and to celebrate Refugee Week for primary school children, and, as it turned out, for all those who were young at heart and enjoyed singing! ‘One World to Share’ is an upbeat song with thoughtful words embracing our […]

Engaging Refugee Narratives: Perspectives from Academia and the Arts
July 12th, 2016

This is a guest post by Dr. Susan Pattie. Artists, academics and educators gathered at University College London on June 20 and 21, taking part in a series of workshops, presentations and performances designed to encourage collaboration and innovation in programs working with refugees.  Engaging Refugee Narratives:  Perspectives from Academia and the Arts highlighted the need to enable refugees’ […]

Refugee Week at Haverstock School
July 12th, 2016
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Read how communities across the UK and beyond spread the message of "Welcome"

This is a guest post from Haverstock School. Here are a selection of things that students at Haverstock School got up to during Refugee Week: To celebrate Refugee Week, Haverstock School Citizenship Action Club organised a lunchtime stall, inviting students to share their own migration stories and sign a petition in support of Amnesty International’s […]

The Zephaniah Trust
July 12th, 2016
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A guest post by Julie Wilkinson at The Zephaniah Trust. You can watch the new animation here. Jhora’s Story is the story of a young Rohingyan refugee, brought to the UK with her family under the UNHCR Gateway Protection Programme. Her story is one of three firsthand accounts by refugees and those who work with them […]