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The New Babylonians – exhibition in Brighton for Refugee Week
June 21st, 2018
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Guest post by ONCA Gallery Brighton celebrates refugee week with the exhibition The New Babylonians, Gil Mualem-Doron at ONCA Gallery.  The exhibition presents several participatory art projects created in the past year with young adults, refugees members of The Migrant English Project (MEP) Brighton and CARAS organisation London, and Art Rich (Portsmouth). The project presents a […]

20 word poems #SimpleActs
June 18th, 2018

To mark 20 years of Refugee Week, we’re inviting you to write a 20 word poem. Here are some of the poems written so far – share yours using #SimpleActs, or email us.   20 word poems   Our favourite Saturday-night metaphor: ‘Journey’ Catches on like wildfire Infection. Explodes From hearthside To healthscare In a […]

Britain – a land of camps
June 18th, 2018
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Guest post by Jordanna Bailkin Photograph of Ugandan Asians at Tonfanau camp by Jim Arnould, Nova (April 1973) Today, as the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week marks the contribution of refugees to British life, very few people think of Britain as a land of camps.  For many Britons, camps seem to happen  “elsewhere,” from Greece […]

UEA series to explore 20 years of refugee history
June 17th, 2018

Guest post by Hari Reed, UEA Refugee History   20 Years of Refugee Aid, Advocacy and Activism In recognition of the 20thanniversary of Refugee Week, UEA Refugee History are publishing one blog per day – here – on our website, for the duration of the week. Each blog looks at an aspect of refugee aid, advocacy […]

Music Action International at Refugee Week
June 13th, 2018
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Guest post by Music Action International How does music support refugees to rebuild mental & emotional health, connect with people & find new friends? Our Refugee Week events are led by refugees, asylum seekers, torture survivors and Roma people who find music effectively transforms their lives, rebuilds hope and helps them to connect with other […]

Great Street Feast, London – in support of Freedom from Torture
June 13th, 2018
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  Guest post by Freedom from Torture Every survivor of torture in the UK has a different story, which means that their needs are different too.  That’s why we at Freedom from Torture, tailor the support we offer to suit each person who comes to us. We provide counselling, group therapy and ongoing support.  We […]

How a Brighton nursery school is celebrating Refugee Week
June 12th, 2018
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Guest post about The Royal Spa Nursery This Refugee Week there is a special celebration planned at Royal Spa nursery school in Brighton.  The nursery has been awarded the first Nursery of Sanctuary award in the city.  Brighton is proud to be a city of sanctuary, working to providing a welcoming environment for refugees.  Good […]

Shatila Stories – book launch on 20 June
June 4th, 2018
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Guest post by Peirene Press On the 20th of June we will be marking Refugee Week with the launch of Shatila Stories, a novel written by nine refugees living in the Shatila camp in Beirut, Lebanon.  The launch will be held at Waterstones Gower St. and we would love you to join us! You can book […]

Greeting cards raising funds for the Refugee Council
June 4th, 2018
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Guest post by Liz Holden, Percy Boynton Cards Percy Boynton Cards are stylish and attractive cards that are suitable for most occasions – birthdays, thank you etc – as the cards are blank inside (apart from the Christmas range). I started this project two years ago, combining an interest in art, design and photography with […]

Welcome to Refugee Festival Scotland 2018
May 30th, 2018
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Guest post by Soizig Carey, Arts and Cultural Development Officer, Scottish Refugee Council Refugee Festival Scotland is a celebration of the contribution refugees make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, dance, visual art and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety in Scotland. For two weeks […]