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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 […]

Garden Cafe in South Manchester – Sun 3 June
May 26th, 2018
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Guest post by York University For a 3rd year running, two local refugee groups – Boaz Trust and supporters of Freedom from Torture – will be holding a popular Garden Cafe as part of Burnage and Levenshulme Open Gardens in South Manchester.  Highlights include Botanically-themed cakes, Fairtrade and fresh herbal teas, freshly ground coffee and […]

Tull100 – Football Remembers
May 24th, 2018

Guest post by Tull100 If you’re planning to make football part of your Refugee Week activities this year, then why not link to a new campaign remembering one of Britain’s first black professional players? Join Tull100 — Football Remembers and take part in the No Barriers medal challenge to make your community more inclusive and […]

Take part in Refugee Week, 18-24 June 2018
May 18th, 2018
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This June, Refugee Week will have been celebrating the contributions, resilience and creativity of refugees for 20 years. Thanks to people like you, it has grown to become a powerful and unique national movement, bringing communities together and making space for a different story about refugees. Here’s how you can get involved in Refugee Week […]

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May 17th, 2018
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Guest post by Titilola Dawudu, Oval House The Croydon Avengers is at Oval House for Refugee Week 2018 Ovalhouse’s history has been all about championing voices that are usually silenced.  Our longest running participatory programme, We Are London, bridging the gap for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, recently came to an end due to funding.  So […]