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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
That was Refugee Week 2016!
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 […]

IOM UK Launches “Portraits of Welcome” to Mark Refugee Week
July 6th, 2016
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This is a guest post by IOM. This year IOM became an official partner of Refugee Week in the UK, celebrating the contributions of refugees and marking the continued need for protection and support of forced migrants. The theme for 2016’s Refugee Week was “Welcome”, with a variety of organizations hosting events and activities demonstrating the UK’s […]

Refugee Week at the British Museum
July 6th, 2016

Refugee Week was celebrated on the 24th June with a wonderful evening at the British Museum in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts. The evening saw an exciting range of workshops, film screenings, participatory installations and performances in including music, poetry, theatre and storytelling.   The writer, editor, creative producer and Counterpoints Arts’ Poet-in-Residence, Kayo Chingonyi introduced the […]

Glebelands Primary School and Refugee Week
July 5th, 2016
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This is a guest post by Ruth Sinhal from Glebelands Primary School. The Thursday before Refugee Week, I was delighted to take 14 children to an art project hosted by Leicester Artzone and Leicester City of Sanctuary. Talented artist, Ali Agayev created an amazing piece of art for the children to work on. It has […]

The Widening Access team at Cardiff Metropolitan University
July 5th, 2016

This is a guest post from the Widening Access team at Cardiff Metropolitan University. The Widening Access team at Cardiff Metropolitan University work across Cardiff and South-East Wales; particularly with Refugees and Asylum Seekers. The main part of their work involves offering University standard courses in the community, including the two main Asylum and Refugee support […]

Refugee Action Kingston during Refugee Week
July 5th, 2016

A guest post by Refugee Action Kingston On the 20th June on World Refugee day and the start of Refugee week, we held an event at All Saints Church Kingston, celebrating 25 years of welcoming Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Kingston. “Refugee Action Kingston has been a beacon of hope for 25 years, standing by […]

Euromernet in Brighton
July 3rd, 2016

A guest post by Matteo Haenen. Euro Mediterranean Resources Network (Euromernet) organised a Refugee Week event in collaboration with the Community Base and Refugee Radio in Brighton. The event aimed to mark the end of the Refugee Week with the big question on the refugee “crisis”: what is to be done? The evening started with […]

Town Hall Square, Leicester
July 1st, 2016

Guest post by Ambrose Musiyiwa. The Refugee Week celebration that was held at the Town Hall Square in Leicester on June 18 saw performances, music, poetry and storytelling from Leicester-based artists celebrating the contribution refugees have made and continue to make to Leicester and Britain. The celebration was organised by the British Red Cross. As […]