Author Archives: AdamJack

Refugee Tales: Walking in Solidarity

By Heba Ghanem Refugee Tales, a unique experience combining walking, art and literature with the unifying principles of compassion and solidarity, will bring together writers, displaced people and supporters to celebrate refugees, reject prejudice, and protest against indefinite detention. Following the path of Chaucer’s pilgrims who travelled along the North Downs Way from Dover to […]

The hidden history of Britain’s refugee artists

Did you know that The Voice star Rita Ora was a refugee? Or that the family of artist Lucien Freud moved to London in the 1930s to avoid persecution by the Nazis? They are just two of the personalities highlighted by Traces Project, the first digital timeline to tell the untold history of artists who […]

Putting Refugee Week on the map

Hundreds of organisations, community groups and venues holding Refugee Week events have been plotted on a map of the UK for the first time. From the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow all the way down to St Steven’s Church in Devon, the map highlights the range and geographical reach of those who celebrated Refugee Week […]

Refugee stories: Making it personal

Refugee Week 2015 will take place on the 15-21 June, just a month after the UK general election. And even in that short interim, the political discourse around the status of refugees, migrants and those seeking asylum may change substantially. Ahead of events planned for all around the UK this summer, Counterpoint Arts hosted their […]

Refugee Week 2014 – Our Shared Future

This year we would like to put a spotlight on the refugee children and young people who exhibit such adaptability, resilience and determination in rebuilding their lives in the UK, and who play (and will go on to play) an important role in shaping our future society. This is our shared future. We all have […]

Refugee Week Newsletter October 2012

“Different Pasts, Shared Futures” Refugee Week celebrates the contributions of refugee communities to the UK and provides a platform where positive images of refugees can be promoted in order to create and uphold a culture of welcome. We have been enjoying evaluating this year’s Refugee Week activity and planning for Refugee Week 2013! In this […]

Unsung Heroes of London 2012

The focus of Refugee Week this year was on highlighting the Unsung Heroes of the Olympics – refugees working behind the scenes to make it happen, and who make everyday contributions in their communities around the UK. Below are the stories from Cynthia, Kolbassia, Téa and Luka- who were the four we chose to feature […]