Events - 18 Jun 19

The Events Calendar lets you find Refugee Week events taking place near you.

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    Live music, artworks and performances in galleries across the Museum. Refugee Week partners are bringing their own work and creative workshops, and inviting audiences into conversations and activities based on Simple Acts.

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Prints for Refugees pop-up exhibition at Boxpark Croydon 01/06/2019 - 30/06/2019
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Boxpark Croydon, London The walls of the Boxpark Croydon are ours the whole month of June. Come along and check out our new arrivals and some of our iconic [...] View event
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Artists Exhibition on the theme 'You ,Me and those who came before' 04/06/2019 - 22/06/2019
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Participate Gallery, shrewsbury shropshire Artists from ant background are invited to submit a piece of work along this years Refugee Week theme. There will be a private viewing ( [...] View event
Counterpoints Arts for Refugee Week 08/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
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Counterpoints Arts, London Counterpoints Arts will be presenting a series of new commissions & productions for Refugee Week 2019 Full programme: You, Me and Those Who Came Before' [...] View event
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Norwich Refugee Week 10/06/2019 - 24/06/2019
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New Routes, Norwich Norfolk NORWICH REFUGEE WEEK 2019 PROGRAMME Puppet show and puppet making workshop Saturday 15th June, 2:30 - 4pm Children's Library, the Forum, NR2 1TF FREE. Donations [...] View event
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Celebrating Refugees in Leeds: 1918-2018 11/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
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3rd Floor, Leeds Central Library, Leeds The exhibition will take place in the foyer of the local and family history department of Leeds Central Library. Our exhibition is focused around celebrating [...] View event
Bristol Refugee Festival 2019 11/06/2019 - 30/06/2019
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Bristol, Bristol NA Bristol  Refugee Festival is an annual programme of events aimed at clebrating and valuing contributions from all members of our community.  This year our theme [...] View event
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Syrie: Prints by Haseebah Ali 11/06/2019 - 20/07/2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The GAP, Birmingham An exhibition by Haseebah Ali responding to images of displacement and loss that filled the headlines at the height of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. View event
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Kaleidoscope – Immigration in Modern Britain 12/06/2019 - 08/09/2019
12:00 am
Somerset House, London A new photography exhibition exploring identity and immigration in modern Britain. Featuring stills and moving image, Kaleidoscope showcases the works of ten photographers born or [...] View event
You, me and those who came before 13/06/2019 - 28/06/2019
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Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary presents, ‘You, Me and Those who Came Before’ as part of Refugee Week 2019. This multi-art disciplinary exhibition documents the reality [...] View event
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Sink Without Trace: An Exhibition on Migrant Deaths at Sea 13/06/2019 - 13/07/2019
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
P21 Gallery, london Sink Without Trace presents work by eighteen artists on the subject of migrant deaths at sea. The exhibition includes artists from Denmark, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Italy, Slovakia, South [...] View event
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Migration Matters 14/06/2019 - 22/06/2019
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Migration Matters, Sheffield Migration Matters Festival is the largest Refugee week Festival in the UK. It is pay what you feel theatre and arts festival that celebrates the [...] View event
Refugee Week Exhibition - Culture Connect 14/06/2019 - 19/07/2019
12:00 am
Library of Birmingham – Mezzanine Gallery, Birmingham West Midlands Culture Connects - An artwork showing the lives of Syrian Refugees in Birmingham. The artwork was created by Syrian Refugees together with lead Artist and [...] View event
Giant Dolls’ House Project – Stand As One 14/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
10:00 am - 5:45 pm
V&A Museum of Childhood, London Architect Catja de Haas, founder of the Giant Dolls’ House Project, has teamed up with Oxfam on this exciting collaborative arts project as part of [...] View event
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Bradford Refugee Week 15/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
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Bradford Refugee Week, Bradford Click here to view the Bradford Refugee Week 2019 programme. Keep up to date with all events on the Bradford Refugee Week calendar here. Refugee Week is a [...] View event
Christian Aid "Uprooted" Exhibition 15/06/2019 - 30/06/2019
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Derby Cathedral, Derby Derbyshire A moving photographic exhibition featuring stories of displaced people in Nigeria, Kenya and Iraq. On display in Derby Cathedral from 15 - 30 June, with [...] View event
Derby Refugee Week 15/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
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Derby Refugee Week, Derby This year’s celebrations in Derby are being coordinated by Derby City Of Sanctuary, a network of organisations uniting to make our city a welcoming place [...] View event
Horizons Festival - Manchester 15/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
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Home, Manchester Community Arts Northwest (CAN) presents Horizons Festival: a programme of events in partnership with HOME Manchester as part of Refugee Week 2019. A packed week [...] View event
Nottingham Refugee Week 15/06/2019 - 22/06/2019
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Nottingham Refugee Week, Nottingham As part of International Refugee Week 2019, we welcome you to join us in the Council House Ballroom, Market Square (in between the lions) on Saturday [...] View event
Nottingham Refugee Week 2019 15/06/2019 - 22/06/2019
All Day A festival of music, theatre, dance, film, literature, art and food celebrating the contribution of refugees to our city. Check our website for the full [...] View event
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Coventry Welcomes Festival 15/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Broadgate, Coventry, Coventry Coventry Welcomes Festival is a week-long festival celebrated within the framework of the national Refugee Week (link to, on or around the 20th of June [...] View event
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Norwich Refugee Week 16/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
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Norwich Refugee Week, Norwich Norwich Refugee Week, part of a nationwide programme of events, is a local response to a global issue. Between the 16th and 23rd June, schools, cafes, community groups [...] View event
Refugee Food Festival London 16/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
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Various restaurants, LONDON The idea is simple: from June 16 to 21, 5 London restaurants will open their kitchens to 5 refugee chefs, jointly creating innovative menus featuring [...] View event
An exhibition of tapestries by Queens Park and Middle Street Primary Schools and The Network of International Women: Identity, Belonging & Sanctuary 17/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
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Jubilee Library, Brighton Inspired by the Illuminate tapestry by the Network of International Women, children in our primary schools have explored ideas around identity, belonging and the principles [...] View event
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Exhibition of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Art 17/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
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Derby Refugee Advice Centre, Derby An Exhibition of Art produced during workshops at DRAC. Activities and workshops are a great way for people claiming asylum and starting a new life [...] View event
Launch of Refugee Learning Stories interactive website 17/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
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Online, International Refugee Week 2019 sees the launch of Refugee Learning Stories, an interactive open space created by Gabi Witthaus and Gill Ryan to gather stories and resources [...] View event
Refugee Week in York 17/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
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Refugee Week in York, York Refugee Week is a UK-wide celebration of the contribution refugees make to the country, which also aims promote a better understanding about why people seek [...] View event
Refugee Week Photographic Exhibition: Mighty Pens: Refugee journalists, writers and poets 17/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
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Jubilee Library, Brighton The exhibition contains the portraits, short biographies, quotes and personal statements by refugee journalists, writers and poets throughout history, with particular focus on those who [...] View event
Suffolk Refugee Week 17/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
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Suffolk Refugee Week, Across Suffolk The theme of Refugee Week 2019 (17-23 June) is ‘You, me & those who came before’, which fits well with us looking back over 20 [...] View event
We all share the same sky 17/06/2019 - 20/06/2019
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Newcastle City Library, Newcastle upon Tyne A visual exhibition showing the materials that NERS’s service users have created to celebrate Refugee Week. The display  raises awareness about the situation of  asylum [...] View event
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Refugee Week 2019 at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) 17/06/2019 - 22/06/2019
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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston Lancashire UCLan, alongside many other organisations including Preston Black History group and Preston City of Sanctuary, are hosting a range of free activities to support Refugee [...] View event
Journeys Festival International Presents 'Stamps To Elsewhere' by Farhad Berahman 17/06/2019 - 28/06/2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
LCB Depot, Leicester For Journeys Festival International Leicester 2018, Iranian photographer Farhad Berahman was commissioned to develop a collection of large-scale postage stamps that symbolised a home for [...] View event
You, me and those who came before. Digital Art Exhibition 17/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Institute of Criminology, Cambridge Join us for a Morning tea with a difference. The theme of Refugee Week 2019, ‘You, me and those who came before’, is an invitation [...] View event
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Home from Home 17/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artcore, Derby Derbyshire As part of Refugee Week we invite you to join us for a workshop on the theme of refugees and the launch of Home from [...] View event
How To Make A Difference Training 17/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
SOAS, University of London, London Are you someone who really cares about other people? Do you look around and see problems in your community and across the planet that you long [...] View event
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TO6411 migrant boat displayed on Regent's Canal as part of Sink Without Trace exhibition 17/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Regents Canal, Kings Cross, London T06411 In association with Sink Without Trace Exhibition on Migrant Deaths at Sea T06411 is a North African migrant boat, named after the official code given [...] View event
Auction for Action 2019 17/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Online Auction, Online Auction Auction for Action is an online auction event each night of Refugee Week until Sunday 23 June showcasing local artists, designers, makers and shakers. Each [...] View event
Film showing Mary Meets Mohammed 18/06/2019
12:00 am
Ashby Wesley Church, Scunthorpe North lincolnshire Free film showing of a Tasmanian migrant detention Centre and how friendships and understanding can develop. View event
Shades of Red lll 18/06/2019 - 06/07/2019
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Willesden Gallery, Willesden Green London Featuring a mixed media installation surrounded by two-dimensional drawings and paintings. Pamela Leung’s Shades of Red Ill, 2019, sees the artist’s exploration into identity and [...] View event
Horizons Festival - Workshop: Shared Space – A Learning Lab 18/06/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HOME Manchester, Manchester Every time the refugee crisis hits the headline, there’s a renewed motivation amongst artists and arts organisations to develop creative interventions. This has resulted in [...] View event
Refugee Week Celebratory under 5’s Storytime & Craft activity 18/06/2019
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Jubilee Library, Brighton Join us for a special story time followed by Handa’s Surprise activities View event
Welcome Tour Handling Session 18/06/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Derby Museum, Derby Welcome tour and handling sessions For refugees and asylum seekers at the Museum & Art Gallery View event
Women's Celebration Events, Women's Health Matters 18/06/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
One Community Centre, Leeds, The Rainbow Hearts group is facilitated by Women's Health Matters for asylum seeking women. Group members will gather together to share food and music from [...] View event
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Knit-a-thon 18/06/2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Higgins Bedford, Bedford Bedfordshire All the knitting produced will be distributed to refugees by Knit For Peace. We're also working with Bedford Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support (BRASS) and [...] View event
"Coming to Derby: Sharing stories of Migration" 18/06/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Derby Museum, Derby "Coming to Derby: Sharing stories of Migration" An informal afternoon sharing stories of migration connected to Derby. There will also be a TV Screen showcasing [...] View event
Refugee Week Wellbeing Day 18/06/2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Andrews Church Hall, Nottingham Nottinghamshire This event is an opportunity for organisations across Nottingham, who can offer support, specific services and community to refugees and asylum seekers, to come together [...] View event
The History of Migration...Birmingham & Beyond 18/06/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Moseley Community Hub, Balsall Heath West Midlands Join us with historian Dr Stefanos Kefokeris and panel guests on a journey about the rich diversity of our migrating communities, their key contributions and [...] View event
People's Lullabies Performance and Workshop 18/06/2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
One Community Centre, Leeds, A short performance featuring South African singer Thandanani Gumede - - followed by a workshop that will explore the themes of “lullabies” and “home” [...] View event
UPBEAT Communities BBQ 18/06/2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Upbeat Communities, Derby Join us for a community bbq that will bring together refugees and members of the local community to celebrate Refugee Week. Food, Games, fun and [...] View event
Refugees, Migrants & Asylum Seekers- unpick the crisis. 18/06/2019
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Jubilee Library, Brighton  A workshop with Wendy Ashall Lecturer at the University of Sussex.   There has been much coverage in the media in recent years regarding the [...] View event
20 Years of Refugee Support in Suffolk: 1999-2019 18/06/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Suffolk, Ipswich A talk looking at some of the people who have made Suffolk their home over the last two decades, how they have been supported, and [...] View event
Horizons Festival - Film Screening: Island of the Hungry Ghosts + Q&A 18/06/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HOME Manchester, Manchester Island of the Hungry Ghosts takes place on the remote and extraordinary Christmas Island. Home to few human inhabitants, it’s famous for one of the world’s [...] View event
My First Memory: Epiphanies, Watersheds and Origin Stories 18/06/2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Wanmaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe, London London Join us for an evening of readings to celebrate the launch of the new anthology, My First Memory, by Ben Holden, in association with the [...] View event
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Asylum Monologues @ St Margarets House 18/06/2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Margarets House, London “This waiting for the Home Office to decide – me, I always say that it is a diplomatic form of torture. They are not raping [...] View event
The Rest 18/06/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Institut Français, Londres DEU | 2018 | 78 mins | dir. Ai Weiwei | doc | cert. tbc | in English, Italian, Turkish, French, Greek, Arabic, Kurdish, Persian [...] View event
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The Rest, by Ai Weiwei, with panel discussion & reception 18/06/2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ciné Lumière, London Join us on Tuesday, June 18th for a special Refugee Weekscreening and panel discussion of The Rest, a film by Ai Weiwei, followed by a panel [...] View event
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A Celebration of Refugee Week 18/06/2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington Devon Songs from World Music accapella singing group Ploughcappella; an eye-witness account of life in South Sudan from MSF volunteer Flowa; and the film A Season [...] View event
Britain on Film: Welcome to Britain Film at Perton Library 18/06/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Perton Library, Perton In a time of constant debates around immigration both nationally and internationally, the Independent Cinema Office’s latest Britain on Film offering looks back to chart a [...] View event
Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees - Pub Quiz 18/06/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boston Tea Party, Cheltenham Gloucestershire We’re having a fun-filled quiz night for National Refugee Week at the Boston Tea Party, 7-9pm on Tuesday! Boston Tea Party is a classic staple [...] View event
Cornerstone Refugee Education Project (Caritas Salford) - Refugee Dine With Me 18/06/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornerstone Day Centre, Manchester Lancashire Over the past two years Caritas has created a vibrant community where asylum seekers and refugees can learn English, progress onto university and find a [...] View event
FILM: The Breadwinner (12A) 18/06/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Place Bedford, Bedford In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in [...] View event
Horizons Festival - Declaration Performance + Post-show panel discussion 18/06/2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HOME Manchester, Manchester Declaration is a musical journey composed and performed by Tagné Tebu, a multi-instrumentalist with a mix of jazz, African, Latin and Indo-Arabic influences. The piece narrates a [...] View event
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No Direction Home – stand-up comedy 18/06/2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Migration Museum, Lambeth London Laughter unites us: an evening of stand-up by comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds, hosted by Tom Parry and featuring a headline performance by Stefano Paolini. No Direction [...] View event
Beyond Borders: An Evening With... 18/06/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Theatre Deli, The Old Library, London Alleyway Radical Theatre are a migrant and refugee led theatre company, who work with shadow theatre and puppetry. The company members come from various backgrounds, [...] View event
Bringing Hope and Aid to those Stuck between Borders 18/06/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Peter’s Church, Macclesfield Cheshire Join Global Justice Macclesfield for a presentation and discussion led by Steve Walsh and Karina Meachin from Hope and Aid Direct about their experience taking [...] View event
Calais Children: A case to answer 18/06/2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chelmsford Museum, Chelmsford Essex Why did the UK leave nearly 2000 children in the "Calais Jungle' as it burnt when many had a legal right to be in the [...] View event
The Castaways 18/06/2019
7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Theatre Royal Wakefield, Wakefield West Yorkshire In the not too distant future, flooding and coastal erosion have ravaged many parts of the UK. Scores of towns and cities have been destroyed. [...] View event
Horizons Festival - Music: Young Amani 18/06/2019
8:45 pm - 9:30 pm
HOME Manchester, Manchester A unique festival duo performing live contemporary music with strong Congolese influences, showcasing fresh, young talent from the renowned Amani Creatives. Amani Creatives develops and [...] View event