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Introducing the Refugee Week 2020 leaders
March 17th, 2020

We’re delighted to introduce our Refugee Week 2020 leadership group: five young emerging leaders from refugee backgrounds who are doing exciting work in advocacy or arts and social change. The Refugee Week Leadership Project, coordinated by Counterpoints Arts and funded by Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, aims to support lived experience leadership in the context of […]

Round Up of Refugee Week Conferences 2020
February 28th, 2020
Conference attendees

What did we learn at the national Refugee Week Conferences in London and Bristol this February? Here’s a (non-exhaustive!) round up of the conversations we had. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate Refugee Week 2020, 15-21 June “I loved the whole day and took away so many ideas and met some great people who […]

Refugee Week Conference Bristol 2020 Programme
February 6th, 2020

We’re delighted to share the programme for the first national Refugee Week Conference in Bristol, which will be held at Trinity Centre on Thursday 13 February! Refugee Week Conference Bristol is a day of inspiration, workshops and discussion in preparation for Refugee Week (15-21 June), held in partnership with Bristol Refugee Festival and Platforma Arts and Refugees Network , […]

Refugee Week Conference London 2020 Programme
January 29th, 2020

We’re delighted to share the programme for Refugee Week Conference London 2020, a day of inspiration, workshops and discussion in preparation for Refugee Week (15-21 June). The Refugee Week Conference is held in partnership with Platforma Arts & Refugees Network, and produced by Counterpoints Arts Held at Amnesty International’s Shoreditch venue on 10 February, the London Conference will […]

Refugee Week Conference 2020: Booking Now Open
December 13th, 2019
Chefs from Welcome Kitchen and friends at Refugee Week Conference 2019

Join us to explore how arts, culture, education and the media can bring communities together and help change the conversation about refugees. The Refugee Week Conference is a day of inspiration, workshops and discussion in preparation for Refugee Week (15-21 June), which for 2020 has the theme ‘Imagine’. We’re delighted to be holding two national conferences for […]

Theme of Refugee Week 2020: ‘Imagine’
December 13th, 2019
Hawiyya Dance Co. perform at V&A for Refugee Week 2018

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Arundhati Roy “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein We live in uncertain times. The climate crisis, political division, rapid technological change and ongoing conflicts around the world mean the future is unclear, not least […]

Opportunity: Refugee Week Leadership Project 2020 (Paid placement/ expenses)
November 11th, 2019
Leadership 2020 call out graphic

Following the success of the first Refugee Week Leadership Project in 2019, we’re delighted to have been awarded funding from Ben and Jerry’s Foundation to run the programme for a second year. We are now recruiting a new group to be part of the Refugee Week Leadership Project 2020, and this time, we’re inviting applications from emerging leaders aged 30 or under. […]

Refugee Week 2019 – Archived Posts
June 13th, 2019

    REFUGEE WEEK 2019 WHAT NEXT?  Thank you to everyone who made Refugee Week 2019 such an amazing celebration of everything refugees bring to the UK! The festival may be over, but the movement for the rights of people seeking safety continues – and is more important than ever. Whether it’s through joining a campaign, […]

Moving Worlds: Screen a film for Refugee Week 2019
April 17th, 2019

Why not show a film for Refugee Week – and turn your school, workplace or kitchen into a gateway to a different world? Produced by Counterpoints Arts, Moving Worlds is a programme of films available to screen at special reduced rates during Refugee Week (17-23 June  2019). Responding to this year’s Refugee Week theme, ‘You, me and those who […]

You, me and those who came before: How can The National Archives help support your Refugee Week events?
March 22nd, 2019
(c) The National Archives

Guest post by Victoria Iglikowski The history of Britain is the history of migration The National Archives holds records relating to the government in England and Wales, and, importantly, the governments interaction with the wider world. We hold records covering 1000 years of history, from the Doomsday Book and the Magna Carta, up to the […]