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, welcoming refugees in your community or embarking on a creative project, we hope you’ll feel inspired stay involved.
Here are some ideas on how you can Join the Movement to get you started […]
Foyles bookshop are joining us in celebrating Refugee Week with this blog post from children’s author, Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, listing his favourite picture books on the theme of home and migration, for both adults and children. Read more here.
The HuffPost are showing their support for Refugee Week with an incredible series of blog posts from our Refugee Week Ambassadors. Read the first post here from Maya Ghazal as she shares her incredible story of overcoming discrimination as a refugee to pursue her dream of becoming the first female Syrian pilot […]
We are very excited to launch our new animation for Refugee Week! Read more about our collaboration with award-winning animation studio, Fettle and how they created this beautiful animation with a specially commissioned poem by Julian Jordan and music by Haymanot Tesfa […]
Language course provider Rosetta Stone team up with Refugee Week this year to provide 1000 free courses to refugees! Read more here
Refugee Week 2019 Playlist is now available!
Follow us on Spotify and tune into our playlist for Refugee Week – an incredible mix of music inspired by refugee artists and those creating music to support displaced people. Tracks include special requests from our Refugee Week Ambassadors. Listen here
Refugee Week in the news
Jillian Edelstein’s stunning series of portraits – a special commission for Refugee Week featuring eleven prominent public figures who all share a refugee heritage – was featured in the guardian newspaper last week. Jillian’s photographs are the inspiration behind our 2019 promotional materials. View her photographs here.
Using the theme of ‘You, me and those who came before’, The British Red Cross teaching resources for 2019 are now available to download here. This year’s Refugee Week materials consider the generations of refugees throughout history who have had to start new lives elsewhere.
The Refugee Week 2019 posters and postcards are are now available to order. Hot off the press, the brand new materials can be ordered free of charge (you just pay for the postage) from our online shop.
Inspired by this year’s theme of ‘You, me and those who came before’, our stunning design is based on eleven portraits by the internationally renowned photographer, Jillian Edelstein […]
To mark 20 years of Refugee Week, we invited you to do one of 20 Simple Acts to ‘help change the way we see refugees, and ourselves’. We hoped that by each doing something small, together we could help make new connections in our communities, gain a better understanding of refugee experiences and show solidarity and […]
Thank you to everyone who made Refugee Week 2018 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, welcoming refugees in your community or embarking on […]
To mark 20 years of Refugee Week, we’re inviting you to write a 20 word poem. Here are some of the poems written so far – share yours using #SimpleActs, or email us. 20 word poems Our favourite Saturday-night metaphor: ‘Journey’ Catches on like wildfire Infection. Explodes From hearthside To healthscare In a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Guest post by Inderjit Bhogal, City of Sanctuary The Sunday at the end of refugee Week is Sanctuary Sunday. The first annual Sanctuary Sunday will be marked on 24th June 2018. Refugee Week is working with City of Sanctuary and also Churches Together in Britain & Ireland to support this. Churches of all denominations are […]
Tim Farron MP has tabled an Early Day Motion encouraging MPs to show their support for Refugee Week as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. The motion encourages MPs to celebrate Refugee Week’s message of ‘Different pasts, shared future’, to support the work of Refugee Week’s partners and to celebrate Refugee Week in their constituencies, and […]
Interested in getting involved in Refugee Week in your town and city, or making new networks to help your plans to grow? Local planning meetings can be a great way for organisations and individuals interested in Refugee Week to share ideas, make useful connections and together develop a Refugee Week programme of activities for their town […]
Guest post by Emma Manton Help Moving Stories make Refugee Week 2018 the largest Community Theatre Project for the year. Perform plays by Britain’s top playwrights and stand with refugees around world. In 2015 and 2016, the Royal National Theatre and the West End played host to an extraordinary benefit performance. Writers David Edgar, Richard […]
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