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20 word poems #SimpleActs
June 18th, 2018

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 […]

Welcome to Refugee Festival Scotland 2018
May 30th, 2018
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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 […]

Take part in Refugee Week, 18-24 June 2018
May 18th, 2018
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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 […]

Churches invited to take part in Sanctuary Sunday
May 4th, 2018

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 […]

Early Day Motion supports Refugee Week 2018
April 25th, 2018

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 […]

Local planning meetings
March 16th, 2018
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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 […]

Perform a piece from Moving Stories for Refugee Week 2018
March 15th, 2018
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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 […]

Storify of Refugee Week Conference 2018
March 2nd, 2018
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How to work “with” refugees as activists
February 26th, 2018
Survivors Speak OUT workshop at Refugee Week Conference 2018

With Refugee Week 2018 (18- 24th June) fast approaching, Survivors Speak OUT went along to speak to activists at the Refugee Week Conference about how to work with refugees in public facing work in a respectful way and on an equal playing field. Guest post by Shameem Sadiq-Tang, Survivor Activism Manager at Survivors Speak OUT, Freedom […]

Refugee Week Conference 2018 materials
February 26th, 2018
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  On 12 February 2018, over 250 people from across the UK gathered to share ideas and inspiration in preparation for the special 20th anniversary edition of Refugee Week (18-24 June 2018). Below are notes and resources from the six workshops that were held during the conference. For more details and visuals from the day see: Refugee […]