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SINGA to pioneer Refugee Week France
February 15th, 2016
Refugee Week France

Refugee Week will be crossing the Channel in 2016, with the organisation SINGA hosting France’s first ever Refugee Week activities. Marie Beaurepaire, Director of the SINGA Paris community, said: SINGA was created in 2012 to get the French society mobilised around projects developed by refugees – be they cultural, social, artistic, civic or entrepreneurial. More specifically, SINGA creates […]

Refugee Week Conference & Conference EXTRA
February 3rd, 2016
Conference programme & Conference EXTRA
Discover the line-up for the Refugee Week conference and book your free place at our extra event on 26 February

We’re delighted to announce the exciting programme for the (now fully booked!) Refugee Conference on 15 February, which features workshops on arts, audience development, media and more, inspirational speakers – from the organisers of the Refugees Welcome demonstration, to artists running innovative projects with Syrian refugees – plus live music from number 1 selling Afro-pop […]

Rafiki Jazz looking for Refugee Week performance venues
January 13th, 2016

Multicultural collective Rafiki Jazz are looking for venues across the UK for a tour of an innovative live performance during Refugee Week. The Trance-iT project by Rafiki Jazz, which was founded in 2006, will pioneer a live performance set celebrating ritual, trance & dance through interfaith and devotional music in secular settings. Watch the video for […]

Refugee Week 2016 to celebrate welcome
January 7th, 2016
Theme of Refugee Week 2016 is "Welcome"
 We are delighted to announce that the theme of UK Refugee Week 2016 will be 'welcome'. Join us in celebrating and encouraging welcome during Refugee Week, 20-26 June 2016.

During the second half of 2015, the ‘refugee crisis’ was accompanied by incredible acts of welcome by communities and individuals across the UK and Europe. Some were getting involved in refugee rights for the very first time, while others were continuing the volunteering and campaigning they are committed to all year round, year on year. […]

Welcome to Britain? Call for papers
December 21st, 2015

A call for papers has been launched for a Refugee Week conference inspired by British MP Eleanor Rathbone, which will explore the welcome given to refugees during the 1930s-40s compared to the treatment they receive today. Organised by Remembering Eleanor Rathbone, the all-day conference, entitled ‘Welcome to Britain? Refugees Then and Now’ will be held at King’s College London on […]

Booking now open for Refugee Week conference 2016
November 23rd, 2015
Refugee Week conference

Join us in London on 15 February for the Refugee Week Conference 2016! Whether you’re a seasoned Refugee Week event organiser or have never been involved in Refugee Week before, our annual conference is a chance to network with people from across the UK, share ideas and get inspiration in preparation for Refugee Week 2016. […]

IOM UK joins the Refugee Week partnership
October 29th, 2015
People board plane to be resettled with the help of IOM

We are delighted to announce that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) UK has become the latest member of the Refugee Week partnership. IOM was founded in 1951 to assist in the resettlement of Europeans displaced in the aftermath of World War II and has played a vital role in refugee resettlement around the world […]

Refugee Week is here!
June 14th, 2015

Refugee Week is a programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities across the UK and beyond, which celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK and promote better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. This Refugee Week (15-21 June), we invite you to get together, get creative and celebrate the contributions and resilience […]

Refugee Tales: Walking in Solidarity
May 10th, 2015

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
May 8th, 2015

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 […]