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A date for your diaries! Refugee Week 2020 will be taking place between 15-21 June. Watch this space for more information on our theme for next year.


 

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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 […]


 

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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.


 

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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


 

 

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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


 

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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.


 

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Teaching resources for Refugee Week 2019 now available from The British Red Cross

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 shop is now open for Refugee Week 2019! Order your free materials today.

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 […]

 

 

A unique new online time-line & ‘living archive’
June 1st, 2013
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We have created a unique new online time-line and ‘living archive’ to document the important contributions of refugees to our history & heritage and we are looking for contributors ~ This year we conducted a Refugee Week 2013 opinion poll to see what people thought about refugees in our history. We saw that 94% of […]

Celebrating Sanctuary London
May 16th, 2013
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Celebrating Sanctuary London to kick off Refugee Week UK on Sunday 15 June with a free festival on the South Bank Plus: Palestinian cinema at the BFI (16, 19 and 22 June) New Voices at the V&A Museum of Childhood (21 June) Celebrating Sanctuary London on the South Bank Sunday, 16 June 2014, 2 – […]

Refugee Week 2013
April 5th, 2013
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Did you know that one of the designers working on Hampton Court was a Huguenot refugee? … We hope to share the interesting, often surprising facts about how refugees have contributed to the UK. Refugee Week aims to encourage a better understanding of Britain’s proud history of giving sanctuary to people escaping persecution, and to […]

Our Evaluation of Refugee Week 2012
July 18th, 2012
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The Refugee Week UK Team have been busy bringing together all of your Refugee Week 2012 activity so that we can share your achievements. Read more here! An incredible range of organisations and communities who came together to mark the occasion and promote big and small refugee contributions to this country, from 17th June to […]

Unsung Heroes of London 2012
March 3rd, 2012

The focus of Refugee Week this year was on highlighting the Unsung Heroes of the Olympics – refugees working behind the scenes to make it happen, and who make everyday contributions in their communities around the UK. Below are the stories from Cynthia, Kolbassia, Téa and Luka- who were the four we chose to feature […]