With Refugee Week 2016 just 3 months away, it is time to start organising and uploading your own event.

Anyone can organise an event, whether it be large or small scale, anywhere in the country, of any type. With this year’s theme of ‘Welcome’, there are endless possibilities and we will be right along side you to support your plans. Take a look at our Getting Started page for crucial tips.

For inspiration, here are some of the events organised so far for Refugee Week 2016:

  • A family friendly ‘International Refugee Festival’ celebration day, with workshops including jewellery making and a five-a-side football tournament. At the University of Bradford, on 4th June.
  • Refugee Survival Trust’s open debate titled “A New Beginning: Reflecting on the integration of refugees”. Taking place in Edinburgh, on 18th June.
  • A choir festival and evening of music with Woven Gold- a choir of refugee individuals from Burma to Iran and Uganda. Taking place at Sacred Heart in Wimbledon, on 18th June.
  • A book club gathering for “The Lightless Sky” by Gulwali Passarlay, a true story of a refugee Afghan boy and his journey in seeking sanctuary in England. Taking place at Raynes Park Library, on 23rd June.

Check out our Events page for more ideas and information on the above events, plus more.

You can upload an event to our Refugee Week calendar by simply creating an account on our website and filling in the details. Alternatively, if you’re interested in organising your own event but need some more guidance, get in touch with us at tom@counterpointsarts.org.uk

Good luck!