Refugee Week will launch in London on 19 June at the Southbank Centre as part of their world famous Meltdown festival – curated this year by Guy Garvey.

Under the heading of Refugees Welcome, there will be ​an entire day of free activity in collaboration with Refugee Week partners. Musicians, poets and dancers will pop­-up across the site, and the marketplace will host activities and craft workshops in a day produced in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts.

The activity will culminate in The Boat We’re In,​ a free concert with Meltdown Director Guy Garvey, Mercury Prize nominated folk singer Nick Mulvey, Radio 6 Music favourite Nadine Shah, northern soul singer Josephine Oniyama and the Southbank Sinfonia amongst the performers.

Across the Royal Festival Hall there will be small boats installed as part of a project working with refugee communities.

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