There are a whole host of activities for children and young people happening for Refugee Week 2020, 15-21 June.
Here’s a small selection – visit our events page for the full programme, and see our children and young people’s activity pack for films and creative and learning activities that can be done at school or at home.
Storytime with Onjali Q. Raúf, 14 June, 10 – 11am
Counterpoints Arts with Book Aid International
Children aged 7 and upwards are invited to join Onjali Q. Raúf for a special live reading from her award-winning novel ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’, followed by a creative activity and live Q&A. More details
The Giant Doll’s House Project, throughout Refugee Week
Catja de Haas with Oxfam and London Festival of Architecture
Make your own miniature home and share it to be part of an international Virtual Giant Dolls’ House exhibition. This activity encourages young people to creatively share their experience of lockdown and reflect on the importance of community and home. Take part at home throughout Refugee Week, or join Brighton & Hove Libraries’ craft session at 2.30pm on 15 June More details
Around the World in 80 Days, 15 – 17 June, various times
Paperfinch Theatre for Migration Matters Festival
Phileas Dogg and Pusspartout, the world-famous adventurers, are planning an unforgettable globe-trotting journey. With puzzles, games, and a cast of critter companions, this interactive family adventure invites you to set off on a trip across the globe – without leaving the house. More details
Clowning Workshop, 19 June, 12 – 12.30pm
Ellen Hathaway Dance Company
A 30-minute introduction of the basics of clowning, for children and young people who want to be playful and learn to embrace failure! No clowning experience necessary. More details
Storytime: The Suitcase by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, 20 June 10am – 10.10am
Seven Stories with Nosy Crow
When a strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious. A special reading of the Suitcase by author Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, suitable for ages 2 and upwards. More details
Everyone CAN: Bilingual Children’s Workshops, 13 – 21 June
Artist from refugee and migrant backgrounds invite families to take part in a series of storytelling, craft and music workshops in English and Cantonese, Farsi and Arabic. More details
Birds of a Feather Craft Workshop, throughout the week
Children aged 5-11 are invited to make their own creation inspired by birds of paradise with a simple instruction pack by Ort Gallery artist Sam of Krankpod Workshops. More details
Films, throughout the week
Our activity pack has a range of films and animations that will help young people ages 5-18 understand and explore refugee experiences (Image: Space Refugees by Claire Desenclos, part of Counterpoints Arts’ Moving Worlds film programme).