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23rd February 2018

A new Exhibition showing the struggles, hopes and dreams of Refugee and Migrant Women opens at the Library of Birmingham on 8th March to mark International Women’s Day 2018. A ‘Migration Blanket’ created by the women from Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Senegal together with International Artist Salma Zulfiqar shows the challenges they […]

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By Cristina Orsini This Sunday 14th January, I will launch the very first pop-up space (until 31st January) of the social enterprise I have co-founded, called Thraedable. Within the white walls of an empty property where the Camden Council used to have a small office, I am hanging drawings made in different parts of the world, informative […]

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18th August 2017

Artist Alice Kettle is embarking on an ambitious new arts project, Thread Bearing Witness, seeking to connect concerned communities and individuals across the UK, inviting them to get stitching, showing solidarity and raising funds for displaced people around the world. Simultaneously, Alice is working on a local level to connect personally with individual women and […]


11th March 2016

By Haneen Azzam On the third floor of  Sutton House sits a beautiful handmade silk jacket once owned and worn by Sarah De St. Croix, a Huguenot refugee. The Huguenots fled from France in the 16th century and the Sutton House in Hackney was a welcome place of refuge. As part of the ‘Human Quest […]


By Kathryn Horak-Halett from Cardboard Cameras. About six months ago Cardboard Cameras was put in touch with Valeria Ragni at the Red Cross, whilst working on a whole-school art project in Southwark. Working with refugees and asylum-seekers is something we had always wanted to do, so we feel really lucky to be given the chance […]

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Knit For Peace is not just making warm clothes for refugees around the world, explains Deborah Mason, it also helps make important connections. Many have asked if the UK Government is doing enough about the refugee crisis, and I don’t have the answer to that, but I do know that alongside the aid agencies, refugee charities […]


What Design Can Do has teamed up with the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) and IKEA Foundation to launch a global design competition, which is now open for submissions. The What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge calls on designers, creative thinkers and imaginative trouble-shooters from all countries and disciplines to come up with ideas to improve […]


5th January 2016

Pod Collective, founded by Emily Hayes and Anna White, brings together arts practitioners who are committed to creating in-depth cohesive projects with vulnerable and often marginalised groups that have limited access to arts and culture. By using a diverse range of art skills including printing, photography, craft and embroidery, Pod Collective enables participants to learn […]

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