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Refugee Week

17th August 2017

By Kerry Tuhill, Action Factory. Since 2015, we have collaborated on a children’s visual art project as part of Refugee Week. Initially it was run by Mukhtar Ghebirrebbi with colleagues and volunteers from The Children’s Society Family Safe Project in Blackburn. Volunteer artist Urmila Chowdhury ran the sessions. We helped access extra funding, find, promote […]

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By Cat Looby. Theatre Delicatessen have curated a week-long festival from 17th to 24th June, at the Old Library in Camberwell, to celebrate Refugee Week 2017. The festival programme will include numerous theatre performances, dance, live music, discussion panels, participatory workshops, family activities and much more. What does it mean to be at home? How […]

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31st May 2017

By Who is? Project. The Who is? Project has been made to ask the public to question the way we think about each other: our neighbours, our co-workers, our families, those we see living on the street, those we see struggling, those who are complete strangers to our particular community, those of a different nationality […]

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Brand new materials are available to order free of charge (you just pay postage) from the Refugee Week online shop. The bold and colourful 2017 designs feature four stories of people who are building Our Shared Future: Fashion designer Faith Gakanje, whose designs blend Western and African styles Musician Mina Salama, who adds a Middle […]

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An installation by Kazzum is available for suitable venues in London. Kazzum’s Pathways programme has been engaging young asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants for over a decade. We use multi arts to support creative expression, professional and personal development and raise awareness. Kazzum are collaborating with 5 groups across London to create a public […]

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17th February 2017

By Eithne Nightingale. The website www.childmigrantstories.com explores the lives of 35 children who have migrated to East London under the age of 18 from 1930 to the present day. Four short films based on these stories are accessible on the website, on YouTube and have been screened alongside talks and performances by former child migrants […]

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16th February 2017

Rafiki Jazz, world music’s ‘global utopians’, play their music in a space at the intersection of world heritages & faiths, technologies and traditions, and go into 2017 with their ambitious new Trance-iT project featuring a live performance set, CD album & video release celebrating ritual, trance & dance through interfaith and devotional music in secular […]

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