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This is a very special year when we mark the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week, and we kick off the celebrations with another rich programme of artists’ installations, workshops and performances.

27 April 2018  -  27 April 2018
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In June 2018, Refugee Week will reach an important milestone: 20 years of celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees.

18 June 2018  -  24 June 2018
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This is a free event for all the family, with live music, spoken word, workshops, activities and more…. Come and join us for a great day out!!!

17 June 2017  -  17 June 2017
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Journeys Festival International host a unique, globally inspired takeover of the Whitworth, bringing the gallery to life with international sounds, performances and creativity from around the world. Celebrate the talents and stories of refugee and asylum seeker artists who now call the city home.

22 June 2017  -  22 June 2017
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Journeys Festival International and the British Red Cross invite you join a part performance, part open discussion to celebrate Refugee Week and the talents of refugees who now call Leicester ‘home.’

19 June 2017  -  19 June 2017
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Journeys Festival International invites you to share your thoughts and network over a free coffee and slice of cake. The event will take place in the Lightbox Gallery at LCB Depot, with the Migration Museum’s Call Me by My Name pop up exhibition giving a context for the discussion.

21 June 2017  -  21 June 2017
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Journeys Festival International present a pop up exhibition of the Migration Museum’s Call Me By My Name in the Lightbox Gallery, Leicester. The exhibition will feature a replica refugee shelter, similar to those made to house refugees in the Calais ‘Jungle.’

19 June 2017  -  23 June 2017
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call me

Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. This year the Festival, managed by Counterpoints Arts, runs from 19-25 June with the theme of “Our Shared Future”

19 June 2017  -  25 June 2017
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Join Counterpoints Arts for this special workshop to learn transferrable media and social media skills, explore ways to develop your projects and network with others working on projects related to migration, refugees and arts/ culture in Hull.

31 March 2017  -  31 March 2017
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Join Counterpoints Arts for this special workshop to learn transferrable media and social media skills, explore ways to develop your projects and network with others working on projects related to migration, refugees and arts/ culture in Plymouth.

27 March 2017  -  27 March 2017
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FESTIVAL31 is a month long grassroots festival celebrating refugee arts and culture and raising awareness of the refugee discourse.

20 February 2017  -  20 February 2017
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Counterpoints Arts is collaborating with Southbank Centre in London for the launch of Refugee Week on 19 June as part of their world famous Meltdown festival – curated this year by Guy Garvey and featuring Robert Plant.

19 June 2016  -  19 June 2016
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The beautiful images of Sebastião Salgado, the Brazilian photographer and former refugee, so captured the imagination of acclaimed director Wim Wenders that he teamed up with Salgado’s son Juliano to tell the story of this global wanderer’s life in this award-winning documentary.

10 June 2015  -  10 June 2015
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