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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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festival 31

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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guy garvey

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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salt-earth

Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. Anyone can take part by organising, attending or taking part in activities.

15 June 2015  -  21 June 2015
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balloons

London

Featuring over 40 artists working across visual art, film, photography, Live Art, performance and design, dis/placed considers the experiences of people who are ‘staying temporarily’, sometimes for generations, in stateless limbos, detention centres, refugee camps or urban settlements.

16 June 2015  -  21 June 2015
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displaced

Stella Rambisai Chiweshe is known The Queen of Mbira Music from Zimbabwe. In this rare London gig as part of a short UK tour celebrating Refugee Week Stella will play and sing a range of her best loved songs.

18 June 2015  -  18 June 2015
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stella chiweshe

The headline act for Celebrating Sanctuary London 2015, as part of Refugee Week, will be Akala. Akala has an eminent reputation, as a renowned MOBO award winning MC on the UK hip hop scene – but also as the founder of the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company which bridges together the themes and prose of Shakespeare […]

19 June 2015  -  19 June 2015
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Akala_biog-critics

A new piece from The Paper Project, a group of young migrant artists from Ovalhouse who create innovative, cross-arts performances about issues and experiences of migration.

20 June 2015  -  20 June 2015
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paper project

This event, marking Refugee Week and the World Refugee Day, will celebrate contributions refugees and migrants make to each of us and to the UK.

20 June 2015  -  20 June 2015
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CSL

North West

CAN and Filmonik invite you to First Person, a screening of powerful and surprising digital portraits created by 16 artists over 5 days. The event will take place at The Wonder Inn, one of the most exciting new arts & events spaces to pop up in the centre of Manchester.

21 June 2015  -  21 June 2015
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first person