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his June will be the 21st Refugee Week, taking place across the UK. It’s one of the biggest arts festivals in the country, 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. There are also international events in Australia, Europe and beyond.

17 June 2019  -  23 June 2019
Refugee Week


An exhibition of over 150 paintings is in celebration of the New Art Studio’s 5th year.

26 April 2019  -  10 May 2019
New Art Studio

Sink Without Trace will be the first exhibition to deal specifically with the subject of migrant deaths at sea, with a focus on works by migrants and refugees. A number of the works have been specially commissioned for the exhibition and it will be the first time that many of the works have been exhibited in the UK. The exhibition includes a number of found objects from shipwrecked migrant boats.

13 June 2019  -  13 July 2019
sink without trace

West Midlands

Ways of Belonging brings together four young female artists based in Birmingham. The exhibition attempts to redefine the narrative around what it means to be ‘local’ and to belong somewhere.

19 January 2019  -  17 March 2019
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New from the Migration Museum Project: Open the door, put down your suitcase, take off your coat, let the outside world fade away. This is where it begins. A room that you can start to call a home. A room to breathe.

16 November 2018  -  16 November 2018
room to breathe

The Ground Beneath Your Feet launches at Castlefield Gallery as part of The With One Voice International Arts and Homelessness Summit & Festival.

16 November 2018  -  03 February 2019

Tate Liverpool Explore the stories of migration and the refugee crisis in Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece This project raises questions about the lived experiences of refugees on the Balkan Migration Route and will present a series of activities that will encourage you to think more deeply about what it means to be a refugee fleeing […]

12 November 2018  -  18 November 2018

Thread Bearing Witness is a major new series of large textiles, and other works, to be shown at the Whitworth, that considers cultural heritage, refugee displacement and movement, while engaging with individual migrants and their creativity within the wider context of the global refugee crisis.

01 September 2018  -  24 February 2019
thread bearing witness

North West

A powerful collective of international women artists based in the North West, are coming together to create a pop-up, interactive trail around Manchester Art Gallery.

07 October 2018  -  07 October 2018
stil i rise

In The New Babylonians Gil Mualem-Doron presents several socially engaged art pieces, including some previously exhibited at the Tate Modern, Liverpool Museum and the Turner Contemporary.

05 September 2018  -  27 September 2018
New Babylonians

Yorkshire and Humberside

An exhibition depicting the experience of Suzanne Partridge working as an independent artist in Calais in 2015-16

12 July 2018  -  31 August 2018

Chisenhale Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in a UK institution and a major new commission by Istanbul-based artist Banu Cennetoğlu.

29 June 2018  -  26 August 2018

North East

Newcastle City Library Previewing on the 22nd June at 6pm ISIS Arts will present Delicate Shuttle, a newly commissioned artwork by Henna Asikainen for Newcastle City Library. ISIS Arts works with both local and international artists to look into our communities and out to the world to produce work that captures and reveals the stories […]

22 June 2018  -  09 September 2018
delicate shuttle

Literary Natives curates events to celebrate and discuss writers of colour, literature, and the road to becoming a published author. The third event will take place at the Migration Museum in Lambeth, a museum dedicated to showcasing Britain’s history of migration. This event will be part of the nationwide programme of events for Refugee Week 2018.

24 June 2018  -  24 June 2018
Literary Natives event flyer