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27 April 2018  -  27 April 2018

Refugee Week launch at the V&A


Refugee Week will be launched with an event produced in collaboration with the V&A in London, from 12-5pm

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.

The day is designed around the Simple Acts campaign, inviting audiences to participate in one of the 20 ways of supporting refugees. With our contributors and audiences we will reflect on what this arts Festival has stood for over the last 20 years and how we imagine our future, campaigning for refugee rights and for recognising contributions, resilience and creativity of newcomers.

The programme, produced by Counterpoints Arts with the V&A, will include artists , visual, live and musicians, performing in galleries across the Museum. Refugee Week partners are bringing their own work and creative workshops, and inviting audiences into conversations and activities based on Simple Acts.

A number of organisations working across the arts and advocacy are joining the programme with another layer of creative activities.

Lastly, and not to forget, there may be a Refugee Week related treat in the Garden Café!

All will be revealed soon, including the full programme!

Image by Hufton+Crow, for The Guardian.