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19 June 2016  -  19 June 2016

Refugee Week launch

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Southbank Centre, London SE1

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 (pictured above).

Under the heading of Refugees Welcome, there will be ​an entire day of free activity at Southbank Centre involving Refugee Week partners. Musicians, poets and dancers will pop ­up across the site, and the marketplace will host activities and craft workshops.

The activity will culminate in The Boat We’re In,​ a concert featuring Meltdown Director Guy Garvey, Mercury Prize nominated folk singer Nick Mulvey, Radio 6 Music favourite Nadine Shah, northern soul singer Josephine Oniyama and the Southbank Sinfonia.

Across the Royal Festival Hall there will also be small boats installed as part of a project working with refugee communities.

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