‘no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark’

Warsan Shire, Home

In recognition of Refugee Week the following online events and exhibitions may be of interest:

  • The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants are hosting a fantastic online exhibition, Beyond Labels
  • Croydon Voluntary Action and 40 local organisations are hosting a week of activities celebrating work by and with refugees.
  • Barnet New Citizens Gateway is celebrating Refugee Week with an online event where members of their community will share their stories. Join their  celebration of humanity and culture for stories of refugees experiences and hopes for the future. The event will feature a packed schedule of inspirational talks, art, and singing from renowned Palestinian artist, Nancy Hawa. Mon, June 21, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Refugee Education UK are sharing stories of their work with young refugees.
  • HOME? curated by actor and refugee-child Noma Dumezweni, brings together global voices, stories and experiences across three new commissions, created in collaboration with refugee artists and the Old Vic Theatre.
  • Counterpoints Arts and Schools of Sanctuary present authors Michael Rosen and Sita Brahmachari  in conversation with Sanchita Basu De Sarkar sharing poems and stories suitable for children aged 9 and over and their families.  June 17th 4.30-5.15pm.
  • The National Archives share a series of events linking the history of refugees in the UK via documents held by them.
  • UNHCR are asking people to submit their own dictionary definition of the term ‘refugee’.

There are many other events where you can show your support for London’s vibrant refugee communities. Just Google your borough and Refugee Week 2021