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Mon, 19 Jun


United Kingdom

Refugee Week

Refugee Week is the world’s largest arts & culture festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day, Refugee Week 2023 are celebrating their 25th anniversary this June!

Refugee Week
Refugee Week

Time & Location

19 Jun 2023, 12:00 – 25 Jun 2023, 22:00

United Kingdom

About the Event

See Refugee Week's full amazing programme here: 

Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events alongside media and creative campaigns, Refugee Week enables people from different backgrounds to connect beyond labels, as well as encouraging understanding of why people are displaced, and the challenges they face when seeking safety.  Refugee Week is a platform for people who have sought safety in the UK to share their experiences, perspectives and creative work on their own terms.

Refugee Week’s vision is for refugees and asylum seekers to be able to live safely within inclusive and resilient communities, where they can continue to make a valuable contribution.

Refugee Week is an umbrella festival, and anyone can get involved by holding or joining an event or activity. Refugee Week events happen in all kinds of different spaces and range from arts festivals, exhibitions, film screenings and museum tours to football tournaments, public talks and activities in schools.

Refugee Week UK is a partnership project coordinated and managed by Counterpoints Arts. Their UK national partners are listed here. Refugee Week is also a growing international movement with Refugee Week festivals happening all across the world. To find your local and regional organiser visit here.

For more on Refugee Week’s vision, strategy and values see their Theory of Change.

Check out these statements of support from various actors, authors, politicians, musicians and activists.

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