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Refugee Week Wales Celebrations

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. This year the week runs from 18th to 24th June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational activities that celebrate the contribution of refugees and people seeking sanctuary to the UK and encourages a better understanding between communities.
 
Refugee Week is a grass-roots festival, so anyone can take part by organising, attending or taking part in activities. Events are held by a wide range of arts, voluntary, faith and refugee community organisations, schools, student groups and more. Past events have included arts festivals, exhibitions, film screenings, theatre and dance performances, concerts, football tournaments and public talks, as well as creative and educational activities in schools.

Refugee Week started in 1998 as a direct reaction to hostility in the media and society in general towards refugees and asylum seekers. This year Refugee Week reaches an important milestone: 20 years of celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. This 20th anniversary will be the theme of Refugee Week 2018, and the UK organisers are inviting people to take part with 20 ways to stand with refugees and asylum seekers - one for each year of Refugee week.

 

refugeeweekwales.org.uk

welshrefugeecouncil.org.uk


Glanfa Foyer

Simple Acts

Sat 23 Jun 18
Free 11am - 4pm
This event is free - just turn up on the day
Glanfa Foyer

Europeana Migration Collection Days

Fri 06 Jul - Sat 07 Jul 18
FREE 10am - 5pm | free