Refugee Week is coming! The UK’s largest festival celebrating the contribution of refugees is 19-25 June, and this year has the theme of Our Shared Future.
Kicking off with the Great Get Together, inspired by Jo Cox, on the weekend 16-18 June, hundreds of organisations and groups nationwide will be opening their doors to tens of thousands of people for arts, cultural and awareness-raising events in solidarity with displaced people.
Here are ways you can get involved:
Hold an event
From the British Museum to a back garden, Refugee Week events come in many different shapes and sizes. Perhaps you’d like to hold a music night, show a film at your workplace, or arrange a special assembly at your children’s school. Whatever you decide, the Refugee Week website is full of ideas and resources to help you get started – click here to take a look around.
Attend an event
More events are being added to the Refugee Week website every day – have a look at our online calendar to find out what’s on near you.
Share a film
Refugee Week coordinator Counterpoints Arts has collaborated with Highlight Arts to produce Moving Worlds, a special selection of refugee-related features and shorts available to screen at reduced rates for Refugee Week. Click here to discover the programme, or if you’re watching at home, take your pick from BFI Player’s Refugee Week collection.
Join the Refugee Week Thunderclap
Show your support and let your friends and networks know about Refugee Week by taking part in our Thunderclap campaign. Sign up here today – it takes a few moments and will help our amazing national network reach even more people this Refugee Week.
Share your vision of Our Shared Future
Refugee Week is collecting responses to the 2017 theme of Our Shared Future, and would love to hear from you. Click here to share a sentence or two saying what Our Shared Future means to you or your organisation. Responses will be turned into graphics to be shared on social media during the week.