Refugee Week is celebrated in the UK each year to coincide with World Refugee Day on 20 June. It is a unique opportunity to celebrate the positive contributions that refugees and asylum seekers make to the UK and to promote understanding about why people seek sanctuary. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. This year the theme is “Welcome”.
Islington refugee and migrant communities bring to the borough a wealth of culture and Refugee Week events help highlight this whilst emphasising refugee issues, and delivering positive educational messages that counter fear, ignorance and negative stereotypes of refugees, through arts, cultural and educational events.
Look out for a series of special events this week for Word2016 to mark Refugee Week – including Words of Wisdom 7pm, Monday 20 June @ Park Theatre, and Stories of Each Other. Do We Care? 6pm Wednesday 22 June @ Free Word Centre