The world is celebrating Refugee Week this week!
It takes place every year across in the thrid week of June ; this year the week runs from 18th to 24th June. It is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational activities that celebrate the contribution of asylum seekers and refugees to the UK and encourages a better understanding between communities.
This year, Refugee Week is celebrating 20 years of contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees, with a theme the invites people to take part in the 20 ways to stand with refugees and asylum seekers; one for each year of Refugee week.
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, faith and 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.
As part of Refugee Week Wales, the Welsh Refugee Council’s art programme – Gwneud Noddfa – has been exploring the theme of CELEBRATION – asking what we’d like to celebrate in life – from the little things that lift the spirits, “offering a smile is worth gold” to the momentous.
To find out more about the event and how you can take part go the Refugee Week Wales new online home of events and activities. http://celebratinghome.wales