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“When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality”
– Dom Hélder Câmara

Refugee Week is here! There are 100s of exciting virtual events happening all week, from film, music and theatre to workshops, comedy and children’s activities, by groups and organisations across the UK and beyond.

We hope you’ll feel inspired to join an online event, do a Simple Act, and invite your friends, family and networks to take part.

Join us to connect, listen, celebrate, create - and dare to imagine a different future.

Announcing the Imagine Anthology

We are excited to announce the launch of the Imagine Anthology, a digital collection of global voices who have come together for Refugee Week to share their visions for a better world.

The anthology features such celebrated authors as Mohsin Hamid, Edmund de Waal, Dina Nayeri and Rupi Kaur alongside new voices, including writer Mandla Rae and activist Md Mominul Hamid from the Refugee Week Leadership Project. Explore the anthology

Join Counterpoints Arts for an online author Q&A this Wednesday 17 June at 7pm, chaired by author Erica Wagner.

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Simple Act #1: Imagine

Actor Himesh Patel, writer Gary Younge, bee expert Ryad Alsous and singer Nyaruach are among those featured in our Refugee Week 2020 Imagine portrait series and video, shot remotely by the brilliant Pål Hansen during lockdown. Watch the video

Join them in sharing your vision for the future this Refugee Week as part of the #Imagine Simple Act

Simple Act #2: Watch a Film

Today: Our Moving Worlds film of the day is the intimate and epic For Sama, which is available to view on Channel 4 Player. Join Emmy award-winning director of ‘For Sama’, Waad al-Kateab, for a special online Q&A hosted by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, tonight at 7pm. Book

Tomorrow: Our Moving Worlds film of the day will be Midnight Traveller, filmed on mobile phones by director Hassan Fazili as he records his family’s three-year journey from Afghanistan to Europe. Watch

Also tomorrow, join Hull Help for Refugees for a screening of Syrian Love Story followed by a Q&A with director Sean McAllister alongside the film’s protagonist, Ragda, hosted by singer Nadine Shah. Book

What's On

Check out these round-up posts for selected highlights, and visit the Refugee Week events page for the full programme:

TODAY: selected highlights

Shaping the city: history of the Huguenots

Bite-sized talks by the Museum of London with The Huguenot Museum, Mon - Fri

Around the World in 80 Days

An interactive family adventure by Paperfinch Theatre for Migration Matters Festival, Mon - Weds

Writing Your Window Words

Writing workshop with playwright Inua Ellams and poet Diyo Bopengo, by Good Chance Theatre and World From My Window, today 2pm

African Fusion Dance Workshop

“Release the energy, expand the soul, embrace the roots…” part of Migration Matters Festival, today 5pm

TOMORROW: selected highlights

No Direction Home feat. Mo Omar

The No Direction Home comedy collective with Somali-born, Cardiff-raised comic Mo Omar, Tues 8pm

Where We Began

A wild and vivid vision of the future by SBC Theatre for Coventry Welcomes, Tues and Thurs 8pm

Refugee Women in Leadership

Panel talk with activist Sarah Mardini and Syrian Sunflower founder Majeda Khoury, by Cambridge Assessment Refugee Support Committee, tomorrow 5.30pm

Workshop by Art Refuge and Aida Silvestri

Join Art Refuge and artist Aida Silvestri to learn about their practice and take part in the Coronaquilt Silhouettes project, tomorrow 11am

Counterpoints Arts

128 Hoxton St, London, N1 6SH, London
United Kingdom

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