Refugee Week is almost here!

Twitter is abuzz and our office has turned into a fully fledged packing factory which means... it must be nearly Refugee Week!

There is just 2 weeks to go until the UK's largest festival celebrating the contribution of refugees kicks off (Monday 17th June) with hundreds of exciting creative (and mostly free) events and activities across the country.

Here's a reminder of all the ways you can get involved to help us make the 21st year of Refugee Week our biggest and most glorious yet! 


Free materials: last chance to order

Refugee Week 2019 printed posters and postcards are still available to order. Order these and your t-shirts, banners and badges from our online shop. Order by Wednesday 12th June to ensure you get your delivery by the start of Refugee Week.


Promoting your event 

Don't forget to use our free downloadable Social Media pack, which includes banners for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (like the one above!) and also blank graphic templates for you to fill in with your events. 

The Media toolkit is also packed full of tips on engaging your local media. It includes sample a press release, pitch email and interview tips. 


Simple Acts

Our 7 new Simple Acts are a great easy way for you, your workplace, your school and your community to get involved. Pick one and post about it online! This could be sharing a recipe, or listening to our Spotify playlist here. Visit our Simple Acts page for more inspiration. 


In the press

The guardian newspaper featured our stunning commission of portraits by Jillian Edelstein, who photographed eleven prominent refugees for Refugee Week. You can see the piece online here


New blogs

We have a number of new blogs up online now! Including posts from: 

Refugee Week ambassador Pam, an activist in exile from Thailand talks about her work with Refugee Week partner, STAR (Student Action for Refugees).

Children's author, Karen McCombie, writing about the forgotten history of the Scottish Highland Clearances.

Refugee Week ambassador Fatima Esayli writing about finding a home away from her homeland in Sudan.

Polly Gifford, organiser of Festival by the Lake in Hastings tells us about some of their programme highglights for Refugee Week. 


Refugee Festival Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland launches on 20th June and runs until 30th June. Coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, the festival has a range of events showing off the vibrancy and diversity of Scotland’s communities, focussed around this year's theme of Making Art, Making Home. For more information and to see the full programme, visit the Refugee Festival Scotland website.


What's on

Visit the Refugee Week website to find out what's happening near you - and don't forget to upload your events! 


Thanks for helping make this year's Refugee Week great!



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