This year’s Refugee Week (20th – 26th June) promises a week of insightful events celebrating the contributions and resilience of refugees and their communities. Coordinated by Counterpoints Arts, the theme for this year's Refugee Week will be "Healing".
Refugee Week began in 1998 as a UK-wide festival, combining food, culture, art and educational events, to platform the creativity of members of displaced communities. The series aims to recognise the different backgrounds that refugees may come from and provides an opportunity to connect with their cultures and engage with questions around why people become displaced and the various challenges they face as a result.
There are more than 500 events across the UK this week. REN has curated a shortlist of events to look out for, including some held by our member organisations. Please read through the events listed below and follow the links for more information on Refugee Week 2022.
REN's Curated Refugee Week Event List
Monday 20th June
- 15:30 - 19:00, University of South Wales Campus, Wythnos Ffoaduriaid yn PDC / Refugee Week at USW Tickets, Mon 20 Jun 2022 at 15:30 | Eventbrite
- 19:00 - 22:00, Brighton, FILM: My Childhood My Country - 20 Years in Afghanistan Tickets, Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite
Tuesday 21st June
- 14:00 - 15:00, Morden, London, Healing: Celebrating Refugee Week Tickets, Tue 21 Jun 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite
- 18:30 - 19:30, Hull, Forced to Flee: Stories from Hull Refugees: Artist Talks Tickets, Tue 5 Jul 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite
- 19:00 - 21:00, Bradford, Tales of Love and Loss, Women Seeking Asylum: Film Screening & Conversation Tickets, Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite
Wednesday 22nd June
- 10:30 - 12:30, Newcastle, Newcastle Sanctuary Forum Tickets, Wed 22 Jun 2022 at 10:30 | Eventbrite
- 17:30 - 22:00, East Acton, London, Migrateful presents 'LIMBO' - a special film screening for Refugee Week Tickets, Tue 21 Jun 2022 at 17:30 | Eventbrite
- 18:00 - 20:00. Bath, Life in the UK - A refugee resettlement awareness event by Julian House Tickets, Wed, Jun 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite
Thursday 23rd June
- 18:00 - 20:00, Fitzrovia, London, Let's Talk Sis: Healing, Thriving and Building Resilience Tickets, Thu 30 Jun 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite
- 18:00 - 21:00, Lewisham, London, Refugee Week Late Tickets, Thu 23 Jun 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite
Friday 24th June
- 11:00 - 12:00, Manchester, Refugee Week guided tour Tickets, Fri 24 Jun 2022 at 11:00 | Eventbrite
- 18:00 - 21:00, Shrewsbury, Share a Dish Tickets, Fri 24 Jun 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite
- 18:00 - 21:00, Shoreditch, London, Refugee Week 2022 Living Library Tickets, Fri 24 Jun 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite
Saturday 25th June
- 10:00 - 18:00, Brighton, Refugee Week: Unconscious Bias and Identity Difference Training Tickets, Sat 25 Jun 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
- 10:00 - 15:00, Truro, 'A day of Healing': Workshops, stalls and food! Tickets, Sat 25 Jun 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
- 11:00 - 12:00, Ludlow, Refugee Week Clay Workshop Tickets, Sat 25 Jun 2022 at 11:00 | Eventbrite
- Home - Refugee Festival Scotland: Events happening across Scotland, including music, food and networking sessions and more
The following week
- Monday 27th June, 13:00 - 15:00, Canterbury, Little Amal - Together Again Tickets, Mon 27 Jun 2022 at 13:00 | Eventbrite
- Tuesday 28th June, 10:00 - 12:00, Nottingham, Refugee Roots - Women's Group Tickets, Tue 28 Jun 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
- Tuesday 29th June 19:30 - 22:30, Islington, London, The Bike Project Comedy Fundraiser 2022: Jokes and Spokes Tickets, Tue 28 Jun 2022 at 19:30 | Eventbrite
For more information on Refugee Week 2022, or to view other events throughout the week please visit their website.