15 — 22 June 2019

You, me and those who came before

#Generations

A festival of music, theatre, dance, film, literature, art and food celebrating the contribution of refugees to our city.

Nottingham Refugee Week 2019

As part of International Refugee Week 2019, we welcome you to join us in the Council House Ballroom, Market Square (in between the lions) on Saturday 15 June from 14.00 – 17.00 to recognise and celebrate our diverse community.

Come and join us for a taster of what Refugee Week has to offer! Live music from local bands and artists, delicious food from around the world and a drumming workshop and art activities for children (and the young at heart!).  There will also be an opportunity to find out how you can support local organisations and have your photo taken in our photo booth pledging to one small act for refugees.

Booking is not required – just turn up at the Council House and our volunteers will point you in the right direction!

اسبوع اللاجئين نوتنجهام 2019.

كجزء من أسبوع اللاجئين العالمي 2019 نرحب بكم للانضمام إلينا في قاعة مجلس البلدية في ساحة السوق (بين الأسدين ) يوم السبت 15/6/2019 من الساعة 14:00-17:00 للتعرف على مجتمعنا المتنوع والاحتفال به.
تفضل وانضم إلينا لتذوق ما يقدمه لك أسبوع اللاجئين! الموسيقى الحية من فرق وفنانين محليين ، طعام لذيذ من جميع أنحاء العالم وورشة عمل وقرع طبول وأنشطة فنية للأطفال (والشباب في القلب!). وستكون هناك أيضًا فرصة لمعرفة كيف يمكنك دعم المنظمات المحلية وإلتقاط صورتك في كشك الصور لدينا الذي تعهد بالقيام بعمل صغير للاجئين.
لا يشترط الحجز – فقط قم بالحضور الى دار المجلس وسيوجهك متطوعينا إلى الاتجاه الصحيح!

هفته پناهندگان درسال 2019 شهرناتینگهام

به عنوان بخشی از “هفته بین المللی پناهندگان ” در سال 2019، ما (رفیوجی فوروم) شما را دعوت می کنیم که روز شنبه 15 جون ازساعت 14.00 تا 17.00 درمحل مارکت اسکور مقابل ساختمان شهرداری (مقابل مجسمه شیرها) به ما ملحق شوید تا حضورجامعه متنوعمان را جشن بگیریم.
بیایید و با ما همراه شوید تا ببینید که “هفته پناهندگان ” چه برنامه ای برای شما تدارک دیده است. موسیقی زنده از گروههای محلی و هنرمندان، خوراکهای خوشمزه از سراسردنیا و یک کارگاه طبل نوازی وفعالیتهای هنری برای کودکان ( و آنهایی که قلب جوانی دارند). همچنین فرصتی خواهد بود که بدانید چگونه می توانید سازمانهای محلی را حمایت کنید وعکسی که ازشما گرفته می شود را درغرفه عکس ما بگذارید که نشان دهنده یک عمل حمایتی کوچک برای پناهندگان باشد.
رزرو کردن لازم نیست – فقط در محل نامبرده شده حضورپیدا کنید و داوطلبانی که آنجا هستند شما را راهنمایی خواهند کرد!

وه ك به شێك له هه فته ی په نا به رانی نیو ده وڵه تی ئیمه به خیرهاتنی ئیوه ده كه ین بۆ ئه وه ی به ژداری بكه ن له ژوری سه ما له خانه ی ئه نجومه ن له بازاری  چوارگۆشه له ناوهراستی شێره كانله‌به‌ رواری  ١٥/٦/٢٠١٩      له رۆژی شه‌ مه كا ت ژ مێر  ٢بۆ ه‌                                                    ‌ بۆناساندنی كۆمه ڵگای جیاواز ئاهنگ ده گیرین وه ره بهژداری بكه بۆ چێژوه رگرتن كه هه فته ی په نا به ران پیشكه شی ده كات مۆسقای راسته و خۆ له باندی ناوچه ییه وه وه هونه ر مه ندانو خواردنه به چیژه كانی هه موو جیهان وه هه روه ها دههۆڵ لیدانوچالاكی هونه ری بۆمنداڵان پیویست به جێگه گرتن ناكات ته نها وه ره خۆبه خشه كانمان ڕێ نیشانده رتان ده بن له ویدا ده رفه تیكت ده بیت بۆئه وه ی بزانی چؤن پشتگیری رێکخراوهناوچه یه كه ت ده كه ی له ئاهنگه كه داوینه تان ده گرین به لینیشتان پی ده ده ین بۆیارمه تی دانی په نابه ران

Timetable

A week brimming with events to nourish the soul

Monday 10 June 2019

19.00–20.30
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Insiders/Outsiders

Insiders/Outsiders

This talk examines the rich contribution of refugees from Nazi-dominated Europe to the visual culture, art education and art-world structures of the United Kingdom.

Wednesday 12 June 2019

19.00–20.30
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Placeless People

Placeless People

Lyndsey Stonebridge will present a highly topical and timely account of refugee history and literature, drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt, Franz Kafka, W.H. Auden, George Orwell, Samuel Beckett, and Simone Weil.

Friday 14 June 2019

18.30–23.30
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International Music and World Food Night

International Music and World Food Night

Nottingham Arimathea Trust (NAT) is celebrating Refugee Week 2019 by bringing together different communities from all over the world to eat, dance, converse and learn from each other whilst appreciating the things we have in common.

Saturday 15 June 2019

09:00-16.00
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#1 Welcome

#I Welcome

Nottingham Amnesty Group presents an exhibition curated by Amnesty International: images from Magnum photographers, showing the scale of international displacement since World War II...

14.00–17.00
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Refugee Week Launch

Refugee Week Launch

Join us for music, dancing, drumming, craft and food to launch Refugee Week celebrations.

19.00–21.00
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Markmaking Private View

Markmaking

Artists have been invited to create work reflecting on what it is to be a refugee in Nottingham, and how to leave their mark.

Sunday 16 June 2019

10.00–16.00
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The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

A welcoming place to relax and meet others during Refugee Week. Food cooked daily by women from the African Women’s Empowerment Forum (AWEF).

10.00–17.30
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Markmaking

Markmaking

Artists have been invited to create work reflecting on what it is to be a refugee in Nottingham, and how to leave their mark.

13.00–15.00
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The Movement

The Movement

The Movement documents the efforts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help migrants attempting to enter Europe.

Monday 17 June 2019

9.00–19.00
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#1 Welcome

#I Welcome

Nottingham Amnesty Group presents an exhibition curated by Amnesty International

10.00–16.00
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The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

A welcoming place to relax and meet others during Refugee Week. Food cooked daily by women from the African Women’s Empowerment Forum (AWEF).

10.00–17.30
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Markmaking

Markmaking

Artists have been invited to create work reflecting on what it is to be a refugee in Nottingham, and how to leave their mark.

17.00–18.00
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Daf Drumming Workshop

Daf Drumming Workshop

Nottingham YANA community (You Are Not Alone) is hosting a Daf drumming workshop and a performance.

18.00–19.00
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Daf Drumming Performance

Daf Drumming Performance

Nottingham YANA community (You Are Not Alone) is hosting a Daf drumming workshop and a performance.

19.30–21.00
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An Island of Refuge

An Island of Refuge

An Island of Refuge: Young actors from Nottingham's BAFTA award-winning ‘Television Workshop’ in collaboration with Nottingham Amnesty International Group.

Tuesday 18 June 2019

9.00–19.00
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#1 Welcome

#I Welcome

Nottingham Amnesty Group presents an exhibition curated by Amnesty International: images from Magnum photographers, showing the scale of international displacement since World War II, putting a human face to the statistics.

10.00–16.00
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The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

A welcoming place to relax and meet others during Refugee Week. Food cooked daily by women from the African Women’s Empowerment Forum (AWEF).

10.00–17.30
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Markmaking

Markmaking

Artists have been invited to create work reflecting on what it is to be a refugee in Nottingham, and how to leave their mark.

14.00–17.00
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British Red Cross Well Being Afternoon

British Red Cross Well Being Afternoon

This event is an opportunity for organisations across Nottingham, who can offer support, specific services and community to refugees and asylum seekers, to come together to network and publicise what they can offer.

16.00–18.00
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Streetwise Opera Singing Workshop

Streetwise Opera Singing Workshop

Experience the joy of singing, explore exciting stories and characters and meet new people at this friendly workshop led by professional music leaders and a support worker.

17.30–19.00
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Barbara Harrell-Bond: A life not ordinary

Barbara Harrell-Bond: A life not ordinary

Through the prism of an extraordinary life, this documentary explores the achievements of Barbara Harrell-Bond – academic, refugee activist and refugee rights’ advocate.

19.00–20.30
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The Bundle

The Bundle

The true story of a woman and her children, the play follows Adilah’s persecution and denial of human rights in Chechnya.

19.45
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No Direction Home: Pizza Shop Heroes

No Direction Home: Pizza Shop Heroes

This unique, emerging company stars four young refugee men who made the dangerous journey to the UK on their own as children from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania.

Wednesday 19 June 2019

9.00–19.00
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#1 Welcome

#I Welcome

Nottingham Amnesty Group presents an exhibition curated by Amnesty International: images from Magnum photographers, showing the scale of international displacement since World War II, putting a human face to the statistics.

10.00–16.00
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The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

A welcoming place to relax and meet others during Refugee Week. Food cooked daily by women from the African Women’s Empowerment Forum (AWEF).

10.00–17.30
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Markmaking

Markmaking

Artists have been invited to create work reflecting on what it is to be a refugee in Nottingham, and how to leave their mark.

12.00–19.00
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Fashion with a Cause

Fashion with a Cause

FaGee Fashion host two mini catwalk shows of their fabulous clothes and accessories. The unique brand brings a range of African fashion to the UK.

14.00
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WalkThrough

WalkThrough

Lis Rhodes’ artwork prompts conversations around international law, human rights and global social justice issues.

15.00-18:00
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Nottingham Rainbow Project Celebration

Nottingham Rainbow Project Celebration

Celebrating Nottingham’s asylum seeker and refugee communities with food, music, games and an English class at 16.00.

18.30
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Persepolis

Persepolis

Set in 1970s Iran, this animated film tells of a coming of age story during the Iranian Revolution.

19.45
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No Direction Home: Pizza Shop Heroes

No Direction Home: Pizza Shop Heroes

This unique, emerging company stars four young refugee men who made the dangerous journey to the UK on their own as children from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania.

Thursday 20 June 2019

9.00–19.00
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#1 Welcome

#I Welcome

Nottingham Amnesty Group presents an exhibition curated by Amnesty International: images from Magnum photographers, showing the scale of international displacement since World War II, putting a human face to the statistics.

10.00–16.00
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The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

A welcoming place to relax and meet others during Refugee Week. Food cooked daily by women from the African Women’s Empowerment Forum (AWEF).

10.00–17.30
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Markmaking

Markmaking

Artists have been invited to create work reflecting on what it is to be a refugee in Nottingham, and how to leave their mark.

18.30–20.30
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Beats of the Antonov

Beats of the Antonov

Telling the story of the Sudanese populations of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, the film is structured around the daily bombings carried out by the Sudanese government aiming to blast these 'rebels’ out of existence.

Friday 21 June 2019

9.00–19.00
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#1 Welcome

#I Welcome

Nottingham Amnesty Group presents an exhibition curated by Amnesty International: images from Magnum photographers, showing the scale of international displacement since World War II, putting a human face to the statistics.

10.00–16.00
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The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

A welcoming place to relax and meet others during Refugee Week. Food cooked daily by women from the African Women’s Empowerment Forum (AWEF).

10.00–17.30
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Markmaking

Markmaking

Artists have been invited to create work reflecting on what it is to be a refugee in Nottingham, and how to leave their mark.

16.00–22.00
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A Life Robbed

A Life Robbed: A Reflection of an Asylum Journey and Migration Impact

An event to mark the launch of Faith Gakanje's new book, which reflects on her asylum journey.

16.00–19.00
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RefuTalent 2019

RefuTalent 2019

Refugees and their friends and supporters will be displaying their diverse talents when they perform music, song and dance with a twist.

18.15–21.00
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Human Flow

Human Flow

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale and its profoundly personal human impact.

Saturday 22 June 2019

9.00–19.00
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#1 Welcome

#I Welcome

Nottingham Amnesty Group presents an exhibition curated by Amnesty International: images from Magnum photographers, showing the scale of international displacement since World War II, putting a human face to the statistics.

10.00–16.00
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The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

The City Arts Café & the Honest Tea Bar

A welcoming place to relax and meet others during Refugee Week. Food cooked daily by women from the African Women’s Empowerment Forum (AWEF).

10.00–17.30
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Markmaking

Markmaking

Artists have been invited to create work reflecting on what it is to be a refugee in Nottingham, and how to leave their mark.

10.30–12.00
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An American Tail (U)

An American Tail (U)

Feivel Mousekewitz and his family flee Russia, ruled by evil cats, for America where they have been told there are no cats and the streets are made of cheese.

12.00–18.00
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The Hyson Green Cultural Festival

The Hyson Green Cultural Festival

The Hyson Green Cultural Festival (HGCF) has been an annual community event in Nottingham since 2014.

13.00–16.00
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Food, Fashion and Children’s Entertainment

Food, Fashion and Children’s Entertainment

The Women of Faith Nottingham would like to invite everyone to celebrate and enjoy an afternoon of exotic food tasting, fashion diversity and cultural exchange.

18.30–21.00
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Refugee Week Finale Party

Refugee Week Finale Party

Join us to celebrate this year's Refugee Week activities with live music from legendary musicians from the Nottingham community.

Friday 28 June 2019

18.00–20.30
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Island of the Hungry Ghosts

A moving story from inside Australia’s Guantánamo: Christmas Island. On this island, 50 million red land crabs make their annual migration from the jungle to the sea.

Get Involved

If you would like to volunteer during Nottingham Refugee Week which runs from 15 – 22 June, please complete the online application form: https://tinyurl.com/RW2018vaf

Partner Organisations

Helping us make these events possible.

Five Leaves Bookshop

Nottingham Amnesty Group

Nottingham Central Library

Nottingham Quakers

Global Justice Nottingham

Women of Faith, All Saints’ Church

Rainbow Access and Social Project

 

Funders and Supporters

Helping us make Nottingham Refugee Week Festival possible.

Communities of Identity – (COI)

About Us

Refugee Week in Nottingham is an act of welcome, a gesture of solidarity and a shared celebration. It exists both to raise awareness of the reasons why people are forced to seek refuge – persecution, war, poverty and conflict – and also to celebrate the contributions made by refugees and asylum seekers to the economic, cultural and social life of the city. Refugee Week began nationally in 1998 as a direct reaction to hostility in the media and society in general towards refugees and asylum seekers. It is now one of the leading national initiatives working to counter this negative climate, defending the importance of sanctuary and the benefits it can bring to both refugees and host communities.

In Nottingham, Long Journey Home, a regional organisation worked with local agencies and 20+ Refugee Community Groups in Nottingham to organise regular annual Refugee Week activities in the city.  Nottingham Beyond Borders was formed in 2009 to continue this work.

At the beginning a newspaper was produced every year featuring stories and articles about refugees and asylum seekers. This was distributed alongside Refugee Week events and activities. In 2017 Nottingham Beyond Borders changed its name to Nottingham Refugee Week in order to make our aims and objectives clearer to the general public.

This year we are celebrating 21 years of Refugee Week in the UK. Celebrations in Nottingham will include a variety of events and activities hosted by individuals and organisations across the city. We invite you to attend events, try different food and music, ask questions and find out more about what is happening in Nottingham to create a culture of welcome. In a time when the numbers of people seeking sanctuary globally are the highest on record, and people are taking increasingly dangerous routes to safety, it is important that we show solidarity, understanding and tolerance to those seeking refuge in our city.

Web design by Seal Media. Brochure design by Saria Digregorio, cover illustration by Benjamin Hall, print by JNV Print.

Nottingham Refugee Week