Thank you to everyone who attended Nottingham Refugee Week 2018.

The dates for the next Nottingham Refugee Week are Saturday 15th – Saturday 22nd June 2019.

Nottingham Refugee Week 2018

As part of International Refugee Week 2018, we welcome you to join us in the Council House Ballroom, Market Square (in between the lions) on Monday 18 June at 17.30 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 2018.

كجزء من أسبوع اللاجئين العالمي 2018
نرحب بكم للانضمام إلينا في قاعة مجلس البلدية
في ساحة السوق (بين الأسدين ) يوم الاثنين 18 يونيو في الساعة 17:30 للتعرف على مجتمعنا المتنوع والاحتفال به.
تفضل وانضم إلينا لتذوق ما يقدمه لك أسبوع اللاجئين! موسيقى الحية من فرق وفنانين المحليين ، 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 حاملا بطاقة عن القيام بعمل صغير واحد للاجئين.
لا يشترط الحجز – فقط قم بالحضور الى دار المجلس وسيوجهك متطوعينا إلى الاتجاه الصحيح!

هفته پناهندگان درسال 2018 شهرناتینگهام

به عنوان بخشی از “هفته بین المللی پناهندگان ” در سال 2018، ما (رفیوجی فوروم) شما را دعوت می کنیم که روز دوشنبه 18 جون ساعت 5:30 در مارکت اسکور مقابل ساختمان شهرداری (درمیان 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!

هه فته ی په نا به رانی نۆتینگهام ۲٠۱۸وه 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 ناوه راستی شێره كان 
له رۆژی دوشه مه ۱۷_٦_۱۸  
كادژمێر ٥:٣٠
بۆناساندنی كۆمه ڵگای جیاواز ئاهنگ ده گیرین وه ره به ژداری 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 ده هۆڵ 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 رێکخراوه ناوچه 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

Events

Listen, Learn, Get inspired.

Timetable

A week brimming with events to nourish the soul

Saturday 16 June 2018

09:00 - 16.00
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Hidden Histories – 20 years of supporting immigration detainees

Hidden Stories – 20 years of supporting immigration detainees

This film is an oral history project produced by the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID), marking 20 years of volunteer visiting to people held in immigration detention from 1994 to 2014.

09:00 - 16:00
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And Still I Rise

And Still I Rise

An exhibition of poetry, photography and film which showcases the diverse talents of the PAMOJA Women Together Group at Nottingham Refugee Forum.

14:30 – 19:00
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One World Cultural Celebration

One World Cultural Celebration

An afternoon of music, dance, fashion and food from around the world...

16:00
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Boy 87 with author Ele Fountain

Boy 87 with author Ele Fountain

Author and editor, Ele Fountain saw first-hand the heart-breaking effects of the refugee crisis whilst living in Ethiopia with her young family. She joins us in the Sillitoe Room at Waterstones Nottingham to talk about the book she was compelled to write about what she saw.

17:00 - 21:00
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World Jam: home

World Jam: Home

World Jam is an inter-cultural and multilingual group of writers, poets and performers bringing different nationalities and cultures together.

18:00
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101 Beads: Kurdistan In War Book Launch

101 Beads: Kurdistan In War Book Launch

Join Photographer Gaylan Nazhad and Ethnographic Researcher Benjamin Houghton for the UK launch of 101 Beads: Kurdistan In War, a photographic representation of liminality and violence.

19:00
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Hosting – What is it? – Come and find out more

Hosting – What is it? + Immigration Detention – An indefinite Sentence

Morton Hall Detainee Visitor Group (MHDVG) and HOST Nottingham come together to talk about their different areas of work with refugees and asylum seekers.

Sunday 17 June 2018

15:00
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Finding Soraya / Director Q&A session with Najia Khaan

Finding Soraya / Director Q&A session with Najia Khaan

An Afghan-born woman goes back to her native land after 20 years in London to find the spirit of the lost, progressive ideas of Afghanistan's last Queen, Soraya.

15:00 - 18:00
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LET’S EID TOGETHER: NNRF Master Chef

LET’S EID TOGETHER: NNRF Master Chef

For one afternoon only, NNRF (Notts and Nottingham Refugee Forum) will become a multicultural culinary hub.

18:00 - 21:00
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Arts in Action

Arts in Action

Arts in Action is headlined by Georgina Wilding, Nottingham’s Young Poet Laureate.

Monday 18 June 2018

10:00 - 12:00
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CANCELLED: Drama Workshops for Schools with Phosphorus Theatre

CANCELLED: Drama Workshop for Schools with Phosphorus Theatre

This workshop is aimed at young people with little knowledge of or friendships with refugee communities.  It will explore experiences of forced migration and debunk myths in a fun and sensitive way.  Suitable for year 6 and above.

13:30 - 15:30
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FREE Drama Workshops for Professionals with Phosphorus Theatre

FREE Drama Workshop for Professionals with Phosphorus Theatre

An opportunity to immerse yourself in the role of a newly-arrived child seeking refuge.  A workshop to challenge your thinking and understand the importance of clarity and communication.  Suitable for social workers, teachers, mentors and arts practitioners.

16:00 - 18:00
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Notts County Football in the Community (FITC) session

Notts County Football in the Community (FITC) session at Nottingham College

FITC, in partnership with Nottingham College, runs free weekly football training sessions for student refugees and asylum seekers. Join in to keep fit, make friends and feel part of the local community.

17:30 - 20:00
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Nottingham Refugee Week Launch

Nottingham Refugee Week Launch

Join us for music, dancing, drumming, craft and food to officially launch refugee week celebrations in Nottingham.

19:00
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The Classical Music Roadmap with Jonathan James

How Refugee Composers Changed the Music of Hollywood

Join music presenter, Jonathan James to discover how brilliant migrant composers like Erich Korngold, Max Steiner and Miklos Rosza created the glorious sound of the Golden Age of Hollywood with scores for legendary movies like King Kong, Ben Hur and The Adventures of Robin Hood.

Tuesday 19 June 2018

11:00 - 13:00
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Curious Monkey Artists Workshop

Curious Monkey Artists Workshop

Over the next 18 months, Curious Monkey theatre company is developing a new play with Northern Stage that will tell a brand new story of a young character who comes to the UK for the first time.

13.00 – 14.30
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Portland Centre Open Day

Portland Centre Open Day

Notts County Football in the Community invites refugees and asylum seekers to enjoy free access to the facilities at Portland Centre. Activities available will include table tennis, badminton, football, the gym and basketball.

17.00 – 17.45
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House of Fame Exhibition Walkthrough in Kurdish

House of Fame Exhibition Walkthrough in Kurdish

Join us for a walkthrough of some of the works featured in our House of Fame exhibition, upstairs in the galleries. Come and hear a different perspective on the art. This walkthrough will be delivered in Kurdish. Meet at reception.

18.00 – 20.30
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District 9 – film screening

District 9 – film screening

Come and join us for a free screening of District 9, a sci-fi that tells the story of an alien race forced to flee their planet and live in slum like conditions on earth. Set in Johannesburg, the film explores themes of social integration, humanity and ultimately friendship. In English with English subtitles.

19.00 – 20.30
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Tiger and Clay launch and panel discussion, with Rana Abdulfattah, Juan delGado, Camilla Reeve and Anna Ball

Tiger and Clay launch and panel discussion – With Rana Adbulfattah, Juan delGado and Camilla Reeve

Join us for the Nottingham launch of Tiger and Clay, a collection of poetry and memoir by Rana Abdulfattah, a young Syrian woman writing in exile in Istanbul, who charts the destructive effects of never being permitted to go home, and explores her emotional journey towards a measure of peace. Rana will be in conversation (via Skype) with artist and collaborator Juan delGado, Palewell Press editor Camilla Reeve and NTU researcher in refugee writing and representation, Dr Anna Ball.

20.00
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Phosphoros Theatre presents Dear Home Office: Still Pending

Phosphoros Theatre presents Dear Home Office: Still Pending

Kareem has settled in London, but the sudden arrival of his destitute brother forces him to re-navigate the System. Now 18 and independent, but with no refugee status, Elgi tries to stay optimistic despite his college prospects stalling.

Wednesday 20 June 2018

10:00 - 12:00
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Writing For Pleasure Workshop with Becky Cullen

Writing For Pleasure Workshop with Becky Cullen

This interactive workshop is designed to get people writing – and maybe keep writing. Exploring words together, you will have the chance to write stories and poems in a group and as individuals.

10:00 - 17:00
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Layers – an exhibition of stories

Layers – an exhibition of stories

Visit this two-day exhibition to see artwork created by local organisations and projects.

15.30 – 18.00
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Rainbow Access and Social Project

Rainbow Access and Social Project

During Refugee Week, the Rainbow project is hosting a celebration for asylum seekers and refugees, as part of its Access project.

17:00 – 19.00
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Creative Sharing Event

Creative Sharing Event

A collaboration of installations, photography, hip-hop and film to exhibit the creative projects the NNRF Youth Project (ages 13-18) have been working on. The young people will be delivering a presentation about their work before the debut of a short film they have made about the impact these opportunities have had on them.

17.30 – 20.30
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Night in with the Sistaz

Night in with the Sistaz

Come and enjoy an evening with the Sistaz where you will be served a three-course meal of global cuisine, entertained with poetry and short stories from their community as well as an auction of crafts and creative works to take home and treasure.

Thursday 21 June 2018

10:00 - 12:00
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Portland Centre Open Day

Portland Centre Open Day

Notts County Football in the Community invites refugees and asylum seekers to enjoy free access to the facilities at Portland Centre.

17:00 - 18:30
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Notts County Football in the Community (FITC) session at John Carroll

Notts County Football in the Community (FITC) session at John Carroll

FITC, in partnership with the British Red Cross and Nottingham Refugee Forum, runs free weekly football training sessions for asylum seekers and refugees.

18.30 – 20.30
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18:30 - 20:30

The Art of Empowerment

Join us for an inspiring insight into some of the ways that asylum seekers and refugees are using the creative arts as a source of self-empowerment.

19:00
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Can Here Be Home?

Can Here Be Home?

Young actors from Nottingham’s BAFTA-winning Television Workshop tell the real stories of refugees from around the world whose journeys have brought them to the Nottingham area.

Friday 22 June 2018

11:00 - 14:00
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Two-day workshop

Two-day workshop

The workshop involves using clay to explore aspects of the participants’ experience of migration to Nottingham. 

18:00
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Football

Football

Nottingham Rainbow Project is running free weekly football sessions for refugees and asylum seekers although everyone is welcome to join in.

19:00
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World Food Night

World Food Night

Nottingham Arimathea Trust residents and volunteers present a World Food Night with delicious food and lively entertainment from across the globe!

19:00 - 21:30
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Welcome to Germany / post-screening Q&A session with HOST Nottingham

Welcome to Germany / post-screening Q&A session with HOST Nottingham

A box-office smash-hit in Germany, Welcome to Germany is an irreverent comic take on what happens when a well-off Munich family offers boarding to a refugee.

22:00
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Eastern European contemporary folk from MUHA

Eastern European contemporary folk from MUHA

Get down to some late night, outdoor grooves with MUHA.

Saturday 23 June 2018

10:00 - 12:30
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‘Singing for Justice for Refugees’ workshop

Sing for Justice with the Nottingham Clarion Choir

Join us in a creative campaigning workshop to share and learn songs to welcome refugees and oppose intolerance, followed by a street performance in Nottingham Market Square to celebrate Refugee Week.

10.00 – 14.00
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Taking the City to the Farm

Taking the City to the Farm

Paddington, the world’s favourite refugee bear from deepest darkest Peru, has settled happily into his new home with the Brown family and become a much-loved member of his community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

12.30 – 15.30
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Two-day workshop

Two-day workshop

The workshop involves using clay to explore aspects of the participants’ experience of migration to Nottingham.

13:30 - 15:30
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Paddington 2

Paddington 2

Paddington, the world’s favourite refugee bear from deepest darkest Peru, has settled happily into his new home with the Brown family and become a much-loved member of his community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

14:00 - 14:45
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House of Fame Exhibition Walkthrough in Arabic

House of Fame Exhibition Walkthrough in Arabic

Join us for a walkthrough of some of the works featured in our House of Fame exhibition, upstairs in the galleries.

17.00 – 21.00
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Refugee Diversity Fashion Show

Refugee Diversity Fashion Show

Hyson Green Cultural Festival is joining up with the Mojatu Foundation to present a fashion show celebrating the rich diversity and social cohesion of Nottingham’s refugee communities.

20.00 – 23.00
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Nottingham Refugee Week Finale Celebration

Nottingham Refugee Week Finale Celebration

Join us in the Café.Bar (downstairs) for this year’s finale celebration featuring live music, art, snacks and an interactive drumming workshop.

Get Involved

If you would like to volunteer during Nottingham Refugee Week which runs from 16 – 23 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

  Portland Centre

Rainbow Access and Social Project

Women of Faith, All Saints’ Church

World Jam

Funders and Supporters

Helping us make Nottingham Refugee Week Festival possible.

Communities of Identity – (COI)

Thomas Farr

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 then 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 20 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.

Nottingham Refugee Week