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A week-long festival to welcome, celebrate and stand alongside people who are seeking asylum and who are refugees within the city of Nottingham.

 

15th – 23rd June 2024

Nottingham Refugee Week is an annual cultural festival celebrating the culture of sanctuary we have built here in Nottingham. Delivered through a fabulous programme of events organised in partnership with refugee and asylum-seeking communities across Nottingham, it is an act of welcome, a gesture of solidarity and a shared celebration with people who have sought refuge here.

Over the course of the week, organisations across our city unite to deliver a programme of events designed to bring our communities together – from film screenings to shared meals, football tournaments to comedy gigs. All events are free to people seeking asylum, and most are free to everyone. We welcome guests and contributors from every culture and community, and will always do our best to make our events as inclusive as possible.

Our festival launches on Saturday 15th June on Sneinton Market with an awesome line-up of free food, music, yoga, art and craft fun for all the family, information stalls presented by refugee support organisations across the city and wellbeing goodies for people who are refugees or who are seeking asylum. It’s totally free and an amazing chance to get into the spirit of sanctuary in our city.

Come along, spread the word and stand in solidarity with all those who have found refuge in our city. Get in touch by InstagramFacebookTwitter – or email

أسبوع نوتنغهام للاجئين

مهرجان الترحيب والاحتفال باللاجئين واللاجئات وطالبي وطالبات اللجوء، والوقوف إلى جانبهم في نوتنغهام

من 15 وحتى 23 يونيو / حزيران 2024

أسبوع نوتنغهام للاجئين هو مهرجان ثقافي سنوي يحتفي بثقافة اللجوء الآمن الذي بنيناه هنا في نوتنغهام. ويهدف للترحيب والمبادرة بالتضامن والاحتفال مع الأشخاص الذين طلبوا اللجوء هنا.

يتضمن البرنامج مجموعة رائعة من الفعاليات التي تم تنظيمها بالشراكة مع مجتمعات اللاجئين وطالبي اللجوء في جميع أنحاء نوتنغهام، حيث تقدم منظمات نوتنغهام برنامجاً من الفعاليات المتنوعة التي تجمعنا وتحتفل بمجتمعاتنا.

خلال أسبوع المهرجان سيتم عرض الأفلام ومشاركة الوجبات، وتنظيم بطولات كرة القدم وإقامة الحفلات الكوميدية.

جميع الفعاليات مجانية لطالبي وطالبات اللجوء، ومعظمها مجاني للجميع.

نرحب بالضيوف والمساهمين من الثقافات والمجتمعات المختلفة كلها، وسنبذل قصارى جهدنا دائمًا ليكون في فعالياتنا متسع ومساحات آمنة ومريحة للجميع.

احتفالية إطلاق المهرجان ستكون في يوم السبت 17 يونيو/ حزيران في ساحة سوق سنينتون Sneinton Market

خلال الافتتاحية سيكون هناك تشكيلة رائعة من الفعاليات المتضمنة الطعام المجاني والموسيقى واليوجا والفن والمرح والفنون اليدوية لجميع أفراد العائلة ، بالإضافة إلى أكشاك المعلومات التي تقدمها منظمات دعم اللاجئين واللاجئات وطالبي وطالبات اللجوء في جميع أنحاء المدينة.

إنه مجاني تمامًا وفرصة رائعة للوصول إلى روح الملاذ في مدينتنا.

شاركونا في أي وقت يناسبكم، وانشروا هذا الإعلان لكل من يمكن أن يكون مهتماً بالحضور والتضامن مع كل من وجد ملاذًاً آمناً في مدينتنا.

2024 Events

Second Chance Academy Football Tournament

Second Chance Academy Football Tournament

June 8, 2024    
1:30 am - 4:30 am
Second Chance Academy provides a platform for social and cohesive sporting activities for people of different backgrounds, set up by a group of people with [...]
Pirouz Installation – The New Generation by Elaheh Raofi

Pirouz Installation – The New Generation by Elaheh Raofi

June 10, 2024 - June 22, 2024    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Iranian multidisciplinary artist Elaheh Raofi’s 'Pirouz – The New Generation installation' is a fusion of three distinct materials – a chair, a clock and a [...]
Weaving Workshop with Elaheh Raofi

Weaving Workshop with Elaheh Raofi

June 15, 2024    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
An interactive weaving workshop, led by Elaheh Raofi. Participants will learn ancestral hand-weaving techniques used in her current installation, paying homage to the many women [...]
Refugee Week launch on Sneinton Market

Refugee Week launch on Sneinton Market

June 15, 2024    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us on Sneinton Market for a day of free entertainment, food, information and activities to celebrate this year's Refugee Week theme of 'Our Home'. [...]
Clay sculpture workshop with Elaheh Raofi

Clay sculpture workshop with Elaheh Raofi

June 15, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A clay sculpture-making workshop led by artist Elaheh Raofi. Participants will create and make mini sculptures in response to images and text as part of [...]
Access Arts Exhibition with The Old Bus Depot and Sugar Stealers

Access Arts Exhibition with The Old Bus Depot and Sugar Stealers

June 15, 2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Refugee Roots and Sugar Stealers for an art exhibition on the theme of 'home' at the Old Bus Depot from 2pm onwards. Info Venue: [...]
17 Jun

Storytelling for HOME

June 17, 2024    
4:00 am - 7:00 am
You're invited to join us for an unforgettable day filled with stories, drama, arts, and delicious food at the Trent Vineyard Church, Kids Centre! Citizens [...]
Cooking and Eating Together

Cooking and Eating Together

June 17, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Refugee Roots for our Cooking and Eating together project at St Andrew's with Castle Gate URC Church from 5pm-7:30pm. We will learn how to [...]
We Dare to Dream, followed by Q&A with director Waad al-Kateab

We Dare to Dream, followed by Q&A with director Waad al-Kateab

June 17, 2024    
6:00 pm
Join us for a special screening of ‘We Dare to Dream’, the story of refugee athletes from Iran, Syria, South Sudan and Cameroon who swim, [...]
Nottingham Refugee Football Club Celebration

Nottingham Refugee Football Club Celebration

June 17, 2024    
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
NRFC is a football club for refugees and asylum seekers that has been running for nearly 18 months. It was started in response to a [...]
Arkwright Meadows Tuesday Lunch Club

Arkwright Meadows Tuesday Lunch Club

June 18, 2024    
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Arkwright Meadows Community garden is a green oasis in the heart of the Meadows. We are open to visitors and sell fresh fruit and vegetables [...]
Performance Evening / Digital Exhibition

Performance Evening / Digital Exhibition

June 18, 2024    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Refugee Roots and Nottingham Playhouse are collaborating to present an evening of live performances including music and spoken word / poetry. Refugee Roots will also [...]
Red Cross Wednesday Afternoon Project

Red Cross Wednesday Afternoon Project

June 19, 2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come and join the wonderful community at the British Red Cross' Wednesday Afternoon Project. There will be lots of games, food and opportunities to showcase [...]
Poetry Walk and Open Mic

Poetry Walk and Open Mic

June 19, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join poet Ahmad Zaidan from the Migration Institute of Finland for this participatory poetry walk, in which Ahmed will lead the group through creative writing [...]
Make It Yours collage workshop

Make It Yours collage workshop

June 20, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
In this special Make It Yours workshop at the National Justice Museum, participants will explore what is meant by ‘home’. They will create 2 or [...]
World Garden Words Celebration and Light Lunch

World Garden Words Celebration and Light Lunch

June 20, 2024    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
We're a Community Garden which prioritises mental health and sustainability, welcoming all who want to join us. We're very pleased to be Nottingham's first Garden [...]
The Luckiest Girl Alive

The Luckiest Girl Alive

June 20, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Luckiest Girl Alive is a sensitive and inspiring puppet show based on the extraordinary life of activist, campaigner and FGM survivor, Hoda Ali. This [...]
Conceptual Photography Workshop

Conceptual Photography Workshop

June 21, 2024    
12:00 am
Join socially engaged visual artist Ismail Khokon to learn about conceptual photography using a double exposure technique inspired by this year's Refugee Week theme, "Our [...]
Taste the World Party

Taste the World Party

June 21, 2024    
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us in our beautiful community garden to launch our new recipe book. Come and try dishes from all around the world and enjoy an [...]
Weaving Workshop with Elaheh Raofi

Weaving Workshop with Elaheh Raofi

June 22, 2024    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
An interactive weaving workshop, led by Elaheh Raofi. Participants will learn ancestral hand-weaving techniques used in her current installation, paying homage to the many women [...]
Clay sculpture workshop with Elaheh Raofi

Clay sculpture workshop with Elaheh Raofi

June 22, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A clay sculpture-making workshop led by artist Elaheh Raofi. Participants will create and make mini sculptures in response to images and text as part of [...]
Refugee Week Closing Party with DJ Mayeva plus Guests

Refugee Week Closing Party with DJ Mayeva plus Guests

June 23, 2024    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join DJ Mayeva plus a superb line-up of supporting Guest DJs to see this year's Refugee Week festival out in style. The evening will include [...]
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Refugee Week Resource Pack

In response to Refugee Week 2024's theme of 'Our Home', Humanities students at Nottingham Trent University collaborated on the design and creation of resources designed to be of use to event organisers, teachers, community support organisations and anyone else wishing to promote the work of Refugee Week. You're welcome to use the resources for yourself (with appropriate credit to the resource creator, as indicated in the pack). A huge thank you to all the students who contributed.

Get Involved

If you would like to volunteer during Nottingham Refugee Week, please complete the online application form: https://tinyurl.com/RW2018vaf

Partners, Supporters and Funders

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Five Leaves Bookshop

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Nottingham Amnesty Group

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Portland Centre

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Contact Us

Email us at [email protected]

Like, follow or message us on Facebook @NottinghamRefugeeWeek

Tweet or follow us @NottsRW

Share your photos or DM us on Instagram at nottsrefugeeweek

 

Mailbox only: Nottingham Refugee Week Committee, Care Of Nottingham Refugee Forum, 33A Hungerhill Road, Nottingham NG3 4NB

About Us

About Refugee Week

 

Refugee Week is an international initiative coordinated by Counterpoint Arts, https://counterpointsarts.org.uk/. 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. It 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 initiatives working to counter this negative climate, defending the importance of sanctuary and the benefits it can bring to both refugees and ‘host’ communities.

 

The theme for Refugee Week 2024 is “Our Home”. From the places we gather to share meals to our collective home, planet earth: everyone is invited to celebrate what our Our Home means to them. Home can be a place of refuge, a feeling or a state of mind. It can be found in smells, tastes and sounds. From the clothes we wear to the words we grew up with. It’s in food, music and arts. It’s in our cultures and in our landscapes. Our home is also global. We are interconnected; we share the earth’s resources, climate and its challenges. As we speak, millions of people are being displaced from their homes because of the climate crisis. But, exchanging knowledge, both new and traditional, can help us in practical ways to build hope for the future. Together, this Refugee Week let’s practice our solidarity and make Our Home a more welcoming, safe and sustainable place for all. Find out more about this year's theme at refugeeweek.org.uk

عن أسبوع اللاجئين

 بوينت Counterpoint شعار "التعاطف" لتوحيد مهرجانات أسبوع اللاجئين الجارية على مستوى العالم. يكتبون أنه "من أجل الذكرى السنوية الخامسة والعشرين لأسبوع اللاجئين، ندعوك للاحتفال كيف يكون التعاطف بالفعل. معًا يمكننا إنشاء فهم مشترك للتعاطف لضمان توسيع نطاقه ليشمل الجميع.
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