Refugee Week 18 – 24 June

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around Refugee Day on 20 June.

In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. Refugee Week started in 1998 as a direct reaction to hostility in the media and society in general towards refugees and asylum seekers. An established part of the UK’s cultural calendar, Refugee Week 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 Cambridge you can get involved through the events listed below – click through for more details on each event.

Download the poster as a PDF for printing
Download the full programme of events as a PDF
Refugee Week Poster
Great Get Together Street Party
Saturday 16 June
5 to 10pm
Flamsteed Rd, CB1 3QU
Talk about Ending Indefinite Detention
Monday 18 June
7.30pm
Jesus Lane Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA
Refugee Film Night
Tuesday 19 June
9pm
Arts Picturehouse cinema, St Andrew’s Street, CB2 3AR
Symposium
Wednesday 20 June
10am to 4pm
Hellmore Building Recital Hall, ARU, 247 East Road, CB1 1PT
CamCRAG Poncho Project Sewing Session
Friday 22 June
11.30am to 3.30pm
Hartington Grove Meeting House, 91-93 Hartington Grove, CB1 7UB
Hackathon
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June
2pm Sat to 8pm Sun
Makespace Cambridge, 16 Mill Lane, CB2 1RX
Walk a mile for child refugees
Saturday 23 June
meet at 10.30am
Parker’s Piece, CB1 1JE
Strummers Refugee Week Concert
Saturday 23 June
7.30pm – 12am
CB2, 5 Norfolk Street, CB1 2LD
Great Get Together
Sunday 24 June
12pm to 2.30pm
Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catherine’s Road, CB4 3XJ
CamCRAG SOS Tents
Sunday 24 June
1pm to 3pm
Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catherine’s Road, CB4 3XJ