CamCRAG is a registered charity (1170180) who send regular convoys of volunteers and aid from the Cambridge region to help refugees in Europe. We collect donations, hold fundraising events, fund projects overseas and raise awareness of the refugee crisis.
CamCRAG is a registered charity (1170180) who send regular convoys of volunteers and aid from the Cambridge region to help refugees in Europe. We collect donations, hold fundraising events, fund projects overseas and raise awareness of the refugee crisis.
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Refugee Week 2020

Refugee Week 2020 logo

15 to 21 June is Refugee Week, and this year’s theme is ‘Imagine’.

Below is a list of some of the online events happening that may be of particular interest to CamCRAG volunteers and supporters – you can find a full list of nationwide activities and further information at refugeeweek.org.uk.

Ongoing
The Giant Dolls House Project
This international collaborative arts project aims to raise awareness of homelessness and refugees. Make your own miniature home and be part of an international Virtual Giant Dolls’ House for Refugee Week 2020.
giantdollshouse.org

Friday 12 June to Sunday 21 June
Havens East Online Exhibition
Launching in June to coincide with Refugee Week 2020, this new online exhibition tells the story of the 4,000 Basque children who came to Britain, and many on to East Anglia, to escape the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. Using rarely seen film footage and original photographs along with the voices of rescuers and refugees, Havens East tells this story in a new and engaging way.  
refugeeweek.org.uk/events/havens-east-online-exhibition
info@havenseast.org

Sunday 14 June (4.30pm to 6pm)
Together Workshops Online
For Refugee Week, Counterpoints Arts has commissioned three special online Together Workshops from theatre company PSYCHEdelight on the theme of Imagine. Imagine a bunch of people from different ages, cultures and languages coming together from all across the UK (and abroad, why not!) to dream and have fun together for an afternoon. What would happen?
refugeeweek.org.uk/events/together-workshops-online

Monday 15 June (all day)
Refugee Stories from the National Archives
On the Record explores stories from The National Archives’ collection of over 11 million documents. To mark Refugee Week, the podcast will be highlighting just a few of the many refugee stories held in archive – the real, complicated, and often heartbreaking human stories that have found their way onto repository shelves.
media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/tag/education
Email ontherecords@nationalarchives.gov.uk

Wednesday 17 June (6pm to 7pm)
My name is not Refugee
ARU graduate Kate Milner talks about the inspiration and background to her picture book, My Name is Not Refugee.  
aru.ac.uk/community-engagement/my-name-is-not-refugee
Email community@aru.ac.uk

Thursday 18 June (6.30pm to 7.30pm)
NaTakallam (we speak)
NaTakallam is a social enterprise that promotes cultural exchange by engaging refugee Conversation Partners as online language tutors, translators and guest speakers. Our Conversation Partner will be Hadiya, who is in her thirties and is originally from aQamishli, Syria.
camcrag.org.uk/event/natakallam
Email catharine@camcrag.org.uk

Thursday 18 June (8pm onwards)
Calais Livestream Fundraiser
Calais Livestream Fundraiser in aid of Collective Aid: No Events = No Tents online concert hosted by Global Jamming St Ives. An eclectic mix of music and poetry from Calais and beyond.  
facebook.com/events/272504783938870

Friday 19 June (all day)
A Day of Welcome Cambridge
A celebration designed to support schools and families in marking Refugee Week, by building understanding of the experiences of refugees and their contribution, and celebrating little-known stories of refugee migration. Ideas and resources for both school and home learning.
www.norfolksos.co.uk/dow-2020

Saturday 20 June (4.30pm to 7pm and 8pm to 10.30pm)
Concert for World Refugee Day
CamCRAG presents an evening of entertainment showcasing live music from local artists, interviews, poetry, refugee-related short films, all wrapped around our fun heckle-tastic pub quiz. And all free (although donations are very much encouraged!)
camcrag.org.uk/event/concert-for-world-refugee-day
Watch online at facebook.com/events/1120798648287530

Saturday 20 June (7pm to 8pm)
CamCRAG Convoy Quiz
We may not be able to volunteer in Calais this month, but as part of Refugee Week CamCRAG is organising another online quiz to keep us connected and raise some cash for refugees.
camcrag.org.uk/event/camcrag-convoy-quiz
Email marissa@camcrag.org.uk

Sunday 21 June (4.30pm to 6pm)
Together Workshops Online
For Refugee Week, Counterpoints Arts has commissioned three special online Together Workshops from theatre company PSYCHEdelight on the theme of Imagine. Imagine a bunch of people from different ages, cultures and languages coming together from all across the UK (and abroad, why not!) to dream and have fun together for an afternoon. What would happen?
refugeeweek.org.uk/events/together-workshops-online

Sunday 21 June (6pm to 9pm)
Film and discussion session
A “watch party” and discussion focusing on one of the films from Moving Worlds.
Email oscar.e.gillespie@gmail.com