'We Cannot Walk Alone' with Maya Ghazal, Pilot & UNHCR goodwill ambassador, pictured for Refugee Week 14 - 20 June 2021.

14 June 2021

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. STAR is proud to be a partner of the Refugee Week coalition, helping shape the festival each year.

From 14-20 June, events and activities are taking place across the country – both online and offline – around the theme #WeCannotWalkAlone. It is a reminder that when we walk side by side, we are capable of building real change.

There are hundreds of events taking place this week, so we’ve just selected a snapshot of what’s on offer – from STAR groups, our friends and some we just thought sounded really great! If you’re in Scotland make sure you don’t miss out on all the amazing stuff going on as part of the Refugee Festival Scotland.

From historical walking tours and art workshops to DJ sets and a cookery class, there’s something for everyone. Get your friends and family involved, so we can all listen and learn together (and have some well-earned fun after a difficult year!).

Food – get cooking with Goldsmiths STAR!

Goldsmiths STAR: Vegetarian Syrian demo cookery class with Majeda!
Wednesday 16 June 6.00pm-7.00pm (online)

Music – get down to the Southbank in London and have a dance in the sunshine!

Refugee Week DJs on Southbank Centre’s Riverside Terrace
Friday 18 June 5.00-10.00pm and Saturday 19 June 2.00-6.00pm (in-person)

Art – get creative with Goldsmiths STAR!

Goldsmiths STAR: Origami Workshop
Tuesday 15 June 4.00pm-5.00pm (online)

Goldsmiths STAR: Walk with Amal – A Collage Workshop with Rana Ibrahim
Wednesday 16 June 4.00pm-6.00pm (online)

Activism – get learning with Birkbeck STAR & more!

Birkbeck STAR: Introduction to UK Parliament and how to influence it
Thursday 17 June 10.00am-1.00pm (online)

Learning from past mistakes: the risks of the UK’s new immigration plan
Tuesday 15 June 6.30pm-8.30pm (online)

Humans for Rights Network & Life Seekers Aid: Refugee Week celebration & show of solidarity for friends in Napier
Wednesday 16 June 4.00pm-5.30pm (online)

Refugee Wales: Live Online Panel Discussion
Thursday 17 June 6.30pm-7.30pm (online)

Mental health

Understanding the Brain – Navigating Grief & Trauma
Tuesday 15 June 15 6.00pm-8.00pm (online)

Exploration – get walking and exploring with Sussex STAR!

Sussex STAR: Refugee Week Treasure Trail around Brighton
Monday 14 June – 20 June (in person!)

Cinema – get the popcorn out!

Check out the Migration Film Festival – online or in an actual cinema in London

Special screening of HUMAN FLOW, award-winning documentary film by Ai Weiwei
Wednesday 16 June 8.00-11.00pm (online)

Comedy – have a laugh!

Haven Coffee Presents: Laff-Ucino
Saturday 19 June 7.30-10.30pm (in person!)

Literature – get reading!

Book Presentation + Q&A: ‘Worth’ by Bharti Dhir
An Inspiring True Story of Abandonment, Exile, Inner Strength and Belonging
Thursday 17 June 6.00pm-7.00pm (online)

Find out more about Refugee Week 2021.

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