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Refugee Week 2016

Refugee week is a nation-wide programme of arts, cultural, and educational events which take place each year in the week around World Refugee Day, and which celebrate the contribution refugees have made to the UK. This year there are a wide range of fantastic events taking place around the UK- below are some of the ones that we're involved in:

Refugees Welcome

Date: Sunday 19th June 2016

Location: The Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX

Time: 1pm onwards

UNHCR is delighted to return to the Southbank Centre this year for this special Refugee Week event. Enjoy a day of free poetry and performance, then come visit us in the Marketplace to find out more about our work to support refugees.

Find out more at the Southbank Centre website.

Moving stories: a Refugee Week special event

Date: 24th June 2016

Location: The British Museum, London, WC1B 3DG

Time: 6 - 8.30pm

UNHCR is taking part in a very special Friday Late event at the British Museum. The evening, which is free to attend, will be on the theme of "welcome" and features a fantastic line-up of events combining art, film, poetry, and theatre. This unique event will also offer the opportunity to talk to UNHCR and other Refugee Week partners about their work with refugees in the UK and elsewhere.

Find out more here.

Welcoming Refugees: A wider community response

Date: 29th June 2016

Location: Tavistock Centre, London, NW3 5BA

Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm

Photographer Giles Duley talks about his experience meeting and photographing refugees around the world, and how he strives to show the strength and resilience of those who have been forced to flee their homes. The presentation is followed by an expert panel including UNHCR's Sarah-Jane Savage.

Find out more and register for this free event here.

For more Refugee Week events, check out the Refugee Week website.

Previous Events

Click here to find out more about UNHCR's previous events.

The Nansen Refugee Award

The Nansen Refugee Award

Given to individuals or organisations for outstanding service in the cause of refugees.