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Refugee Week

14 June 2021

Refugee Week 14-20 June 2021

Refugee week is festival of events and activities celebrating the contributions and creativity of refugees in the UK (Refugee Week, 2021). 

If you would like to get involved, see the calendar of art, cultural, sports and educational events, or take part in one or more of the eight Simple Acts inspired by this year’s theme ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’.  

Simple Acts  

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ARU are also running free online events:

'The Music gives calmness to the soul': music therapy with refugees

Monday, 14 June, 5.30-6.30pm

Part of the CIMTR public research lecture series. Bolette Daniels Beck (Associate Professor, Aalborg University) will talk about using music therapy to treat refugees' trauma symptoms.

Public art and refuge: changing minds

Monday, 14 June, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Join us for a talk from Ian Wolter, who created the sculpture ‘The Children of Calais’, about the inspiration for the artwork and how it can be used to raise awareness and provoke discussion about the refugee crisis.

Afropean: The diaspora in Europe

Thursday, 17 June, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Asanté Boyce encourages conversation and connection on what Afropean may mean to different people and different communities, through testimony but also by exploring the deeply important history of the relationships of different European countries with Africa and its descendants.

Havens East - the lost history of Basque child refugees in 1930s East Anglia

Thursday, 17 June, 7.15-8.30pm

Dr Jeanette Baxter (ARU) and Dr Ed Packard (University of Suffolk) will tell the incredible story of the Basque child refugees who came to East Anglia during the Spanish Civil War.



Topics: Wellbeing