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Birmingham: Refugee Week Festival

June 19, 2017 - June 25, 2017

refugee week festival



Centrala present Refugee Week Festival, an week of event aiming to celebrate vobrant and diverse cultures and to rise awarness of issues related to migration.

Monday 19th June 7-9pm
Shock doctrine of the leftPlan C Birmingham
Discussion with author Graham Jones about his book
Free entry

Wednesday 21st June 6.30-8.30pm
“HONOURING THE LOST GENERATION” – FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION led by Amra Mujkanovic in partnership with Remembering Srebrenica
Free Entry

Friday 23rd June 3-5pm
Crafting our Futures: an origami workshop with Shelanu: Women’s Craft Collective
Free entry

Friday 23rd June 7.30 – 10.30pm
Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham MUSIC NIGHT – HARARE
Tickets £5

Saturday 24th June 1-4pm
Corporate Immigration: impact of immigration law and post Brexit immigration policies on migrant workers in the workplace.

Saturday 24th June 7-10.30pm
Children of men- film screening, discussion and iftar
Children of Men takes an unconventional approach to the modern action film, using a documentary, newsreel style and “makes a potent case against the anti-immigrant sentiment” popular in modern societies. The discussion with refugees will be chaired by Salman Mirza, in partnership with Migrant Voice.
Free entry

Exhibition presenting installations and documentation of different artists working with refugees:
Rabiyah K Dunkirk 2017 – For one day only…
A snapshot exhibition that provides an insight to a volunteers visit to the Dunkirk Refugee Camp in January 2017 as part of a Multi-Faith donation trip.
Małgorzata Dawidek, Conversio
Multi-element textual and visual narration based on the stories of migrantwomen from Europe and postcolonial countries to the UK
Kushinga Gardens
The story of The Kushinga Gardens, a small piece of land leased cultivated
by asylum seekers and refugees, story of their work but also how they feel about their situations.
Shelanu –‘The Feast’
Film of and ceramics from a shared meal celebrating different cultures. Taken from ‘The Meetings of Hands and Hearts’ project: Craftspace & The Community Integration Partnership, Jeweller Jivan Astfalck, photographer Kate Paxman, film maker Joseph Potts. 2004
Free entry

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