Nottingham Refugee Week

12 - 20/06/2021

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Nottingham Refugee Week is an act of welcome, a gesture of solidarity and a shared celebration with people who have sought refuge in our city and beyond. Please join us for these events open to everyone, but remember to check the website for events which need booking. This year’s theme is ‘We will never walk alone’.

‘Soft’ Launch

Saturday 12 June, 10m-2pm
Sneinton Market

Come along for music from WorldJam, bread-making demonstrations from Unity Bakery, art and craft activities from City Arts, Nottingham Contemporary and the National Justice Museum, and stalls from Bikes Love You, Amnesty International, Refugee Roots and many more! This will take place as part of the regular open-air Sneinton Market. Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing.

Yoga and Meditation (Bahia yoga)

Sunday 13 June, 10am-11.15am
Online (booking required)

Relaxing yoga practice in aid of Refugee Week.

Life-Writing Class with Eve Makis

Monday 14 June, 7pm-8.30pm
Online (booking required)

Explore your life story with NTU writer-in-residence.

Free to be Me: Refugee Stories from Lesbian Immigration Support (Five Leaves Bookshop)

Monday 14 June, 7pm-8pm
Online (booking required)

Talk and book launch

Yoga and Lunch Women’s Group (Refugee Roots)

Tuesday 15 June, 10am-1.30pm
Forest Recreation Ground (booking required)

Social event

Virtual Open Evening

Tuesday 15 June, 6pm-8pm
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (booking required)

NNRF staff, volunteers and service users will host an evening of stories of resistance & resilience from refugees and asylum seekers, and find out how you can make a difference in your local community

Cooking and Eating Together (Refugee Roots) 

Wednesday 16 June, 12pm-2pm
Sneinton Windmill Community Gardens (booking required)

Social event

Virtual Open Evening

Wednesday 16 June, 6pm-7pm
HOST (booking required)

Come and find out about how HOST supports those seeking asylum in Nottingham and see the creative talents of people who have been hosted by HOST volunteers.

Chance (film screening)

Wednesday 16 June, 7pm-8.30pm
Broadway (booking required)

Even when I Fall (film screening)

Thursday 17 June, 6.30pm-8pm
New Art Exchange

Beautiful film about a circus group set up by survivors of human trafficking

LIMBO (film screening)

Thursday 17 June, 8.30pm-10.30pm
Broadway (booking required)

Walk the Talk (New Art Exchange)

Friday 18 June, 11am-1pm
Forest Recreation Ground

Guided walk, art installation, conversation and refreshments

Cooking and Eating Together (Refugee Roots)

Saturday 19 June, 11.30am-2pm
Wollaton Park (booking required)

Social event

Walking Meditation (Bahia yoga)

Sunday 20 June, 8.45am-10.45am
Wollaton Park (booking required)

Gentle social and wellbeing event.

Odyssey (film screening)

Sunday 20 June, available all day

Film of dance performance by NEST students, in collaboration with Dance4

Art Walk (Chris/Nottingham Contemporary)

Sunday 20 June, 12.30pm-2.30pm
Meet at Market Square

Explore the streets of Nottingham and how they connect with our own journeys through them.

Refugee Roots Art Exhibition

Throughout the week
City Arts Window Gallery

Community artwork produced during lockdown

Making and Breaking Bread Together: Recipe Demonstrations

Throughout the week

Join in with the Unity Bakery

Blossoming Friendships: Sharing Love Exhibition (with WorldJam)

Throughout the week
City Arts Window Gallery

Beautiful paper flowers, poems and stories

Sound Walk Installation: Sun Up, Rain Falls, River Rises

Throughout the week
Forest Recreation Ground

Soundwalk using QR codes, created by Phosphorous Theatre

Welcome Exhibition

Throughout the week
National Justice Museum

Worry Dolls produced by community members

Story Valley Writing Project

Throughout the week
New Art Exchange

Come and find out how to get involved / sign up, via WorldJam and UNESCO City of Literature