WELCOME to Norwich Refugee Week 2019
On the 20th June every year, World Refugee Day celebrates the contributions, strength and perseverance of the millions of people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes around the world by wars and persecution.
Norwich Refugee Week, part of a nationwide programme of events, is a local response to a global issue. Between the 17th and 23rd June, schools, cafes, community groups and arts centres across the city will host cultural, arts, and educational events to celebrate the diversity that new communities bring to our city and promote understanding of how and why people become refugees.
Stay tuned to see this year’s fantastic programme of events and check out Facebook.com/NorwichRefugeeWeek for updates.
NEW ROUTES EVENTS 2018
In 2017 Norwich hosted a record 22 events, with a number of new venues and organisations joining in to celebrate Norwich’s diversity.
Norfolk’s long history of welcoming refugees was revealed in the New Routes’ walking tour of Norwich and by the team at Strangers’ Hall. The arts of those forced into exile were in the spotlight at the Norwich Arts Centre Eritrea, a country at a crossroads exhibition and at a special screening of the critically-acclaimed Persopolis at Cinema City, alongside heart-warming local shorts. To close the week, stirring and inspiring personal stories on the theme of leaving home were shared at a special edition of True Stories Live at the Norwich Arts Centre.
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