Refugee Week 2010 – Different Pasts, Shared Futures
14 – 20 June 2010
During Refugee Week (14 – 20 June) World Museum is hosting a series of events that explore refugee experience and create opportunities for local communities to come together and forge new friendships.
Visitors will have the chance to gain insight into the lives of a family of refugees living in Manchester with a film called Displaced. The documentary follows the journey of a young boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo and his family as they battle to stay in this country. Families can contribute to a giant wall hanging inspired by the question ‘what does home mean to you?’ Or simply send a welcome note to someone who has recently arrived to the area, and make new friends at the ‘Refu-tea’ party! There is certainly something for all the family to get involved in, and share new experiences with new friends!
Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. Refugee Week 2010 takes place from 14 to 20 June.
14 June 2010
Treasure House Theatre,
1, 2 & 3pm
The documentary follows the lives of a family of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo as they fight for the right to remain in this country. The film was made by Ella Cummins and Charlie Allen of The University of Manchester.
Write a welcome message on a postcard
15 June 2010
Send a welcome note on a postcard to someone new to the area. The postcards will be sent to a local refugee agency, where they will be given out to new arrivals. All participants will get a goody bag.
17 June 2010
Everyone is welcome so come along, have a cup of tea and some cake, and make new friends.
19 June 2010
Learning Base, ground floor
Come down and contribute to a fabric piece inspired by the question ‘what home means to you?’ – that will form a giant wall hanging – everyone welcome.