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Upcoming events – Refugee Week 2017, York

Logo-for-website-21-5-17These events in York are part of a national event aimed at raising awareness of the lives of refugees and asylum seekers here in the UK and abroad. For more information about the national event, please visit the website: www.refugeeweek.org.uk
Saturday 17th JuneChildren’s Art Competition ExhibitionCome and see the work of some of York’s youngsters on the Refugee Week theme of ‘Different Pasts, Shared Future’.York Mosque, Bull Lane, York YO10 3EN. 2.30pm - 5.30pm. Free. Organised by York Mosque and Osbaldwick & Murton Scouts.
Saturday 17th JuneRefugees Welcome with Alketa Xhafa MripaArtist and activist Alketa Xhafa Mripa parks her Luton van art installation outside the Minster, inviting you to have a cup of tea with a refugee. Come along and join in the discussion and hear about Alketa’s positive experience of being welcomed to the UK as a young refugee in the late 1990s.Outside the Minster. Free. Supported by Counterpoints Arts and the University of York Migration Network
Saturday 17th JuneHospitalityAn exhibition and panel discussion exploring the theme of hospitality and welcome with artist Alketa Xhafa Mripa and invited representatives from York City of Sanctuary, the Centre for Applied Human Rights, York Human Rights City, Refugee Action York, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Counterpoints Arts and students from the University of York. Followed by reception.Kings Manor, Exhibition Square, York. 5-7 pm.
Saturday 17th JuneThe Great Get TogetherFacebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CliftonCommunity/12 - 3pm
Homestead Park, 40 Water End, Clifton, YO30 5RE
Saturday 17th JuneThe Great Get TogetherFairer World in York will also be hosting a Great Get Together as part of Refugee Week. There will be tea, coffee and cake.10am to 3pm
Fairer World, 84 Gillygate, York
Sunday 18th JuneTea in the Park with Community Jam for The Great Get TogetherThis event is a community singalong and it would be super to have some enthusiastic singers there! Hope you can join us.3pm
Rowntree Park
Monday 19th JuneRefugees and Asylum Seekers: Three perspectives‘Cities without Borders’. Linda Fielding from Urban House, an accommodation centre for asylum seekers and refugees in Wakefield. Plus a speaker from the LGBT community speaking about their hidden life.
‘Tibetan refugees: telling our stories’. A short film about Tibetan elders describing their experiences in Tibet and India plus personal stories from Tibetan Refugees we have met.
Organised by Amnesty International York and the Tibet Support Group York.
Friends Meeting House, York, 6pm until 9.30pm.
Donations welcome.
Tuesday 20th JunePub Quiz Fundraiser for Refugee Action YorkFun and social quiz for a good cause! We raised £100 last year… Can we beat that in 2017?Winning Post, Bishopthorpe Road, York. 8pm for 8.30pm start. Maximum teams of 5, donation entry.
Wednesday 21st JuneEdwina Hayes, Dan Webster and friendsAn acoustic fundraiser at The Basement. Funds raised will be split between Refugee Action York and Medicins Sans Frontieres.The Basement, City Screen, Coney Street, York. 8pm. Tickets £6 in advance, £8 on the door.
Further details: here
Wednesday 21st June‘Queens of Syria’Queens of Syria is a film that tells the story of fifty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in Autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of the Trojan Women, the timeless Ancient Greek tragedy all about the plight of women in war.City Screen, Coney Street, York. 6pm. Tickets: £10-11.
Further details: here
Thursday 22nd – Thursday 29th JunePhotographic exhibition: ‘Inside Out: Idomeni Through Two Lenses’An exhibition by two photographers, Cathie Heart, a volunteer in the refugee camp at Idomeni, Greece and Abdulazez Dukhan, a refugee living in the camp.City Screen Sky Lounge, Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL. Free.
This exhibition will continue for a further two weeks (29th June - 12th May) in the entrance hall of the City of York Council's offices: West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA
Sunday 25th June‘Making a new home’Intergenerational and Interfaith Service at the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate.Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York. 11am -12pm.
People from all faiths and none most welcome.
Refreshments afterwards.