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Shropshire Refugee Week 2019

Join us for a host of events to celebrate Refugee Week 2019. Refugee week is a week to educate, inspire and to remember that British culture is a melting pot of international influences, as well as our own home-grown traditions.

Saturday 15th of June, 10am-12pm – Amnesty International Writing Group at the Unitarian Church on the High Street.

Tuesday 18th of June, 5pm-7pm – Art exhibition on the theme of ‘You, me and those who came before’ at the Participate Gallery (interest to be registered by the end of May). Opening evening event from 5-7pm, however the exhibition is then available all week.

Wednesday 19th of June, 7pm-10pm – Film screening of ‘Sky and Ground’ hosted by “Flicks in the Sticks” at Salop Leisure.

Thursday 20th of June, 10.30am-3.30pm – ‘Tuned in song writing project’ for children aged 8-18 at The Hive.

Thursday 20th of June, 7pm-late – Poetry reading and evening with Pat Edwards, the organiser of Welshpool Poetry Festival. The event will take place at In Good Hands.

Saturday 22nd June – There’s something for everyone at culture day in the Shrewsbury Library. There will be Children’s art exhibitions, Arabic writing workshops, book readings, drumming workshops, story book and story sack created by a group of Syrians, information stalls, creative workshops, talk on Arabic and Syrian culture and a culturally diverse display of artwork.

Saturday 22nd June, 7pm-late – A concert on Windrush Day by the One and Twelve Band. The The event will take place at In Good Hands.

Sunday 23rd of June – Film screening of Ai Wei Wei’s film ‘Human Flow’ at the Shrewsbury Buddhist Centre (Sangha members only).

Throughout the week (17th to 23rd June) there will be other events including a talk about Arabic culture and the Refugee Crisis delivered by Kariman Yakhoul, Nour Morjan and guests (at various schools). There is also a Haiku poetry challenge at Ellesmere Library, entries must be submitted by 15th of June. URC Church is also hosting poetry competition and exhibition, with entries to be submitted by 31st of May.

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