...

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Bradford Refugee Week

June 14 - June 20

Come and celebrate Bradford Refugee Week.

The below events are on throughout the week and you can access them at any time:

 

Windows on the World

June 14 – June 20

Bradford Refugee Week 2021 presents 9 wonderful exhibitions in 7 venues around the city centre which can be seen throughout the week, whenever you are in town.

Take a stroll with friends and family and celebrate We Cannot Walk Alone as you explore Bradford in new way. The exhibitions will delight and may surprise you as you peer through the windows. Many thanks to all the groups and venues who have taken part and contributed to inspired event. Download your very own copy of the Trail here, or pick one up at Central Library during Refugee Week.

 

Where We Are

June 14 – June 20

Where We Are tells the real-life story of Tafadzwa Muchenje and his fight against the injustice caused by a Home Office admin error.

A new documentary following SBC Theatre’s critically acclaimed stage play Where We Began. Made in collaboration with Zambian filmmaker Smart Banda, Where We Are was commissioned by Journeys Festival International as part of Liberty EU, funded by Creative Europe and supported by Camden People’s Theatre, Cast and Theatre in the Mill.

Winner of New York IO Festival’s Civil Rights Documentary 2020.

 

Have Your Passport Ready

June 14 – June 20

Have Your Passport Ready is a virtual experience that puts the audience directly in the world of the UK’s hostile environment. Led by brothers Khaled and Mohammad Aljawad from Syria, now based in Yorkshire, Have Your Passport Ready explores an unknown city without an interpreter as audiences become players collecting evidence to prove their right to remain in the UK.

Have Your Passport Ready was named ‘Game of the Week’ by The Observer.

This short film-meets-video game is commissioned by Knaïve Theatre to launch the inaugural season of Knaïve Theatre presents: A Digital Lyceum.

Available online to play for free at https://haveyourpassportready.co.uk/

 

Abigail Housing’s Refugee Week Challenge: We Cannot Walk Alone

June 1 – June 29

The theme is “We Cannot Walk Alone”. Refugees, volunteers, trustees and staff of Abigail Housing are collectively walking the distance from Eritrea to the UK, which is 3594 miles.

Our walks will be recorded on Strava or WhatsApp video clips and all steps taken will be updated on Abigail Housing’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). The funds raised will be used to help finance our project that supports destitute asylum seekers in Bradford.

We are walking throughout the month of June. Residents of Abigail Housing’s Destitution Project will complete their steps on 14th June during a trip to Settle.

The event can be followed on our Abigail Housing Facebook Page abigail housing – search results | Facebook , plus Twitter and Instagram. Donations can be made at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1017424

 

Bradford Schools of Sanctuary Online Arts Exhibition

June 14

This showcase of the creativity of schools across the Bradford District will be online from Monday 14th June at: https://www.flipsnack.com/FDB867AA9F7/bradford-schools-of-sanctuary-arts-exhibition-refugee-week-2021.html

 

Below is a list of individual events taking place over the course of the week.

 

Monday

The Power of Stories

June 14 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stories have the power to change perceptions, to relieve burdens, to inspire, to provoke thoughts and feelings, and to promote empathy for the experience of others.

During Refugee Week 2021 Bradford for Everyone will be hosting a webinar where ‘Human Books’ – with Refugee or Migrant backgrounds – will talk about their journeys, how telling and recording stories matters, and what ‘home’ means to them. They will be joined by videographer, photographer and story-teller Tom Harmer who has helped a number of Bradfordians (born ‘n’ bred, or newly arrived), to share their stories in Bradford district’s People Library

The event will also feature the premiere of the People Library’s latest video based story about Rabea, a young Rohingyan woman who’s family fled Myanmar as Refugees, eventually finding their sanctuary and safety in Bradford.

Tickets can be reserved on Eventrbrite: https://tinyurl.com/PwrOfStories

 

Solidarity Stitching for Palestine-Fundraising for Amos Trust in Memory of Deborah Mullins

June 14 | 4:00 pm 7:00 pm

Come to Trapezium where you will find a stunning exhibition of Deborah Mullins Palestinian inspired embroidery. During these opening times, you will be able to see some of her workbooks and collect your Solidarity Stitching for Palestine kit. Why not begin your own embroidered square while you are there? We have 200 kits to distribute (£10.00 each if you can afford it). Our plan is to gather them together and create a beautiful wall hanging. All funds raised will go to Amos Trust.

The exhibition will be visible through the windows at Trapezium throughout the week and is part of Windows on the World.

For further information about the project email deborah@artworkscreative.org.uk

This is an open event. Please bear in mind we shall need to limit numbers, so there may be a short wait to ensure everyone’s safety.

 

Refugee Voices perfomance: remembering Roben

June 14 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Refugee Voices is a play that tells the true story of 3 people seeking asylum in Bradford, using their own words. The Zephaniah Trust and Bradford Refugee Forum are showing a performance of Refugee Voices in honour of the late Roben Mutwira, one of the people who gave his story to tell through the play.
 

Tuesday

 

Welcome Cafe

June 15 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Millside Centre is relaunching its Welcome Café run by refugees and asylum seekers during refugee week. This is project funded by Bradford Council working in partnership with Bradford College to train refugees and asylum seekers in catering skills, learning basic food hygiene, cooking and customer service as well as gaining work experience by helping to run the café three days a week. The café will be open today between 12pm and 2pm, so come along, meet the students, and try some delicious unique cuisine from around the world! All welcome.

 

Solidarity Stitching for Palestine-Fundraising for Amos Trust in Memory of Deborah Mullins

June 15 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come to Trapezium where you will find a stunning exhibition of Deborah Mullins Palestinian inspired embroidery. During these opening times, you will be able to see some of her workbooks and collect your Solidarity Stitching for Palestine kit. Why not begin your own embroidered square while you are there? We have 200 kits to distribute (£10.00 each if you can afford it). Our plan is to gather them together and create a beautiful wall hanging. All funds raised will go to Amos Trust.

The exhibition will be visible through the windows at Trapezium throughout the week and is part of Windows on the World.

For further information about the project email deborah@artworkscreative.org.uk

Event start date and end date (include time if relevant)

This is an open event. Please bear in mind we shall need to limit numbers, so there may be a short wait to ensure everyone’s safety

 

Bradford Friendship Choir

June 15 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Open SINGING zoom sessions for anyone who wants to sing along with Bradford Friendship Choir Sessions. We are a joyful singing sanctuary in Bradford, open to everyone. We focus on welcoming and supporting refugees and people seeking asylum, and on celebrating our diversity through the power of song.
www.bradfordfriendshipchoir.com

Contact Alice on bradfordfriendshipchoir@gmail.com to sign up for our open singing session.

 

Art & Chat

June 15 | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A space to be creative, to have fun, to chat!

Simple art exercises for enjoyment and self-care

Zoom ID: 830 5506 9634 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83055069634

Contact Uzma: creativeresearchuk@gmail.com to confirm attendance

 

Wednesday

 

Welcome Cafe

June 16 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Millside Centre is relaunching its Welcome Café run by refugees and asylum seekers during refugee week. This is project funded by Bradford Council working in partnership with Bradford College to train refugees and asylum seekers in catering skills, learning basic food hygiene, cooking and customer service as well as gaining work experience by helping to run the café three days a week. The café will be open today between 12pm and 2pm, so come along, meet the students, and try some delicious unique cuisine from around the world! All welcome.

 

Refugee Action’s BRAVE “We cannot walk alone” Art Exhibition and Craft Session

June 16 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Refugee Action’s Expert by Experience Group BRAVE present Artwork completed on the theme of “We cannot walk alone” followed by an online creative craft session which you are invited to take part in. If you want to participate, you will need A4 paper, a pair of scissors, a marker pen, pen, pencil and some Sellotape/ sticky tape would be helpful. If you are an asylum seeker or refugee and you do not have materials to take part please e-mail jonathank@refugee-action.org.uk by 9th June so we can send them to you.

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugee-actions-brave-art-exhibition-and-workshop-we-cannot-walk-alone-tickets-157593056073

 

BEACON ‘Walking Together’

June 16 | 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sponsored 10 mile walk from Bradford City centre to Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

To donate: https://www.stewardship.org.uk/pages/BEACONwalk

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walking-together-tickets-154517980439

 

Here Together

June 16 | 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

HERE TOGETHER is a place to meet new people, build confidence and get creative. Join Displace Yourself Theatre every two weeks for HERE TOGETHER: a creative sanctuary for adults. These
sessions are all about helping you look after your wellbeing and express yourself using easy-going arts and drama activities. They’re completely free, you don’t need to have taken part in anything like this before, and if English is not your first language, don’t worry, we all support each other.

 

Thursday

 

Immigration #MakeSureItAddsUp

June 17 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A chance to hear more about our critical thinking campaign and discuss immigration in the UK.

Join us on Zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88128294980?pwd=WW0zZUZXdVlqS011eHpkSXpUTDF3dz09

Meeting ID: 881 2829 4980

Passcode: 817674

 

Welcome Cafe

June 17 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Millside Centre is relaunching its Welcome Café run by refugees and asylum seekers during refugee week. This is project funded by Bradford Council working in partnership with Bradford College to train refugees and asylum seekers in catering skills, learning basic food hygiene, cooking and customer service as well as gaining work experience by helping to run the café three days a week. The café will be open today between 12pm and 2pm, so come along, meet the students, and try some delicious unique cuisine from around the world! All welcome.

 

Art & Chat

June 17 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A space to be creative, to have fun, to chat!

Simple art exercises for enjoyment and self-care

Zoom ID: 830 5506 9634 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83055069634

Contact Uzma: creativeresearchuk@gmail.com to confirm attendance

 

Refugee Communities Panel: Stories and Challenges

June 17 | 5:30 pm

Bradford Refugee Forum are hosting a panel discussion with leaders of some of Bradford’s refugee community groups. This is a chance to explore the background stories, the key issues refugee communities face, what has helped overcome obstacles and what the needs are in Bradford today.

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugee-communities-panel-stories-and-challenges-tickets-157792029207

 

Refugees in a world of accelerating climate crisis

June 17 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Public Meeting organised by Bradford & Shipley Trades Union Council – speaker Jan Selby, Professor of Politics and International Relations at Sheffield University

Access via Zoom

Link: https://zoom.us/j/94794125323?pwd=bkpDbVErZjYxLzM5QUFIY2tOeGxxQT09
Meeting ID: 947 9412 5323
Passcode: 473441

 

Friday

Bradford Libraries Story Time

Join Sue BC from Bradford Libraries for a story time adventure as she reads Welcome by Barroux.

 

Tenx9 Storytelling

June 18 | 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Tenx9 is a free monthly storytelling night where nine people have up to 10 minutes to tell a real story from their lives, based on a theme. Now meeting online due to covid restrictions every first Friday of the month but as part of Bradford Refugee Week 2021, we are meeting on Friday 18th June sharing stories on the theme of ‘Together’. Join us on zoom to tell a story or simply be a listener for others.

Please contact bradfordstorytellers@gmail.com or call 07540977950 if you have a story to tell.

 

Saturday

 

Solidarity Stitching for Palestine-Fundraising for Amos Trust in Memory of Deborah Mullins

June 19 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come to Trapezium where you will find a stunning exhibition of Deborah Mullins Palestinian inspired embroidery. During these opening times, you will be able to see some of her workbooks and collect your Solidarity Stitching for Palestine kit. Why not begin your own embroidered square while you are there? We have 200 kits to distribute (£10.00 each if you can afford it). Our plan is to gather them together and create a beautiful wall hanging. All funds raised will go to Amos Trust.

The exhibition will be visible through the windows at Trapezium throughout the week and is part of Windows on the World.

For further information about the project email deborah@artworkscreative.org.uk

Event start date and end date (include time if relevant)

This is an open event. Please bear in mind we shall need to limit numbers, so there may be a short wait to ensure everyone’s safety

 

Peace Artistes – We Cannot Walk Alone Solidarity Busk for Refugees

June 19 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the Peace Artistes to celebrate the contribution that refugees and asylum seekers have made in our city.

We will be playing in City Park at 11am – 11.30am, 12noon – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 2pm.

The theme of Refugee Week 2021, ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’, is an invitation to extend your hand to someone new. Someone who is outside your current circle, has had an experience you haven’t, or is fighting for a cause you aren’t yet involved in.

Through our music, we will be extending our hands and busking to raise money for Biasan and Bradford City of Sanctuary, local organisations working with refugees.

(Event Link) https://fb.me/e/2dGwLKlrt

 

Virtual Reality Showcase: Understanding and helping the displaced through Digital Heritage

June 19 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Explore interplays of immersive technology. Explore journeys of culture and communities, demistify iconic modern day imagery and be transported into another world using VR headsets! An opportunity to play and explore with new technologies.

Give a voice and understand our refugees. An opportunity not to be missed!

Bradford 2025 Office Space, Under the Big Screen, near the City Library, City Park, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1

From 11am-3pm. Max of 15 people including children only. We are adhering to Covid safety guidelines.

Please book via email:
A.A.Evans@bradford.ac.uk
interculturedfestival@gmail.com

 

Conflict Prevention Made Simple in Pandemic

June 19 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In this Zoom event, we will identify specific conflicts (misunderstandings) participants have come across during the pandemic (in families, streets, communities) and how eventually were they resolved peacefully.

 

Sunday

 

We Cannot Walk Alone : A One Day Art Installation For World Refugee Day

June 20 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

A One Day Art Installation for World Refugee day remembering the sanctuary seekers of the world. People are encouraged to leave shoes for the day event which will go to local refugee/homeless charities housed locally in Bradford. There will be a ceremony at 5pm with prayers/poetry/songs/release/messages of solidarity for the world. You are all very welcome. Peace to the World.

Email interculturedfestival@gmail.com for more information.

 

Art & Chat

June 20 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A space to be creative, to have fun, to chat!

Simple art exercises for enjoyment and self-care

Zoom ID: 830 5506 9634 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83055069634

Contact Uzma: creativeresearchuk@gmail.com to confirm attendance

 


 

Click the button below for a Calendar view of the week:

Click here
 

Bradford is part of an international movement celebrating the achievements and contribution of Refugees. There is a wide ranging programme of events online at refugeeweek.org.uk.

Details

Start:
June 14
End:
June 20
Event Categories:
,