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Norwich Refugee Week 18-24 JUNE 2018

Norwich Refugee Week
18-24 JUNE 2018


New Routes Celebration
Norwich Social Centre, Catherine Wheel Opening, NR3 3BQ
Friday 17th June, 3.30-5.00pm
New Routes will be holding its annual event to celebrate Refugee Week and another exciting year of integration programmes for recently settled people. Come and learn more about the work of the organisation and enjoy international cuisine prepared by Norwich's best cooks.

Intercultural Dialogues at the Sainsbury Centre
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Tuesday 21st June. 2:00-5:00pm.
Intercultural Dialogues was launched in 2007, when the Sainsbury Centre welcomed a large party of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo into the galleries and Education Studio. The Sainsbury Centre felt sure that the world-wide collections and creative programmes would provide a way for the refugees to speak about themselves. Through talking about objects and art, we have found that people can discuss their own attitudes, life, feelings and build confidence, without the pressure of personal confrontation. Come along to the Sainsbury Centre staff and participants, have a cup of tea, and learn about the programme. See creative work and writing produced by people taking part and learn and participate in a creative activity yourself. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP on 07808135376.

An International Flavour
St Stephen’s CafĂ©, St Stephen's Church, Rampant Horse Street, Norwich, NR2 1QP
Wednesday 22nd June. 10:00-4:00pm.
We invite you to pop in for free tasters of internationally flavoured cakes and to find out more about the many languages now spoken in Norwich. This event is hosted by English+, a local charitable organisation which offers free English tuition to Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Norwich.

Refugee Camp
The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
Wednesday 22nd June. 10:00-4:00pm.
2016 marks the third edition of the Refugee Camp event in Norwich! Refugee Camp is a public event that highlights the challenges faced by refugees and asylum seekers at home and abroad, and celebrates the positive contributions made by refugees to our shared history and culture. Refugee Camp is organised into 7 zones, each focussing on the requirements of a real camp. The zones are: Shelter, Food, Water, Health, Logistics, Media and Records Keeping. An organisation that works with refugees in Norwich will facilitate each zone, where you can take part in activities and learn about how each challenge is faced. Activities that you can take part in include: making a ‘news report’ in the media zone; planning a refugee camp in the shelter zone; researching over 500 years of refugee history in Norfolk at the Records Keeping zone; or trying to buy a fortnight’s food on the support given to an asylum seeker. 2016 will be the third year that Refugee Camp has taken place in Norwich following successful pilots in 2013 and 2015. The event is open to the public.

Norwich International Youth Project at Bryntysilio. Director: Mike Clemo.
This film is a collection of photographs and video recordings to show the fun that our young refugee and asylum seekers had during the 4 days of the NIYP residential at Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre, near Llangollen in Wales from 31 May to 3rd June 2016.
The soundtrack is the result of an NIYP workshop with Norwich Writers Centre as part of the appearance of Linton Kwesi Johnson at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

The Vagaband at the Rose Tavern, with guests
The Rose Tavern, 88 Rupert St, Norwich, NR2 2AT
Thursday 23rd June. 8:30-11:00pm.
The Vagaband are an 8-piece band from Norwich. They play original song-based roots music; a soulful mix between americana, blues, jazz and rock. For Refugee Week, the Vagaband will perform with musicians from international communities in Norwich, for a night of eclectic rhythms.

New Routes World Cup ‘16
Jenny Lind Park, Norfolk St, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 2SW
Friday 24th June. 12:00pm onwards.
What better way to celebrate diversity than through a universal love of football? On Friday, 24th June, an epic World Cup tournament will take place at the Jenny Lind Park Cages.
On the football field, each player is of equal value; we hope to promote the importance of this idea that we are all equal. This tournament aims to raise money for a wonderful local charity, New Routes, who provide unparalleled support for asylum-seekers, refugees and ethnic minorities in Norwich.
If you (and your friends) would like to take part, please email your name(s) to newroutes.worldcup@yahoo.com. You will be added to a team and sent details prior to the tournament. We ask players and spectators to contribute a few pounds for New Routes. We can promise refreshments, prizes, and a magical day of footballing fun.
Men and women of all ages and fitness levels are welcome.

Norwich Refugee Lenses at OPEN
OPEN, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF
20th – 25th June. 10:00am - 6:00pm.
An exhibition of photographs taken by young refugees settled in Norwich. This exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the lives of young refugees that have made the UK their home.

Norwich Refugee Lenses at the Library
The Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
20th – 25th June. 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Sunday the 26th of June. 10:30-4:30pm
An exhibition of photographs taken by young refugees settled in Norwich. This exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the lives of young refugees that have made the UK their home.

Children's Stories from Around the World 
The Children's Library, The Forum,
Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
Sunday 26th June, 2.30-4.30pm
Refugee and migrant families will be presenting a puppet show of Children's Stories from Around the World, followed by a puppet-making workshop for children.

Refugee Week Lunch
The Bridge Plus+ offices, Sackville Business Centre, 44-48 Magdalen Street, NR3 1JU Thursday 24th June. 12:00-1.30pm
There is such a thing as a free lunch! Come and join the Bridge Plus+ team and service users on Thursday 24th June from 12noon. There will be some delicious food from various countries to sample and you will have the opportunity to find out more about our information and advice work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in Norwich and Norfolk. For any accessibility queries, please call beforehand on 01603 617076.

Refugee Author Showcase Stand at Waterstones
Waterstones, 11-17 Castle Street, Norwich, NR2 1PB 20th
26th of June, 9:00-5:00pm
For the duration of Refugee Week, Waterstones are highlighting the works of Refugee authors. Many of your favourite authors may have experienced life as a refugee, such as Victor Hugo to Isabelle Allende. Go to the Waterstones store to learn more about authors who have had to flee their homes, and how this shaped their work as writers.

The British Citizenship Test
The Haymarket, Norwich, NR2 1QD
26th June. 11:00-4:00pm
Have you ever wondered whether you would be able to pass the British Citizenship Test? Now is your chance to come along and give it a go! The charity New Routes will be at the Haymarket (next to Topshop), testing the public on how much they think they know about Britain. Are you British enough to pass?