Refugee Week 2017

17 – 24 June 2017

We are working with Theatre Delicatessen to put on the @HOME Festival, a week of debate, films, art, and theatre to celebrate Refugee Week 2017. All events are free but donations are requested. The funds that we raise will support local refugee groups.

Find out what’s happened so far and let us have your thoughts. 

Saturday 24 June 12 noon – 11pm
Theatre Delicatessen, The Old Library, 39 Wells Way, London, SE5 0PX View map

Suggested donation for all activities £5

What is your journey?
2pm – 3.30pm
Refugee Words actors are re-telling a verbatim account of the experiences of refugees they met at La Liniere camp, Dunkirk. “We want to humanise their situation. In the words of the people we met ‘we are human just like you’. We all have our stories to tell.” Come along and join in to create an image of your journey or story!

Workshop – local cuisines, local stories
4pm – 6pm
Grab a chair and join a table full of Iraqi, French, Polish and British food and performers. Learn how to make Baba Ghanoush and have an informal chat about food and life and all that’s in between.

Storytelling – the demon Okurri Borokku
7pm – 8pm
Change to the original planned programme

Unfortunately, recent events have meant that Samra Said is unable to participate in the evening and the advertised programme can’t go ahead. Vanessa Woolf will now be telling the story of the demon Okurri Borokku who stole the paths: an eerie and powerful folktale which originated in the Caribbean.

Closing party!
8pm – 11pm
A night of live music and open mic sessions. Come celebrate the closing of the Refugee Week events in a night of music for all over the world, including Tommy Hyatt and Nepalese Fusion Band, Namlo. Get your free tickets!

Suggested donation for all activities £5

Throughout the week there will be an exhibition of works by refugees and asylum seekers involved with Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers.