Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. 

Refugee Week 2017 starts in under a fortnight, and there are plenty of London activities to choose from.

Plus here are two local events to share:

1. Queens of Syria – free film Sunday 18th June

We’re showing this thrilling and absorbing film about 50 Syrian refugee women joining together to prepare to perform an ancient Greek play about women and their families in war. It’s definitely NOT simply a ‘film of the play’ – it’s all about how the women explore telling their shared stories with passion and creativity. It’s a moving and positive film.
Click here to see the flier, and save the date! Here’s the listing on the Refugee Week site.
We’re showing the film in the Hall at Mushkil Aasaan, the local charity supporting families, young people and the elderly.

  • Date: Sunday 18th June
  • Timings: Doors open 4:00 pm for tea and samosas, film at 5:00.
  • Venue: Mushkil Aasaan, 220 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EW

2. Midsummer Merriment with CARAS
– Thursday 22nd June
Book now for the comedy night in Tooting Market, put on by TTT’s partner CARAS. The host will be Arthur Smith – the Night Mayor of Balham. Many of the tickets have been sold already, here’s the link.

  • Date: Thursday 22nd June
  • Timings: 7:30 to 10:30
  • Venue: Tooting Market, 21-23 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SN

Images from past Refugee Week activities: