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CAN and HOME are working in partnership to produce a programme of arts for Refugee Week between 2018-22, celebrating the contributions that refugees make to the cultural, political, social and economic life of the UK.

Refugee Week

Launching Refugee Week at HOME

Sat 16 June – Saturday 23 June

CAN and HOME are proud to launch Refugee Week in Manchester with the very first Refugee Week Festival at HOME celebrating the huge contribution that refugees make to the cultural, political, social and economic life of the UK.

As we stand at a crossroads for humanity, with escalating conflict in many parts of the world, deep inequalities and fractured social relations, we feel that this is a crucial time to explore how we as a society engage with these issues.

The first of a four year programme, Refugee Week at HOME aims to create a northern platform for Refugee Week, through a contemporary, family friendly festival that is attractive to all ages and communities; diverse in programming, bringing together work created with communities and artists as well as international, national and regional projects of excellence.

The Refugee Week festival this year will be a first step towards achieving this vision. We aim to shine a light on some of the incredibly diverse, refugee-led talent from Greater Manchester and to lay the ground for future development.

We will be launching Refugee Week on Saturday 16 June with a range of free and ticketed activities. Then, there will be an exciting programme of film, theatre, music, visual arts throughout the week; alongside opportunities to learn, discuss and engage.

Watch this space for more details and do get in touch with any ideas.