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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

Refugee Week at HOME

Saturday 15th June to Friday 21st June 2019
HOME Manchester

Refugee Week at HOME is a contemporary, family-friendly festival that is diverse in programming, bringing together work created with communities and artists as well as international, national and regional projects of excellence. The festival aims to create a northern platform for Refugee Week, celebrating the huge contribution that refugees make to the cultural, political, social and economic life of the UK.

CAN and HOME launched the festival in June 2018 showcasing some of the incredibly diverse, refugee-led talent from Greater Manchester. The programme included music, theatre, film, exhibitions and workshops with new theatre voices, and music and poetry from Iran and Syria. It also included beautiful Soukous and Rumba music from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a workshop programme, and installations which challenged visitors to think and feel.

This year’s festival will be equally action-packed and inspirational. The full programme will be launched on 1st May 2019. Watch this space for updates. We look forward to seeing you there!

Watch this vox pops film by Emmanuel Bajiiji, with feedback about last year’s festival:

(Image by Shirlaine Forrest)