Posted: 17 June 2013

Get involved in Refugee Week

Today is the first day of Refugee Week, an annual UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contributions of refugees.

Along with British Red Cross, Amnesty International, UNHCR, Refugee Action and others, we're a partner organisation that supports Refugee Week.

Throughout the week we'll be featuring stories from our programmes across the country that support young refugees and their families, such as how our LEAP programme in Leeds supported a theatre production of Benjamin Zephaniah's novel Refugee Boy.

Get involved

There are many ways to get involved in Refugee Week. Events and exhibitions take place across the country this week and beyond - you can find them by searching by date and location on the Refugee Week website

This year's theme is 'our history and heritage'. The idea behind it is to build a bigger picture of refugees' contributions to our history and heritage. This is illustrated in an online timeline that documents refugees' contributions. In addition to tracing broader trends - dating back to 208 AD - you can also make the timeline richer by adding your event.

Please have a look at the timeline.

By Matt Summers-Sparks - Digital team

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