Refugee Week 2010
by Deborah Miarkowska
Refugee Week is a UK-wide 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 2010 takes place from 14 to 20 June.
Every year during Refugee Week hundreds of events are organised across the UK. In 2009, there were over 500 small and large events, ranging from big music festivals and art exhibitions to political debates, film screenings, conferences, school activities, sports and community events etc.
Following the sell-out success of last year’s Refugee Week event ‘To Seek and Enjoy’ BandBazi presents another exciting night of alternative cabaret to celebrate the contribution of refugees and asylum seekers to our society. Featuring a hip hop bungee dance performance from BandBazi Youth Circus Theatre participants, a film showing, rap performances, breakdance, poi displays, music and a talk about climate change and refugees this will be an evening of fun and entertainment that will also raise awareness about serious issues. It is the opening event in a week of Refugee Week happenings around the town supported by Brighton and Hove City Council.
There will an exhibition of photos by young asylum seekers and refugees from BandBazi’s ‘What’s Stopping Me?’ project and exhibits about climate change and refugees provided by Brighton Peace and Environment Centre’s Climate Connections project - in the bar area. Food provided by Brighton Voices in Exile from 6.30pm.
Where: Pavilion Theatre, New Rd, Brighton.
When: Starts 13th June 2010.
For more information contact 01273 245584.