Family event at V&A Childhood Museum

Saturday 20th June 2015

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It’s your story too! – Refugee Week family event organised in partnership with the V&A Childhood Museum

20th June 2015 – 10am to 4.30pm


This event, marking Refugee Week and the World Refugee Day, will celebrate contributions refugees and migrants make to each of us and to the UK. We invite young people and the young at heart to join us and contribute to a fabulously fun programme by sharing their own stories, taking part in workshops and family and participatory activities, witnessing live performances, theatre, watching films, and learning about community projects.

It’s your story too! asks the visitors to join in by using Counterpoints Arts’ very own Simple Acts programme. Through fun and engaging simple actions of sharing a song, watching a film, drawing, sharing a meal and others we learn about refugees and ourselves.

The event will feature an ‘edible histories’ installation by artist and illustrator Orly Orbach who uses visual narratives and storytelling to create an ‘alternative’ and inclusive history of Great Britain, history inclusive of contributions by refugees and migrants.