World Refugee Day 2018 honours the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. Our event will, in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers, bring together writers and artists to perform extracts from works inspired by or through the refugee experience.
It will include readings from:
- Vesna Maric, author of ‘Bluebird’, a memoir about her experiences of being young refugee in the UK
- Dina Nayer, author of ‘The Ungrateful Refugee’, an acclaimed essay on the refugee life, whose work is featured in the new anthology ‘The Displaced’, to be launched shortly before Refugee Week
- Meike Ziervogel, author of ‘Shatila Stories’, co-written with Syrian refugees in Lebanon
- Selina Nwulu, Young Poet Laureate for London 2015-16.
Tim Finch will also read from his book ‘The House of Journalists’ – his take on the telling of refugee stories. Art works related to forced migration will be on display before and after the performances and will remain throughout Refugee Week 2018. We are delighted to showcase works from Olivier Kugler, award winning artist who has worked in refugee camps in Turkey, Greece and Calais as well as The Stranger photographic series by Arteh Odjidja in partnership with Coram Children’s Legal Centre, a portrait-based project, sharing the inspirational stories of young migrants and refugees.
Registration for the event can be done via Eventbrite.