• Refugee Week Preview: Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare)
    Film

    Thursday 2nd June 2016
    18:00 at BFI Southbank, NFT1

    In collaboration with BFI, Counterpoints Arts presents a Refugee Week Preview of Fire at Sea. Directed by Gianfranco Rosi, Fire at Sea is a powerful and beautifully-shot documentary film focusing on the experiences of Lampedusans as they struggle to deal with the thousands of North African and Middle Eastern refugees arriving daily to the island.

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  • Learning Lab: Making Human Rights Across Borders
    Learning Lab

    Saturday 11th June 2016
    13.00 -16.00 at Palmer Room, Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton St., N1 6SH

    Learning Lab will explore the politics and consequences of curating, representing and working at Calais refugee camp and other border crossings with communities of displacement.

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  • Migration Lab: Art/Human Rights/Refugees
    Learning Lab

    Tuesday 14th June 2016
    18:00 at The Octagonal Exhibition Space South William Street, Dublin 2

    Artists communicate what is often difficult to put into words, saying with clarity and directness through imagery or making something that shows urgency and purpose. It is these qualities that Artists can bring to bear on one of the biggest crises of our times, as a catalyst for action and for assertion of human rights.

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  • Refugee Week launch at Southbank Centre
    Multi Art-form

    Sunday 19th June 2016
    13.00-22.00

    Counterpoints Arts is delighted to be collaborating with Southbank Centre in London for the launch of Refugee Week on 19 June at the Southbank Centre as part of their world famous Meltdown festival – curated this year by Guy Garvey.

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  • Moving stories: a Refugee Week special at the British Museum
    Multi Art-form

    Friday 24th June 2016
    18.00 to 20.30 at The British Museum Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG

    In partnership with the British Museum we bring a very special Friday Late event, curated around this year's Refugee Week theme of Welcome and, of course, the incredible Museum's collection of objects, stories and ideas.

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  • Refugees Welcome! Featuring Logic, Afrikan Boy and OpSa! Balkan Band with Azza
    Music, Poetry & Spoken Word

    Friday 24th June 2016
    20.00-00.30 at Rich Mix London

    Logic, one of the UK's leading voices in political hip hop, will be heading up the first of two special Refugee Week evenings featuring artists and activists calling for action and awareness for refugees in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and beyond.

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  • Beats of the Antonov
    Film

    Saturday 25th June 2016
    14:00 at BFI Southbank, NFT1

    Beats of the Antonov is a documentary film following the displaced existences of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain communities along the border of North and South Sudan. Directed by Hajooj Kuka (who was born in Sudan), the film sets out to explore the issues of identity that lie at the heart of the Sudanese civil war.

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  • European Connections with Transylvania
    Music

    Saturday 25th June 2016
    18.30-23.30 at Rich Mix London

    Refugees Welcome! Part 2: European Connections with Transylvania plus Guests as part of Refugee Week - also featuring live Euro football screening.

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  • Moving Stories – Supplementary Schools and families Special event
    Multi Art-form

    Saturday 25th June 2016
    11.00 to 15.00

    Refugee Week celebrations at the British Museum continue with a Special Event focused on supplementary schools, young people and families. The Museum team collaborated with us to organise a special day for families to take part in lots of fun and engaging activities and to find out about the positive contributions refugees have made and […]

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