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April 28, 2019

A place in the world: Moving Worlds film programme for Refugee Week

Opportunities, Refugee Week

By Nelli Stavropoulou, Moving Worlds producer Moving Worlds is a film programme specially curated for Refugee Week, offering a thematic selection of films for you to screen at reduced […]

February 8, 2019

Announcing our Refugee Week Leadership Project

News, Refugee Week

Over the past few years we have been asking what more we can do to ensure that people with lived experience of displacement are at the heart and forefront of […]

June 7, 2018

Refugee Week at 20

Refugee Week

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week, co-ordinated by Counterpoints Arts with a range of national partners. It’s the biggest national festival celebrating the contributions, resilience and creativity of […]

July 19, 2017

The Caged Bird’s Song: A Tangible Beauty

Opinion, Refugee Week

Guest post by Eliana Reeves (intern at Counterpoints Arts), written in response to “The Caged Bird’s Song” by Chris Ofili. We only know as much as our eyes allow us […]

July 11, 2017

The Architect: Rebuilding a Dying City

Opinion, Refugee Week

Guest post by Eliana Reeves (intern at Counterpoints Arts), written post Refugee Week. The young boy stands among the ruins of his school with his camera phone. Another child […]

July 11, 2017

Queens of Syria: The Royalty of Bravery

Opinion, Refugee Week

Guest post by Eliana Reeves (intern at Counterpoints Arts), written post Refugee Week. “Oh, my sorrows! I am so unhappy… I shall leave as my city turns to dust.” […]

June 28, 2017

The Good Postman at the BFI

Events and Projects, Refugee Week

It’s interesting to reflect that when the BFI first started doing a Refugee Week programme, more than 10 years ago, there were not all that many films being made […]

June 20, 2017

The Art and Politics of Simplicity: ‘Refugees Welcome’ in York

Events and Projects, Refugee Week

Image: Nelli Stavropoulou By Áine O’Brien Counterpoints Arts was in York last Saturday (17 June) participating in the York Festival of Ideas, working at the University of York on an […]

June 19, 2017

Different Past, Shared Futures: Refugee Week at The British Museum

Events and Projects, Refugee Week

Join us for a rich range of happenings and activities taking place at The British Museum – from music performances, to visual installations, youth workshops and much more. Prompted […]

March 20, 2017

What happened to our welcome?

Opinion, Refugee Week

Writer Vesna Maric reflects on Alketa Xhafa-Mripa’s piece “Refugees Welcome” at Tate Modern – part of Who Are We? programme. ‘What happened to our welcome?’ asks Alketa. ‘That’s the […]

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