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16 Aug 2019

No Direction Home @ Edinburgh Festival

Comedy

Booking No Direction Home is a stand-up comedy group from refugee & migrant backgrounds mentored by award-winning comedian Tom Parry, created and produced by Counterpoints Arts and Camden People’s […]

23 Jun 2019

Refugee Week at Southbank Centre

Comedy, Community & Participation, Music, Performance & Dance

Our 2019 collaboration with the Southbank Centre, with a programme of theatre, comedy, choir performances, a live art performance, Balkan music and more.

23 Jun 2019

Refugee Week: No Direction Home: Workshop at the V&A Museum

Comedy

No Direction Home workshop in this new V&A gallery display.

23 Jun 2019

Refugee Week: No Direction Home with Romesh Ranganathan

Comedy

Laughter unites us: an evening of stand-up by comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds, with guest headliners Suzi Ruffell and Romesh Ranganathan.

23 Jun 2019

Refugee Week: ‘As Far As Isolation Goes’ at Southbank Centre

Performance & Dance

This durational performance by artists Tania El Khoury and Basel Zaraa reflects on the health experiences of refugees in the UK, using touch, sound and participation.

21 Jun 2019

Refugee Week: Special Late Opening at the V&A Museum

Multi-Art Form

Special Friday late opening at the Museum featuring Dance for Refuge, Don Letts DJ set and much more!

21 Jun 2019

Refugee Week: Chineke! Junior String Quartet – Special Late Opening at the V&A Museum

Music

Showcasing some of the most talented young classical musicians in the UK, the Chineke! Junior String Quartet was formed by the groundbreaking Chineke! Foundation who created the first professional orchestra in Europe to be made up of majority black and minority ethnic musicians.

21 Jun 2019

Refugee Week: Madz – Special Late Opening at the V&A Museum

Music

Manchester based Syrian beatboxer Madz has been performing on the streets, stages and national beatbox battle finals bringing together influences of electronic and drum n bass genres.

21 Jun 2019

Refugee Week: Awate – Special Late Opening at the V&A Museum

Music

One of our favourite London based rappers returns to Refugee Week.

21 Jun 2019

Refugee Week: Dance for Refuge – Special Late Opening at the V&A Museum

Music

For the third year in a row, Dance for Refuge are taking over the Grand Entrance and programming an evening of music to help raise awareness of the importance of migrant culture in the arts.

21 Jun 2019

Refugee Week: Don Letts DJ Set – Special Late opening at the V&A museum

Music

Legendary DJ performs a set of upbeat reggae and tunes inspired by the Refugee Week theme of #generations.

21 - 22 Jun 2019

Refugee Week: ‘As Far As Isolation Goes’ at the V&A Museum

Performance & Dance

This durational performance by artists Tania El Khoury and Basel Zaraa reflects on the health experiences of refugees in the UK, using touch, sound and participation.

20 Jun 2019

Refugee Week at the BFI – Styx

Film and Photography

A lone yachtswoman encounters a marooned vessel, not realising she’s about to get into deep water…

20 - 27 Jun 2019

Rubble Theatre

Multi-Art Form

German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni’s sculpture Rubble Theatre is a highlight of this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland. It recreates a scene of destruction in Syria, featuring the rubble of a […]

19 Jun 2019

Integration of Refugees within the Creative Industry

Pop culture

We are delighted to be working with Strange Beast on a special event for Refugee Week exploring Integration of Refugees within the Creative Industry. We’ll be premiering a new film […]

17 - 23 Jun 2019

Refugee Week 2019

Multi-Art Form

This June will be the 21st Refugee Week, taking place across the UK. It’s one of the biggest arts festivals in the country, a nationwide programme of arts, cultural […]

17 Jun 2019

Refugee Week at the BFI – Seniors’ Free Archive Matinee: Letter from an Unknown Woman

Film and Photography

A romantic drama of obsession and betrayal, set in 1900s Vienna.

16 Jun 2019

Refugee Week 2019 Launch at the V&A

Multi-Art Form

This year's Refugee Week national launch at the V&A is a family friendly programme that spreads across the Museum.

16 - 23 Jun 2019

Refugee Week: Jillian Edelstein photography commission

Film and Photography

'You, me and those who came before’ photography project invites us to explore experiences of displacement in our families, neighbourhoods and history.

16 Jun 2019

Refugee Week Launch at the V&A Museum – Songs of Sanctuary with Raghad Hadad and Sam Slatcher

Music

A fusion of classical Syrian music and contemporary folk songs performed by Raghad Haddad from the National Syrian Orchestra and folk songwriter Sam Slatcher.

16 Jun 2019

Refugee Week Launch at the V&A Museum – Haymanot Tesfa

Music

Haymanot Tesfa will be launching her debut album ‘Loosening of Strings’ with this performance in V&A’s Devonshire Hunting Tapestries room. Haymanot’s music is inspired by the ancient landscapes and […]

16 Jun 2019

Refugee Week Launch at the V&A Museum – Acacusine

Music

Danto Aya, London based Tuareg musician performs a guitar-driven set in the style known among the Tuareg people as assouf.

16 Jun 2019

Special Refugee Week 2019 Tour of the V&A Collections

Performance & Dance

Take an unique Refugee Week tour of the V&A Museum with artists Ania Bas and Daniela Nofal

15 Jun 2019

Refugee Week at the BFI – The Art of Exile: A Filmmaking Masterclass with Koutaiba Al-Janabi

Film and Photography

Join us to hear career insights from this award-winning filmmaker, alongside a screening of Stories of Passers Through.

8 Jun 2019

Refugee Week @ Mayor’s Eid Festival

Multi-Art Form

This year Counterpoints Arts have been invited to curate a refugee related strand of the London Mayor's Eid Festival, providing a taste of the upcoming Refugee Week.

21 - 25 May 2019

Who Are We? Project at Tate Exchange

Learning, Multi-Art Form

Join Counterpoints Arts and The Open University along with artists and activists for the third year of Who Are We? Project.

29 Apr 2019

Platforma 5 network & planning

Join us at the Huguenot Museum for a networking event leading up to Platforma 5, the fifth Platforma Festival, taking place across Kent and Medway in October 2019.

14 Apr - 15 May 2019

No Direction Home: Stand-Up Comedy

Comedy

Since autumn 2018 Camden People’s Theatre, Counterpoints Arts and award-winning comedian Tom Parry (Pappy’s; Badults; The Lost Disc) have been running the No Direction Home stand-up programme – a […]

14 Mar 2019

Refugees of Rap – Speaking Truth to Power

Learning, Music

Conversation on hip hop, on what it means to be an artist – ‘who both risks and is at risk’, and about the power of words to challenge repression. With Refugees of Rap, Shay D, Mohammed Yahya and others. In collaboration with Plymouth University.

11 - 15 Feb 2019

Refugee Week Conferences 2019

Community & Participation

We are delighted to announce the dates for TWO Refugee Week Conferences in 2019! Due to the long waiting lists Refugee Week Conference has had in recent years, we’ve […]

21 Jan 2019

Platforma 5 networking event

Multi-Art Form

Join us at The Quarterhouse in Folkestone for a networking event leading up to Platforma 5,  taking place across Kent and Medway in October 2019.The event is open to all […]

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