10 Jul 2020

Caroline Bergvall: Night & Refuge

Literature & Spoken Word, Multi-Art Form

We are delighted to share this film of Caroline Bergvall’s Night & Refuge event, a public collaborative writing event between five UK-based poets, which took place over Zoom during […]

21 Jun 2020

No Direction (at) Home – featuring Nish Kumar

Comedy, Pop Culture

Live, online laughter from the brilliant No Direction Home comedy collective, with special guest headliner

19 Jun 2020

The Positive Power of Football Chants: New Fan Song with Lady Leshurr

Music, Pop Culture

Lady Leshurr — the multi-talented rapper, songwriter and co-host of ITV2’s ‘Don’t Hate the Playaz’ —  launches a specially commissioned football song and music video celebrating the diversity of football at Refugee […]

19 Jun 2020

No Direction (at) Home featuring Mo Omar


In partnership with Sanctuary on Sea, Counterpoints Arts presents No Direction Home live on Zoom for Refugee Week with guest headliner Mo Omar. Booking via Eventbrite Age 16+ Somali-born, […]

18 Jun 2020

How do we challenge hostile environments in the arts?

Roundtable Discussion: How do we challenge hostile environments in the arts? Phosphoros Theatre, supported by Counterpoints Arts, brings together artists and practitioners working with groups currently underserved by the […]

18 Jun 2020

MC Tardast: Mirrors


Music session with Iranian grime MC Tardast.

18 Jun 2020

Nyaruach – singing resilience


Special Refugee Week 2020 event with the South Sudanese singer, sister of internationally acclaimed hip hop artist Emmanuel Jal.

18 Jun 2020

Thristian: Global Roots Radio for Refugee Week 2020


A special episode of Global Roots Radio with music and a little bit of chat!

17 Jun 2020

Imagine Anthology Q&A

Literature & Spoken Word

Writers around the globe are uniting this Refugee Week to imagine a brave new world in a new digital collaboration: the Imagine Anthology. Join us for a Q&A with […]

17 - 21 Jun 2020

Global Storytelling

Join us for our first ever collaboration with Refugee Week Australia! Four brilliant storytellers from around the world – now living in Canada, Europe, Hong Kong and Australia – […]

16 Jun 2020

Art Refuge and Aida Silvestri : online workshop

Join us for a free online workshop led by Bobby Lloyd and Miriam Usiskin from Art Refuge, and artist Aida Silvestri.

16 Jun 2020

No Direction Home featuring Mo Omar


In partnership with Student Action for Refugees (STAR), Counterpoints Arts presents No Direction Home live on Zoom for Refugee Week with guest headliner Mo Omar. Booking via Eventbrite Age […]

16 Jun 2020

Tag It Right: Challenge the Online Narrative

Pop Culture

If you type ‘United Kingdom’ into google images what do you get? A map, the flag and a picture of Westminster. How about ‘Australia’? A map, flag and tourist […]

15 - 21 Jun 2020

Refugee Week

Multi-Art Form

Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Counterpoints Arts is proud to be national coordinator of Refugee Week, as well as producing a flagship programme of Refugee Week events at such venues as the V&A and Southbank Centre.

15 - 21 Jun 2020

Moving Worlds for Refugee Week 2020

Film and Photography

Moving Worlds is a programme of films available to watch at home during Refugee Week, a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees (15-21 June 2020).

14 Jun 2020

Onjali Q. Raúf

Literature & Spoken Word

Author Onjali Q. Raúf will be reading from her award-winning novel The Boy at the Back of the Class. She will also share an acitivity for young people based […]

7 - 21 Jun 2020

Together Workshops online

Community & Participation

For Refugee Week, Counterpoints Arts has commissioned three special online Together Workshops from theatre company PSYCHEdelight on the theme of Imagine.

3 Jun 2020

Running arts workshops online


What are the best ways to run arts & cultural workshops online? Hints and tips ahead of Refugee Week 2020.

20 May 2020

NIGHT & REFUGE – Live Writing Room by Caroline Bergvall

Literature & Spoken Word

A unique opportunity to witness the creation of a collaborative poem between five different UK-based poets

12 May - 21 Jun 2020

Coronaquilt Silhouette

Craft & Design, Film and Photography

Following the success of their Coronaquilt Initiative, Art Refuge in collaboration with artist Aida Silvestri and Counterpoints Arts are creating ways of engaging with how people are feeling during the coronavirus crisis.

27 Apr 2020

No Direction (At) Home


Stand-up has gone online! Join us for 60 minutes of lockdown comedy with No Direction Home, the comedy collective produced by Counterpoints Arts featuring a brilliant mix of new […]

6 Mar 2020

Kent Refugee Week Conference

Join us to explore how arts, culture, education and the media can bring communities together and help change the conversation about refugees. To reserve a free place email Please […]

27 Feb 2020

No Direction Home – Stand Up Comedy @ Migration Museum

Comedy, Pop Culture

No Direction Home is a collective of stand-up comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds, created in 2018 by Counterpoints, Camden People’s Theatre and award-winning comedian Tom Parry. Join us […]

25 Feb 2020

No Direction Home – Stand-up Comedy @ Stanley’s Social

Comedy, Pop Culture

After the smash-hit success of its debut season, and a sell-out gig at Southbank Centre, come join us for more laughs from the latest recruits to our talented team of stand-ups.

10 - 13 Feb 2020

Refugee Week Conference


The Refugee Week Conference is a day of inspiration, workshops and discussion in preparation for Refugee Week (15-21 June), which for 2020 has the theme ‘Imagine’.

23 Jan 2020

Li Dû Man Installation with Zehra Doğan: A Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab Roundtable


Join us for a conversation with artist, Zehra Doğan, in relation to her installation and recent publication, Li Dû Man (Left Behind).