16 - 23 Nov 2021

STORIES FROM THE ‘ROADS’ OF EMPIRE – public event and exhibition

Multi-Art Form, Visual Arts

Public exhibition presenting the manifestations of a collaborative workshop with artists Dana Olarescu and BLKBRD Collective and our partners at London South Bank University. Part of Being Human Festival. Opening event on the evening of 16th November.

2 Nov 2021


Community & Participation, Craft & Design, Learning

This Learning Lab — hosted as part of Platforma 6 Festival — will facilitate a conversation around the Postcards Across the River project led by Clapham Park Creative Co-op and […]

30 Oct 2021

Stories from the ‘roads’ of empire – with London South Bank University, artists Dana Olarescu and BLKBRD Collective

Community & Participation, Learning

New collaboration with London Southbank University and artists Dana Olarescu and BLKBRD Collective, as part of Being Human Festival.

20 Oct - 12 Nov 2021

We Apologize – Public Art Installation by Adrian Paci

Visual Arts

From 20th October to 12th November 2021, Victoria Square, Athens will host We Apologize – a new, in situ art installation by visual artist Adrian Paci. The work is […]

1 Oct 2021

Adrian Paci : Athens

Visual Arts

Artists Adrian Paci has been commissioned by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with Victoria Square Project (VSP) in Athens to produce new public work as part of our Across Borders […]

1 Oct - 7 Nov 2021

Platforma 6 in Yorkshire

Multi-Art Form

Platforma 6 will take place at a range of venues and public spaces across the county throughout October 2021, produced by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with more than 20 different organisations, artists and collectives.

1 - 29 Oct 2021

Autumn School – Create and Counterpoints Arts

Community & Participation, Learning, Multi-Art Form

Create and Counterpoints Arts' 2021 School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice, taking place online across October 2021.

28 Sep 2021

Stand-Up Comedy and the Critical Conversation

Comedy, Learning, Pop Culture

Join Counterpoints Arts for the next event in our PopChange Salon Series featuring a live recording of our new podcast “But Is It Funny?” which puts comedy criticism in the spotlight. Panellists Suchandrika Chakrabarti (comic […]

18 Sep 2021

Comedy at the Museum of the Home


A night of laughter from No Direction Home, hosted by Mo Omar, with headliner Fatiha El-Ghorri

16 Sep 2021 - 28 Jul 2022


Community & Participation, Digital

A new eight-week online art collaboration between Art Refuge and Counterpoints Arts.

15 Sep - 21 Nov 2021


Visual Arts

As part of our Across Borders programme, Counterpoints Arts is delighted to be supporting the documentation of a new an art project by Manaf Halbouni & Christian Manss: Mobilistan, […]

10 - 12 Sep 2021

Station One AIR | exhibition | First Part

Visual Arts

Victoria Square Project (VSP) presents: Visual artists Gülşah Aykaç, Thomas Diafas, Kostantza Kapsali and Maria Louizou present the works they created within the 1st cycle of the Station One […]

1 - 5 Sep 2021

Across Borders: Body & Self

Multi-Art Form

Group exhibition at coculture Berlin with Arin Ismail, Azadeh Kiankhah, Isadora Canela, Michael(a) Daoud, Minna Etein and Paula Muhr.

13 - 14 Aug 2021

Leaves from Family Tree by Mojisola Adebayo


A new performance telling the incredible story of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were used for medical research without her consent.

22 Jul 2021

No Direction Home x LIMBO


Live stand-up comedy online, marking the release of critically acclaimed film LIMBO

14 Jul 2021


Learning, Pop Culture

K Biswas, Leah Cowan, and Selina Nwulu discuss popular culture in Britain and its potential role in accelerating social change and highlighting structural inequality. Youth led movements – against racism and sexism, […]

9 - 12 Jul 2021

Mojisola Adebayo : Family Tree


Mojisola Adebayo presents work in Berlin connected to a project commissioned by Actors Touring Company (ATC) and the Young Vic. Produced by Counterpoints Arts as part of our Across Borders programme.

21 Jun - 17 Jul 2021

Return of Danton – Collective Ma’louba – Video on Demand

Digital, Film and Photography, Theatre

An on demand video - A collective of German-based Syrian actors is rehearsing a contemporary adaptation of Georg Büchner’s Danton’s Death. Part of Shubbak Festival 2021. Co-presented by Counterpoints Arts as part of this year's Refugee Week programme.

20 Jun 2021

Return of Danton – Collective Ma’louba – Livestream + Panel Discussion

Digital, Theatre

A  collective of German-based Syrian actors is rehearsing a contemporary adaptation of Georg Büchner’s Danton’s Death. Part of Shubbak Festival 2021. Co-presented by Counterpoints Arts as part of this year's Refugee Week programme.

20 Jun 2021

The Body As Data : Uninvited

Performance & Dance

Live performance by Tom Tegento at Margate beach. Created by Sidonie Carie-Green and Tom Tegento. This site specific performance follows the shifting identity of a refugee living in Kent […]

19 Jun 2021

Uprootedness & Hybridity


Researching Eastern-European intergenerational trauma in the arts and theatre

19 Jun 2021

I See My Ghost Coming From Afar


Taking its name from the poem by Palestinian writer Mahmoud Darwish, I See My Ghost Coming From Afar is a physical theatre production devised by young Palestinian & Lebanese actors.

18 - 19 Jun 2021

DJs on Southbank Centre’s Riverside Terrace


Two days of DJ action at London's Southbank Centre. For Refugee Week.

18 - 20 Jun 2021

A departure with no return

Visual Arts

New public mural by BLKBRD Collective, pays homage to the labour behind migrant's journeys.

17 - 20 Jun 2021

Out Of The Woods: New plays from the Balkans

Digital, Theatre

A podcast series from writers in Europe’s newest countries - presented by Tamasha, Intent New Theatre and Miran Hadzic.

17 Jun 2021

Refugee Week Family Event: Michael Rosen and Sita Brahmachari

Literature & Spoken Word

Join authors Michael Rosen and Sita Brahmachari in conversation with Sanchita Basu De Sarkar at this free online event for Refugee Week, recommended for children aged nine and over. […]

16 Jun 2021

Together, We Care – an evening of sharing & storytelling, led by the Giant Dolls’ house Project

Community & Participation, Craft & Design

A box made by a member of the Giant Dolls’ house community. Credit: Dolls’ house Project.   An event produced in collaboration between SCAN, SBSBE*, the Giant Dolls’ House […]

15 Jun 2021

Listen to the World


This Refugee Week Bumi Thomas and Ibrahim Fanous perform at the launch of a new project at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace - Listen to the World.

14 - 20 Jun 2021

Moving Worlds 2021

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 (14-20 June 2021) […]

14 - 27 Jun 2021

No Direction Home in Coventry


As part of Coventry Welcomes, Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 is producing a series of in-person and online gigs in partnership with Counterpoints Arts and our No Direction […]

14 - 30 Jun 2021

A Creeper, Me & A Dead Bird

Film and Photography, Performance & Dance

A new performance by artist Kajoli Iloyak.

14 - 20 Jun 2021

Ayanna Witter-Johnson: live performance at the V&A


Screening of a live performance by Ayanna Witter-Johnson, filmed at the V&A.

12 Jun 2021

Giant Dolls’ house project: Together, we care. Dolls’ house making workshop with Archimake

Community & Participation, Craft & Design

A dolls’ house making workshop with Archimake for the 2021 Virtual Giant Dolls’ House installation ‘Together we care.’

9 Jun - 26 Oct 2021

The Great British Fish & Chips

Visual Arts

The new project from reportage artist Olivier Kugler & writer Andrew Humphreys explores the history and present-day reality of Fish & Chip shops.

9 - 27 Jun 2021

Refugee Week 2021 at the V&A: We cannot walk alone

Multi-Art Form

Refugee Week 2021 programme produced in collaboration with our colleagues at the V&A.

6 May 2021

#MonthlyMeet: Refugee Week at your School


Find out about getting involved in Refugee Week and becoming a School of Sanctuary A session for Primary and Secondary school teachers to find out about how you can […]

1 Apr 2021

#MonthlyMeet: Refugee Week in your Faith Community


A gathering to share ideas about how faith communities can welcome and stand with refugees, for Refugee Week and beyond Leaders and members of all faith communities are warmly […]

19 Mar 2021

Game Time Happy Hour with Black Girl Gamers

Gaming, Pop Culture

Join gamers, comedians and artists over on Twitch as they compete in our livestreamed ‘Game Time Happy Hour’ hosted by Black Girl Gamers.  They’ll be competing for the crown of […]

18 Mar 2021

No Direction Home with Nabil Abdulrashid


Join us for an evening of laughter hosted by the brilliant Mo Omar and featuring new comedians from the No Direction Home Collective: Meron, Krzysia Blainska, Abdul Tahhan and […]

18 Mar 2021

Beyond the Now – New Coalitions in Socially Engaged Digital Practice


Part of the Mozilla Festival This session builds upon Beyond the Now’s Season 2 theme of Mutual Aid. It will focus on digital platforms as experimental sites for socially […]

17 - 19 Mar 2021

Pop Culture meets Social Change Retreat

Pop Culture

Counterpoints Arts and OKRE are delighted to be organising our first online ‘Pop Culture meets Social Change Retreat.’ Taking place over three days, the retreat will bring together a […]

4 Feb - 11 Mar 2021

Refugee Week ‘Slow’ Conference

Community & Participation, Learning

A series of free online workshops exploring arts and culture for change ahead of Refugee Week 2021