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REFUGEE WEEK: Sanctuary in the Arts (Panel)

Wednesday, 21 June, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30

Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival of arts, education and cultural events to celebrate the contribution of people who have sought sanctuary, and to encourage understanding between communities.

Continuing the week's theme of how to build a culture of hospitality rather than an environment of hostility, Actor/playwright Gaël Le Cornec, author Gulwali Passarlay (The Lightless Sky) and film-maker Sue Clayton (Goldsmiths College) will discuss how the arts can help people think differently about people seeking sanctuary.

The event will include a book signing.

REFUGEE WEEK: Sanctuary in Fiction (Panel)

Thursday, 22 June, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30

Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival of arts, education and cultural events to celebrate the contribution of people who have sought sanctuary, and to encourage understanding between communities.

In order to discuss the role that novelists can play in building a culture of hospitality, novelists Sita Brahmachari (Red Leaves), Jason Donald (Dalila), Tim Finch (House of Journalists) and Roma Tearne (The Swimmer) will discuss the representation of immigration in fiction.

The event will include a book-signing.

REFUGEE WEEK: Sanctuary Sunday at Friends House

Sunday, 25 June, 2017 - 11:00 to 17:00

Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival of arts, education and cultural events to celebrate the contribution of people who have sought sanctuary, and to encourage understanding between communities. To mark the end of the week's discussions and events, Quakers in Britain will host a day of activities at Friends House as follows:

Meeting for Worship (11am – 12 noon, George Fox Room)

Based in stillness and silent waiting, Quaker Meeting gives space and time to listen and reflect.

Challenging Immigration Detention Panel (1pm-3pm, George Fox Room)

Refugee Tales 2017

Saturday, 1 July, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, 5 July, 2017 - 18:00

Junior Gathering and Senior Conference

Saturday, 19 August, 2017 - 16:00 to Saturday, 26 August, 2017 - 16:00

What are Junior Gathering & Senior Conference?
Junior Gathering & Senior Conference are week long Quaker gatherings for young people (11-14, 15-18)

What happens during the week?
It is an exciting and busy week: aside from meeting some like-minded young people in a vibrant, Quaker environment, you will have the opportunity to take part in a wide selection of activities.

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