Events for Refugee Week in Leeds #RefugeeWeek

Sunday 17 June – Syrian Community of Leeds and Damasq

2.30pm to 8.30pm – Ebor Gardens Community Centre, 79 Haslewood Drive, Leeds, LS9 7PS

This event is to bring all together to celebrate through food and sports! There will be a free Syrian Bakery and a sports competition for children. All are welcome.

Contact: Fawaz Alghofari alghofari2007@yahoo.co.uk

Monday 18 June – Meeting Point open gathering

10.00am-12.00pm – One Community Centre, Cromwell Street, LS9 7SG

Meeting Point will host a party to celebrate refugees in Leeds, with entertainment programmes for families and children. All agencies, refugees and asylum seekers are welcome.

Contact: Emma Crossley, Tel: 0113 2796 700 / 07984 739 135

Tuesday 19 June – Right to Remain workshop on understanding the UK asylum process

12-2.30pm – East Street Arts, St. Mary’s Lane, Leeds, LS9 7EH

Find out more about the UK asylum system: the different stages that people go through when seeking asylum and the procedures that people need to follow, and learn some of the legal terms relevant to those seeking asylum and the people supporting them.

For more information please contact Ali Mahgoub on 0113 244 9600 or email: ali.mahgoub@leedsrefugeeforum.org.uk

Wednesday 20 June – ‘Boost Your Confidence” Radio training

10.00 am – 1 pm –  One Community Centre, Cromwell Street,
Leeds, LS9 7SG

Run by Judith Weymont. A half day workshop to gain confidence in speaking English. Learn how to interview each other and be interviewed. Enjoy using sound recordings to hear your own voice and speak in public with a small group of other people. No pressure and it’s FUN.

For more information please contact Ali Mahgoub on 0113 244 9600 or email: ali.mahgoub@leedsrefugeeforum.org.uk

Thursday 21st June – Walk of Solidarity with Garforth Refugee Group

Start Time: 09:30 in St Benedict’s RC Church, LS25 1PX car park (near Garforth Train Station) Finish time: 3.30 – 4pm in City Centre

An 11 mile symbolic walk in solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees across the world. Walk will leave from St. Benedict’s R.C. church (Garforth), calling at St. Teresa’s R.C. church, St. Vincent’s café, Home Office in Kirkstall and finish at English Conversation club at Mill Hill Chapel. All are welcome.

For more information, please contact Dot Read on read.dot@gmail.com

Friday 22 June – Sounds of Sanctuary: Unity – Solidarity – Freedom

4 pm – 11 pm – West Indian Centre 10 Laycock Place, Leeds, LS7 3AJ

A family friendly event from Manuel Bravo & Refugee Council. The event is FREE TO ATTEND and there will be FREE FOOD! Everyone is welcome. There will also be music and creative workshops, music and other performances and a multilingual open mic. 4-6pm: Music and creative workshops. 6-7pm: Food and stories from Manuel Bravo Project and Refugee Council. 7pm onwards: Live music including performances by Hassan Erraji and Friends and Harmony Choir. The event is family friendly and entertainment and activities will be in both the main room and the alcohol free room.

For more information please contact Emma McKee on 0113 350 8608 emma.mckee@manuelbravo.org.uk or Jasmine Evans: jasmine.evans@RefugeeCouncil.org.uk

Saturday 23rd June – Shared Art for Refugee Week

11.00am-2.00pm – Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH

Supported by artist Larna Campbell. Drop in 11am-4pm. Come and join in creating art in the central hall of the museum with an artist, as part of Refugee Week. We will use birds, the Andy Holden exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery and the large floor map of Leeds as inspiration for the art. Everyone welcome. Suitable for adults (young children welcome).

If you want to bring a group to this event, please call 0113 378 4485 or email art.gallery@leeds.gov.uk to let them know

Sunday 24 June – “Human Flow” film screening

2pm – The Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JD

Human Flow, an epic film journey from renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film reveals both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. It will be a pay-as-you-feel event.

For more information contact: Wendy Cook, Email: Wendy@hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk


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