15-23 JUNE 2019

DIFFERENT PASTS, SHARED FUTURE

You, me and those who came before
#Generations

This Refugee Week we invite you to discover the experiences of displacement that are found in our families, neighbourhoods and history. The theme of Refugee Week 2019, ‘You, me and those who came before’, is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees – and those who have welcomed them – throughout the generations.

As the first Festival of Sanctuary, the Journeys Festival International teams and partners in Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth have been involved in planning activities in each area throughout the week.

Manchester Refugee Week Events

You, me and those who came before

Up in the North-West plans for big celebrations across Manchester are in place. The British Red Cross are hosting a 'Football World Cup' which, for the first time, this year will feature an outdoor photographic exhibition of last year's football tournament. Whilst at the Three Minute Theatre, in Manchester's Northern Quarter, plays host to Three Mothers, an award-winning play by Matilda Velevitch that immerses the audience in the personal lives and the dilemmas facing its three heroes. You can also pop along to The Whitworth to witness the unveiling of 'The Banner Project', created with local participants, Revive and led by artist Ibukun Baldwin. You can watch a small interview with Ibukun below and more details for each event too.

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