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Arts in Action
17 June, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
About the event
Take a walking poetry and performing arts tour, representing the journey of refugees around the world. Join the JME dance company from 18.00 in the Writer’s Studio basement, then head over to City Arts for an open mic, exhibition and performances from some of Nottingham’s best and brightest. Drinks available from the Writer’s Studio bar. This event is a collaboration between the Writers’ Studio, City Arts and Nottingham Amnesty Group. Arts in Action is headlined by Georgina Wilding, Nottingham’s Young Poet Laureate.
The entire event is free to attend. Be sure to check out our Refugee Week workshop: writing for pleasure.
About refugee week
Refugee Week in Nottingham is an act of welcome, a gesture of solidarity and a shared celebration. It exists both to raise awareness of the reasons why people are forced to seek refuge – persecution, war, poverty and conflict – and to celebrate the contribution made by refugees and asylum seekers to the economic, cultural and social life of our city.
In 2018 we are celebrating 20 years of Refugee Week in the UK with a jam-packed programme of events to entertain you, educate you and make you think! The festival is vibrant, colourful, exciting and fun with a huge variety of organisations coming together in solidarity and support for refugees.
We invite you to attend events, discover new tastes and sounds, ask questions and find out more about what is happening in Nottingham to create a culture of welcome, understanding and tolerance. With conflict and persecution affecting huge numbers of people across the globe it is now more important than ever that we show solidarity and welcome to those seeking refuge in our city.
Rhiannon Prideaux, Chair of Nottingham Refugee Week