Refugee Week 2017 events in Wales

You can see a full list of events in Wales on the Refugee Week website.

A photography exhibition with the work of photographer Glenn Edwards will be accompanied by asylum seekers and refugees from the countries depicted on the walls sharing their insights and experiences about the situation in their countries and why people leave to seek asylum elsewhere. There will be an opportunity for visitors to ask questions and share their own experiences. The exhibition will visit Swansea Waterfront Museum (Monday 19), Sherman Cymru Theatre, Cardiff (Wednesday 21), Wrexham Museum County Building (Friday 23), Maindee Library, Newport (Saturday 24).

The film On the Bride’s Side will be screened at Kongs Cardiff (114 – 116 St Mary Street) at 6.30pm on Tuesday 20. The screening and discussion is part of the Moving Worlds project and sponsored by the Law and Global Justice Research Centre, School of Law at Cardiff University. Five Palestinians and Syrians entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria. A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet them in Milan and decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden by faking a wedding. An emotionally charged journey that shares hopes and dreams and reveals an unknown transnational, supportive and irreverent Europe that ridicules the laws and restrictions. There’ll be another screening and discussion on Friday 23 in the Magic Lantern Cinema in Tywyn from 7pm, organised by Mid Wales Refugee Action / Y Canolbarth dros Ffoaduriaid[Photo credit: Marco Garofalo © GINA Films]

Newport’s Gol Football Centre (Nash Road) is hosting a Family Fun Day and Football Tournament from 1pm on Saturday 24 to promote community cohesion, healthier communities and the integration of refugees and asylum seekers into Newport society. As well as a 5-aside football tournament on the 3G caged pitch for over 16s, there will be multi-sports sessions, music, dance, storytelling and drumming workshops. Not to mention face-painting, a bouncy castle, a free food and a BBQ.

Join Wrexham Methodist Church and EID at their Bring and Share Lunch from noon on Thursday 29 June and enjoy the music by the Happy Choir.

Virtual event

An online seminar is being organised by Swansea City of Sanctuary at 1pm on Tuesday 27 to introduce their digital inclusion toolkit. Over an hour free digital tools and resources will be highlighted that can help people seeking sanctuary. Registration required. A face-to-face training session in Swansea will be held the following day on Wednesday 28 between 10am and 1pm.

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