Special event
Moving stories: a Refugee Week special event

Saturday 25 June 2016,
11.00–15.00
Great Court and galleries
Free, just drop in

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The celebrations for Refugee Week continue with drop-in activities for supplementary schools and families.

As part of Refugee Week (20–26 June 2016), the British Museum is collaborating with Counterpoints Arts to organise a special day of activities at the Museum. Refugee Week is organised by Counterpoints Arts as part of their mission to engage with refugee and migrant experiences through arts and cultural programmes.

The theme of this year’s Refugee Week is ‘Welcome’. Supplementary schools and families are encouraged to take part in a range of fun and engaging activities to find out about the positive contribution refugees have made and continue to make to the UK.

Visit a very special tent painted by Syrian refugee children and brought to you by the UN Refugee Agency. Create artwork to add to a large installation in the Great Court, watch a performance by a young group of performers from Dost in collaboration with the Young Vic, and take part in a music workshop with Syrian kanun player Maya Youssef. There will be tales from Syria to Sicily with Alia Alzougbi and IROKO Theatre Company will give a fascinating tour of objects that explore human kindness. The organisation Amnesty will have a huge, interactive map you can add to, and the International Rescue Committee invite you to create posters that will be sent to classrooms in Nigeria as part of their ‘Healing Classrooms’ projects.

Presented in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts and the Museum's community partners.

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