Special event
Moving stories: a Refugee Week special event

Sunday 24 June 2018,
Great Court and galleries
Free, just drop in

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Come to the Museum for a day of performances, films and workshops to celebrate Refugee Week (18–24 June), presented in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts.

2018 marks 20 years of Refugee Week celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Get involved and find out about the positive contribution refugees have made and continue to make to the UK.

Refugee Week is organised by Counterpoints Arts as part of their mission to engage with refugee and migrant experiences through arts and cultural programmes.

Throughout the day they are many ways to participate and celebrate in this anniversary.
Find 20 objects that tell a refugee story in our especially created museum trail.
Join in our singalong led by the Islington Centre Choir and the London Sea Shanty Collective.
Weave your own story of journeys and migration in our drop in workshop with Poppy Szaybo.
Be inspired by Grey’s artwork Passage and create a clay shoe.
Watch a special screening of the film Human Flow directed by Ai Wei Wei and uncover the role the British Museum played in the founding of the Aleppo Super Club through the documentary, the Refugee Chef.
Join Abira Hussein for an exploration of pastoralism in Somali society through objects and sounds.
Write a 20-word poem with our poets-in-residence, Petonelle Archer and Aviva Dautch.
Listen to the latest readings from creative-writing group Write to Life.
Meet the talented photographers from Coram’s Young Citizens ambassadors and chat to them about their photographic exhibition on display in the East Foyers.
Be challenged by Sung Im Her’s dance performance of Human Wall.

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Photo: Counterpoint Arts.