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The Welsh Refugee Council, the Wales Millennium Centre, The Riverfront and Oriel Learning in partnership with sector organisations in Wales presents:


Refugee Week Wales Safer Streets in Wales Festival – June 13-27

Come dance, sing, listen to poetry and learn about the positive contributions asylums seekers make to Wales in Newport, Cardiff and Wrexham. Engage in creative artistic expressions from asylum seekers and refugees and learn more about sanctuary seekers in Wales.  Refugee Week Wales event is free to all.

Safer Streets in Newport:

The Riverfront Kingsway NP20 1HG

Saturday June 13th, 2015

12-5 pm

Live performances from Kizzy Crawford, Eritrea singing group, Sudanese Dancers, Henna painting, arts and craft stalls, children’s play area and artistic and participatory performances with asylum seekers and refugees.


Refugee Week Wales Ceremony

Oasis Cardiff 69b Splott Road, Cardiff, CF24 2BW

Monday June 15th, 2015


Official Refugee Week Wales 2015 ceremony to showcase the events and partnership working within the sector and mark the commitment of the Welsh Government to support inclusion in Wales. This event is sponsored by the Minister of Communities and Tackling Poverty, Leslie Griffiths, AM and will have information about the Refugee Week Wales, performances and refreshment.

This event is by invitation only.


Safer Streets in Cardiff

June 20th, 2015

Venue to be confirmed


Live performances from local asylum seeker and refugee artists, Kizzy Crawford, Afrobeat, Funk and Hip Hop from Afrocluster, Ellie Makes Music, and ACDC Arts.  The event also includes Henna artist, a Children play group and craft event, information and arts and craft stalls, refreshment and artistic participatory performances with asylum seekers and refugees that explore people stories and experiences.


Safer Streets in Wrexham

Oriel Learning, 11 Chester Street Wrexham, LL13 8BB

Saturday June 27th, 2015


Performances from Luthnia Choir of Poland, Wrexham Community Choir and Rapper artist with crowd participation. The event will feature a Zine magazine created in collaboration with asylum seekers and refugees.


Other events in the week

NWAMI (North Wales Association for Multicultural Integration)

Tuesday 16th June 2015

Starts: 6pm

Invites for the Celebration of Unity in Diversity and Launch of the Centre for Cultural Engagement

Come and see live performances that are taking part in Refugee Week Wales, get the chance to explore different Culture, Art and Musical performers. The event will include: Guest speakers, Classical Music and Dance, Stalls displaying World Culture and Refreshments.


Ethnic Youth Support Team Presents ‘Think’ Challenging Racism & Far Right Extremism-End of Project Conference (Cardiff)

Tuesday 16th June 2015

9an -2pm

This event will share findings from EYST’s 3 years Big Lottery Funded Think Project on what works in challenging racism and far right extremism in vulnerable youth.

Event: guest speakers: Lesley Griffiths AM and Professor Ted Cantle


Trinity Methodist Church

Open Day at Trinity

Four Elms Road, Cardiff, CF24 1LE

Tuesday 16th, 2015

Open day promoting the work of Trinity and information sharing to the public specifically families


Ethnic Youth Support Team Refugee Week with Film Screening of Award Winning Film ‘Leave to Remain (Swansea)

17th June 2015

EYST Centre, Units B & C, 11 St Helens Road, Swansea, SA1 4AB

Based on real-life stories, Leave to Remain is a coming of age drama that depicts a world hidden from view. Featuring a soundtrack from the hottest band of the year, Mercury Music Prize and Novello Award-winners Alt-J, this provocative debut feature from BAFTA winner Bruce Goodison, is brought to life by powerful performances from an ensemble cast of emerging talent, young refugees and acclaimed actor, Toby Jones.


Migrant Help Football Match

St Peters Playground, (Behind the Links Hotel)

16th June 2015

Migrant help is hosting a football match between its staff members and people living in the Initial Accommodation building and the Lynx Hotel. This event also includes a pampering day for women


Migrant Help Bar-B-Que

St Peters Playground (Behind the Links Hotel)

17th June 2015

Event: bouncy castle, face painting, music, a band and various sport activities, fire brigade engine, BBQ and dance sessions.

Look out for more events to be added later.


Do you have an event in Refugee Week?

Contact Althea Collymore at [email protected] to ensure your event is promoted and included in the line-up.

For more information about the event contact:

Andree Morgan Andrews:

Tel: (029) 2048 9800 Ext. 112

[email protected] 

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