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Refugee Week 2013

Refugee Week 2013

14 June 2013

Refugee Week 2013

Come along to the museum during Refugee Week, Monday 17 – Sunday 23 June and discover and celebrate the contributions of refugees to the UK.  Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary.

Mon 17 – Fri 21 June
Pod Collective present Banners for Refugee Week

Photographer Anna White and embroiderer Emily Hayes received Arts Council funding to collaborate on a participatory project producing banners, working with refugees and asylum seekers in the Greater Manchester area.  Their aim was to unravel the participants’ stories, creating a visual dialogue to share with the wider community over Refugee Week.  The artists worked in conjunction with Rainbow Haven, a community drop-in centre that offers support and activities for refugees and asylum seekers.  There were several stages to the work: a pop-up studio in which Anna took portraits of individuals and families, handing out disposable cameras for people to take away and embellishing the work with embroidery and written stories.  These came together over several weeks, bringing a sense of belonging through the art work.




Mon 17 June
Snapshot on Refugees
Did you know the museum holds an archive of over 80,000 photographs? Go behind the scenes and delve into our unique photo collections, the Labour Party photograph collection and the Communist Party of Great Britain photograph collection. In this lunchtime drop in session, browse through photographs on the theme of refugees and uncover history through the lens. To celebrate Refugee Week.
Suitable for adults
Booking advised
Free. Donations to the museum gratefully received
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Thurs 20 June
Delve & Discover
Come along to the Labour History Archive & Study Centre to find out more about the experience of refugees in Britain over the last 100 years. As part of our Refugee Week celebrations we will be holding a drop in session for you to browse through material relating to refugees from World War I to the Spanish Civil War and Chilean Solidarity Campaigns.
Suitable for adults
Booking advised
Free. Donations to the museum gratefully received
1.30pm – 3.30pmRefugee WeekFri 21 June
Launch of new ESOL Resources at MOSI

Join the team at MOSI for refreshments to find out about their new ESOL resources, written for students studying Entry 1 to Level 1.  You will receive a full colour copy of the resources and gain an understanding of how you can use MOSI and resources to enhance students’ learning.
Booking required.  To book, please follow this link or call 0161 833 0027
Event taking place in the Power Hall at MOSI, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP
1.30pm – 2.30pm