Nottingham Refugee Week - 12th June 2021 - 20th June 2021

Location: Various Nottingham Venues & Online
Start: 20th Jun 2021 10:00 am
End: 20th Jun 2021 2:30 pm

12th - 20th June 2021

Theme: ‘We Will Never Walk Alone’

Nottingham Refugee Week is an act of welcome, a gesture of solidarity and a shared celebration with people who have sought refuge in our city and beyond. Check the website for events which need booking. Please join us for these events open to everyone.

10am-2pm, 12th June

Sneinton Market

‘Soft’ Launch

Come along for music from WorldJam, bread-making demonstrations from Unity Bakery, art and craft activities from City Arts, Nottingham Contemporary and the National Justice Museum, and stalls from Bikes Love You, Amnesty International, Refugee Roots and many more! This will take place as part of the regular open-air Sneinton Market. Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing.

10-11.15am, 13th June

Online (book online)

Yoga and Meditation (Bahia Yoga)

Relaxing yoga practice in aid of Refugee Week

7-8.30pm, 14th June

Online (book online)

Life-Writing Class with Eve Makis

Explore your life story with NTU writer-in-residence.

7-8pm, 14th June

Online (book online)

‘Free to Be Me’: Refugee Stories from Lesbian Immigration Support (Five Leaves Bookshop)

Talk and book launch

10am-1.30pm, 15th June

Forest Recreation Ground (book online)

Yoga and Lunch Women’s Group (Refugee Roots)

Social event

6pm – 8pm, 15th June

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (book online)

Virtual Open Evening

NNRF staff, volunteers and service users will host an evening of stories of resistance & resilience from refugees and asylum seekers and find out how you can make a difference in your local community.

12-2pm, 16th June

Sneinton Windmill Community Gardens (book online)

Cooking and Eating Together (Refugee Roots)

Social event

6-7pm, 16th June

HOST (book online)

Virtual Open Evening

Come and find out about how HOST supports those seeking asylum in Nottingham and see the creative talents of people who have been hosted by HOST volunteers.

7-8.30pm, 16th June

Broadway (purchase tickets)

Chance (Film Screening)

6.30-8pm, 17th June

New Art Exchange

Even When I Fall (Film Screening)

Beautiful film about a circus group set up by survivors of human trafficking.

8.30-10.30pm, 17th June

Broadway (purchase tickets)

LIMBO (Film Screening)

11am-1pm, 18th June

Forest Recreation Ground

Walk the Talk (New Art Exchange)

Guided walk, art installation, conversation, and refreshments

11.30am-2pm, 19th June

Sneinton Windmill Community Gardens (book online)

Cooking and Eating Together (Refugee Roots)

Social event

9.45-10.45am, 20th June

Wollaton Park (book online)

Walking Meditation (Bahia Yoga)

Gentle social and wellbeing event

20th June

Online (available all day – see website)


Odyssey: film screening

Film of dance performance by NEST students, in collaboration with Dance4.

12.30-2.30pm, 20th June

Meet at Market Square (book online)


Art Walk (Chris / Nottingham Contemporary)

Explore the streets of Nottingham and how they connect with our own journeys through them.

Running throughout the week


Refugee Roots art exhibition, City Arts window gallery

Community artwork produced during lockdown.


Making and Breaking Bread Together Recipe Demonstrations (released online throughout the week)

Join in with the Unity Bakery.


Blossoming Friendships, Sharing Love exhibition, City Arts Window Gallery (with WorldJam)

Beautiful paper flowers, poems and stories


Sound Walk Installation: Sun Up, Rain Falls, River Rises, Forest Recreation Ground

Soundwalk using QR codes, created by Phosphorous Theatre.


Welcome Exhibition, National Justice Museum

Worry Dolls produced by community members.


Story Valley Writing Project, New Art Exchange

Come and find out how to get involved / sign up, via WorldJam and UNESCO City of Literature