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Bedford Refugee Week 2019


















Refugees have made a massive cultural, social and economic contribution to life in the UK over many generations.

Refugee Week aims to encourage a better understanding of Britain’s proud history of giving sanctuary to people escaping persecution. It also highlights the many ways in which refugees have contributed to and become part of our rich history and heritage.

There was a great programme events held in June 2019 to celebrate Refugee Week. Watch out for news of Refugee Week 2020.

Friday 14th June

Market stalls @ Harpur Square 10am till 5pm

Bric-a-Brac, lace-making display and Refugee  information leaflets will be available.

Saturday 15th June

The Higgins Bedford presents ‘You, me and those who came before.’

Free All Day event including Choirs, Poetry, 

Workshops, Polish and Rwanda exhibitions

Tuesday 18th June

The Higgins Bedford is holding a Knit-a-thon 11am – 4pm

The Place Theatre is showing  ‘The Breadwinner’ (12A)

An animation film about an afghan girl

7pm - Tickets £6

Wednesday 19th June

Pop up Museum ‘You, me and those who came before’ @ Bedford Central Library

Free event  from 11am to 3pm

The Place Theatre in association Bedford Creative Arts present Red INK

a performance by Hip hop Dance Company Wayward Thread 

7.30pm Tickets £12 Concessions £10 and £8

Thursday 20th June

The Place Theatre & Friends of Refugees present  a screening of  ‘Hidden Stories/Distant voices’

and also poetry written by Local refugees 3pm and 7pm £5 and food can be purchased

Friday 21st June

Kings Arms, Ampthill Road are holding an Art exhibition

with a free film screening of ‘Grow your Own’ at 7pm

Middle Eastern drinks/snacks served

Saturday 22nd June

The Place Theatre and the Higgins present The Noisy Isle

An outdoor treasure hunt style performance @ The Higgins  From 10am to 2.45pm.
Tickets £8/£6 (£20 for family) available from The Higgins

A Different Brew, run by Bedfordshire Opportunities for Learning Disabilities

at 106 Clapham Road, Bedford (the old Anglers Rest), are holding Windrush Family Day & Global Kitchen.

A day of face painting, music, folk songs, dancing, dominoes, food and Windrush stories.

Free event - 12noon to 5pm

Sunday 23rd June

Family Football Fun Day @ Russell Park - 10am to 4pm

Free 5-a-side football tournament for 16+ and bouncy castles for children.

The Mayor will present prizes at approx 4pm.

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