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.