Refugee Festival in salford Manchester

Another refugee week festival this time in Salford. Organised by the British Red Cross, Rainbow Haven, mrsn, and a few other charity organisations across Greater Manchester. Come along and enjoy a fun day out.

The Refugee Week Festival Event in Manchester on Saturday 24th June. The event will take place from 10am-5pm at Albert Park, Grecian Street, Salford, Manchester M7 1JF. The festival will involve a Refugee World Cup Football tournament, Family Fun Day and Community Picnic all taking place in Albert Park. The plan is to celebrate music, advocacy, education, sport, food, arts and crafts through a number of fun activities and performances.
There are three main areas:
1.       Family Fun Activities: Bouncy-castle, face-painting, musical performances tent and other activities.
2.       Football World Cup: The World Cup will involve a number of teams playing in a round-robin tournament at the park
3.       Community Picnic Food: Food will be provided for everyone who attends the event
The aim of the event is to encourage integration between refugee communities and local residents. Past events have been very successful and we plan for this to be a really fun and fantastic day.

our city, our home: Refugee festival is coming to Manchester

It’s festival season in Manchester and Refugee Festival is coming with events taking place across the country.

Our beautiful city is recovering from a brutal terrorist attack that took many lives including children’s.  People putting flowers in St. Anne’s Square, and Arena centre in memory of those who killed in the attack. It’s the time that brought people together, a sense of community that everybody is feeling these days.

Meanwhile, 2 massive suicide bombing in Iraq and Afghanistan killed many civilians, women and children among them. What an absurd world we live in!

Our City, Our Home, is a special event for Refugee Week, organised in conjunction with Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) and Z-arts to celebrate the positive contribution that refugees make to the UK.

You can join the festival on 23 June from  4 pm – 8:30 pm. It is going to be an evening of live performances, food, music and dancing. Everyone of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to attend free of charge.

There will be plenty of activities and entertainment for all ages including:
– Children’s Workshops
– Face painting
– Henna
– Exploring culture through objects
– Jam session – bring along an instrument or borrow one of ours and join in with the music making

There will be a performance from Neda Naser as well as the premiere of new performance pieces. These will be created especially by our Artists in Residence.

I will be collaborating with the festival as an artist in residence to create a piece of poetry. Please share the news and let your friends know.  Here is a link to the event on Facebook for you to like and share if you wish: