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Refugee Week 2018: Where to celebrate Refugee Week in the Midlands

Credit: Will Johnson

Refugee Week begins on June 18 and runs until June 24. The festival has been celebrating the contributions, resilience and creativity of refugees for 20 years.

There are all sorts of events happening across the Midlands, from film screenings and photography exhibitions, to theatre and arts. Find out how you can join in the celebrations.

CALAIS CHILDREN Calais Children: A Case to Answer is an award-winning film that reveals the desperate journey of hundreds of unaccompanied child refugees in Europe. It is being screened in Derby's Market Square.
June 20, Market Square, Derby

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SUSPENDED In an installation at Leicester Cathedral, Arabella Dorman's artwork is composed of hundreds of items of clothing discarded by refugees upon arrival at the island of Lesbos. From jackets to trousers and even baby shoes, people are encouraged to imagine the lives of each individual who wore them. June 20 - August 28, Leicester Cathedral

TASTE THE WORLD Try international food made by the Women’s Culture Exchange, a group of Refugee and Asylum-Seeking women based at Nottingham Refugee Forum. June 23, Nottingham Women’s Centre

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ANON An exhibition by two volunteers who worked with refugees in Greece. They documented their experiences with photographs. All the refugees in the pictures are unidentifiable - a comment on their status in society. June 23 - 28, 4 Castle Street, Ludlow, Shropshire

PARTY IN THE PARK This family-friendly event brings together Coventry’s multicultural communities to celebrate live music, food and entertainment from across the globe. June 23, Primrose Hill Park, Coventry

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SOUNDS AND SONGS Musicians will perform songs influenced by signature styles and sounds from their hometowns. A range of instruments will be played, from the Mbira to the African guitar.
June 21, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery