logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 32 - June 2003.

Refugee Week -
A Celebration
by Carrie Hedderwick

Refugee Week, 16th–22nd June, is a celebration of the cultural and economic heritage that refugees bring to this country.

The Refugee Housing Association Team

This positive and celebratory purpose of Refugee Week has become increasingly significant at a time when, in the current media coverage, “any suggestion that asylum seekers (and refugees) tend to be resourceful and determined people, is lost in the politics of hate, fear and racism.” (The Independent 23.05.2003)

Planned events for the week in Sheffield include – Workshops, exhibitions, stalls, concerts, a walk in the Peak District, a picnic, a Kurdish film at The Showroom, a football tournament, parties and an art competition.

As part of the Metropolitan Housing Trust Group’s 40th anniversary, Refugee Housing Association are organising a party to launch Refugee Week on 16th June at SADACCA from 6pm, it will include an art competition to be judged and displayed on the night.

For more details about all the weeks events – dates, times and venues – you can contact Barry Brown at Refugee Housing Association on 267 5253.

Refugee Housing Association offers housing and support services to asylum seekers and refugees in South Yorkshire, East Midlands and London.

Celebrate your Culture
Art Competition

Open to all – prizes for different age categories.

Please submit or hand in your work to:
Refugee Housing, Volserve House,
14–16 West Bar Green, Sheffield S1 2DA

Will be judged at SADACCA on 16th June at 6pm.