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Refugee Week 2011 Norwich & Norfolk Events | 20th–26th June

What do you know about Refugees or Asylum Seekers?


Norwich & Norfolk Refugee Week 2011: 20th–26th June

Welcome to Norwich & Norfolk Once again in Norfolk we are proud to present Refugee Week, a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourage a better understanding between communities. Our 2011 programme for Norwich and Norfolk is full of interesting events for all ages and interests. It offers a wide range of activities, from films to social events, exhibitions and a family fun day. Refugee Week is a great opportunity to learn about asylum-seeker and refugee issues – this booklet itself contains some key facts about refugees.

Refugee Week is not a funded project. It is made possible by local organisations, community groups and individuals who contribute their time and resources to host an event or activity in support of Refugee Week. Our sincere thanks go to the Norwich and Norfolk Refugee Week Planning Group and all the other organisations involved who have worked hard to put this programme together. What can you do to show your support? Join the Simple Acts Campaign! The Simple Acts campaign is about inspiring people to use small, everyday actions to change


Norwich & Norfolk Refugee Week 2011: 20th–26th June

Refugee Week 2011 perceptions about refugees. It sounds simple and it is! So we challenge you to take part in the Small Suitcase Simple Acts event organised by the Norwich and Norfolk Millenium Library and the Norfolk Record Office. Throughout the week, the Small Suitcase will be available for people to open and write or draw the items they would take with them if they had to leave suddenly. Remember, you cannot take everything, only what you need and what will fit inside your suitcase!

For other examples of Simple Acts and for more information about the campaign visit: www.refugeeweek.org.uk/simple-acts/simple-acts We hope you have a wonderful week. Pa Musa Jobarteh, Coordinator The Bridge Plus+ On behalf of the Norwich & Norfolk Refugee Week Planning Group

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British Red Cross Humanitarian Action Team – East Anglia


Norwich & Norfolk Refugee Week 2011: 20th–26th June

Public figure statements in support of Refugee Week: “The British tradition of welcoming genuine refugees to this country is a great one, and I hope we continue to show this generosity of spirit in the future. Refugees who have come to this country have produced many of the things we regard as typically British, Marks and Spencer an excellent example. I hope Refugee Week is a great success.” David Cameron, Prime Minister “Refugees of all background are made to feel a burden on this state. For centuries we have made the country creative, flowing, rich and exceptionally dynamic. Although they will still despise who we are, I am proud to be an exile who helped make this country what it is. I am even prouder to be one among millions of others who had to come here but who have never let their hopes and aspirations weaken in the face of prejudice.”

"Refugee Week is a great way of celebrating the contribution refugees have made to arts, culture, economy and wider society. What better way of marking our commitment to a shared future together in an enriched United Kingdom. The positive and varied programme highlights not only the part played by refugees, but also reminds us of our proud history of welcoming them and the immense value of tolerance. Indeed, behind all the negative headlines live real people building for themselves new lives, fulfilling their potential, and improving our society for everyone. I send you all my best wishes." Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister

“Refugee Week is a unique time when we can all celebrate the contribution that refugees have made over the years to the UK - both culturally and economically. Please do something to support Refugee Week- go to an event, find out more about the issue or just speak out for refugees when you can." Colin Firth, Actor and Brightwide founder

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Journalist

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Norwich & Norfolk Refugee Week 2011: 20th–26th June

Calendar of Events Date: 4th-19th June 20th-26th June Monday 20th June Monday 20th June Monday 20th June Tuesday 21st June Tuesday 21st June Wednesday 22nd June Wednesday 22nd June Wednesday 22nd June Wednesday 22nd June Wednesday 22nd June Wednesday 22nd June Thursday 23rd June Thursday 23rd June Friday 2th June Friday 2th June Friday 2th June Saturday 25th June Saturday 25th June Sunday 26th June

Event: Page: Related events running before Refugee Week 6-7 Events running throughout the week 8-9 Refugee Week Official Opening Event 10 Opening the Door to the Past 10 Welcome 11 A “Bad-Hair Day” for the King: Stories of Refugees in Norfolk over 1,000 years 12 One Small Suitcase 12 Food and Stories from Around the World 13 Refugee Week Talk 13 Refugee Week Late Shift 1 World Voices for Refugee Week with Hisham Matar,Tahmima Anam and Philo Ikonya 1 One Small Suitcase 15 “Los Ninos Vascos”: The Basque Child Refugees of 1937 15 Refugee Awareness Dialogues 16 A Vision of the Blind: A War Correspondent’s story of the Congolese War 1996-2010 16 “Los Ninos Vascos”: The Basque Child Refugees of 1937 17 Community Cuisines 17 Gran Torino 17 Dad’s Time 18 The Four Friends 18 Family Fun Day 19

NotES Please note that details of event times and programme details are correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Feel free to contact organising institutions nearer the time for updates. Sources: The sources of all key fact text boxes in this booklet, unless otherwise stated, are from the national Refugee Week website: www.refugeeweek.org.uk/InfoCentre/Facts Photo credits: all images used in this booklet are from previous local and Refugee Week events or were provided and published on behalf of the individual event organisers.

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Norwich & Norfolk Refugee Week 2011: 20th–26th June

Events running before the week The Neesa Project Women’s Group Saturday th June | 5:30pm

The Big Lunch Eden’s Haven with on Muspole Street EthioEritrean food Sunday 5th June | 3pm-7pm Saturday 11thJune | 6-8pm

Monthly social event for women and children. Our guest speaker this month is from Somalia and she will be sharing her story about her journey and life in the UK.

5th June is the Big Lunch celebrated nationally (www.biglunch.com). The idea is to block off Muspole Street in Norwich (in front of the NICE centre) and have a community lunch – with food from various countries and communities. The street will be lined up with tables for people to share lunch together. Some basic taster foods from around the world will be available but people are encouraged to bring their own drinks and snacks. Everyone will be challenged to engage in a simple act: introduce themselves to someone they have never met before.

LOCATION: Constable Terrace, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR7 1TJ ADMISSION COST: Free but please bring either vegetarian or halal dish. SUITABILITY: Women only event ACCESSIBILITY: Fully Accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: The Neesa Project The UK hosts 2% of the world’s 10 million refugees.

LOCATION: Muspole Street, Norwich NR3 ADMISSION COST: Free but we encourage you to bring your own drink/lunch SUITABILITY: Suitable for all ACCESSIBILITY: Fully Accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: The Bridge Plus+ with support from Norfolk Police Authority & MENTER

An evening of traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean food with special traditional coffee ceremony and sweets. LOCATION: Norwich International Community Engagement-Centre (NICE-Centre), 19 Muspole Street, Norwich, NR3 1DJ ADMISSION COST: £7 for adults & £3 for children aged 5-1, free for children under 5. To book your tickets, email edeny2k@hotmail.com or call Eden on 0790516267. SUITABILITY: Suitable for all ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Eden with support from The Bridge Plus+

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Refugee Week family Sunday Sunday 19th June | 2:00pm-:00pm

The Congolese War and genocide has received little attention in the western media compared with the preceding conflict in Rwanda. Among the Congolese refugees currently living in Norwich is someone who worked as a journalist during the war and witnessed many atrocities. His story, and the story of the Congolese War, is now our story. Please note: This talk is not suitable for families or children and some people may find the content distressing.

All About Food! Come along to the Children’s Library where we will be celebrating and sampling the variety of foods from different cultures that have been brought to the UK by refugees. You can also listen to stories about food and try a food related craft.

LOCATION: Charing Cross Centre, St John Maddermarket, Norwich NR2 1DN ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Over 18s only ACCESSIBILITY: Fully Accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norwich Group of Amnesty International

LOCATION: Children’s Library, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: -13 year olds and families ACCESSIBILITY: Fully Accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norfolk Library and Information Service Estimates of the UK’s refugee population suggest that it only amounts to 0.6% of the total UK population.

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Norfolk County Council has been successful in winning grant funding from the European Refugee Fund and UKBA to resettle refugees over a period of 3 years beginning July 2011 through the Gateway Protection Programme.

We are proud of our record of successfully resettling some of the worldʼs most vulnerable refugees during the past 5 years. For more information on this programme contact the Project Officer. Tel: 01603 729271/ Fax 01603 729262

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talk by Jacques kalume Wed 15th June | 7:30pm


Norwich & Norfolk Refugee Week 2011: 20th–26th June

Events /activities running Free Legal, Housing and Debt Advice Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS) is a charity providing free legal advice and representation to people who live or work in Norfolk.

Free drop-in legal advice sessions – Every Tuesday and Friday at 12 noon Tuesdays (general & family advice) and Fridays (general & employment advice) No appointments necessary – please arrive by 11.45 a.m.

Free mortgage & rent repossession advice and mediation

fUtURE RADIo will provide a variety of contents before and during the week which will cover: - Discussions of Refugeeism; what systems are in place and how they work (locally and nationally) - Speaking to refugees residing in Norwich about their stories and journeys. - Speaking to organisers who are promoting events as part of Refugee Week. - Arts coverage – written word/spoken word performances from Refugee artists residing in Norwich and Norfolk

We also offer specialist services:

Free debt and money advice for offenders, ex-offenders and their families and young people from 16 – 25

Victims of Domestic Abuse Free advice and representation for victims of domestic abuse

Migrant Workers Free employment, discrimination & welfare rights advice for migrant workers We can also provide discrimination awareness raising to community groups and other agencies. Our services are available to all people who live or work in Norfolk. We can normally provide interpreters for all our services but we need to know in advance to enable us to book one in plenty of time. Please contact us for more information NCLS, Boardman House, Redwell Street, Norwich NR2 4SL

Tel 01603 496623

e-mail info@ncls.co.uk www.ncls.co.uk Norfolk Community Law Service is the trading name of NCLS Ltd registered under guarantee in England under Company No. 3524607. Registered Office as above. Registered Charity No. 1069066

tune into future Radio, Norwich’s community radio station on 107.8, www.futureradio.co.uk for the following programmes for coverage of Refugee Week: • Community Chest: Mon – Fri, 10am-12pm (daily) – the week before and during Refugee Week itself • Platform: (Sundays 5-6pm). • Interviews: - Live interviews can be arranged at the aforementioned times. - [Live] telephone interviews can also be arranged within Community Chest. - Pre-recorded interviews can be arranged in some cases if someone would prefer to not ‘go live’ or if making one of the Community Chest time slots is not convenient – the ease of arranging pre-recorded interviews will depend on the availability of our volunteer presenters to come in additionally to their live show. • Arranging a feature/interview: If you are interested in appearing on Future Radio on either the Community Chest or Platform shows to talk about any of the areas we are aiming to cover please e-mail Terry Lee – t.lee@futureradio.co.uk to discuss this further.

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‘one Small Suitcase’ (a Simple Acts activity) All day, every day, throughout Refugee Week All week we will have our small suitcase open for you to write or draw the items you would take with you if you had to leave suddenly. You can’t take everything, only what you need and what will fit inside your suitcase.

Discovering Refugee History Monday 20th June- Friday 2th June | 8:00am-5.30pm A display of six panels giving information on the history of refugees in the city, along with a museum artefact, a library object or a document from the Norfolk Record Office, to illustrate their story. Each of the items included have been chosen by recent refugees and asylum seekers.

LOCATION 1: Monday 20 June to friday 24 June | 8:00am-5:30pm South Side Foyer at County Hall, Norwich. LOCATION 2: Monday 20 June to

Saturday 25 June | 9am-5pm except Tues 9:30am-5pm & Sat 25th 9am-12noon Long Gallery at The Archive Centre, Norwich. ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Open to all ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norfolk Library and Information Service and Norfolk Record Office

LOCATION: South Side Foyer at County Hall ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Suitable for all ACCESSIBILITY: Disabled access to the building ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norfolk Record Office, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library and Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service WHo’S WHo? ASYLUM SEEkER: Someone who is fleeing persecution in their homeland, has arrived in another country, made themselves known to the authorities and exercised the legal right to apply for asylum. REFUGEE: Someone whose asylum application has been successful and who is allowed to stay in another country having proved they would face persecution back home. ‘FAILED’ ASYLUM SEEKER: A person whose asylum application has failed and who has no other protection claim awaiting a decision. Some refused asylum seekers voluntarily return home, others are forcibly returned and for some it is not safe or practical for them to return until conditions in their country change. ECONOMIC MIGRANT: Someone who has moved to another country to work.

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Norwich & Norfolk Refugee Week 2011: 20th–26th June

opening Event 2011 Refugee Week

opening the door to the past

Monday 20th June | 5:00pm-7:00pm

Monday 20th June | 12:30pm-2:30 pm

This opening event will officially launch Refugee Week 2011 at Norwich City Hall. It will be a mix of formal short speeches and activities including an Egyptian dance performance. This is a great opportunity to hear about refugee issues. Event organisers will explain what is on offer during Refugee Week. Light refreshments will be served.

Using documents from the Norfolk Record Office to carry out a series of activities pupils will discover the lives of refugees to Norfolk over the past 00 years. This workshop is particularly aimed at Year 7 pupils and can be provided for a class of 30 pupils, on a first come first served basis. To be held in The Archive Centre.

Cllr. Arthur Leader of Norwich City Council

LOCATION: Council Chambers, Norwich City Council, St Peters Street, NR2 1NH ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Suitable for all. ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: The Bridge Plus+ and Asylum Voice of The British Red Cross

LOCATION: The Green Room, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DQ ADMISSION COST: Free, prior booking essential. For enquiries and bookings please call 01603 222677, or e-mail norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk SUITABILITY: Year 7 school group ACCESSIBILITY: Disabled access to room and hearing loop installed ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norfolk Record Office

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Welcome Monday 20th June | 8:30pm This immigrant drama with wonderful performances is a strong story which uses documentary style to create a great emotional impact. The community of struggling illegal aliens in Calais is captured with authenticity, from the point of view of people who arrived there knowing nothing about France. A 17 years old Kurdish boy from Iraq sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. He finally reaches Calais, but how do you cross the English Channel when you can't swim?

LOCATION: Cinema City, St Andrews Street Norwich NR2 AD ADMISSION COST: £8.50 (Full price); £6.50 (members); £.50 (Concessionary member); £6.50 (Concessions) SUITABILITY: Cert 15. ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users. ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Cinema City

ASYLUM SEEkERS ARE LookING foR A PLACE of SAfEtY: Asylum seekers do not come here for economic reasons. The top ten refugee-producing countries in 2003 all have poor human rights records or are places where war or conflict is ongoing. (Institute for Public Policy Research, 2003). Under international law, anyone has the right to apply for asylum in the UK and to remain here until the authorities have assessed their asylum application. Therefore, there is no such thing as an ‘illegal’ or ‘bogus’asylum seeker.

REfUGEES – CREDIt to tHE NAtIoN: Rachel Weisz (actress); Omid Djalili (comedian and actor), Ben Elton (comedian and writer); Paul Hamlyn (publisher); Alan Yentob (BBC creative director); Alek Wek (model) - all refugees or the children of refugees. Refugees that have been based in the UK include world famous figures: Albert Einstein (physicist) Sigmund Freud (psychoanalyst), Karl Marx (philosopher), Joseph Conrad (writer), Camille Pissarro (painter) & Mika (musician) but millions of ordinary people are forced to leave their countries every year. They are ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Visit http://bridgeplus.org.uk/html/refugee_week_2011.html for updated event information 11


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A 'Bad-Hair Day' for the king: stories of refugees in Norfolk over 1,000 years Tuesday 21st June | 1:00pm-1:5pm Refugees are often thought of as an especial concern of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In fact, refugees of all kinds have been coming into Norfolk for well over a thousand years. This talk uses Norfolk Record Office sources to tell some of the stories of yesterday's refugees, showing how the issues of today are the same as those of the past.

LOCATION: The Green Room, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DQ ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Suitable for all ACCESSIBILITY: Disabled access to room and hearing loop installed ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norfolk Record Office

one Small Suitcase Tuesday 21st June | School children will be invited to take part in special editions of our ‘One Small Suitcase’ activity. Children can write or draw the items they would take with them if they had to leave suddenly. Afterwards, children will find out what refugees at different times actually did take with them to Norwich or Norfolk, and will be given the opportunity to change some of the items they have brought in the light of these stories.

LOCATION: Children’s Library, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Only for participating schools ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norfolk Library and Information Service

fooD fACtS: Has it ever occurred to you that there might be some “refugees” in your fridge? Garlic, for example, originally came from Central Asia and was frowned upon by the Americans until as recently as the 1940s. Our old friend the tomato is in fact a native of South America, and was greeted with suspicion by the British because they thought it was poisonous. Even the lowly potato has roots in the mountains of South America, and was for a long time snubbed by Europeans because they considered it to be the food of the underclass. When you think about it, almost any dish you care to imagine includes ingredients that come from somewhere else. Just imagine how much less tasty our lives would be if these foods had stayed at home?

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Refugee Week talk Wednesday 22nd June | 1:15pm-1:5pm

Wednesday 22nd June | 10:00am-1:30pm Come along and share a meal with friends from different countries at this International Friendship Group.

LOCATION: North City Surestart Children’s Centre, Angel Road, Norwich NR3 3HZ ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Suitable for all. ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Marlpit Community Centre -International Friendship Group

Celebrate Refugee Week with a special lunchtime talk from journalist Jacques Kalume, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a member of the Kuba peoples. Jacques will talk about his journey as a refugee and how objects from the Sainsbury Centre collections will be important as a means of remembering and teaching about his homeland and culture. Since 2008 the Sainsbury Centre’s work with refugees has been supported by the Museum’s Libraries and Archives Council.

LOCATION: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR 7TJ. Meet at Gallery Reception ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Suitable for all ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Many refugees have academic or teaching qualifications. There are more than 1,500 refugee teachers in England.

Almost a third of refugees have contributed to society by doing voluntary work since arriving in the UK.

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WEDNESDAY

food and stories from around the world


WEDNESDAY

Norwich & Norfolk Refugee Week 2011: 20th–26th June

Late Shift: Open Art Events Wednesday 22nd June | 6:00pm-9:00pm

Explore the galleries after hours and enjoy a generous mix of live art, music, poetry, dance, film, temporary installations and interactive projects. The Late Shift is an opportunity to see new and innovative work by established and emerging artists from Dance mask, Zaire Kuba, Africa, Robert the region. As part of and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, UEA594 Refugee Week, this Late Shift will present work that explores movement, displacement and communication in a constantly changing world. Artists will respond to the A World Observed exhibition of photographs by Dorothy Bohm, herself a refugee, as well as the Sainsbury Centre’s collections of world art. Why not take this opportunity to soak up the atmosphere with a light snack and a drink in our Gallery café?

LOCATION: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR 7TJ ADMISSION COST: Free; includes exhibition admission and no bookings required SUITABILITY: Suitable for all ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

World Voices for Refugee Week Hisham Matar, Tahmima Anam and Philo Ikonya Wednesday 22nd June | 8:00pm Literary sensation Hisham Matar’s In the Country of Men was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and translated into 22 languages. He returns to Norwich to launch and read from his brilliant new novel Anatomy of a Disappearance in celebration of Refugee Week. He will be joined by Tahmima Anam, author of the award winning A Golden Age who will read from her stunning new novel The Good Muslim and International Cities of Refuge writer Philo Ikonya in an evening of literary exploration that celebrates freedom of speech, great writing and Norwich’s status as England’s only City of Refuge. This event is presented by Writers’ Centre Norwich with the support of the EU Culture Programme. LOCATION: Norwich Playhouse, St Georges Street Norwich NR3 1AB ADMISSION COST: £7/£5 BOOKING: www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk 01603 877177 SUITABILITY: 16+ ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Writers’ Centre Norwich More than 1,100 medically qualified refugees are recorded on the British Medical Association’s database. It only costs £10,000 to prepare a refugee doctor to practise in the UK. It costs £250,000 to train a [home grown] doctor from scratch.

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Wednesday 22nd June | School children will be invited to take part in special editions of our ‘One Small Suitcase’ activity. Children can write or draw the items they would take with them if they had to leave suddenly. Afterwards, children will find out what refugees at different times actually did take with them to Norwich or Norfolk, and will be given the opportunity to change some of the items they have brought in the light of these stories.

LOCATION: Children’s Library, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Event only for participating schools ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norfolk Library and Information Service

Los Niňos Vascos: The Basque Child Refugees of 1937 Wednesday 22nd June | 6:30pm 20,000 Basque children were sent overseas to escape the horrors or the Civil War in northern Spain. Most of the evacuated Basque children were sent to France and Russia, but ,000 arrived in the UK in 1937. Clive Wilkins-Jones will tell the story of the first deliberate bombing of civilian populations in Europe, and the consequences for the children involved and the parents they left behind. LOCATION: The Training Room, 2nd Floor, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Suitable for all ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norfolk Library and Information Service

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one Small Suitcase


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Norwich & Norfolk Refugee Week 2011: 20th–26th June

Refugee Awareness Dialogues Thursday 23rd June | 5:00pm-7:00pm A lot of information about refugees and asylum seekers is based on myth and misinformation. This dialogue session will start off with a presentation which will aim to challenge some common myths by giving facts, and encourage participants to reflect on the reality of being an asylum seeker or a refugee.

LOCATION: Norwich International Community Engagement-Centre (NICE-Centre), 19 Muspole Street, Norwich, NR3 1DJ ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Suitable for all ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: British Red Cross & The Bridge Plus+ Under the 1951 UN Refugee Convention people have the right to apply for protection in the UK.

A Vision of the Blind: A War Correspondent's story of the Congolese War 1996-2010 Thursday 23rd June | 6:30pm The Congolese War and genocide has received little attention in the western media compared with the preceding conflict in Rwanda. Among the Congolese refugees currently living is Norwich is one man worked as a journalist during the war and witnessed many atrocities first-hand. His story, and the story of the Congolese War, is now our story. This talk will be delivered in French and a translator will be present. Please note: This talk is not suitable for families or children and some people may find the content distressing. LOCATION: The Training Room, 2nd Floor, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Over 18s only ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norfolk Library and Information Service

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Friday 2th June | 1-1:5pm The bombing of the Basque country during the Spanish Civil War led to the evacuation abroad of 20,000 children, ,000 of whom came to Britain. This is the story of the first deliberate bombing of civilian populations in Europe, and the consequences for the children involved and the parents they left behind.

LOCATION: The Green Room, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DQ ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Suitable for all ACCESSIBILITY: Disabled access to room and hearing loop installed ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norfolk Record Office and Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library 11 Refugees from the UK have won Nobel Prizes for science. Asylum seekers account for only 3% of net immigration to the UK.

showcase food from their cultures. You are welcome to bring along a drink (non-alcoholic). Food is one of the most important and visible symbols of cultural heritage and diversity. Complementary taster therapies will be also offered. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and share a meal with people from around the world. LOCATION: The Narthex, St John’s Catholic cathedral, Earlham Road, Norwich NR2 2PA ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Suitable for all ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: The Bridge Plus+, New Routes, Norwich and Central Norfolk MIND, British Red Cross

widowed Korean War veteran who is alienated from his family and angry at the world. His neighbourhood in Highland Park, Michigan, formerly populated by working-class white families, is now dominated by poor Asian immigrants, and gang violence is commonplace. When Thao, the teenage son of his Asian neighbours, is caught trying to steal Walt’s beloved 1972 Grand Torino car, he is forced to work for Walt to regain his family’s honour. As Walt tries to set Thao on the right path, he learns that the only way to lay his own demons to rest is to confront his own prejudices.

LOCATION: Frettenham Village Hall, Church Road, Frettenham, NR12 7NN ADMISSION COST: £. Bookings and enquiries: please call 01603 738998 SUITABILITY: Cert 15 ACCESSIBILITY: Approach venue ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Creative Arts East and Frettenham Village Hall & Playing Field

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Los Niños Community Gran torino Vascos: Cuisines Friday 2th June | 7:30pm The Basque Friday 2th June | 5pm-9pm Film directed by Clint Eastwood. Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang Child Refugees Celebrate diversity through food! Starring: Gran Torino marked Clint Eastwood's return to a lead acting role. The story For this event, community of 1937 follows Walt Kowalski, a recently members volunteer to cook and


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Dad’s time Saturday 25th June | 11.00am-12noon

The four friends performance by The Crow Show

Stories and craft activities celebrating Refugee Week. Have a go at ‘One Small Suitcase’ and find out about refugees in children’s stories.

Saturday 25th June | 2.30pm

LOCATION: Children’s Library, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Dads and children aged 3-8 but Mums and other carers welcome too! All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norfolk Library and Information Service

The Four Friends takes a look at a favourite Buddhist story and weaves with words, music and shadows a new version of this enchanting story of an elephant, a monkey, a rabbit and a bird. Storytellers Marion Leeper and Rowan Wylie have collaborated with illustrator Salli Hipkiss and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Warman to develop a beautiful, warm-hearted and humorous piece which will bring pleasure to all age groups. They were inspired by Beatrice Tanaka's story Happiness where a group of governors, of a country inexplicably in disarray, trudge through the jungle to meet the wise man of the woods who shows them this unlikely pyramid of animals and tells their story.

DID YoU kNoW? Two thirds of the world’s refugees are living in developing countries, often in camps. Africa and Asia between them host over 60% of the world’s refugees. Europe looks after just 25%. The UK is home to less than 3% of the world’s refugees - around 270,000 out of nearly 10 million world-wide. In 2000, the UK ranked 32nd in the table of the world’s refugee hosting countries on the basis of size, wealth and relative populations (Statistics from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees).

LOCATION: Norwich Puppet Theatre ADMISSION COST: £7 adults, £5 children, £20 family ticket, £5.50 concessions, £3 Go Less children SUITABILITY: For everyone aged  and over ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norwich Puppet Theatre

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Norwich & Norfolk Refugee Week 2011: 20th–26th June

Sunday 26th June | 2pm-pm

Sunday 26th June |2pm-.30pm

Come along to this special Refugee Week edition of Family Sunday and An afternoon of activities, including help create a ‘hands of friendship’ poster. You will also be able to take part face painting, football, games. in our ‘One Small Suitcase’ activity which will run throughout the week. Feel free to bring your own picnic. LOCATION: Children’s Library, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: -13 year olds and families ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: Norfolk Library and Information Service

REfUGEES – CREDIt to tHE ECoNoMY: Fish and chips, the Mini and Marks and Spencer, Burtons, Tilda Rice, Thorn EMI, Saatchi &

LOCATION: Eaton Park. ADMISSION COST: Free SUITABILITY: Suitable for all ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible for all users ORGANISING INSTITUTIONS: British Red Cross

Saatchi and Patak Foods are all British institutions – created, invented and founded by refugees or their children.

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Booklet printing and design sponsored by the following organisations:

As part of the Norwich & Norfolk Refugee Week 2011 The Bridge Plus & the Asylum Voice Project of the British Red Cross has been able to coordinate a range of activities and events with the support of the following organisations and projects:

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The Bridge Plus + 19 Muspole Street, Norwich NR3 1DJ www.bridgeplus.org.uk

tomevansdesign.co.uk

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