Refugee Week: Our Shared Future

24.06.2017 to 24.06.2017

Saturday 24 June I 10am – 2pm I FREE

In partnership with Wakefield District City of Sanctuary and Amnesty International Wakefield Local Group.

We are excited to be holding an event for Refugee Week at The Art House, celebrating the contributions refugees make within our community and raising awareness about why people seek sanctuary and how we can help.

Join us for a special Saturday opening of our current exhibition, MIGRATION, with a programme of film screenings, a drop-in workshop and opportunities to find out about the work of Amnesty International and City of Sanctuary in the local area.

  • Visit the studio of Zimbabwe-born, Wakefield-based artist Bryan Mucheriwa
  • See the BAFTA-winning short film, HOME, directed by Daniel Mulloy (screenings at            10.30, 11.30, 12.30 and 13.30)
  • Watch a series of short films, Migration and Resettlement, made by local refugees in        collaboration with the University of Leeds
  • Join a drop-in sewing workshop with our artist-in-residence, Veronica Ryan (10 am –        12 noon)
  • Write letters for Amnesty International about the rights of refugees and asylum                  seekers, and find out more about the work of the Amnesty International Wakefield          Local Group and Wakefield District City of Sanctuary

Light refreshments will be provided.

Any donations for Wakefield District City of Sanctuary would be most welcome. If you are able, please consider PAYING WITH PANTS! The organisation is in particular need of jogging pants and new underwear for the Emergency Packs they provide for new asylum seekers in the area. Any monetary contributions will also be donated to Wakefield District City of Sanctuary.

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Images: Pete Singleton