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Following the success of 2018’s Refugee Week Celebration Event ARC will once again be hosting an event for the whole community at the end of Refugee Week 2019 which will showcase and share the contributions, creativity and resilience of local refugees.

This free community event is open to anyone who would like to attend.

This event is supported by Stockton Borough Council, ARC, Catalyst and Stockton Riverside College.

The theme for this year’s Refugee Week is You, me and those who came before #Generations

Join the conversation on social media with #RefugeeWeek2019 & #StocktonRefugeeWeek

3pm – 4.30pm – performances in The Point (music, dance, performance)

DJ – World Music
Tambor/Saz player
Traditional African Dance Womens Group

4.30pm – 5.30pm – food in the Gallery

A selection of food prepared by and made using recipes from local refugees and Alsylum seekers.
Chicken Curry Pakistani Style (Murghi ka Saalan)
Vegetable Biryani
Chana Dal
Soup Nisk
Iranian Vegetable Stew
Albanian Rice
Onion Bhajis

5.30pm – 7pm – performances in The Point (music, dance, performance)

DJ – World Music
Bollywood Dance
African Traditional Dance Mens Group
7pm – Close


You, Me and Those Who Came Before is an exhibition of community artists who responded to an open call to submit artwork that responded to the theme You, Me and Those Who Came Before, which is the national theme of this year’s Refugee Week.

Artists exhibited
• Mary Banoub
• Jane Bizimana
• Salote Golightly
• Shirza Hillo
• Charly Mupenga

The exhibition also features work from Crooksbarn Primary School.

The theme You, Me and Those Who Came Before, is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees – and those who have welcomed them – throughout the generations.

People escaping war and persecution have been welcomed by communities in the UK for hundreds of years, and their stories and contributions are all around us. From the Jewish refugees of the 1930s to people fleeing Vietnam in the 1970s, Kosovans in the 1990s to those arriving today; they are part of who we all are.

Stalls Open from 3pm

Two stalls of bags, scarfs and jewellery
Information stands from:

Stockton Borough Council
Stockton Riverside College
Refugee and Asylum Seeker Drop Ins Stockton
Chinese Community
Asylum Matters
Cleveland Police
Stockton Council Learning and Skills

Please check back for more information closer to the day.