Refugee Week in Newcastle was a huge success.  From spirited events to lively entertainment to important discussions, the events covered a huge spectrum of information and emotion.  Here is just a quick glimpse of some of the happenings from last week.  A more detailed review of Refugee Week will be covered in our next newsletter.



Above is a picture of our Stories of Sanctuary display in the Newcastle Public Library.  All of these books are inspirational and on theme of refugees.


This is a picture capturing a small part of the Crossings photography exhibit, which was also in the Newcastle Public Library. Creative writer, David Stephenson and photographer, Aleksandra Dogramadzi collaborated with 17 people, resulting in 16 panels, displaying their words and chosen images.

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Lastly, these three pictures were taken at Professor Chris Mullard’s special talk “Celebrating Diversity, Contesting Injustice: Reflections on multiculturalism and migration” on Monday, 15th of June.

Professor Chris Mullard CBE, one of the UK’s leading authorities on race relations and chairman of Focus Consultancy, a multiracial agency, specialising in the provision of research, development, social marketing, training and other key consultancy services in the field of the social management of change within global and multicultural contexts. He is the author of ‘Black Britain’ and ‘Race, Power and Resistance’, was Secretary-General of the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination in the 1960s, and returns to Newcastle where he was the first director of the Community Relations Council.

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