Packed programme for Coventry's Refugee Week

‘Party in the Park’ celebration will end Coventry’s Refugee Week

A packed programme of events is being planned by Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre (CRMC) to mark Refugee Week in Coventry.

The week, from June 19 to 25, will culminate in a day of fun at ‘Party in the Park’ in Primrose Hill Park, Hillfields, on Saturday, June 24.

The event organiser and CRMC’s Advice Team manager, Dimitri Kafizas said:

“Refugee Week is all about bringing different communities together, and our events will help celebrate Coventry’s proud tradition of offering peace and sanctuary to those that need it, that dates back to World War Two.

“We work on a daily basis with new people in the city from a variety of different backgrounds, but when you look closer, we have much more in common than may initially meet the eye. All these people want is somewhere to call home, where they live in peace and can begin contributing and integrating into the city.

“That’s why we’ve been working hard to put this event on for the public in Coventry to attend.”

The annual Party in the Park will end Coventry’s Refugee Week celebrations, by bringing together hundreds of people for a day of fun and games in Hillfields, Primrose Hill Park.

Dimitri said: “Party in the Park brings together children, young and old people, refugee and migrant community groups, and Coventrians.

“There will be dance, sporting events, games for the children and a chance to try food from around the world. There will also be youth-led activities, such as music performances and everyone is invited. Best of all, entry is free!”

The party will take place from 1300 to 1700. In past years, up to 1,000 people have attended. For further detail on the event, click here.

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

If anyone would like further information on either event, please email info@covrefugee.org.

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