Events in the UK

Current Events

Monday June 17         

1-2pm: Lighting Matches in the Wind - a panel discussion on the role and effect of art in society | Find out more and RSVP here.

6-8pm: A Journey Through St. Paul's: A Refugee Week Celebration | Find out more and RSVP here    

Location: St. Paul's Cathedral, London EC4M 8AD

Tuesday June 18               

11:30am-3pm: Food court with refugee chefs

12-2pm: Live music by Syrian singer Hamsa Mounif (The Voice Middle East)

6-9pm: Outdoor cinema - Capernaum screening | Find out more and RSVP here

6-8:30pm: Food court with refugee chefs

Location: WeWork, 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YD

Wednesday June 19         

All day: Photo exhibition - Life in Syria

11:30am-3pm: Food court with refugee chefs

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch and learn with Groundwork and UNHCR to understand refugee employment | Find out more and RSVP here

6-8:30pm: Food court with refugee chefs

Location: WeWork, 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YD


Thursday June 20             

All day: Photo exhibition - Life in Syria, MADE51 Pop-up

11:30am-3pm: Food court with refugee chefs

12-2pm: Live music by Syrian Guitarist, Kareem Ghali

6-8:30pm: Food court with refugee chefs

6-9pm: World Refugee Day, A Celebration of Culture & Creativity - drinks, live music and MADE51 Pop-up | Find out more and RSVP here. 

Location: WeWork, 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YD

Friday June 21                   

All day: Photo exhibition - Life in Syria,MADE51 Pop-up

Location: WeWork, 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YD


Past Events

We Work #WithRefugees

Date: 21 June 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Location: WeWork Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn, London, EC1N 2SW

On the 20th Anniversary of Refugee Week, join UNHCR and WeWork for an evening of refugee music, food, arts and culture to celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK and to raise awareness of families forced to flee. Some of the people we’ve partnered with include Migrateful, MADE51 and JJ Bola, so you will get to enjoy delicious traditional cuisines, authentic artisan products and meet inspiring refugee artists.

RSVP here: 

Photo East

Date: 24 May - 24 June 2018

Location: Ipswich

A new and exciting photography festival comes to the east of England. This year's Photo East explores the theme of 'belonging', and as part of the festival, the Great British Welcome exhibition will be on display along Ipswich's waterfront.

Full details here

Women on the Move Awards 2018

Date: Friday 9th March 2018

Location: Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

For International Women’s Day, Women on the Move Awards shined a light on committed and courageous refugee and migrant women, as part of the WOW – Women of the World festival.

Find out more

Great British Welcome

Date: 15 January - 16 March 2018

Location: St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

An heartwarming exhibition of photographs and stories portraying refugees and their hosts at home in the UK, as part of Aubrey Wade's wider European series No Stranger Place.

Full details here

Nowhere People UK

Date: 27th November - 3rd December

Location: Saatchi Gallery, London

A stark series of photographs highlighting statelessness in the UK by acclaimed documentary photographer Greg Constantine. Nowhere People UK was on display at London's Saatchi Gallery.

Find out more here.

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

Date: Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th June 2017

Location: Migration Museum at the Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG

Am I My Brother’s Keeper? is an installation by London-based artist Kate Daudy. The starting point of the installation is a tent taken from the Zaatari Refugee camp in Jordan, and builds upon the artist's own experience of visiting several refugee camps, and speaking with people about their experience of the refugee crisis. The crochet elements of the tent are made by women in Syria and were transported to London in often circuitous circumstances. Daudy commissioned the circles to compose the enormous tree of hope, as well as the crochet which compose the bushes of hollyhocks, so that the tent is inscribed with work and words literally of the refugees themselves.

We are delighted that Daudy's installation will be on display at the Migration Museum, which explores how the movement of people to and from these shores has shaped Britain across the ages. Over Refugee Week come and experience this immersive and thought-provoking piece.

Find out more at the Migration Museum website.

Women on the Move Awards

Date: Friday 10th March 2017

Location: Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX

Time: 6pm

The Women on the Move Awards - part of the Southbank Centre's annual Women of the World festival - are an opportunity to celebrate and support the inspiring work being done across the UK by refugee and migrant women. Join UNHCR and Migrants Organise at this free event to hear these incredible stories of resilience and to honour these refugee and migrant leaders.

Find out more here.

Moving Stories

Date: Sunday 26th February 2017

Location: Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT

Time: 4pm

The Theatre Royal Haymarket is hosting an afternoon of theatre in support of UNHCR. Hosted by Mel Giedroyc (Great British Bake Off, Let it Shine) and featuring top names including Rufus Hound, Anna Jane Casey, and James Bolan, the afternoon promises to be a powerful and unique exploration of the current refugee crisis.

All proceeds to UNHCR.

To find out more and book tickets, click here

Refugees Welcome March 2016

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016

Location: Park Lane

Time: 12.30 - 17pm

Get involved! Refugees Welcome march planned for 17 September!

This September, world leaders will meet to discuss the refugee crisis at two crucial summits. This is a big opportunity to show our government and the world that Britain stands with refugees.

Come and show your support by marching with us in London.

Full details here:

Refugees Welcome

Date: Sunday 19th June 2016

Location: The Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX

Time: 1pm onwards

UNHCR is delighted to return to the Southbank Centre this year for this special Refugee Week event. Enjoy a day of free poetry and performance, then come visit us in the Marketplace to find out more about our work to support refugees.

Find out more at the Southbank Centre website.

Moving stories: a Refugee Week special event

Date: 24th June 2016

Location: The British Museum, London, WC1B 3DG

Time: 6 - 8.30pm

UNHCR is taking part in a very special Friday Late event at the British Museum. The evening, which is free to attend, will be on the theme of "welcome" and features a fantastic line-up of events combining art, film, poetry, and theatre. This unique event will also offer the opportunity to talk to UNHCR and other Refugee Week partners about their work with refugees in the UK and elsewhere.

Find out more here.

Welcoming Refugees: A wider community response

Date: 29th June 2016

Location: Tavistock Centre, London, NW3 5BA

Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm

Photographer Giles Duley talks about his experience meeting and photographing refugees around the world, and how he strives to show the strength and resilience of those who have been forced to flee their homes. The presentation is followed by an expert panel including UNHCR's Sarah-Jane Savage.

Find out more and register for this free event here.

For more Refugee Week events, check out the Refugee Week website.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Date: 5-10 July 2016

Step into a garden surrounded by a barbed wire fence to experience what it might feel like to seek sanctuary. Come to the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show to visit the Border Control garden.