Take Refuge Week

Friday, June 10th, 2011 by Tricycle

In celebration of Refugee Week 2011, the ‘Take Refuge Festival’ returns to Brent for a second year!  The Tricycle has once again teamed up with Capital City Academy, Granville Plus Youth Arts Centre and Salusbury WORLD Refugee Centre to lead Brent’s celebration of the positive contribution of refugees in London.

Have a look at some of the week’s highlights…

Monday 20 June
Global Artists, Private View
6.30-8pm, Tricycle Theatre, various spaces
Join local young artists from the Tricycle’s Minding the Gap Project in celebrating the exhibition of their artwork. Participants on the Minding the Gap project are all newly arrived to the UK from all over the world. This is a public event and no booking is required.

Tuesday 21 June
United Nations Schools Event
10am-3pm, Capital City Academy
Year 9 students from secondary schools across Brent will each represent a country in a United Nations conference on human rights issues.

Wednesday 22 June
‘I was told a story…’ Performance and Short Film Screenings
2pm, the Tricycle Cinema
ESOL students from the College of North West London will perform stories from far away shores.  The stories, handed down through generations, will be brought to the Tricycle stage for all to hear.  This event is open to the public and booking is advised.

Thursday 23 June
Refugee Week Fair
2-4pm, Salusbury Primary School
there will be stalls, games, raffles and lots of fun spreading the word about Refugee Week 2011 and reaching targets for completing Simple Acts! For more information on how you can take part completing Simple Acts visit the website:

In This World (15)
8.30pm, Tricycle Cinema
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see prolific British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom’s acclaimed film which follows two young Afghan boys journeying from the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in Pakistan to the only place they have heard of in London, Kilburn High Road!

Friday 24 June
Take Refuge Musical Celebration Event, 6-8.30pm, Granville Plus Youth Arts Centre
A family event celebrating the work and talent of young people through music, dance and drama performances.