Refugee Week is the time of the year to show solidarity and appreciation to those who fled their homes and came to our shores. During Refugee Week there are hundreds of events happening across the country to acknowledge the contributions and lives of refugees and asylum seekers.
This Refugee Week we have some brilliant events lined up to celebrate the amazing music created by people from Iran, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Syria, Sri Lanka, Congo and more. Come and join us for some joy and happiness!
HARMONISE @ LONDON AND MANCHESTER
Even after escaping conflict or persecution to come to the UK, many refugee and asylum seeker children still feel isolated and misunderstood.
This Refugee Week, we’ll be creating chaos and joy with children from schools across Manchester, Sheffield and London. Harmonise brings together musicians from Syria, Congo, Ethiopia, Romania, Iran, Bosnia-Hercegovina who will be teaching kids their favourite songs and creating original music together.
MANCHESTER – 1pm, 24 June @ Bridgewater Hall – Free Entry! More information and tickets here. Performance suitable for schools.
CONFLICT & COMPASSION: Stone Flowers & Manchester Camerata @ GORTON MONASTERY, 23 JUNE – 3PM
Stone Flowers will be performing with Manchester Camerata orchestra for a unique and unmissable performance at Gorton Monastery on 23rd June.
The performance is part of our Conflict & Compassion programme which explores the conflict of World War I and how it led to a century of conflict that changed the modern world.
The performance features music from WWI-era composers (Elgar, Bax, Butterworth) and brand new orchestrated music created by today’s survivors of war and torture. Our themes have been interwoven into a compelling immersive performance, to inspire audiences for a better, more peaceful future for us all.
Tickets are £12/£10. Book your tickets here