Create Together – An Activity Booklet for Refugee Week 2021

Date published: 16 Jun 2021

Posted by: Joe Pick

Create Together - Illustration of an arts activty pack's front cover

Working with Nottingham City Council’s Community Cohesion team, we’ve created a fantastic activity booklet for Nottingham Refugee Week 2021!

Designed by Lydia Lapinski of Thoughts Make Things, it has been sent out to refugee families across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Read it online or download below.

Each year refugee week has a different theme. This year’s is ‘we cannot walk alone’. The activities in this booklet will help you explore what that means. They will help you reach out and connect with others. Whoever and wherever you are, we hope you enjoy it.

This activity’s are designed for anyone between the age of 6 and 15 years old. They can be done alone or with others. Younger children might like to ask for help.

About Refugee Week

Refugee Week is a gesture of welcome and solidarity. In Nottinghamshire, it’s a celebration of the cultural richness and contributions that refugees and asylum seekers bring to our home. This year Refugee Week is 14th – 20th June 2021.

Refugee Week exists both to raise awareness of the reasons why people are forced to seek refuge – persecution, war, poverty and conflict – and also to celebrate the contributions made by refugees and asylum seekers to the economic, cultural and social life of the city. Refugee Week began nationally in 1998 as a direct reaction to hostility in the media and society towards refugees and asylum seekers. It is now q leading national initiatives working to counter this negative climate, defending the importance of sanctuary and the benefits it can bring to both refugees and ‘host’ communities.