As part of Refugee Week (20 -26 June 2016), The British Museum is collaborating with Counterpoint Arts to organise a special Friday Late on this year’s theme, ‘Welcome’.
On the day you’ll be able to create art work to add to a large ‘Welcome’ door installation in the Great Court, watch a performance by a young group of performers from Dost a centre that works with young refugees and migrants, listen to Syrian Kanun Player Maya Youseff and watch a puppet show by Ice & Fire exploring human right stories through performance.
Amnesty will have a huge, interactive map you can add to, and the International Rescue Committee will be inviting you to create artwork that will be sent back to classrooms in Nigeria as part of their ‘Healing Classrooms’ projects. You can explore the kind of tent the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees wants to provide for refugee families across the world.
The event is free – just turn up on the evening. A detailed programme will be available the week before on the BM website, visit here for details of the event Moving Stories: a Refugee Week special event and https://www.facebook.com/events/