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Coventry Refugee Week: 18-24 June

13 June 2018

Refugee Week, the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contribution of refugees, will celebrate its 20th anniversary between 18 and 24 June 2018.

For two decades, the festival has brought together people of all backgrounds to celebrate the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and the welcome offered to them by British communities.

Refugee Week is a partnership project coordinated nationally by Counterpoints Arts. Thousands of people are expected to join Refugee Week’s 20th anniversary celebrations across the UK.

During the week, organisations across Coventry will be coming together to host a programme of cultural, artistic and educational events which will all be free of charge and will celebrate our diverse city.

Refugee Week Events, Week Schedule

All events are FREE to attend. Click on the event name to view more information.  

Monday 18 June: Eid Celebration Meal, 5.00pm-8.00pm at The Market Hall in Fargo Village,  at Fargo Village, CV1 5ED.

Tuesday 19 June: Health Fayre, 4.00-pm-9.00pm at Backhaus Cafe in Fargo Village, CV1 5ED.

Coventry Nations Football Cup, Under 19 & Under 16 categories. 4.00pm-9.00pm at The Box in Fargo Village, CV1 5ED (Registration 4.00pm-4.30pm, enter your team in advance, email: or call: 02476 791 190).

Wednesday 20 June: Fusion Festival of Art, 4.00pm-8.30pm at The Box in Fargo Village, CV1 5ED (5.30pm special presentation viewing and live performances, curated in partnership with Laura Nyahuye of Maokwo).

Thursday 21 June: MiFriendly Cities Drop In Cafe, 1.00pm-4.00pm at Backhaus Cafe in Fargo Village, CV1 5ED.

Friday 22 June: Positive Images Festival – Community Information Fair, 10.00am-4.00pm outside the Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY.

Saturday 23 June: Coventry Welcome – Party in the Park, 1.00pm-5.00pm at Primrose Hill Park, CV1 5JT.

Sunday 24 June: Changing Trax Open Mic – World Music Edition, 2.00pm-4.00pm at Backhaus Cafe in Fargo Village, CV1 5ED.

The Positive Images Festival will be running throughout the duration of Refugee Week, through until 7 July at sites across the city. All Positive Images Festival events are listed on our What’s On listings page, as well as pre-festival and post-festival events. Additional details available at:

Events supported by: Penny Appeal, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, Coventry City of Culture 2021, Positive Images Festival, Positive Youth Foundation, MiFriendly Cities, Vanny Radio, Media Mania, Heritage Lottery Funding, Arts Council England.

Contact Information

Mon 18 June contact: Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre
Tue 19 June contact: Positive Youth Foundation
Wed 20 June contact: Positive Youth Foundation
Thu 21 June contact: MiFriendly Cities
Fri 22 June contact: Positive Images Festival
Sat 23 June contact: Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre
Sun 24 June contact: Positive Youth Foundation

Important Links

Positive Youth Foundation (this links straight to the event page):

Positive Images Festival:


Penny Appeal:

Fargo Village:

MiFriendly Cities:

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