Celebrate Refugee Week at Watford Museum

Watford Museum is hosting free events to mark 20 years of Refugee Week

Published: Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Watford Borough Council’s Watford Museum is partnering with local charity People Not Borders and a local artist to commemorate 20 years of Refugee Week.

Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. To mark this occasion, the museum is hosting free events from Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 June.

On Thursday and Friday there will be an amazing giant boat sculpture on display in the garden of the museum. Then on Saturday, there’ll be drop-in family activities and an evening talk from People Not Borders for adults to hear about the experience of volunteering, all for free!

There will also be a film screened throughout the whole weekend in the museum, exploring the refugee experience, created by Sheelagh Frew Crane. Visitors will also have the chance to purchase the book ‘I Am Me’ by Sue Hampton.

Cllr Karen Collett, Cabinet Member for Community, said: “I am so pleased that Watford Museum is marking 20 years of Refugee Week with these wonderful free events. I would love for residents to join us in celebrating the contribution that refugees in our community have made.”

For more information visit watfordmuseum.org.uk and to keep up-to-date with future events at the museum, follow the Watford Museum Facebook page at facebook.com/watfordmuseum.

Watford Museum is open from Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Admission to Watford Museum is free.

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