Refugee Week 2017

Refugee Week 2017

Refugee Week 2017 was officially Australia’s biggest to date, with over 500 events celebrated across the country in every state and territory. Film screenings, art exhibitions, circus performances, public storytelling, music festivals, comedy galas, poetry slams, fashion shows, a smorgasbord of mouth-watering food and much, much more brought out tens of thousands of Australians to celebrate the courage and contribution that refugees bring to their adopted nation. The official Refugee Week celebrations included the NSW Refugee Week Launch at Paddington…

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Film Festival Update

Film Festival Update

Australia’s first ever Refugee Film Festival launches this week with screenings in Sydney and Melbourne. We are excited to present a magnificent line up of films and speakers to celebrate  Refugee Week 2017. Screenings will be held at the State Library of NSW 17-18 June and at Melbourne’s Cinema Nova 18-23 June. Join us as we celebrate the contributions of refugees to Australian society. The screenings are selling out so don’t delay! Tickets for Melbourne: http://www.cinemanova.com.au/events/refugee-film-festival   Tickets for NSW: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/refugee-council-of-australia-10825524911. 

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Winter Solstice: Festival Of Welcome Headliner Announced!

Winter Solstice: Festival of Welcome headliner announced!

Refugee Week 2017 has officially kicked off! We are delighted to share with you our headliner for the Winter Solstice: Festival of Welcome celebration at Fed Square, Melbourne, June 24 3-8pm.  Rounding off a day and night of entertainment from the likes of Ajak Kwai, Ras Jahknow, The Hard Aches and Robot Child (feat. Waleed Aly) will be the incredible Dan Sultan. A myriad of circus performers from Circus Oz, the Women’s Circus and the Ethiopian Circus will also be…

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The Land Between

The land between

Fleeing violence and persecution, migrants strive for safety in Europe, but their journey holds challenges they can never imagine. 17 June, 10.30am-12.30pm To ensure your place, book now at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-land-between-a-film-by-david-fedele-part-of-the-refugee-film-festival-2017-tickets-34787317804

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Life Is Waiting

Life is waiting

The end of European rule promised much for the people of Western Sahara, but the new occupiers had different ideas. June 18, 12.30-2pm   To ensure your place, book now at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/life-is-waiting-referendum-and-resistance-in-western-sahara-a-film-by-iara-lee-part-of-the-refugee-tickets-34790636731

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Addison Road Street Food Markets

Addison Road Street Food Markets

The Refugee Council of Australia warmly invites you to attend the Addison Road Street Markets on 17 June 2017 as part of Refugee Week NSW. The Addison Road Street Markets are a celebration of food, music arts and crafts from the home countries of refugees that have settled in Australia. Each stall is run by refugees celebrating their culture and promoting the diversity of communities in Sydney. Stalls feature cuisines from all over the world including Thailand, Iran, Sri Lanka,…

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Constance On The Edge

Constance on the Edge

What does it take to leave your home and build a new one in regional Australia? It takes Constance. 18 June, 2.30-4.30pm To ensure your place, book now at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sydney-refugee-film-festival-2017-constance-on-the-edge-a-film-by-belinda-mason-tickets-34790706941

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Refugee Film Festival NSW

Refugee film festival NSW

We are thrilled to announce launch of the Refugee Film Festival during Refugee Week NSW on 17-18 June at the State Library of NSW. The Festival will be screening films featuring the turbulent and harrowing stories of refugees fleeing conflict for the safety of themselves and their families. At a time where the refugee population is at the highest it has ever been, the Film Festival celebrates the unimaginable journeys that refugees take to seek safety. For many, the journey doesn’t…

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