Refugee Week is in full swing– and several events have been organised across Kirklees.
Dance performances, global food, singing and art will all be on offer in Kirklees until Sunday, along with thousands of others around the UK.
The week has been organised to celebrate the contributions of refugees to our society and encourage closer communities.
A free exhibition of stories from Syrian child refugees living in Lebanese refugee camps and photographs of places of welcome in Huddersfield will go on display from today to Sunday at The Art Gallery on Princess Street in Huddersfield.
It will be open from 10am to 5pm until Friday and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday.
Kirklees Council is offering free sports for all every day from 4.30pm to 6pm at Greenhead Park.
On Wednesday from noon to 3.30pm an art workshop will be held at St Thomas’ Church on Manchester Road, where people will be able to create origami and make “humanitarian” art.
And on Wednesday from 1pm to 3.30pm a group of women will sing songs from around the world at the Women Centre at 15, Lord Street, Huddersfield.
On Friday, from noon to 2pm, a discussion and films will take place at the Women Centre. They will be focused on how refugee and asylum-seeking women can support one another.A big arts and culture celebration will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Friday at The Huddersfield Mission on Lord Street. It will feature a performance by the Mlody Ma-zur Polish Dance Group, a children’s entertainer and world foods.
Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman will speak along with refugees Karwan Sharia and Abdulrazak Bahrami.
Oasis Youth and Community on Merton Street in Huddersfield will play host to an event with global food and songs.
On Saturday a celebratory event called “All equal, all Different” will be at New North Road Baptist Church from 4pm to 7pm.