From: Gulb Marketing [gulbmarketing_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]

Sent: 12 June 2018 14:57

Subject: Refugee Week 2018 Celebration at Gulbenkian


Refugee Week 2018 Celebration
Simple Acts of Kindness

Wed 20 June 2018
Gulbenkian, Canterbury

This year, Refugee Week is celebrating its 20th birthday and Gulbenkian are joining in festivities with an evening of theatre, film, art, food and music which celebrate the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. 


Working in partnership with Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) and East Kent City of Sanctuary, Gulbenkian is putting on a special evening event for the local community called ?Simple of Acts of Kindness? which will involve poetry, theatre, music, screenings and talks on the theme of refuge and asylum.

Gulbenkian?s drama group for unaccompanied young refugees and asylum-seekers, ?KRAN Fam? will be performing. Members of SCREEN31, Gulbenkian?s group for budding young film-makers, will also be screening a short film charting the journey of two young Syrian refugees to the UK.


As a part of the evening's celebrations, you will get the chance to sample delicious food made from recipes collected from the refugee community in Kent. These recipes feature in a recipe book, 'Let me cook for you', created by KRAN which will be available to purchase during the evening for ?6.  A couple of the dishes will also be available to purchase throughout the day on Wednesday 20th June at the Gulbenkian cafe.

The evening will culminate in food and music from across the globe to launch KRAN?s 15th birthday celebrations.  

?Working with unaccompanied young refugees is a key part of our work at Gulbenkian and we are so pleased to give them a platform to showcase their talents.? Eleanor Cocks, Head of Creative Learning, Gulbenkian


All proceeds from the event will go to the charity to support their invaluable work with vulnerable young people. We hope that you can join us for a very special evening involving some incredibly brave individuals.


Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.  For more information about Refugee Week visit For more information about Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) visit


Refugee Week 2018 Celebration: Simple Acts of Kindness will be at Gulbenkian on Wednesday 20 June at 7pm.  Tickets to the event are ?10. For more information and tickets please visit or call 01227 769075.


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About Gulbenkian

Gulbenkian is a key part of the University of Kent?s Arts Centre offering innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for and with the public, staff and students. It provides a key role in delivering the University of Kent?s commitment to Public Engagement proving an interface between the University and the local and wider community Gulbenkian has a particular commitment to the creative empowerment of children and young people and talent development.


Arts Council England NPO

On 1 April 2015, Gulbenkian became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. To find out more about this please see the Arts Council England website.