Exhibition showcases inspiring work of young refugees and asylum seekers - The Rugby Observer

Exhibition showcases inspiring work of young refugees and asylum seekers

ART created by young refugees and asylum seekers went on display in Rugby to mark Refugee Week.

The Harbour Project Art Display featured inspiring works crafted by people who have been forced to flee their home countries to escape conflict.

Artist Trevor Tumwesige. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2524008MMR2 www.buyphotos247.com

It was part of Warwickshire County Council’s week-long series of events in celebration of Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, inviting residents across the county to participate in activities which promote inclusivity, understanding and solidarity.

This year’s theme, ‘Our Home,’ encouraged residents to reflect on the meaning of home, from local communities to the shared global environment.

County Councillor Sue Markham said: “The council recognises the importance of celebrating the resilience, contributions, and experiences of refugees.

“By fostering inclusive and welcoming communities, we create an environment where refugees can rebuild their lives, thrive, and make valuable contributions to our diverse society.

“Together, we can provide support, opportunities, and a sense of belonging for refugees, promoting understanding, compassion, and unity.”

Other highlights of the week included a fashion show celebrating traditional clothing from around the world at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, a Ukrainian ‘Our Home’ Art Exhibition at All Saints’ Parish Church in Leamington, and the culmination of the ‘Our Home, Our Art’ Youth Art Competition at Nuneaton Library.


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