Simple Acts – Share a Song

The Simple Acts website has a great selection of actions which people can do to raise awareness of refugees and the contributions which they make to the UK.

Sharing a song about refugees is one action which works well in audio format or on radio. Click here for songs on the Simple Acts website.

For more details and background to the Simple Acts campaign, contact the Simple Acts team at Refugee Week.

Archive: Highlights from Sunday 17th June 2012

There are lots of activities taking place around the country today to get you into the mood for Refugee Week.

In Birmingham – Celebrating Sanctuary: Let’s Do Lunch! takes place at All Saints Church Centre, Birmingham, B14 7RA – a meal open to all

In London, Celebrating Sanctuary takes place on the South Bank from 2pm until 7pm

And there are many more – check the Refugee Week website for details of events near you.

If you can’t get to any of the events, you could join in by listening to some of the programmes available on community and specialist radio across the UK. Click here to see which are taking part in Refugee Week.

NB: Programmes and details are subject to change without notice.


listenc   3.00pm   BCfmVoice of Sudan


listenc   2.00pm   Negat Radio (Embrace UK) on Spectrum Radio Network


listenc  8.00pm   BBC Radio Humberside – Alan Raw presents a special Refugee Week edition of BBC Introducing


listenc  8.00pm   Refugee Radio on Radio Reverb in Brighton


NB: the links may be live before and/or after the actual Refugee Week programmes. Please note also that Refugee Week Radio is not responsible for material broadcast on other radio stations.

Interviews from SOAS Radio

Reporters from SOAS Radio were at the Celebrating Sanctuary festival in London last Sunday, where they recorded 21 mini interviews with some of the participants.

These are available for radio stations to use free of charge in a non-profit way, crediting SOAS Radio.

The interviewees include
~ Donna Covey, CEO Refugee Council UK
~ Camilla Jelbart, Campaigns and Communications Manager at Freedom from Torture
as well as a number of musicians who performed at Celebrating Sanctuary including:
~ Krar Collective, Ethiopian band
~ Kerieva, a contemporary Romani musician and activist
~ Woven Gold, a choir made up of refugees of all ages
~ Danto Aya, an up and coming Tuareg musician
and many more.

Click here for more information and for links to all the interviews.
Do please let us know if you use any of them on air.

Thursday 23rd June 2011

Refugee Week events on Thursday 23rd June include:
~ the 2nd Education Without Borders Conference in Bristol
~ Different Pasts Shared Futures – a networking and sharing event from All Points North youth project in Sunderand
~ a Family Open Day with Central & West Integration Network in Glasgow

On air today we have programmes from Norwich, Peterborough, Bradford, London, Brighton and Somerest
NB: Programmes and details are subject to change without notice.


listenc  10am   Community Chest on Future Radio in Norwich
 


pborofmlistenc 10.00am The Daily Brunch on Peterborough FM in Peterborough
With Refugee Week guests and interviews


listenb 12 noon  One to One on BCB Radio in Bradford
Today’s guest is Beatrice Botomani, from Malawi

listenc  4.00pm  Drive Time on BCB Radio in Bradford
With Refugee Week reports.


listenb 1.30pm   Talking Africa on Resonance 104.4FM
 


listenc  2.00pm   Refugee Radio on Radio Reverb in Brighton
Special report: Burma 2011. Zoya Phan is a Karen refugee from Burma. She is a human-rights activist and writer, the author of Little Daughter: A Memoir of Survival in Burma and the West. She talks to Refugee Radio about her life and work. Click here to listen again from the Refugee Radio website.


listenb   4.00pm   Jayson Mansaray on 91.8 Hayes FM in West London
With Refugee Week reports and interviews between 5pm and 6pm


10listenb   6pm   Folk, Roots & Branches Refugee Week Special on 10Radio in Somerset
Music from around here and around the world.


listenb   7.00pm  This is Refugee Week from London Link Radio/Refugee Week Radio
A roundup and preview of Refugee Week activities and events, plus stories from around the world.


NB: the links may be live before and/or after the actual Refugee Week programmes. Please note also that Refugee Week Radio is not responsible for material broadcast on other radio stations.

Wednesday 22nd June 2011

Check out the Refugee Week Events Calendar to find out what is happening around the country today.

On air today we have programmes from Norwich, Peterborough, Bradford, Exeter and London
NB: Programmes and details are subject to change without notice.


listenc  10am   Community Chest on Future Radio in Norwich
With Mike Stonard. Jan reports from the Refugee Week launch and Mike talks to Dee Robinson, from New Routes, and a member of the refugee community, about New Routes’ work and a book Children’s Stories from Around the World, which has been published


pborofmlistenc 10.00am The Daily Brunch on Peterborough FM in Peterborough
With Refugee Week guests and interviews


listenc  4.00pm  Drive Time on BCB Radio in Bradford
With Refugee Week reports.


listenc   4.00pm   The Multifarious Mix on Phonic FM in Exeter
Martin Hodge and guest presenters with a mix of global and local music and talk on a wide range of topics.


listenb   4.00pm   Jayson Mansaray on 91.8 Hayes FM in West London
With Refugee Week reports and interviews between 5pm and 6pm


NB: the links may be live before and/or after the actual Refugee Week programmes. Please note also that Refugee Week Radio is not responsible for material broadcast on other radio stations.

Monday 20th June 2011

Monday 20th June is World Refugee Day. This year’s theme is “Real people, real needs” – remembering that refugees are individuals with real needs, just like ourselves. UNHCR says: “This World Refugee Day we ask you to remember the millions of forcibly displaced and stateless people under our care who are struggling with their day-to-day lives. One thing connects them all: basic needs that must be met so they have a chance to rebuild their lives.”

Mionday 20th is also the first day of Refugee Week in the UK. Check out the Events Calendar on the Refugee Week website for details of events taking place today. Or take part by listening to a selection of radio programming from around the country.

On air today we have programmes from Norwich, London, Preston, Bradford, Brighton, Peterborough and Swindon.
NB: programmes and details are subject to change without notice.


listenc  10am   Community Chest on Future Radio in Norwich
Tim MacWilliam talks to Paul from Cinema City about the film ‘Welcome’ about refugees which is showing there in the evening, and to Alexandra Stuart-Sheppard from Norwich Mind about an event taking place on Wednesday about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


listenc  11.30am  Colourful Life with Roaemary Laryea on Colourful Radio in London.
Rosemary Laryea talks to her guest Monica Clarke, a refugee from South Africa, about apartheid and about life as a refugee in Europe.


listenc  12 noon  The Truth About Asylum – from Your Preston FM in Preston
Presented by volunteers of the Blackburn Refugee Project in Lancashire and Preston FM


listenc  1.30pm  Six Pillars to Persia on Resonance FM in London.
Produced and presented by Fari Bradley.


listenc  1.00pm  Live from the Refugee Week launch on BCB Radio in Bradford
BCB Radio report live from the Refugee Week Launch at Kala Sangam in Bradford.

listenc  3.00pm  Asylum Dialogues on BCB Radio in Bradford
This is a play developed by iceandfire theatre company from interviews with people seeking asylum in the UK. It reflects the relationships between those seeking asylum and the friends they make. The play was recorded and produced at BCB Radio studios for Refugee Week 2011, with support from the Health Creation Bradford Project.

listenc  4.00pm  Drive Time on BCB Radio in Bradford
With Refugee Week reports.


listenb  4.00pm   Jayson Mansaray on 91.8 Hayes FM in West London
With Refugee Week reports and interviews between 5pm and 6pm


listenc   6.00pm   Roots and Shoots on Phonic FM in Exeter
With Martin Henning and Martin Hodge – global and local roots music.


pborofmlistenc 6.00pm Refugee Week programme on Peterborough FM in Peterborough
A special programme about refugees produced by young people involved in the Refugee Week youth action project being run in collaboration with the British Red Cross in Peterborough.


listenc  8.00pm  DJ Debbie on Resonance FM in London.
DJ Debbie is joined by Macedonian composer/singer Tanja Tzarovska – whose album ‘No Record of Wrong’ is out now – and Refugee Week Radio coordinator Cathy Aitchison for a Refugee Week special. We’ll be discussing online tools for networking and profiling including bandcamp and Platforma, which extends Refugee Week onwards, listening to extracts from Asylum Dialogues shared via BCB Radio in Bradford and sharing great music and chat, with updates on what’s going on this week and beyond.


listenc   various   Refugee Week news from Swindon 105.5
 


NB: the links may be live before and/or after the actual Refugee Week programmes. Please note also that Refugee Week Radio is not responsible for material broadcast on other radio stations.

Refugee Week partners

There are 12 partners in the Refugee Week coalition – check out their websites for information and for press contacts:
~ Amnesty International UK
~ British Red Cross
~ United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
~ The Children’s Society
~ Oxfam
~ Refugee Action
~ Refugee Council
~ City of Sanctuary
~ Scottish Refugee Council
~ STAR (Student Action for Refugees)
~ Welsh Refugee Council
~ Freedom from Torture (Medical Council for the Care of Victoms of Torture)