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Free but some queuing may be necessary.

About this event

Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary.

Activities are free, drop-in and open to everyone, although some activities may not be suitable for very young children.

Kite-making workshop

  • Time: 11-11.45am
  • Location: the front of the Education Centre

Led by Ahmadzia Bakhtyari. Suitable for 5+.

Make your own kite with Ahmadzia, a kite-maker living in South London. Get inspired by the kites he has made for the World Gallery, which will showcase our Anthropology Collection opening in spring 2018. Fly your own kite with us at the end of the day!

Storytelling with Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

  • Time: 12-12.30pm
  • Location: Hands on Base

Suitable for all.

Join storyteller David Stedman for an old time classic: Goldilocks and the three bears. Come and find out what new meanings it might have for you.

Picnic in the Gardens

  • Time: 12.30-1.30pm
  • Location: Gardens

Bring your own lunch. Please use the area of the Gardens close to the ramp leading to the Museum main entrance. 

Theatre performance from Rewrite

  • Time: 2-2.30pm
  • Location: Hands on Base

Suitable for 5+.

Join members of Rewrite's React drama group for a show and tell end of term performance. The piece explores a politician's journey to corruption, looking back at the influences of childhood and how it shaped them.  

Kite-making workshop

  • Time: 2-2.45pm
  • Location: the front of the Education Centre

Led by Ahmadzia Bakhtyari. Suitable for 5+.

Make your own kite with Ahmadzia, a kite-maker living in South London. Get inspired by the kites he has made for the World Gallery, which will showcase our Anthropology Collection opening in spring 2018. Fly your own kite with us at the end of the day!

Theatre performance from Rewrite

  • Time: 3-3.30pm
  • Location: Hands on Base

Suitable for 5+.

Join members of Rewrite's React drama group for a show and tell end of term performance. The piece explores a politician's journey to corruption, looking back at the influences of childhood and how it shaped them.  

Say it with clay: arts & crafts activity

  • Time: 3-3.45pm
  • Location: rear of the Education Centre

Suitable for all ages.

Join Anne-Catherine Le Deunff, art therapist working at Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers and Barry House, a hostel for asylum seekers just around the corner from the Horniman.

End of the day celebration

  • Time: 4pm
  • Location: Gardens - meet by the ramp to the main entrance

Fly your own kites together with the ones produced by Ahmadzia for our World Gallery.