Refugee Week Program 2018

Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees: National Refugee Week Event Schedule

Tuesday 19th June Meet and Greet with CWR


The Sober Parrot




A chance for volunteers and supporters to meet and chat in an informal setting, finding out more about each other’s roles and the work we do! The Sober Parrot is Cheltenham’s unique ‘dry bar’ – no alcohol is served on the premises, only delicious and unconventional snacks and beverages.
Wednesday 20th June ‘Share your Story: Where Do We Belong?’


The Scandinavian Coffee Pod


An open evening of sharing stories about ‘belonging’. Some of our volunteers and resettled families will be speaking of their experiences, with questions to follow. Snacks will be available throughout the evening, with iced teas and coffees for sale by the Scandinavian Coffee Pod.
Thursday 21st June Film Screening – ‘The Other Side of Hope’


The Swan Pub 7-9pm
A film released last year about a poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman who befriend a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland. Discussion to follow after the film. Snacks will be provided, and meals and drinks available to buy at the bar.
Friday 22nd June Mens’ Dabke Class School House Café 6-8pm


Dabke is a traditional Middle Eastern circular or line dance performed at weddings and on special occasions.

This event will be a dance party, with Syrians on hand to help you learn the steps!

Saturday 23rd June Womens’ Dabke Class


School House Café 6-7pm


A one hour lesson dedicated to teaching locals the art of Dabke dancing. For cultural tact and sensitivity reasons, this event is available to women only, but everyone is welcome to attend Friday’s event.

Every CWR event is free to attend, but we really appreciate donations to help with our running costs.

Please email us at for more information!


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