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Funded by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust and the Global Challenges Research Fund, both at the Royal Holloway University of London, this exhibition presents artworks by refugee women in London and Izmir.

The artworks explore the refugee experience drawing upon emotions such as hope, fear, desire to belong, familial love and attachment and understanding of spaces and communities in migrants’ lives.

The projects were led by Dr Mastoureh Fathi (Royal Holloway University of London), with the contribution of Rabia Nasimi (Afghanistan and Central Asian Association), Dr Zena Kamash (Royal Holloway University of London), Özcan Gülhan (Halkların Köprüsü Derneği – Association of Bridging People, Izmir) and Izmir Municipality.

The exhibition will be on display in the Royal Albert Hall’s Ground Floor Corridor, and can be viewed when attending a performance here between Wednesday 26 JuneWednesday 3 July 2019 or on the following free open afternoons:

Friday 28 June May, 12pm-4pm
Saturday 29 June, 12pm-4pm


Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contribution of people from refugee backgrounds in the UK. For two decades, the festival has brought together people of all backgrounds to celebrate the contribution, creativity and resilience of refugees and the welcome offered to them by British communities.

Refugee Week