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From 16th - 25th June, Cliftonville Cultural Space, along with Turner Contemporary and other Margate venues, is hosting an exciting programme of events, exhibitions, workshops and talks for Refugee Week, a nationwide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.  


The festival at CCS opens with Ukrainian artist, Anastasia Tory’s exhibition, There's Got to be Some Light, which explores the duality in life, and how despite all of the confusion and fears, there's got to be some light after all. It is accompanied by The Museum of Ukrainian Victory which evidences the war's destruction and the hope of the Ukrainian people. Both exhibitions run from Friday 16th June to Saturday 24th June. Join the artist at 6.30pm on Saturday 24th June, when she will be in conversation with Ukrainian architect Yulyia Frolova on the future rebuilding of Ukraine.


There's Got to be Some Light - Anastasia Tory


Photograph: Andrew Hastings

On Friday 23rd June, broken-folk duo Lunatraktors return to Margate with a mix of tonal percussion, tap-dance and harmonic singing, focusing on music that reflects the migrant experience.


Their workshop on Thursday 22nd June, Dancing In Circles, invites participants to find a common language through simple dance steps and body percussion. Suitable for all age groups and abilities.

On Sunday 25th June, we invite you to Folk Connection - an afternoon of folk music and circle dancing from Europe and beyond. Musicians and dancers welcome. No previous dancing experience necessary. Bring a dish to share at lunchtime! 


Starting at Turner Contemporary, the Refugee Tales Walk on Saturday 24th June, brings together events at all three venues, taking in exhibitions at each participating venue. Learn about Refugee Tales walks in solidarity with people living in detention, as well as Cliftonville's past as a haven for refugees and migrants.


The event finishes at Cliftonville Cultural Space with tea and cake – and a performance from the Community Whistling Choir, led by Iranian artist Aliaskar Abarkas. 

Ticketed Events


Opening Event


Dancing In Circles Workshop




Refugee Tales Walk


Rebuilding Ukraine


Folk Connection


Community Whistling Choir

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