Norfolk Welcomes art project

A large-scale wall-hanging made by Norwich school children and local refugees will be exhibited across the city during Refugee Week (17th-23rd June).  The project was part of ‘Norfolk Welcomes’: a day of learning in 65 Norfolk schools on Friday 14th June that helped pupils understand the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, through special lessons, assemblies and fundraising.

Here is a short documentary about the making of the wall-hanging.

The wall-hanging will be exhibited at Cinema City from 14-17th June when a short film, which documents the creative process of the squares coming together, will be shown ahead of their special Refugee Week screening of Capernaum. It will then migrate to The Hive at UEA until the 21st before being exhibited at The Octagon Chapel for their Great Get Together event ‘Colegate Connects’ on Saturday 22nd June. Following Refugee Week it will be on display in local libraries in Dereham, Fakenham and Great Yarmouth.

In response to this year’s Norfolk Welcomes art project, A patchwork of ‘Strangers’, we are looking for more pupils and individuals to respond creatively to their growing understanding of the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers and contribute to a collaborative digital art project. If you would like to create your own square, or encourage others too, and add the artwork to our e-tapestry – Please use this resource.