Celebrating Refugee Week
An exhibition of art and writing created by members of the Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants is on display in Islington’s South Library to mark Refugee Week.
The work explores the themes of trees and animals and was created by the centre’s Art and Writing Group under the supervision of its resident artist Jane Ray and resident creative writer, Sita Brahmachari.
The exhibition opened in the library on Essex Road on Monday 17 June and will be on display until Sunday 23 June.
Sita said at the opening: “When people come together to welcome other people in times of hardship, beautiful things happen. This exhibition is a celebration of humanity. It’s a celebration of you and your journey, where you are from and what you are moving into.”
She added: “The best thing I ever do is come to this class. I meet the best people that I meet in London.”
The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants, in Cross Street, works to create a strong, positive, community for people who have been displaced from their countries of origin due to persecution, war, and poverty.
Andy Ruiz Palma, the centre’s chief executive, said: “We create a sense of belonging and comfort for those who have left their homes. We provide practical tools and structure to help displaced people to rebuild their lives. We link asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants with local people to build a stronger community for everyone.”
Find out more about Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants here.