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Events at The Manchester Museum

09 Jun 2010

Refugee Week (12 June) and Bugs Big Saturday (19 June)

Saturday 12 June / 11am-4pm
Refugee Week

Celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK:

11am-4pm: Destination Unknown
Is it inhumane to deport people living with HIV who are on treatment to a country where treatment is not readily available or affordable? A persuasive presentation by George House Trust made up of visual images, including digital stories, and a photo exhibition. A panel debate with local experts and positive speakers facing possible removal from the UK will take place at 3pm.
Drop-in, free, all ages

11am-4pm: Object handling and art and craft
What would you pack if you had to suddenly leave your house? Draw your own suitcase with your belongings inside, create a peace dove and learn about food from around the world.
Drop-in, free, all ages

11am-4pm: Look beyond the label: a refugee is a person
The Red Cross supports refugees in the UK in a wide number of ways. To find out more visit the exhibition of creative work by the Red Cross Women's and Men's Refugee Support Groups, ask questions of Red Cross workers, listen to international storytelling and poetry readings and participate in family workshops.
Drop-in, free, all ages

11am-4pm : Black Health Agency (BHA) celebrates Refugee Week
Join some Blacks Health Agency service users as they share special stories of life in their homelands, create memory objects depicting the life they have fled and the new life they now live.
Drop-in, free, all ages

11am-4pm: My Manchester
Find about more about the PeaceMaker refugee mentoring project and see photographs of Manchester taken by the group.
Drop-in, free, all ages


Big Saturday
Saturday 19 Jun / 11am-4pm

Get as close as you dare to some live insects, insects from our collection and some carnivorous plants. Meet our conservators and find out how we stop insects eating our stuffed animals; make a bug home; do some pond dipping and much more.

Most activities are free and drop-in. Some activities may need to be booked on the day and may cost up to £1.50. All ages


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