Every year Refugee Week celebrates the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society, as well as raising awareness about the issues affecting refugees.
Freedom Feast Long Table Dinner
For the last two years Refugee Week has been celebrated in Coffs Harbour with a
Freedom Feast community long table dinner which booked out in 2018 with over 600 people attending. This year the event moves into a bigger venue and will be held on Thursday 20 June at the Coffs Showgrounds Exhibition Pavilion and will also feature an amazing live cultural music performance as the
Homelands Music Tour stops in at Coffs on its way between Brisbane and Sydney - with 5 world class musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds sharing stories and music from all over the world.
Film Screenings & Exhibitions
Other highlights of the 2019 Coffs Harbour Ref-YOU-gee Week include a screening of the film
The Staging Post and the official launch of the
Lullabies and Sweet Dreams multi-art installation project at Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Don't forget to also check out the amazing
Stories to Freedom exhibition on display at Coffs Museum throughout Ref-YOU-gee Week.
Freedom Feast and the broader Ref-YOU-gee Week programme is about remembering and acknowledging the struggles for freedom that still exist the world over - and appreciating how we can grow together now through our freedom right here at home.
All events are free and everyone is welcome (bookings required for some events).
Check out the listings below for more details and how to book online.
Take a look at the 2017 Freedom Feast celebrations for a tantalising taste of what the expect at this year's event.
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