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[08 NOV 99] COVENTRY PEACE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
Coventry Celebrates Refugee Week

International Refugee Week from 8 November until 13 November will be packed full of events in Coventry to which everyone is welcome.

Following the launch by the Lord Mayor on Monday 8th, there will be talks and discussion on Tuesday at 7pm at the Methodist Central Hall to look at East West relations on the tenth anniversary of the collpase of the Berlin Wall.

On Wednesday at 7pm in the Friends Meeting House there will be an evening of story telling when local refugees past and present will talk about their experiences of seeking asylum in Britain.

An interfaith celebration will take place on Thursday at 7pm in Committee Room 5 at the Council House and on Friday there will be a short evening of theatre at Cornerstone Methodist Church, Stoney Stanton Road.

On the final day, Saturday, there will be a conference entitled ' Fortress Europe' from 12 noon until 5pm in the Methodist Central Hall followed by a party at 7pm in Queens Road Baptist Church when refugees from many different countries will bring some of their food and culture to share.

All the events are free and apart from the Saturday conference they all start at 7pm.

Penny Walker, one of the organisers, said:

"During the week we will be looking with refugees a the difficulties they face, and also at the wealth of diversity and skill they bring with them.

"As more and more refugees are being sent to Coventry from London it is important that we all learn what we can from each other.

"It is a varied programme of events so there should be something here for everyone."

MORE INFORMATION: Penny at the Peace House 01203 663031
 

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