Refugee Week - 14-20 June 2021
We're looking forward to this year's Refugee Week, an annual festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees! The festival is coordinated and managed by Counterpoints Arts.
This year's theme is 'We Cannot Walk Alone'. We're very excited to be running events with children, young people, and our wider community around this theme.
More details out soon.
Queens Park Book Festival - 18th and 19th September 2021
We're back at the Queens Park Book Festival this September and looking forward to meeting you all in person for a fantastic weekend in our local park!
More details about our event and guest speaker will be out soon!
The Inaugural Salusbury World Annual Conversation with Christy Lefteri - 19th May 2021
We had a brilliant online event with Christy Lefteri, author of the International bestseller The Beekeeper of Aleppo.
Christy was in conversation with writer and campaigner Melissa Benn. They discussed refugee issues, Christy's million-selling book ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’, and her upcoming book ‘Songbirds’.
Ruth Padel on migration and survival in poetry and prose - 16th September 2020
Award-winning poet Ruth Padel shared her reflections on her new book 'we are all from somewhere else', about migration and survival in poetry and prose, in an online event hosted by Salusbury World trustee Tom Goodman.
Hashi Mohamed 'People Like Us' Book Launch - 11th February 2020
Barrister, broadcaster and and author Hashi Mohamed was in conversation with Judith Enright, headteacher at Queens Park Community School. They discussed social mobility, education and his recently released book, 'People like Us'.
Queen's Park Book Festival - 29th and 30th June 2019
We were proud to be a festival partner for the 2019 Queen's Park Book Festival, an annual celebration of literature in the heart of our local community.
Our first event was with the award-winning novelist and author of 'The Ungrateful Refugee' Dina Nayeri, in conversation with barrister, author and acclaimed journalist Jennifer Nadel. The discussion focused on Dina's work and her own experience as a refugee. Dina was largely talking about her book, and was very funny as well as thought-provoking & challenging.
Our second event was a comedy show called 'No Direction Home', with four fantastic performers: Nour-Ani Sisserian, Usman Khalid, Majid Adin, and Araskh Farahani. The renowned actor Jason Isaacs also kindly opened this event. The No Direction Home stand-up programme is run by Counterpoints Arts to show a unique new course for refugees and migrants.