Category Archives: Events

Moving On in New Ways

Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes (RWMK) began in 2015 as a Citizens:mk campaign. It was driven by people who wanted to make a difference at a time of crisis. A couple of years later, we turned Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes into a charity, so we could manage the money that was being given to help resettle Syrian […]

World Refugee Day: Pillar Unveiled

World Refugee Day on Saturday 20th June 2020 saw the unveiling of a special commemorative pillar at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park. The event was recorded and replayed to ‘virtual attendees’ at a special Zoom Town Meeting held on Tuesday 23rd June. We’ll be reporting details of that meeting in a subsequent story, […]

World Refugee Day MK Pillar engraving

From Milton Keynes Rose – News (May 2020), we note the following (excerpt): New pillars to be engraved at the Milton Keynes Rose  Three new granite pillars will be engraved this week at the Milton Keynes Rose, this is made possible by a successful funding raising campaign and a grant from MK Community Foundation. The […]

British Red Cross helps hard-hit refugees in Thames Valley during COVID-19 crisis 

Kerri Chana, Service Manager from the British Red Cross (BRC) Refugee Support service explains how it is supporting some of the most vulnerable people in the region:  The British Red Cross’ response to the Covid-19 outbreak focusses on four key areas of support: the NHS; the vulnerable and elderly; people facing economic insecurity; and refugees […]

Immigrants Saving Lives – Risking Theirs

From The Guardian 7th April: “The artist Jeremy Deller has created a poster celebrating the role of immigrants in combating the Coronavirus to raise funds for refugees, asylum seekers and food banks during the pandemic. Money raised from sales of the poster, which states Thank God For Immigrants, will support Refugee Action and the Trussell Trust, which runs […]


Truby’s Garden Tea Room – 21 March – postponed due to the Coronavirus spread [UPDATED 17th March 2020] Dear friends and supporters We have decided to postpone our interfaith cafe at the Guildhall for 21 March 2020 due to the Coronavirus spreading. We do not want to put our volunteers and supporters to any risk. *This […]

World Refugee Day to have Pillar at the MK Rose – fundraising day 25th Feb

RWMK has been successful in its application to have one of the 106 reserved Pillars at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park. This commerative/engraved Pillar has been awarded following an application by Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes specifically to commemorate World Refugee Day annually on 20th June, and will be ready in time for that […]

‘For Sama’ wins BAFTA Best Documentary – viewable online

UPDATE 2/2/20: FOR SAMA HAS WON THE 2020 BAFTA AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY.  From the Channel 4 website we note that the film ‘For Sama’ is still available as an on-demand replay at the link below.  The site describes the film as ‘An epic and intimate journey filmed through five years of the uprising in […]

9th Nov: Truby’s Garden

Kurshida writes, “Dear Friends of Trubys, Our next event is on Saturday, 9 November, 12-5 PM at the Guildhall, Church of Christ the Cornerstone.  More information on the attached poster. Our 9 November Trubys Garden Tea Room event is celebrating our Five Year Anniversary! There will be lots of fun including ‘guess the sweet’, nasheeds […]

Syrian Kitchen comes to CMK

At the Milton Keynes Festival of Creative Urban Living (26th September to 13th October), ‘The Syrian Kitchen’ will be serving the best of Syrian food at The Meeting Place on Midsummer Boulevard (opposite The Point, MK9 3NB) – more detailed location info at the end of this article.* The Syrian Kitchen is created by six refugee […]