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Local group action

Solidarity picnic 


Food brings us together, allows us to share memories and to learn from each other.


To celebrate Refugee Week 2022, we are encouraging local coalition members across the UK to come together and share food on the 25th and 26th June, as part of a Solidarity Picnic Weekend, inspired by local group Kent Refugee Action Network and Refugee Week’s #SimpleActs.


#ShareADish is one of the #SimpleActs of Refugee Week, and we hope to see communities from all backgrounds enjoy the day and unite to show that we stand in solidarity with refugees.


Whether you are a refugee, a migrant, or have no experience of migration, you can organise your own picnic. We have created some simple resources to help you publicise your Solidarity Picnics. We hope you will enjoy spending time together outdoors, getting to know your neighbours and sharing food with each other!


Organise your own picnic


To join in, simply follow these simple steps:


1) Plot your picnic onto our map so others can join you on the day. 
2) Publicise your picnic in your neighbourhood and on social media. You can add your details to this poster and print it. 
3) Use our tips and press release template to attract media attention.
4) Invite your friends, family, neighbours, and local communities to bring food to your picnic, take lots of photos, use our orange heart of compassion to share what you have done, and enjoy the day!


Attend a picnic near you

Are you an individual looking to join in? Whether you want to bring food or simply come along to enjoy the company of others, we know you will be very welcome. See our events map to find your closest event and celebrate together!


Orange heart projected on House of Commons
Asylum welcome heart
Picture of heart projected on Norwich Castle