Refugee Nights

Guild member and Head of the Imperial War Museum (IWM) Institute, Eleanor Head, is inviting all who might be interested to attend ‘Refugee Nights’, a free virtual festival created by the IWM.

On three successive Tuesday evenings (17th and 24th November and 1st December), the festival explores refugees’ stories throughout history in talks, eyewitness accounts, music and food, and celebrate refugees’ rich and important cultural contributions to UK public life.

This year has seen the highest levels of human displacement since the Second World War, with an estimated 79 million people currently displaced worldwide.

The event is hosted by Hassan Akkad, Syrian refugee and filmmaker, with discussions, debates and performances from some of the world’s most influential and respected names on this theme. Among those participating are award-winning actor Jude Law, comedian Omid Djalili and Syrian refugee and author Nujeen Mustafa.

More information about Refugee Nights can be found on the IWM’s website and the event will be broadcast on their YouTube channel

Eleanor attended CLC from 1997 to 2004, after which she studied history at the University of Durham and, later, law at Nottingham Law School.