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Front Room / Baltic Riverside

Baltic x Refugee Week 2024 Our Home

Mon 17 - Sun 23 June | Free drop in

Together with our community collaborators, we invite you to enjoy food and activities with us in celebration of refugee week.

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We’ll be getting homely at Baltic this refugee week, nestling into our Front Room, a space of warmth and hospitality, to share cups of tea, conversation, and food, with activities designed to explore the people, traditions, and tastes which represent home.

Monday 17 June | 9pm

The Millennium Bridge will be lit up in orange to mark the start of Refugee Week. 
Please note, our building will be closed on this day but you can enjoy the views from anywhere along the Quayside.

Wednesday 19 June

Home is a shared meal | 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Join us for a community meal and share tasty food and welcoming conversation. There will be vegetarian and halal food options, and a variety of cuisines across the week.

Home is our bodies | 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Take a moment to relax and check-in with your body. Learn techniques for a self-hand massage, with Belmira. Try yoga breath work and gentle movement to support mindfulness and relaxation, with Victoria. Indulge in a relaxing Henna experience, with designs by Hina.

Thursday 20 June

Home is around us | 10am - 11am | Booking Essential 

Join our friendly Crew team for a Quayside tour. This outdoor tour will take you on a loop around the Quayside taking in the buildings, bridges and wildlife around us. We encourage you to ask questions and learn about where Baltic calls home. 

Book here

Home is a personal touch | 1pm - 3pm

Join artist Debbie Bower to make a macrame plant hanger, personalised with your own beads. Take your creation and a plant back to your space.

Friday 21 June

Home is Hope | 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Join artist Zarifeh Peygar to explore ideas of home, imagining and creating places of welcome and sanctuary, exploring a variety of materials and techniques.


Saturday 22 June

Home is family | 11am - 1pm 

A picture of a loved one carried in a pocket or displayed on a wall can bring comfort and a sense of familiarity. There will be a professional photography studio in Front Room – we invite you to come along with your friends and family to have your photograph taken, which you can take home that day.

Please note there may  be a short waiting time for this activity.

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