Refugee com­mu­nity in footie chal­lenge

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

A SEVEN-A-SIDE foot­ball tour­na­ment has been or­gan­ised as part of the an­nual Peter­bor­ough Refugee Week.

The tour­na­ment, which co­in­cides with the con­tin­u­ing World Cup frenzy, will take place at The Em­bank­ment in the city cen­tre on Satur­day, with the first game kick­ing off at 10am.

The in­ter­na­tional flavour of the com­pe­ti­tion is ev­i­dent from the names of teams al­ready reg­is­tered to play in the tour­na­ment.

These in­clude the Egyp­tian Team, Kur­dish United and Red Cross United.

Refugee Week has been run­ning for the last six years and has be­come a ma­jor event on the Peter­bor­ough cal­en­dar.

Among the other events tak­ing place this week is a pre­sen­ta­tion on In­ter­na­tional Hu­man­i­tar­ian Law be­ing held by the Red Cross.

It will be­gin at 6pm, at the John Clare The­atre in the Cen­tral Li­brary, in Broad­way, Peter­bor­ough.

An art work­shop aimed at bring­ing dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties to­gether is be­ing held at the Queens­gate shop­ping cen­tre, from 11am to­mor­row.

A safe­guard­ing chil­dren and young peo­ple train­ing work­shop for com­mu­nity groups and vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions will be held at 5.30pm to­mor­row, at the New Link Cen­tre, in Lin­coln Road, Peter­bor­ough.

On Thurs­day, there will also be a myth-bust­ing pre­sen­ta­tion about in­ter­na­tional mis­con­cep­tions, given by the Red Cross and other in­ter­ested groups, out­side, in Long Cause­way, Peter­bor­ough, from 10am to 4.30pm.

On Fri­day, an ex­hi­bi­tion, called The Truth About Asy­lum, will go on dis­play at Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil’s Ba­yard Place of­fices, from 10am.

The end of the week of ac­tiv­i­ties and cel­e­bra­tions for World Refugee Day will be marked by a tree-plant­ing cer­e­mony in Cen­tral Park, Peter­bor­ough, at noon on Sun­day.

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