Refugee community in footie challenge
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.