My dream?

Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 June, 2018

Capital of Cycling, Hall Ings  BD1 5SD

The theme for the Refugee Week Art Exhibition, 2018 was My Dream?.  There were paintings, textile art, photography, collages and poems – by individuals and groups.   There was work from three schools  – Dixons  Music Primary, Glenaire Primary School and St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College.  Groups across the area, including Shine West Bowling, the Anchor Drop-in Project and the Millside Centre / Horton Housing, exhibited collaborative work by asylum seekers / refugees and others.   There was also work by established artists.


Acrylic painting by Balqees Smady


A message from the camp. Words by a refugee child in a camp in Lebanon. Photography by Mohammed Abdullah-Artino. Design by Shadi Jaber, Bashar Farahat.












A trip to Settle. Knitted landscape. Millside Centre / Horton Housing



Key of return

Deborah Mullins exhibited Reflections on Palestine in textile art.   The Key of return is a 3D textile piece, with hand dyed fabrics, printed, stencilled, appliqued and stitched with the names of all the Palestinian villages, ethnically cleansed in the Nakba, 1948.

Capital of Cycling is a coalition of charities and community groups which aims to increase cycling for well-being, social and environmental change in Bradford.  A bike can be a particularly empowering tool for a refugee or asylum seeker. Dave Robison, of Capital of Cycling says “We’ve started the Cycling to Sanctuary and Riding with Refugees projects, enabling refugees to gain access to bikes and be empowered to ride and maintain them. Over the last two years we have been developing a large community cycling hub based in central Bradford.”

Refugee Week Art Exhibition, 2019

The 2019 Refuge Week Art Exhibition will also be at Capital of Cycling.  More details soon.


For more information:

  • My Dream? exhibition or for information about the 2019 exhibition: Mary Blacka on [email protected]

  • Capital of Cycling, Hall Ings, BD1 5SD

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Contact Mary Blacka at [email protected] or on 07908074167