At Celebrate Manchester BME Network. MRSN Heritage project won the BME community award for the best Heritage project in Manchester.

On the 19th February, we ran employment mentoring for refugees. A great success! #refugeeswelcome

We held an MRSN Consultation Event on Wednesday 22nd February.

Pictures of the week 5th October

Welcome back to picture of the week. Sorry we have been away! MRSN is made up of many community organisations that show the highly diverse refugee culture of Manchester. One of the most active organisations is the Eritrean Merhaba Community Association(MCA). The archive has kindly been donated a large number of pictures of the organisations activities by Ibrahim […]

Picture of the week -Refugee forum

Picture of the week-the WAST choir

This week we are featuring the WAST choir. WAST (women asylum seekers together) are one of MRSN’s member groups and performed fantastically at our recent Cultural Festival. Do you know who these people are? We have lots of pictures like this in our archive and need your help to identify the people in them and […]

Picture of the week-the refugee charter

Here is a picture of the launch of the Refugee Charter for Manchester. The event was held at Manchester Town Hall We would love to hear from you, if you were there! Contact bill:                                                  

Latest Blog…Refugee World Cup

Football never really goes away…not even in the summer! We have found a lot of information about the Refugee World Cup. Here is our latest blog… Manchester’s World Cup The Refugee World Cup, a football tournament for teams made up of refugees and asylum seekers is one of the most popular events organised by the […]

Picture of the week. The Shine Festival 2004

We are revisiting another of our cultural festivals this week…The highly successful SHINE festival at Birchfields Community Centre in 2004. Does anyone know who these colourful dancers are?   If you know them do get in  

Picture of the week. Refugee Cultural Festival

MRSN Manchester Refugee Cultural Festival, poster, 1998. This poster shows the 8 original communities which fed into and formed MRSN back when it started in 1996. Its vibrant yellow colour is certainly eye-catching and reminiscent of the joyful celebratory feel of the festivals.   Were you a member of one of the 8 original communities? Were […]


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