A SERIES of events to mark one year since the death of refugee Aylan Kurdi will be held across Oxford in September by and for Asylum Welcome.

Photographs of the tiny body of the Syrian three-year-old washed up on a beach on September 2, 2015 sparked international outcry at the refugee crisis.

The Magdalen Road charity is the subject of a new film about working with refugees in Oxfordshire which will be shown at its AGM on Monday, September 5, from 7pm at the St Clements Family Centre in Cross Street, and is open to all.

On September 17 a support group in Witney is hosting a day-long festival of music and entertainment called 'Asylum Sounds' at the Rock Barn in High Street from 1pm.

Then from September 17 to 25, an interactive art installation called The Channel will appear in Cowley Road inviting people in Oxford to send messages direct to Calais.

Asylum Welcome director Kate Smart said: “It is important to mark this sad anniversary by enabling local people to learn more about refugees and what they can do to help. "We are doing this through film, music, art and discussion, and we hope members of the public will be inspired to get involved."