12th June 2019

Refugee Week 2019

Refugee Week is nearly here! 14th – 23rd June is a week to celebrate all the things that refugees and asylum seekers bring to the UK, and to show solidarity and friendship.

The theme for 2019 is you, me & those who came before.  It’s an invitation to explore the lives of refugees (and those who have welcomed them) throughout the generations.

There’s a packed programme of events organised by Celebrating Sanctuary: including performances by refugee musicians, workshops, family-friendly sessions and networking events.

‘Home’ – a play written and performed by asylum seeker and refugee student’s at St Chad’s Sanctuary – will be performed on Weds 19th June, 7:30pm at Carrs Lane.

The week culminates in the free Refugee Week Festival event 12:00-5:30pm at MAC on Sunday 23rd June.

This is a free family event with live music, workshops (drumming, arts and crafts) face painting, stalls and activities.

Performances from:

  • Afromanding,
  • Cessie Djamba,
  • Hassan Salih Nour,
  • Germa Adan,
  • Afro Mio,
  • Daholl Kurdish Band,
  • Nifeco Costa,
  • Babock Djazz and The Redeemed.
  • The Bosnian Dance Group,
  • The Congolese Youth Music Group,
  • MMM (Multi-Cultural Music Making) Group.

There’s something for everyone, so come along and enjoy!

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