REFUGEE WEEK 2017 IN BRIGHTON AND HOVE: 17 June – 1 July

For centuries people have come and sought sanctuary in Brighton & Hove, which has thrived on all forms of diversity.

While the rest of the world marks World Refugee Day on June 20th, here in the UK we have a whole week of events.

During Refugee Week, hundreds of groups and organisations across the country celebrate with the communities who have sought sanctuary here.

The theme of Refugee Week this year is Our Shared Future. If you are a user of social media, please use the hashtag #OurSharedFuture .

During Refugee Week we have talks, events for children and art exhibitions, all saying refugees are welcome in our city.

Watch this space for a list of events that will take place.

The highlight for us will be our C-O-N-N-E-C-T community get-together on Saturday 1 July.  It’s a bit after Refugee Week proper, which falls in Ramadan.  Download a poster/flyer here  .