This year marks 20 years of Refugee Week and we want to make this year’s celebrations in Brighton & Hove as big and as inclusive as possible. Hundreds of people from dozens of organisations are preparing a fabulous series of events to highlight refugees’ contributions, resilience and creativity.
Most events are listed in this flyer, but more are being added all the time. Make sure you don’t miss anything by following us on Facebook, twitter and Instagram, and signing up here for our newsletters.
Crossing Borders Festival
The Crossing Borders Festival is a music and arts festival run in Brighton and Hove for Brighton’s “Sanctuary on Sea” during Refugee Week. The festival aims to celebrate refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants through their music and art, past and present. We are holding a series of concerts from 16 June and the week finishes on 24 June with a free public event at Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum entitled “Together”.
People from all communities have responded to the generous offer of the Brighton Dome and Museum’s space by devising a fantastic programme of activities to bring people together. A day of art, music and theatre workshops, book readings, board games and table tennis will kick off with a glittering parade led by the Hummingbird Project in collaboration with Same Sky.
Together is one of many taking place across the country as part of the Great Get Together, in celebration of Jo Cox’s belief that we have more in common.
If you are able to make a donation to help us fund all the events we have planned during the week, the workshops we want to offer on 24 June, and transport for people who need it, please click here.
To buy tickets for any of the events please click here. Use the hashtag #refugeeweekbh and tell your friends!