Refugee Week in Brighton & Hove

16 to 22  June 2014

 Young Voices at Brighton Museum, Copyright the Royal Pavilion & MuseumsBrighton & Hove is home to people from all over the world who have been forced to leave their own countries and who are seeking sanctuary in our diverse city. Many organisations are working all year round to help refugee communities settle here and Refugee Week is an opportunity to highlight this work. 

Refugee week takes place in June each year. The week is a UK wide programme of cultural and educational events to highlight the contribution that refugees make to life in the UK and encourage better understanding between communities.  For information on what's happening nationally, visit the Refugee Week website.

The Simple Acts Campaign, on the refugee week website, encourages individuals to use small everyday actions to help people understand more about refugees.

Another way that you can find out more is by listening to the many fascinating and moving podcasts from locally based Refugee Radio .

We also have a web page with some further inspiration on learning and teaching about refugees in schools or youth groups.

Local events during Refugee Week 2014

Wednesday 18 June 2014 7.30pm

Set her free: Lewes Group in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers host a discussion with Women for Refugee Women about immigration detention and its effects on women.

Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane, Lewes BN7 2FG


Thursday 19 June from 6pm to 9pm

EuroMernet Refugee Week Event: film screening, poetry, music, stalls, food and drink from around the world.

Free event at the Conference Room, 5th Floor, Community Base, 113 Queen's Road, Brighton


Friday 20 June from 8pm

Refugee Radio and Best Foot Music presents: Gypsy Stars and Pollacky

Celebrating the Refugee Radio Book Launch.

Cost £7, at ​Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton 


Further information and useful links

For more information on any of the above events use the contact details listed or contact Lucy Bryson on (01273) 292572 or