Refugee Week in Brighton & Hove

15 - 21 June 2015

 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 2015

Sanctuary on Sea Launch - Sunday 14 June 2015 from 5pm to 8pm

Come and celebrate Brighton & Hove's commitment to being a City of Sanctuary with the premiere of 'Tasting my future', a film about refugee women sharing food, stories and their hopes for the future. There will also be delicious international food and music. For free tickets and more information, see the Sanctuary on Sea webpage or the Facebook page. Venue: The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BN1 1YD

Seminar on Diaspora Communities and Humanitarian Action - Tuesday 16 June 2015 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Speakers from the University of Sussex, AFFORD, the Sudanese community and Lusaka Health Link. Venue: the BMECP Centre, 10A Fleet Street, Brighton BN1 4ZE. Order a free ticket from the eventbrite website.

Refugee Week event -  Thursday 18 June 2015 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Resources Network, Refugee Radio and Community Base, this free event features brief talks by refugee support organisations,  film screenings, poetry, music, stalls, food and drink from around the world. Venue: the Conference Room, 5th Floor, Community Base, 113 Queen's Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG. More information at the Euromernet website.

Another Refugee Week event taking place in our  area is Refugee Tales, a sponsored walk from Dover to Crawley in solidarity with refugees and detainees.

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