Refugee Week in Brighton & Hove

20 to 26 June 2016

 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 (directory of organisations - 500KB) 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.

Refugee Week 2016

Brighton & Hove has joined a network of UK Cities of Sanctuary, committed to making their cities welcoming to those seeking sanctuary. This year our local Sanctuary on Sea group has organised a fantastic music festival for Refugee Week - The Crossing Borders Festival which has its own website. If you are interested in getting involved in Refugee Week this year by volunteering, or organising your own event, please contact the Sanctuary on Sea group by email.

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