Refugee Week in Brighton & Hove

 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.

The Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants Directory lists the organisations working all year round to help refugee communities settle here, and Refugee Week is an opportunity to highlight this work.

Refugee Week 2019 events

Refugee Week 2019 runs from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 June.

The city's flagship Refugee Week event, 'Together', takes place between 11am and 4pm on Sunday 23 June at the Brighton Dome. It's a free event put together by people from all communities and includes art exhibitions, drumming workshops, book readings, puppet making, screenings and table tennis. Visit the Sanctuary on Sea website for further details of all the community events taking place during Refugee Week.

The city’s library service is also launching its work with the community to become a Library of Sanctuary, with exhibitions at Jubilee Library and events highlighting the week.

Brighton & Hove has joined a network of UK Cities of Sanctuary committed to making their cities welcoming to those seeking sanctuary. Our local group, Sanctuary on Sea, brings together events for Refugee Week in Brighton & Hove.

If you're interested in getting involved in Refugee Week this year by volunteering, or organising your own event please contact Sanctuary on Sea. Email the group at or visit the Sanctuary on Sea Facebook page

About Refugee Week

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.

Further information and useful links