We Cannot Walk Alone
Refugee Week is a festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.
Join Brighton & Hove libraries in celebration of Refugee Week.
Jubilee Library is proud to be a 'Library of Sanctuary'. We work hard to be a diverse community space where everyone can feel welcome and included and connect with others.
Find out more about Refugee Week.
#SimpleActs #TogetherWithRefugees #WhoWeAre
Brighton & Hove libraries flash fiction writing competition
Back by popular demand
Friday 28 May to Sunday 20 June
Write 50 words maximum on the theme ‘We Cannot Walk Alone'.
There are 3 categories:
- under 12s
- under 18s
Submit your entries, in any language, with:
- your age, if you're under 18
- the town or country you live in
- contact details
There are prizes for the winners and runners up.
The judges are:
- Patrice Lawrence
- Umi Sinha
- Alinah Azadeh
The closing date is Sunday 20 June at 5pm.
To submit your entry, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brighton & Hove Libraries Sanctuary and Refugee Week curated book collection
Tuesday 1 to Wednesday 30 June
Books are a wonderful way to engage with different experiences, so to mark Refugee Week we have put together a list of fiction and non-fiction titles by or about refugees for you to explore.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum: A European Human Rights Challenge
Friday 11 to Thursday 24 June.
Jubilee Library windows viewed from outside the library.
This exhibition highlights some of the materials, findings, and recommendations of the SOGICA (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum) research project, funded by the European Research Council and based at the University of Sussex.
The project has explored the social and legal experiences of individuals across Europe claiming international protection based on their sexual orientation or gender identity and tried to determine how to treat them more fairly.
Find out more about the SOGICA project and what they do.
Brighton & Hove Libraries Refugee Week online story time
Monday 14 and Friday 18 June at 10:15am.
Children's story time celebrating diversity and empathy.
Visit our YouTube channel for story time.
Refugees are Welcome Here: Contributions from our Brighton & Hove community
Brighton & Hove Libraries in partnership with Writing Our Legacy.
#SayitLoud #ReadaBook #WeCannotWalkAlone #JointheMovement #TogetherWithRefugees
Tuesday 15 June, from 7pm to 8pm.
Join Brighton & Hove Libraries and Writing Our Legacy for a night of poetry, music, and fiction.
Our line-up includes:
- poet and activist Naomi Foyle
- writer and artist Alinah Azadeh
- Tony Kalume
- other surprise guests
Our event is in solidarity with and inspiration from our Brighton & Hove Refugee and Sanctuary seeking community.
The event is online using Zoom.
Brighton & Hove Libraries Baby Boogie Music and Rhymes
Baby Boogie Music and Rhymes is designed for under 5s.
Wednesday 16 June at 10:15am.
Singing is good for us is many ways including our mental health. Singing improves children's vocabulary.
Singing together, impacts on our wellbeing and sense of belonging.
Brighton & Hove Libraries staff Refugee Reads
Monday 14 to Sunday 20 June.
Brighton & Hove Libraries Evening Top Picks
Tuesday 1 to Thursday 29 June, 7pm.
Top picks for adults every Tuesday and Thursday throughout June, and Monday to Friday during Refugee Week.
Watch on Brighton & Hove Libraries Facebook, where we share our favourite gems.
This month’s collection has been especially curated to celebrate Refugee Week and those seeking Sanctuary. Enjoy!
Brighton & Hove Libraries Refugee Week Online Children’s Crafts
Back by popular demand.
Saturday 19 June at 3pm.
Highlighting the importance of home and community for all, we’re inviting you to make your own shoebox house.
All you’ll need is a box (it doesn’t have to be a shoebox!), some bits and bobs to decorate your house, and most importantly your imagination!
#Imagine what it is like for those who have had to flee their homes in search of a brighter future.
By exploring questions like:
- what does home mean to you?
- what makes you feel at home?
- how would it make you feel if you had to leave your home?
- what would you take with you if you could?
We hope to ignite a spirit of solidarity with those who are without a place to call home.
We can't wait to build a home with you!
Find out more about the Giant Dolls' House Project.
Brighton & Hove Libraries Sanctuary Collection on BorrowBox
Our online library, BorrowBox, has a fantastic Refugee Week/Sanctuary collection of fiction and non-fiction eBooks and eAudiobooks, to borrow anytime, anywhere.
Download the free app and login with your library card to start borrowing.