In its 11th year Bristol Refugee Week is part of a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that:
celebrates the contribution of refugees in the UK
promotes a better understanding of why people seek sanctuary
Due to many factors, this year events will stretch across a month - 24th May - 26th June, giving us the opportunity to turn it into "Bristol Refugee Festival"!
The main event 'Celebrating Sanctuary' in Queen Square is a free public event that has becoming an annual day out, with great music, food and activities for all the family. There are also many other events such as the Refugee Women of Bristol Dance and The City Community Cup Football Tournament; all becoming popular calendar events.
We will use the month to:
encourage greater understanding between communities
raise awareness of the issues and difficulties facing refugees and asylum seekers
highlight the work of the many organisations working on their behalf in Bristol.
The festival relies on generous donations of money, time and gifts in kind.
Can you help? Every pledge you give will make a difference and together we can help refugees and asylum seekers feel more welcome, secure and understood in our City Of Sanctuary .