There are so many wonderful events and a range of arts around the theme of refugees that we are now developing an Arts Stream of Sanctuary. The arts in all its forms can move people and raise awareness in a more passionate way than listening to facts and figures.
Please feel free to explore these pages, use them as a resource for ideas and inspiration, develop your networks, celebrate refugee artists and send us more links and news. Our first Theatre of Sanctuary is The West Yorkshire Playhouse, awarded in January 2014.
Contact us for help and advice about engaging your local theatre/ film centre etc. to engage with sanctuary issues.
See this short video for Shakespeare’s humanitarian views on refugees – a piece that was censored in its day!
Latest Arts Posts from across the City of Sanctuary Network
Book Review: Dave Eggers' "What is the What"
What is the What? By Dave Eggers ISBN 978-0-141-01574-3Posted by: Arts
Refugee Week Event at the Art House this coming Saturday ...Posted by: Wakefield
Refugee Week Events - 2017Posted by: Wakefield
Theatre of Sanctuary: Refugee Week Events at the West Yorkshire Playhouse
The West Yorkshire Playhouse, the first Theatre of Sanctuary in the UK, is putting on an incredible programme of events for…Posted by: Leeds
Refugee Week 2017
REFUGEE WEEK 2017 IN BRIGHTON AND HOVE: 17 June – 1 July For centuries people have come and sought sanctuary in Brighton & Hove, which has thrived on all forms of diversity.Posted by: Brighton and Hove
Stand and Be Counted at the Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield for Refugee Week 2017
SBC Theatre contributes three of their works as part of Migration Matters Festival in SheffieldPosted by: Arts
March Monthly Digest
April is finally here as we can see the first signs of warm days in Preston! If you missed any of our posts from March, this is what happened in Preston City of Sanctuary: Preston City of Sanctuary Open Meeting On Monday 13th at Preston Town Hall, Preston City of Sanctuary had an open meeting with charities, faith groups, local schools’ representatives and members of the public. It was the first meeting after the exhibition “Escape to Safety”, kindly provided by Global Link…Posted by: Preston
VolcanoFridays - World Voices in Swansea!
Multilingual World Literature in Swansea: over 30 authors, artists and musicians and more than 17 languages in a unique event series. Meet…Posted by: Swansea
NEW! Choir for Refugees and friends starting this week in London!
NEW! Choir for Refugees and friends starting this week in London! City of Sanctuary is delighted to hear about the new…Posted by: City of Sanctuary
A TALE OF TWO HOSTELS
Thursday 30 March, 7 pm, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.Posted by: Cambridge