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
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…
A TALE OF TWO HOSTELS
Thursday 30 March, 7 pm, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.Posted by: Cambridge
Amnesty Talks: Refugee Tales – Conversation and Film
27 March at 19:00–21:00 Babylon Gallery Waterside, CB7 4AU Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Both based in Cambridge, Ali Smith is an award-winning…Posted by: Cambridge
“Never give up. Whatever it is you want to do, keep going, one day you will do it.” An interview with Hogar Salim on learning English
by Helen Clare – volunteer and committee member, Birmingham City of Sanctuary. I can barely even begin to put into words…
To Walk in Your Shoes - Red Bobble Theatre project
TO WALK IN YOUR SHOES – Theatre Project
Mapping Sanctuary in Edinburgh
As more refugees and asylum seekers arrive in Edinburgh, many brilliant initiatives have sprung up to provide a welcome across the city. As more groups are stepping forward to offer help and support – from providing bikes and language lessons through to advice on navigating the education and health system – the network becomes wider but more difficult to visualise.Posted by: City Template
Powerful drama "Night light" from Mandala Theatre at Derby Studio Theatre
On Friday evening this touring company put on a magnificent performance of their play “Night Light” – the last venue…Posted by: Derby
'Refugee Voices': Hosted By Exeter City of Sanctuary. Bike Shed 28.1.17
‘Refugee Voices’ was hosted by Exeter City of Sanctuary at The Bike Shed Theatre on 28/1/17. it was part of…Posted by: Exeter