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
NACCOM to go to Greenbelt - opportunity to raise awareness about sanctuary issues such as destitution
If you are attending Greenbelt Festival this year look out for the NACCOM Network in the Greenbelt Takeaway (Marketplace) area.…Posted by: City of Sanctuary
If Syria Were London
This moving video was shown to 1200 students in Stockport about what life might be life for a Syrian child.…Posted by: Manchester
Bristol hosts first showing outside London for major refugee exhibition
A major art exhibition, previously on display in the Houses of Parliament, is to have its first showing outside London…Posted by: Bristol
Book Review: Dave Eggers' "What is the What"
What is the What? By Dave Eggers ISBN 978-0-141-01574-3Posted by: Arts
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
City of Sanctuary Charter launched at AGM
On Wednesday 5th July at the AGM, City of Sanctuary proudly launched its charter which crystallizes who and what we are, our values and principles and will guide us to reach our vision.Posted by: City of Sanctuary
IN FLUX 19TH JUNE 7pm THEATRE ROYAL
IN FLUX 19TH JUNE 7pm THEATRE ROYALPosted by: Nottingham
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