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
To Walk in Your Shoes - Red Bobble Theatre project
TO WALK IN YOUR SHOES – Theatre ProjectPosted by: City of Sanctuary
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
Kings Heath Action for Refugees excited to announce next Eat and Greet!
Following their hugely successful fundraiser in August, they’re back! Kings Heath Action for Refugees are excited to announce that the next…Posted by: Birmingham
CEILIDH FOR CHIOS
Friday 10th February from 8.30-11pm, Fitzpatrick hall, Queen’s College.Posted by: Cambridge
What's going on in Preston?
Preston Welcomes Ten Syrian Families to PrestonPosted by: Preston
Visit our 'Tree of Welcome' at St. Sidwell's Centre
Our ‘Tree of Welcome’ is currently on display at St. Sidwell’s Centre in Exeter as part of an Awareness…Posted by: Exeter
Swansea City of Sanctuary says Thank You to its volunteers!
Yesterday Swansea City of Sanctuary hosted a fantastic event to say thank you to our volunteers, without whom we could…Posted by: Swansea
Exciting Sanctuary/Arts events coming up in DerbyPosted by: Derby