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Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities which celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. Anyone can take part by organising, attending or taking part in activities.

In Wolverhampton there are several events for Refugee Week:

Different Pasts, Shared Futures Exhibition

1 to 30 June - Light House Media Centre, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT
This exhibition hopes to put the human face on the label and statistic ‘refugee’. It will show the personality, resilience and contribution of our refugee and migrant community as well as the vision of Wolverhampton as a city of Sanctuary – a safe place for those escaping persecution and war.

Meet and Mingle

Monday June 15th, 7pm to 9pm - At Light House Media Centre, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT
City of Sanctuary is hosting a Meet and Mingle event to bring together communities, give everyone an opportunity to learn about each other, to build friendships and show support to anyone facing new challenges in a new city. The event is a ‘bring and share’ with the very best of home cooked international cuisine. During the event you'll have a chance to see the  “Different Pasts, Shared Futures” exhibition.

Coffee and cake mornings

Thursday 18th June 10am to 12pm - Newhampton Arts Centre
Friday 19th June 10am to 12pm - Hope Community Project

Children's Art Exhibition

From 15th to 30th June at Asylum Gallery in Chapel Ash
An exhibition of children’s art from local primary schools.

For more information about any of these events visit the Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary website


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