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Derby City of Sanctuary is excited to launch the official programme for Derby Refugee Week 2018 (18-24 June)! You can see it in full here.

Join us as we celebrate the contribution refugees have made to our city. With a mixture of art, food, performances, high-profile speakers and tours, there’s something for everyone! Plus, most of the events are completely free.

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June.

In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

This year’s celebrations in Derby are being coordinated by Derby City of Sanctuary, a network of organisations uniting to make our city a welcoming place for those seeking sanctuary.

“Derby holds a marvellous history of offering sanctuary to people fleeing war and persecution, offering compassion to refugees who need protection. Those who receive sanctuary not only enrich our communities but also bring vital skills to our city including for our schools, hospitals and businesses, whilst they rebuild their lives” – Joseph Chivayo, Chair of Derby City of Sanctuary

Click here to view the programme