… and its a corker this year. There are 27 events for you to enjoy and join in with – here are some of them. Full brochure to follow shortly.

Christian Aid exhibition “Uprooted” 15th – 30th June in the Cathedral: a moving photographic exhibition featuring stories of displaced people in Nigeria, Iraq and Kenya – with a launch reception following Evensong 6pm 16th June.
“Refugee Tales” with Patrick Gale and Marina Lewcyka June 2nd 11am at Deda . Event in partnership with Derby Book Festival – tickets from Derby Book Festival.co.uk. True stories of those seeking sanctuary who have been detained which offer a glimpse into the untold suffering of asylum seekers today and the power and prevalence of the human spirit.
      “Home from home?” Quaker City of Sanctuary event 14th June 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, St Helen’s St DE1 3GY
      Exhibition of refugee and asylum seeker art 17th – 21st June 10am – 4pm at the Derby Refugee Advice Centre/ Bosnian Centre, 99 Curzon St Derby DE1 1LN
      “Home from home” Digital art exhibition showcasing works from migrants and refugees exploring their stories through creativity 17th June 1pm -4pm and ongoing daily 10am – 4pm until 21st June at Artcore, 3 Charnwood St Derby DE1 2GT
       “Coming to Derby: Stories of migration” in the new World Cultures Gallery Derby Museum 18th June 12 – 3pm. An informal afternoon sharing stories of migration connected to Derby with a TV screen showcasing a University of Derby MA student photography project.
       Film screening of “The Movement” 19th June at the Multi Faith Centre 6pm – 8pm followed by Q and A with the film director Sharon Walia. Free event but booking with Eventbrite: the-movement-film-screening-social-event-tickets
      Multi-Faith tour for Refugee Week 20th June 10am – 2pm. Arrive from 9.30am at the Open Centre, 152 Pear tree Rd DE23 6QD – booking with Eventbrite
     “Journeys of Destiny” at Derby Theatre (studio) 20th June 7pm – true story of Syrian refugee Saad Alkassab with young people from Derby Theatre youth groups and young refugees in the city. Tickets £8 from the Box Office tel. 593939
WEA drop in and refreshments 20th June 1-3pm at The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB As part of this a volunteer will be sharing his journey and how to volunteer, what WEA can offer refugees and others.
     “Early Muslim refugees” 21st June MFC 12.30pm. A talk on “You, me, and those who came before” –with Ali Akbar, university chaplain
     DRS Open Day 22nd June 10am – 3pm at St Anne’s Church Hall Whitecross St DE1 3NE. Come and see the work of Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity , buy some jumble and join them for refreshments, tombola and games.

Refugee week in Derby is coordinated by the Derby City of Sanctuary planning group
City of Sanctuary UK Information