Brighton hosts a range of events for Refugee Week

Posted On 28 May 2010 at 8:02 am

Brighton is hosting a series of events to mark Refugee Week next month.

The events include a cabaret, an exhibition and a chance to sample food from around the world.

In Brighton and Hove, the week starts with an open day at St Mary Magdalen Community Centre in Upper North Street, Brighton, on Saturday 12 June.

The open day is intended to give people a chance to find out about the work of Brighton Voices in Exile, a support group which works with refugees and asylum seekers.

The event, which starts at 5.30pm, includes food, music, testimonies and a speaker.

The Refugee Week Cabaret takes place on Sunday 13 June at the Pavilion Theatre in New Road, Brighton.

The cabaret includes a performance by BandBazi Youth Circus Theatre as well as films, music, dance,  poetry and food.

Brighton Housing Trust is also offering food at an event called One World: Many Faces.

The BHT event, at Support 4 Housing, in London Road, Brighton, from noon to 3pm on Tuesday 15 June, includes information stalls and the chance to sample food and take away recipes.

A football tournament is also planned although the details have yet to be finalised.

Brighton and Hove City Council is supporting the event and more information can be found on the Refugee Week website by clicking here.

* Refugee Week is being covered as an assignment by Brighton and Hove Community Reporters, a project set up to give a voice to people from across the city. One of its aims is to help people from marginalised communities to share their stories.


  1. MJ Burkett Reply

    Just to say that Brighton Voices In Exile’s Open Day begins at 2.00pm and finishes at 5.30pm. All are welcome!

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