Bristol Refugee Festival is a month long programme of arts, cultural and educational events that brings together communities across the city to celebrate the contribution refugees make to Bristol.

Our aims are

  • To promote better understanding as to why people seek sanctuary
  • Help overcome misconceptions that can create hostility
  • Value the diversity and talent that refugees and asylum seekers bring to Bristol
  • Support successful integration.

It is linked to a UK wide initiative called Refugee Week which takes place every year in the week around World Refugee Day on 20th June.