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

Bristol Refugee Festival 2018 takes place from 1st – 30th June and the theme for Bristol Refugee Festival this year is  Celebration, Information, Integration.

Bristol refugee festival aims are

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

Bristol refugee festival 2018 funders are

Bristol City Council                                       National Lottery Awards For All England


Bristol refugee festival is linked with refugee week

Refugee Week is a UK-wide initiative that takes places every year around World Refugee Day on 20th June. This year they are celebrating their 20th year and have launched the theme of 20 simple acts – find out more here.

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