“Healing Through Community”
This year we invite you to explore the theme of healing and how this might be done through activity that creates strong, welcoming and inclusive communities.
Healing means the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again. This process is made much easier if we have support and care from others. All of us will have experienced injury or loss at some point in our lives and know how important family, friends, neighbours, others are for helping ease the pain and begin healing again. Refugees and asylum seekers arriving in the UK will have lost those strong networks and connections, so together we need to help them rebuild new ones, so they can feel welcome, safe valued and so begin to heal.
The Festival programme is done in collaboration with a variety of individuals, organisations and community groups. We welcome all contributors, but particularly those that have consulted with refugees and asylum seekers from the conception to delivery of the activity.
To submit your idea for the festival please apply HERE.
Deadline for event submissions is the 22nd April.
If your event is selected for the programme you will then have one week more to provide further details for the programme.