Refugee Week 2019

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

Refugee Week started in 1998 as a direct reaction to hostility in the media and society in general towards refugees and asylum seekers. An established part of the UK’s cultural calendar, Refugee Week is now one of the leading national initiatives working to counter this negative climate, defending the importance of sanctuary and the benefits it can bring to both refugees and host communities.

There are lots of events happening around the diocese, we have listed a number below. Those in bold are events being hosted by Caritas Salford or linked organisations. 

You can learn more about Refugee Week here. 

Date Event Location
16th June, 3pm


RADAR celebration


Rochdale Action with Destitute Asylum seekers and Refugees St Chad’s Church, Rochdale OL16 1QT


17th June, 6pm


Film Screening of ‘Human Flow’


University of Central Lancashire

Get tickets here. 


18th June,   7pm]



Refugee Dine with me

A call for partnership and collaboration

Cornerstone Day Centre

Partnership invitation to local businesses, charities, organisations and educational establishments.

Register here


19th June, 1pm


Genocide Memorial Service Bolton City of Sanctuary


Festival Hall Bolton More Details here


15th – 21st June


Horizon’s Festival



HOME Manchester

More details here

20th June, 1:00‐ 1:30pm


‘The Stranger’s Case’ a drama performance



By the Octagon Sanctuary group at Octagon at the Market Place, Upper Floor, Knowsley Street, Bolton BL1 2AL



20 June, 6‐8pm


The Whitworth Take Over



with Revive Women’s Group with the Journeys festival International and the Manchester International Roots Orchestra

Venue: The Whitworth, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER


20th June, 6.30 – 9.30pm




Ladies Celebration of Dance




Sahara Centre, 48 Fishwick Parade, Preston, PR1 4XQ

More details here


22nd June, 12 – 4pm




Maker’s Market




People’s Production Lab, Guildhall St, Preston, PR1 3NU

More details here


22nd June, 11‐6pm



Lancaster as a City of Sanctuary Celebration



Global Link Lancaster



22nd June, 10 – 4pm


The Refugee World Cup, Family Fun Day &

Cultural Celebration


Venue: Albert Park, Grecian Street, Salford, M7 1JF



22nd June, 6 ‐9pm




An Evening of Entertainment




People’s Production Lab, Guildhall St, Preston, PR1 3NU

More details here 


22nd June, 2pm


Third Annual International Mass

‘No One Left Behind’ 


St John’s Cathedral, Salford

More details here


23rd June, 12pm



This is who I am



People’s History Musuem

More details here


23rd June 3pm – 5pm



Stone Flowers and Manchester Camerata



Gorton Monastery More details here



23rd June 3pm – 5pm







St John’s Church, Dowling St, Rochdale



24th June, 1‐2pm






Bridgewater Hall, Manchester More details here



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