Refugee Week Celebration 2016

A free and fun day out for all the family, a fusion of talented muscians, dancers and performers all drumming up noise for Refugee Week

The British Red Cross is hosting a celebration in Town Hall Square, Leicester on Saturday 18 June to mark this year’s Refugee Week.

Taking place between 11am-4pm, the free event will feature live performances throughout the day from a variety of musicians and dancers including Afro Kubanza, the Marimba Players, Luke Broughton, Afro City Swing Band, Beth Hartshorne, Red Leicester Choir, The Zimbabwean Gospel choir and many more.

Cathy Stevenson, British Red Cross senior service manager for refugee support in Leicester, said: “We are delighted to be back for another celebration and we are proud to celebrate Leicester’s long history of welcoming people from around the world. Many of the performers are refugees themselves and have first-hand experience of settling into life in the UK having fled their homes due to conflict, national disaster or persecution.

“Throughout the day we will showcase vibrant cultures and traditions from around the world, celebrating the contributions refugees and asylum seekers make to life in Leicester.

“There’s also a kids corner, face painting and a host of information stalls. Bring the family and a picnic, sit on the grass and enjoy a day of fantastic entertainment.”

To find out more contact Joe Thurgate on 0116 2710359

Date 18/06/2016
Time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue Town Hall Square
Horsefair Street
Leicester
LE1 9BG

Organiser
British Red Cross
0116 2710359
Category Community event
Price Free