UK refugee sector joins together in Hull, the UK City of Culture to celebrate the contribution refugees make to life in the UK.
As part of the UK City of Culture Celebrations in Hull we are holding the UK celebration of World Refugee Day. This event is for the whole Refugee sector across the UK and provides an ideal opportunity for people to come together. Prestigious speakers will talk about the positive impact refugees have on life in the UK. Refugees will display their talents through performances.
In May 2017 Holy Trinity will be declared a full Minster by Archbishop Sentamu. This spectacular church dates back to 1299 and was attended by William Wilberforce, renowned campaigner for the abolition of slavery. Hull's anti slavery history continues today through the internationally renowned WISE (Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation). Whilst attending our event you can also visit William Wilberforce's house which is now a museum. The Anti Slavery Garden is also on display in the museum next door.
The announcement of the next City of Culture will be made towards the end of 2017. Hull Refugee Week will pass over this event to whichever city winning this honour so the refugee sector has four years in which to plan the UK Celebration of World Refugee Day in 2021 providing an ideal opportunity for the sector to get together again in four years time.
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Hull Refugee Week