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Counterpoints Arts

Saturday 15 June 2019 - Sunday 23 June 2019

All Day

Location

Derby Refugee Week
Various locations
Derby
East Midlands


Organiser

Derby Refugee Week


Website

https://derby.cityofsanctuary.org/

Price


Category

Arts and Culture


Derby

This year’s celebrations in Derby are being coordinated by Derby City Of Sanctuary, a network of organisations uniting to make our city a welcoming place for those seeking sanctuary.

"This year the theme for Refugee Week is ‘You, me and those who came before’, an invitation to explore the lives of refugees and those who have welcomed them throughout the generations. Derby holds a marvellous history and heritage of offering sanctuary to people fleeing war and persecution, offering compassion to refugees who need protection. Those who receive sanctuary not only enrich our communities but also bring vital skills to our City including for our schools, hospitals, communities and businesses, whilst they rebuild their lives. Each day we are challenged and encouraged to give thanks for our blessed lives whilst reaching out, embracing those in moments of challenge and welcoming the stranger."
JOSEPH CHIVAYO
Chair of Derby City Of Sanctuary

Derby Refugee Week 2019 programme (pdf)