Glastonbury curated 10 ways you can support Refugee Week, which were ten things you could do at Glastonbury to mark Refugee Week 23 and stand shoulder to shoulder with those seeking freedom, human rights and refuge with us.
Here’s past events from Glastonbury 23:
Tune in to the rhythm of life
Hosted by War Child’s Club Music fundraising platform, The Right To Dance, Migrant Footprint celebrates the intersection of music and migration, exploring how sounds have been disseminated, communities built, ideas shared and perspectives changed.
— The Information, Silver Hayes; Saturday 2.30pm
Make some noise
White Ribbon Alliance – who work for the health and rights of women and girls across the globe – are hosting a Solidarity tent in The Park. Come up for a visit and meet refugee Diana Sefora Flores Gallardo and her daughter, María, hear their story and demand action from world leaders on the health rights and wellbeing of young refugees.
— The Park; throughout the Festival
Stand with Ukraine
Get down the front for Ukrainian all-female rockers, The Sixsters, who open the new Woodsies stage in style with their barrelling nu-metal riffs.
— Woodsies Stage; Friday 11.30am
Sign on the dotted line
Visit Oxfam’s Tent next to the Pyramid stage to join their campaign for climate justice for all communities, including refugees, displaced and marginalised people.
— Pyramid Stage; throughout the Festival
Experience a misadventure
Join Tom Daly from Bristol Refugee Rights and Kate Evens as they discuss their ‘Choose Your Misadventure’ Comic about the UK asylum system.
— Comics Without Borders, Green Fields, Speakers Forum; Sunday 5pm
Take part in Shangri-La’s People’s Assembly on Climate and hear from passionate speakers about how to make a world of difference.
— Nomad Stage, Shangri-La; Sunday 5pm
Show yourself some compassion with revitalizing yoga.
— Humblewell, The Park; 8.30am daily.
Join the debate
Come and hear all sides and decide for yourself: Can We Save the NHS? With Migrants Organise, We Own It, Dr Sonia Adesara, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP and Minnie Rahman.
— Left Field; Saturday, 1.30pm
Feel the joy
Be transported with the effervescent freedom calls of the prodigious Star Feminine Band. These seven young women from Benin, aged between 12 and 19, make inspirational and infectious music which calls for optimism, unity for all peoples and the rights of African Women – wherever they may be in the world.
— West Holts stage, Friday, 11.30am
Guided Meditation & Peace Procession
There will be a very special guided Meditation, followed by a creative and joyful procession over to the Kings Meadow where a huge human peace sign will be created. A Refugee Week banner will form part of this procession, with a guided meditation focusing on this year’s theme of ‘Compassion’. Keep an eye out on our News & Blog, where we’ll be sharing photos from this event – and if you’re there please send us your pics by tagging us on social media using hashtags #CompassionIntoAction #SimpleActs #RefugeeWeek
– Opening the Park Stage this year at 11am on Thursday 22nd June
There are so many ways you can get involved with Refugee Week. Check out the Simple Acts page to get inspired.