Refugee Week Southampton: a community celebration

The 17th-23rd June is Refugee Week: the world’s largest arts & culture festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of people seeking sanctuary.

The theme this year is “Our Home”. From the places we gather to share meals, to our collective home, planet earth, everyone is invited to celebrate what our Our Home means to them. 

SWVG, together with local community groups and organisations, are building on the success of our amazing Refugee Week event last year in the middle of Southampton, which was attended by about 1000 people.

Events in Southampton

We will be visiting local schools  in the weeks leading up to Refugee Week, and then we will have big events for local communities in Southampton on Saturday 22nd June. We are also planning events at the Library, MAST and elsewhere in the days leading up to it. 

 

Saturday 22nd June

Food – Music – Dancing – Games

11:30am WESTQUAY EVENT 

Dancing and Music

Refugee Week information

1pm CARNIVAL PARADE

From Westquay to Palmerston Park

Samba Band – VIPs

 

2 – 5pm PALMERSTON PARK PICNIC

Share and celebrate our local communities’ cultures

Free entertainment

Food stalls or bring your own picnic

 

Home is the place that I feel safe in. Home is the person who I feel happy with. Home is the place that you miss it.”

SWVG student reflecting on the theme Our Home.