Margaret Fingerhut write up by Amanda Hart!
The Margaret Fingerhut concert – ‘Far From The Home I Love’ – was a huge success! We’ve got a lovely…
Stories of Welcome – an enormous success
In an exciting turn of events, Leicester City of Sanctuary has won both first and third place in the national…
Launch of Birds without Sky – Poems from Exile
On 21st February, more than 70 people gathered in Leicester Central Library for the Leicester Writers Showcase event in partnership with…
Peoples’ Project Update No. 1
Thanks to the lottery funding we received after winning the most votes in the East Midlands region for the People’s…
Mark your calendar! On 26 August at 7:30 pm, there’s an event at Leicester Cathedral that you don’t want to miss. More in coming but for now please visit this link for ticket and event info. It’s a play for adults and 12+ children.
Journeys Festival is back – bigger and better than ever – now International
We are pleased to work with ArtReach on their fourth Journeys Festival in Leicester which has gone international. Don’t miss…
Leicester to fly space blankets as symbols of welcome for refugees – Refugee Week
On 18 June 2016, Leicester is will be holding a Refugee Week celebration at the Town Hall Square. The event…
Celebrating Refugee Arts: Journeys Festival and Coffee Shop Conversations end of August
We are excited by the plans for the next Journeys Festival in Leicester, organised by ArtReach. Once again Journeys Festival will…
Refugee poet discovered at City of Sanctuary fundraising event.
Leicester City of Sanctuary held a successful evening of jazz poetry and song to raise funds for the hardship fund…
Poem – by a volunteer “Blue Folder”
A volunteer wrote this poem after accompanying an asylum seeker to theUKBA East Midlands Reporting Centre. We think it says so much we wanted to share it with you. Blue Folder By Lily Silverman – City of Sanctuary Volunteer