This year marked 20 years of Refugee Week and Sanctuary on Sea set out to make sure the celebrations in Brighton & Hove were as big and as inclusive as possible. Brighton Dome was proud to host the final event 'Together', a culmination of the week's celebrations, on Sun 24 Jun.
People from all communities came together to devise a fantastic programme of activities for the day. Open to all, it kicked off with a glittering parade led by the Hummingbird Project in collaboration with Same Sky, followed by free art, music, theatre and dance workshops, exhibitions and performances, games and table tennis, delicious food and much more.
'Together' was one of many events taking place across the country a s part of the Great Get Together weekend, in celebration of Jo Cox’s belief that we have more in common.
There was a wonderful atmosphere and a warm Brightonian welcome was extended to all. Here we look back at the day with a photo blog.
Caroline Lucas MP walks in the Hummingbird Project's Refugees Welcome Parade!, in collaboration with Same Sky
Ndebele doll-making with Phati Mnguni
Iranian/Kurdish music workshop with Kourosh
Puppet-making and animation workshop with Pegasus Arts
Let the Colour Sing workshop with pastels
Diversity workshop with Gil Doron
West African drumming workshop with Ali Bangoura
Upside Down Comics: a workshop with Refugee Radio
Delicious food from around the world was thoroughly enjoyed
From left to right: Richard Williams & Siriol Hugh-Jones from Sanctuary On Sea, Caroline Lucas MP, Phati Mnguni
Thank you to all who gave their time and energy to making this event such a fun, inclusive and positive event for all, proving again what a welcoming city Brighton is.
All images © Alex Mastellone, Gnut studios