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Calderdale Refugee Week

Monday, 7 June 2021

Refugee Week is happening from 14th to 20th June 2021 in various places in Calderdale. Some events are online and some are in person but they are all free to attend.

More information on the Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary website

Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary is part of the City of Sanctuary movement. They offer a place of safety for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution and celebrate asylum seekers' and refugees' contribution to our area!

Initially led by St. Augustine's Centre, it draws on a growing network of support. Groups have come together from across the Calder Valley to make it a Valley of Sanctuary.

There are many events that could be highlighted but here are a few:

  • Throughout the week, there are dance / movement workshops for young people
  • On Monday 14th June, there is a webinar to launch the week from 11am-12 am produced by people with lived experience of the asylum and refugee process
  • On Tuesday 15th, Leila's Kitchen in Hebden Bridge has a solidarity meal with two courses for £10. You will need to book with togetherwegrow2@yahoo.com and pay when you pick up the meal between 12 and 1 pm.
  • On Wednesday June 16th, there's a lunchtime walk and picnic with Luddenfoot Community Centre and 5.30 - 6.30pm creating a refugee week poem. Please book a place at hello@calderdale.cityofsanctuary.org
  • On Thursday 17th, there is banner making at St Augustine's Centre 12 - 3pm
  • On Friday 18th, at 5 pm there is a World Book Night cook in. See our website for recipes
  • On Saturday 19th, from 11:30 to 4:30 there is The Great Calderdale Get Together at The Piece Hall to celebrate The Great Get Together weekend and Refugee Walk
  • On Sunday 20th, at 1 pm there will be 3 different walks from the People's Park to support the theme of this year's Refugee Week which is "We can not walk alone" - one easy walk to Manor Health park, a harder one to Albert Promonade and the hardest one will be to Beacon Hill. Join the one you and your family/friends prefer.

More info on the Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary website