Bradford marks Refugee Week

Article dated Friday Jun 16, 2023 at 02:31 PM

Bradford will mark Refugee Week with a number of events.

Bradford Refugee Week is taking place from 17th – 25th June 2023.

This year there is a feast of family fun, opportunities to learn and make friends, with more activities and events spread over the entire week and District.  The week has been organised by Bradford Council and a host of partners.

The launch event will take place on Monday, 19 June at the Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley.  There will also be an open mic event, a choir singing session and a family fun event at a variety of locations. 

Bradford Museums and Galleries are inviting Refugees and Asylum Seekers aged 16 and above to discover the volunteering opportunities at the museum and what volunteers do on Wednesday, 21 June at the industrial Museum from 10.30am.  The Lord Mayor of Bradford Cllr Gerry Barker will also attend this event.

At the end of Refugee Week there will be a Jo Cox inspired Great Get Together Event in Peel Park on Saturday, 24 June at 12pm to 3pm. Bradford Friendship Choir will be also be preparing to sing the ‘City of the World’ song plus other songs together with children from Westminster Primary School.  There will be stalls, other bands and musicians and lots more.

On Sunday, 25 June there will be A Celebration of Ukrainian History in the Bradford District from 12pm at the  Ukrainian Community Centre, 169 Legrams Lane.

Entrance will be free but any donations will be greatly appreciated for the Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal  it will be a fun event led by the Bradford branch of Association of Ukrainians in GB.  Films from the video archive will be shown, there will be performances of Ukrainian song and dance, and an exhibition of Ukrainian art and culture.  There will be food and drink for sale including a BBQ with a Ukrainian twist. There will be cricket taster sessions for adults and children and other activities for children at the event.

Cllr Abdul Jabar, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety said: “The purpose of Refugee Week is to raise awareness of refugee experience and issues both locally and globally, to express and celebrate refugee contribution to Bradford currently and historically, and to campaign for a less hostile environment.

“Bradford District is ready to show and share just why we are a City, Local Authority, and University of Sanctuary during this important week.”

For a full list of the events taking place and more information visit

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