Refugee Week 2020

Please see below for details of what's happening in this year's Refugee Week!

You can find out more about the Bradford events on their Facebook page or national events on the main Refugee Week website.



Our exhibition: Freedom / Wolność
Finding Home by Basia Szymańska

Refugee Week.

This is an audiovisual exhibition about Polish combatants, who came to the UK after WWII. It consists of portraits and recordings of 5 people, who shared their story about surviving war, and their journey to find a new home in England. What started as a simple university project, evolved into something much bigger and meaningful, than I imagined. It is not only a collection of personal memoirs, but also a record of history, told by eyewitnesses for the next generations to learn. Each story is different, but they all share one thing: all those people have come a long way to find something, which is often taken for granted – freedom and a safe home.

Click here to view the exhibition.


Other Opportunities

This is Me

This is Me a media project initiated by University of Bradford and Bradford Schools of Sanctuary who collaborated with four local schools to explore issues of representation in marginalised communities. The resulting online exhibition showcases the amazing work created by the year 10 pupils who took part, and is available here


Zephaniah Trust resource pack

The Zephaniah Trust have launched this resource pack for families and groups of friends, helping people engage with the situations of refugees and asylum seekers. It is suitable for families, schools and adults.

Acts of the Imagination

Packed full of ideas for families schools and groups of friends to explore themes of sanctuary in creative ways, including age-appropriate ideas for children from Early Years right through to secondary school - written by our storyteller, Julie Wilkinson, who has almost a decade of experience runnng creative education sessions in schools on the topic of refugees."

Click here to download.



Refugee Week 2019


Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK. Like many parts of the UK, Bradford has a proud tradition of welcoming people from across the globe, particularly those who have fled from their home countries as a result of persecution. Celebrations during Refugee Week arise from a coming together of members of refugee and asylum seeker communities and those who work amongst them.


Here at the Cathedral we're hosting a film showing of 'The Dream of Shahrazad' on Thursday 20th June at 7pm and an exhibition entitled 'Burma, Bangladesh, Bradford: A Celebration of Integration' running from the 17th - 22nd June.


Click here to download the programme of events.


Tim Smith.

Click here to read our blog post about the exhibition.