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It’s Birmingham’s annual Refugee Week festival:

Celebrating Sanctuary Festival 2017

Saturday 17th June, 1pm – 6.30pm

MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH


To mark the start of Refugee Week 2017, Celebrating Sanctuary will be holding a FREE event for all the family, with live music, spoken word, workshops, stalls and activities. Come on down and join a great day out!

Alongside the performances, there’s a bring and share picnic in Cannon Hill Park: our friends from Amnesty Bournville will have a gazebo there, so pop over and say hello!

Running Order
1pm – 2pm – Hexagon Theatre
Spoken Word and Music – Writers Without Borders with Apha & Dan (from Afro Mio)

2.00pm – 6.30pm – Main Stage (Courtyard or Terrace Gallery if raining)
2.00pm – Nifeco Costa – originally from Guinea Bissau, brings sweet melodious sounds with a groove to make you move!
3.30pm – Afro Mio – from Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and UK – a harmonious blend of rich vocals borne on a wave of rhythmic conga and melodious African guitar and Cora.
4.30pm – Workshop (details to be confirmed)
5.30pm – The Redeemed – hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo, create a consummate stage show of music, dance and movement. The Redeemed perform with vibrant energy and the highest artistic quality to create a musical and visual delight, guaranteed to get people dancing!

Stalls and activities in The Foyer


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Two non-Amnesty events happening in Birmingham this week to show that Refugees are Welcome:

#RefugeesWelcome Rally in Victoria Square, 12:30pm Saturday 12th September 2015

A public demonstration, one of many taking place across the country this Saturday to highlight the wave of support for refugees currently being shown by ordinary people everywhere

Full Council Meeting of Birmingham City Council Tuesday 15th September 2015

Arrive in Victoria Square: 1.30pm All seated in the council house: 2pm. 

Councillor Albert Bore recently made a commitment resettle 50 refugees with a clear plan for making it happen, but None of the press and social media messages from the Council mention this.  Citizens UK Birmingham We will be submitting a public question asking for clarity if Sir Albert Bore will keep his pledge. Please arrive ahead of the meeting, gathering at Victoria Square from 1.30pm to take part in a briefing. This is not a protest or a demonstration but a considerate action to secure public commitment by attending an ‘Assembly’ of all of our elected members. Please contact Saidul Haque Saeed at saidul.haque@citizensuk.org for further information.

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From the West Midlands Equality Group:

Professor Dorling will be coming to talk to the West Midlands Equality Group on Weds 9th May between 6.30pm and 8pm at the Birmingham Midland Institute.

Danny will be talking about his new book, the ‘No Nonsense Guide to Equality‘ which was recently published.

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A non-Amnesty event you might be interested in:


Meeting: Press Freedom and Human Rights

Guest Speaker  Heather Blake: UK chair of Reporters without Borders

At 12.15pm, following the members only 2011 Annual General Meeting for the Birmingham Branch of the United Nations Association which is to be held on Saturday 17th September 2011: 12.15pm at St Columba United Reformed Church, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8DD

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A non-Amnesty event you may be interested in.  UK Feminista is a campaigning organisation for (as the name suggests) women`s rights. They are holding a free 2-day event on Sat 13th – Sun 14th August at the University of Birmingham.

UK Feminista Summer School

“The UK Feminista Summer School is a unique two-day event for anyone who is or wants to get active in feminism. You’ll learn crucial campaigning skills in everything from how to use the media to how to take direct action.   Two days of training, inspiration and solidarity. And best of all, it’s free!”

For more information or to book, visit their website.

There is also a fundraising event on the 4th August.

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A non-Amnesty event that you might be interested in:

DEBATE: ‘Millennium Development Goals : What’s holding us back?’

Open Event Saturday 04th June 2011 10.30 for 11.00am start, finish at 12.30pm. Venue: Council Chamber, Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB

Guest Chair and Speakers:

Malcolm Harper—UNA Former Director

Rt Hon. Clare Short—Former Minister

Rianne C. ten Veen—Green Creation

John Cooper—Christian Aid

If you would like any further information, please email: ravikumar505@hotmail.com

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A non-Amnesty event you may be interested in on 11th May, part of the “Birmingham Salon” series of events, see www.birminghamsalon.org for more details:

The struggle for democracy in the Middle East and Africa: Can the Arab movements survive western intervention?

Wednesday 11 May 2011
The Studio, Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP. 7.00pm until 8.30pm and in the pub afterwards.

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