Southampton Refugee Week to be marked with a day of events on June 24

Southampton Refugee Week to be marked with a day of events on June 24

A special day of events to mark Southampton Refugee Week will be held on Saturday, June 24th.

The event is being co-hosted by  Southampton Stand Up to Racism alongside local refugee charities SWVG, Southampton Action and Clear

An organiser from Southampton Stand Up To Racism said: “In the face of this government’s disgraceful rhetoric and inhumane policies towards those seeking sanctuary on our shores, we will be reaffirming our belief that everyone deserves a home and has the right to seek safety for themselves and their families. If you agree, then please join us on Saturday 24 June to celebrate the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees in our city.”

The programme of events for the day:


10am: Fun workshop, West Quay Rear Terrace (near Waterstones).

Make your own parade decoration – suitable for all ages! Find out about Refugee Week – discover why people are displaced and the challenges they face when seeking safety.

12pm: Carnival Parade, starting at West Quay

The parade will be joined by some local VIPs and led through the City Centre by the amazing Southampton XR Samba Band to Palmerston Park.

1pm: Palmerston Park Picnic & Entertainment.

Bring your own picnic and enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment, including music, dancing, storytime, games and other cultural activities – full line-up to follow soon!

For more information visit the Facebook event page. Volunteers are also being sought to help run the day. For more information, email:


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