Sanctuary in Parliament Tuesday 29th November

Four members of our steering group and five refugees from Swindon will be heading to the Houses of Parliament for the event Sanctuary in Parliament!

There will be talks from refugees and asylum seekers as well as local sanctuary groups from all over the UK. There will even be Kurdish singing from Ali who is attending with our Swindon group.

The group will have a chance to meet and chat with MP Robert Buckland on the day and discuss issues that affect them here in Swindon.

Watch this space for updates after the event and pictures from the day!


Official launch date:

We are set to launch Swindon City of Sanctuary on the 13th October 2016 at The Platform.

The launch will be the start of Harbour Fest which is a weekend long festival aiming to bring communities together by celebrating different cultures through art, music, dance, film and comedy!

Launch event details:

Join us for a special evening – it is the Opening Event for the first Harbour Fest Swindon AND the Launch of Swindon City of Sanctuary supported by Swindon Amnesty.

Special guests including the founder of City of Sanctuary, representatives from Amnesty and the Harbour Project, will welcome us to the event, and – after a short introduction – the show begins:

We have an amazing mix of multi-cultural performances and entertainment for you!!! Kurdish singers, Indian and African dancers, Spanish guitar, Samba, Swindon drama and poetry, and lots, lots more.

Please join us for this feast for the senses. And for the free international snacks too.

Entry is FREE –  but please register by clicking on the following link: Free tickets for Swindon City of Sanctaury launch event

Donations on the night will be very welcome – we’re raising money for the Harbour Project, a Swindon charity that provides welcome and support for asylum seekers and refugees.Our Harbour Bar will be there to quench your thirst for the whole even

Click on the poster to be directed to Harbour Fest Swindon Facebook page to discover more information about the whole weekend.


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