What is Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham?

What is Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham?

Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham is a registered charity (no. 1099536), which works through the arts to raise awareness of the contributions that refugees make to the UK, and in particular to the city of Birmingham.

Our events celebrate the tradition of offering sanctuary in the UK to those fleeing persecution, and we support refugee artists to further their careers and reach new audiences.


Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham brings together communities in Birmingham to:

Each year in June we run the Celebrating Sanctuary Festival, a world music festival that focuses on the music of refugee producing countries and the work of refugee musicians. Throughout the year we provide music events, schools workshops and other activities.

Executive Officers

Chair: Shari Brown
Sally Bateman


Coordinator: Rachael Cox
Artistic Director (Music): Sid Peacock


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