Leeds City of Sanctuary is part of a national movement to build a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.
In Leeds, we are proud to extend the welcome of our city to people who come here seeking safety. We are committed to making our city a haven for anyone who needs its protection.
With City of Sanctuary, we want to create a network of people and organisations right across the city, united in making our city more welcoming, open and fair for all.
A round-up of Leeds City of Sanctuary Refugee Week events
Refugee Week got off to a brilliant start with our ‘Refugees Welcome Here’ exhibition at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The…
Launch of ‘Child of the Universe’ charity single
On Saturday 20th, Beeston Primary launched their charity single ‘Child of the Universe’ at the White Rose shopping centre.
‘People and the Dales’ receive Sanctuary Award
People and the Dales received a Sanctuary in Mental Health award as part of Refugee Week celebrations at the West…
Beeston Primary School to launch charity single ‘Child of the Universe’
The wonderful Beeston Primary School are releasing the song ‘Child of the Universe’ as a charity single. The song was written…
Members of Leeds City of Sanctuary joined other Leeds organisations as part of a post-show panel on two nights, following performances…
Transform 15 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse
As part of the West Yorkshire Playhouse (WYP) Transform festival, the City of Sanctuary were invited to participate in a…
A day learning dry stone walling
A group from Leeds City of Sanctuary joined People and the Dales for a day learning how to do dry…
‘The Rolling Stone’
#RefugeesWelcomeHere Photo Exhibition
City of Sanctuary volunteers are organising a photo exhibition for Refugee Week (15-21 June) – venue TBC. These will be portraits of two people – someone who came to Leeds seeking sanctuary and someone who welcomed them – to be exhibited alongside conversations between the two about their friendship and what…
Raising Refugee Voices: Campaigning to Create Change!
Free dance workshops for women seeking sanctuary
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