Saturday 17th June 2017 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Gig in the Gardens (Queens gardens, Hull)
- K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade - The 9-piece deliver infectious West African vibes from Ghana via Sheffield, with diverse origins conflating to whip up their signature heady brew of afrobeat, soul, funk and reggae otherwise dubbed “Afro-fusion”.
- Hekima & The Bongo Flava - (SPECIAL ONE-OFF SHOW) - The Bongo Flava return for one special show due to popular demand. Tanzania via Hull, fusing african roots with rap, reggae, afro-beat and funk. - https://
- Bud Sugar - 1 part ukulele, 1 part drum machine, cross it with an acoustic up funk, add powerful Codhead vocals, infuse with grime inspired bars and garnish with a touch of electronic noises and you have a description of the Bud Sugar sound, but it's hearing that will get you craving the summery, high octane vibes that they incant!
- Rafiki Jazz - The most diverse band in the UK, a host of musicians spanning four continents with migrant & refugee artists at its heart & immense sincerity and compassion coursing through their songs.
Tuesday 20th June from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm UK Celebration of World Refugee Day at Hull Minster incorporating Hull's declaration as a City of Sanctuary
Hull’s declaration as a full City of Sanctuary will be made by a local refugee and will be received on behalf of the citizens of Hull by the current Lord Mayor to recognise Hull’s proud history of providing a warm welcome and a place of sanctuary to people fleeing persecution.
Baroness d’Souza: Lord Speaker of the House of Lords for 5 years. Hull City of Sanctuary is delighted the Baroness is speaking on this momentous day following on from our previous association with her.
Rosie Millard, Chair of Hull City of Culture, speaking about freedom and the impact of Hull City of Culture.
Nahros Zagros found sanctuary in Hull. He is now Vice President of Soran Unversity and is an amazing musician. As well as speaking he will also entrance us with his proficiency with the violin.
Exhibitions include work by a Hull group ‘Knitters for Peace’, Rock Against Racism posters going back to the 1970s and photographs from previous Hull Refugee Week events.
Free tickets available from https://www.
Wednesday 21st June starting at 7:30 pm Hull Independent Cinemas will be showing a range of short films about Syrian refugees at Fruit. Tickets are available from Hull Box Office. https://
Thursday 22nd June from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Refugee Celebration at Open Doors (Prince's Avenue Methodist Church, Hull) includes United Peace Gathering, special lunch and refugee talent showcase.