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Cambridge City Of Sanctuary For Refugees

Friday 15th April 2016 at the Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, from 16:30 until 23:00


Join us for the biggest refugee fundraising event Cambridge has ever seen, and help raise £10,000 in aid for refugees across Europe and in Cambridge.

Friday 15th April 2016 at the Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, from 16:30 until 23:00


16:30: Peace Procession, meeting at Kings Parade, to end at the Guildhall where we will gather for a candle lit vigil. Bring your kids along!!!

17:00: ‘How you can help’ Information fair (free entry)

Exhibition: ‘From Syria with Love’ art by children living in refugee camps.

World Cuisine Cafe with Sara Savino’s Soups, the Vivacious Vegans and delectable cakes from Martina Ann. (nearly all dietary requirements catered for)

18:00: ‘Can Britain do more to help Refugees?’ Welcome address from the Mayor. Guest Speakers and Panel Q&A with the audience. Chaired by Jeremy Sallis (BBC). Speakers listed below. (free entry,advance booking recommended )

19:30: Auction of Wishes presented by Catherine Carr (BBC)

20:00: Live Music and bar (Ticketed event).

Acts performing include:

  • AFRO TEMA (Senegal)
  • THE SUITS (7 Piece high energy funk, soul and rock ‘n roll band)
  • SOULJAH FIYA (Roots Reggae from Ivory Coast)
  • WARNING SHADOWS (Blues/Rock)
  • ALICE WALKER (British Solo Artist)
  • BINEWSKI MURDER (Semi-Feral-Pre-Apocalyptic-Post-Cabaret Swing-Punk-Blues-Smash)

Tickets in advance: £15/£10 (unwaged) £18 on the door. (please bring proof of status for concession tickets on the night)

Under 18s and children are very welcome and will require a separate ticket. £5 entry for 16 and 17 year olds. Under 16s are free. All under 18s must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

There are a number of local officials attending this event including The Mayor, members of the City Council, and other local politicians. Please come and show how important the refugee crisis continues to be for the residents of Cambridge and keep it on the political agenda.


  • Glenys Newton, writer, volunteer in Greece and Calais.
  • Baraa Ehsaan Kouja, Syrian student at the University of Exeter and Curator of From Syria with Love exhibition.
  • Dr Nazia Mintz- Habib, Cambridge University specialist in Sustainability and policy adviser.
  • Eddie Stadnik, Chief Officer Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum.
  • Jess Mills, Help Refugees
  • Followed by a panel discussion with invited guests Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council, Josie Naughton (Help Refugees), and other Cambridge community leaders to be announced.