Refugee Week Celebration Day 2024 – Henna Party, Activities and Food!

22 June 2024 10:00 - 22 June 2024 16:00

Join us on Saturday 22 June for our Refugee Week Celebration Day!

Drop in for Free Family Henna party with activities for children of all ages and tasty treats from our cafe with the Corarima Pop-Up Takeover!

Visitors will be able to meet our Studio of Sanctuary community and join in our free henna party! Adults can have beautiful designs using organic henna stain applied to your hands and wrists, whilst children can have child-friendly henna applied with colour body paint.

Families can also take part in free activities designing their own patterns, and creating collages.

The day event will also offer the opportunity to meet people from all communities and learn more about what henna represents in communities and what being a henna artist means to different individuals.

Visit our Coffee House and try sensational flavours with our Corarima Pop-Up Takeover. We’ll be offering a special menu of tasty snacks including sambusa and injera filled with different flavours to try created specially by our good friends at Corarima, Wakefield’s authentic and delicious Abyssinia cuisine!

About Refugee Week 

Refugee Week is an annual seven-day festival which takes place in June each year. The festival takes place in the week around World Refugee Day (on the 20th June). It is a time to celebrate the contributions of the UK’s refugee and asylum seeking communities, and to raise awareness as to why people seek sanctuary. The theme of this year’s celebrations “Our Home”. From the places we gather to share meals to our collective home, planet earth: everyone is invited to celebrate what our Our Home means to them.