Sanctuary Festival is our annual event held in June at the end of Refugee Week. It is a celebration of community and solidarity with refugees and anyone seeking sanctuary in our town.
The festival started in 2017 hosted at Ashburnham Place, and in 2021, following the pandemic, found a new home at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery. We’re hugely grateful to both of them for making it possible to grow the event, which welcomed over 1500 people in 2022.
In 2022, a short film was made by Mike Page from Megatrend Media. Watch it here.
Photos below by Alexander Brattell