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Sanctuary Festival

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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 2023.

In 2022, a short film was made by Mike Page from Megatrend Media.  Watch it here.

Photos below by Alexander Brattell