Ripon City of Sanctuary events 2018
FUTURE EVENTS – 2018
Saturday 13 October, 3pm – As part of Ripon Poetry Festival, Palestinian poet Mustafa Abu Sneineh and British writer Naomi Foyle will be reading and discussing their poetry at the Old Deanery, Ripon. Arranged in collaboration with Ripon City of Sanctuary.
PAST EVENTS – 2018
Wednesday 1 August – City of Sanctuary prayer station at Ripon Cathedral charities day.
As part of Refugee Week, 18-24 June 2018 (see poster)
- Saturday 16 June – 10:00am. Join us and Ripon Cathedral for a walk and thoughtful contemplation of sanctuary in the context of Ripon. Book via email
- Monday 18 June – FREE film night with 2 movies: a short entitled Only my Voice (2017, 12 mins) about 4 women from the Middle East as they transit through Athens, a a feature-length film entitled Syrian Stories (100 mins, 2017) revealing the diverse experiences of Syrian people displaced by war and living in neighbouring coutries. Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall.
- Wednesday 20 June – 2:00-3:00pm. Celebration of Schools of Sanctuary at Ripon Cathedral
- Wednesday 20 June – 7:30pm. A public talk about the work of Ripon City of Sanctuary at Grewelthorpe Village Hall
- All week – City of Sanctuary display at Ripon Library
Sunday 3 June – Participation in the volunteer service at Ripon Cathedral
Monday 23 April – Ripon City of Sanctuary AGM. A review since we set up in September 2015, committee appointments/resignations, plus interviews with Mohamad & Abdulkhader, 2 Syrian men resettled in Ripon.
Saturday 24 March – Visit of Syrian families to 2 farms in Nidderdale, with lunch kindly provided by Pateley Bridge Methodist Church
Monday 26 February – Public talk by Jonathan Spencer, project manager for SVPR at North Yorkshire County Council, and one of the Syrian men who has been resettled to Ripon (who told his story)
Saturday 17 February – Visit of Ripon City of Sanctuary and Ripon’s Syrian families to Wakefield District of Sanctuary and Wakefield’s Syrian families for lunch and a day of socialising and music
Tuesday 2 January – 2:00-4:30 Party for Ripon’s Syrian families at Allhallowgate Methodist Church Ripon.