Sanctuary is about bringing people together and this starts in our own communities.

There are lots of ways of bringing people together - food, music, activities, anything that gets people talking and having fun!

CoS Examples

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Welcome to Birmingham

Birmingham CoS have created this amazing map for newcomers with all sorts of services listed!

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Syrian pop-up Cafe in Colchester

Regular pop-up cafes in Colchester serving Syrian food draw large crowds!

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Mapping Sanctuary in Edinburgh

In Nov 2016, 100 people from across Edinburgh came together to map what's in the city and create an online sanctuary guide!

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Sanctuary Suppers in Leeds

Sanctuary Suppers is a project to bring people from different walks of life together to share a meal

Other Examples (external sites)

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Refugees Welcome to Dinner

A toolkit to help organise a 'Refugees Welcome' dinner

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Welcome Cinema

A monthly event in London to bring people together with a film and food

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United Invitations

Aiming to connect locals and newcomers over home-cooked dinners

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Local Welcome

A service supporting groups to organise cooking and eating together events.

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Culture Kitchen

Culture Connect a community food project run by a team of volunteer cooks from all over the world living in Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead.