About Celebrating Sanctuary: Refugee Week Takeover

Celebrating Sanctuary in partnership with B:Music

Save the date for Celebrating Sanctuary's annual World Music and Arts Festival.

Bringing people together to celebrate and experience the culture, arts and stories of refugees and migrant communities through a universal appreciation of music, joy and life.

This year's Refugee Week Festival will bring music and arts from around the world, showcasing the work of highly acclaimed, UK based refugee and migrant artists, plus special international guest artists. With musicians from Haiti, Iran, UK and Zimbabwe, we promise you will leave happier and more inspired than when you arrived.

Artist Announcement

We are delighted to announce Ava as the first of our artists performing at Symphony Hall for Refugee Week 2024!


Ava is an Anglo-Persian group who play mainly original compositions, a fusion of Persian vocals accompanied by kora and flamenco guitar. Ava will perform as a duet with Mina Fatemi and John Berry. Mina, is an Iranian singer who performs in her native language, Farsi, with an emotive and poetic delivery that never fails to move the audience. John Berry has an extensive history of musical collaborations, having played in Salmagundi, a World Music ensemble, as well as with Sura Susso, a West African griot from The Gambia, plus many other musicians.

Stay tuned for more artist announcements!

Supported by Arts Council England

Booking Info

No Booking Required

Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons

If you require a wheelchair position (subject to availability) please call the Box Office on 0121 289 6343.

A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the Access Scheme, email boxoffice@bmusic.co.uk or call us on 0121 289 6343.

Dates & Times

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Please Note: Bookings for our FREE events are limited to 2 per customer.

Our performance running times are usually confirmed close to the show. Where available we'll post the times as soon as we can get them, so check back about a week before for updates. Please note performance running times are approximate and subject to change.