Refugee Tales at Derby Book Festival

2 Jun 2019 - 11.00AM - 8.00

As a City of Sanctuary, Derby has a long tradition of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.

In Refugee Tales, writers, including Patrick Gale and Marina Lewycka, retell the true stories of those who have been detained so that they can finally be heard. They offer a glimpse into the untold suffering of asylum seekers today and the power and prevalence of the human spirit.

The Festival’s Community Programme has been working with young refugees and asylum seekers and will publish a book of stories about their journeys to the UK in June.  The Bookshop Band will perform a new song commissioned by Derby Book Festival based on Refugee Tales and this new book.

Hosted by Anna Pincus, Director of Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group and co-editor of all three volumes of Refugee Tales. 


Sunday 2nd June

Deda, 19 Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU

Tickets: £8, buy HERE