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Saturday 03 February 2018

Love Is Political: Refugee Valentine Puts A Positive Spin On Love & Diversity In Brighton

Refugee Valentine is organized by Brighton Migrant Solidarity (BMS) and Thousand For Thousand (T4K) to celebrate love and diversity.

They have a line up of local refugee and migrants bands bringing the music of their international origins to The Rose Hill Tavern, Brighton, to create a night that defies categorisation as either global or local.

Headlined by Yamaya (Afrobeat Funk Fusion) and Alaa (Oud and vocals from Syria).

West African chefs will cook Jollof rice a celebratory feast served on big platters for 4-6 people so that strangers can eat together to share the love. 

Jollof rice is traditionally served on big platters for 4-6 people and we want to encourage strangers to eat together to share the love.


BMS and T4K believe love transcends borders. They throw up barriers to divide communities into homogeneous societies of "us" and "them". 

Refugees are people who have already crossed borders to find love in new communities. They can show the rest of us the way to transcend difference. 

The border makes refugees the other, but love thrives on difference. Refugee Valentine celebrates love and celebrates diversity. 

It's our differences that bring us together. Refugee Valentine will take love beyond monogamous pair bonding to begin rebuilding a community that celebrates difference.

This is why they would like you to join them on the 14th of February 2018 and celebrate different shades of your love with them. 

'Refugee Valentine' at The Rose Hill Tavern, Brighton, on 14th of February 2018 from 6pm to 11pm. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




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