Welcome to FESTIVAL 31!


FESTIVAL 31 2017 is confirmed!

We’ve been granted a small fund from Big Lottery Celebrate Funding to actually start planning early- yes it’s amazing we are starting in December 2016!!!

So there will be plenty of opportunity to get involved and we’ll keep you updated.

Liverpool’s celebration of arts & culture from refugee communities and widened opportunity for discussion and understanding around the refugee experience. FESTIVAL 31 brings together refugees, wider communities, individuals, grassroots, small and larger organisations for a 31 day experience across the whole city every year, starting on the same day as national Refugee Week celebrations…

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This year we had several activities, exhibitions or events daily, working with over 30 organisations and community activists to deliver an ever expanding programme throughout the month.

For 2016 (20th June – 20th July) there were lots of opportunities to get involved. Check out our ‘Join Us‘ page if you’ve an idea or just want to get involved for 2017. 

Music, exhibitions, campaigning, discussions, song, socials, art actions, workshops, food, education, awareness raising, poetry, stand up, drama, schools workshops, flasmobs, drumming, film screenings & more

A big THANK YOU so far to Austin Smith Memorial Fund, Hill Dickinson Foundation and Merseyside Expanding Horizons for supporting our 2016 programme.

Festival 31 advert 2016 without bleed marks

See below for interviews with Bay TV, Up For Arts & BBC Radio Merseyside’s Upfront show for the 2015 programme.

Ngunan Adamu interviews commissioned artist Reagan Tesfemariam and festival co-ordinator Karen Wynne for BBC Radio Merseyside’s Upfront show.

BBC Radio Merseyside’s Up For Arts team interview festival co-ordinator Karen Wynne.