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Journeys Festival International was first delivered in Leicester in 2013 and since then has hosted regular editions in Manchester and Portsmouth too. With this festival we create a platform for artists from sanctuary seeking backgrounds, a showcase to share artistic talent, community cultural exchanges and incredible live events.

Together with audiences and artists, we explore journeys, migration and the world around us. We embrace different cultures; we explore what it means to seek and find sanctuary and we celebrate our different journeys together.

We are proud to be the UK’s first Festival of Sanctuary, showing our commitment to sanctuary seeking artists and audiences. We’ve been working to improve the festival’s accessibility for all and have been accredited with the Attitude Is Everything Bronze Charter Status, which means we’re welcoming to all and have made provisions for Deaf and disabled artists, audiences and participants too.

We strive to make the festival inclusive, safe and enjoyable for all. We’ve worked hard to produce an amazing festival experience and we want you to join us on the journey.

Together we will celebrate Leicester as an international and diverse city. We're taking over the streets with a family-friendly programme of outstanding outdoor arts, incredible performances, live music from around the world and jaw-dropping shows that you'll be talking about for years to come.