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Moving Beyond Asylum Hotels: Refugee Week Panel Discussion

22 June
5:30 pm
7:30 pm

You’re invited to a panel discussing the reality of living in asylum hotels and reimagining the asylum system to improve people’s experiences of being ‘in limbo’.

The UK Government’s ‘hostile environment’ means that people who move to the UK in search of safety and security are isolated from the rest of society and forced to live in unsuitable hotel accommodation for a year+ whilst they wait for their asylum claim to be processed.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way! In our panel discussion, as part of Refugee Week 2024, we will discuss the reality of life as an asylum seeker, re-imagine the UK asylum system and think about what should happen to help people settle into their new home.

Speakers include representatives from local organisations, activists and people with lived experience of migration and living in asylum hotels.

Book Tickets

If you can’t afford a £4 ticket please contact to access a free ticket.

In Limbo Exhibition

This event accompanies a photography exhibition in Jubilee Library Window Gallery called ‘In Limbo’ that is spotlighting the real-life experiences of people seeking asylum living in hotel accommodation in Brighton and Hove. You can visit the exhibition from the 17 – 22 June.

Follow us on Instagram: @inlimboexhibition

Find more refugee week events in Brighton and Hove go here.


14 Saint George's Place
Brighton, England BN1 4GB United Kingdom

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