Journeys Festival International poster

Journeys Festival International comes to Leicester from the 21 August to 03 September with two weeks of creative events taking place across the city. The festival celebrates the talents of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists, exploring work that shares the refugee experience.

Canteen poster


Friday 25 August , from 5pm
LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE

CANTEEN is the East Midlands largest pop up street food festival to put a unique stamp on the event! As well as globally inspired food to make your tastebuds tingle, Journeys Festival International will bring you some unique entertainment that celebrates refugee and asylum seeker talents and shares their incredible stories.

Painting by Catherine Headley

Catherine Headley, 'Field Path', oil on canvas

There is amazing street food in the courtyard from countries/cultures that are directly related to refugee and asylum-seeking communities; plus drinks, live and DJ music, print-making, and food-based performance.

Exhibitors include the three Open 28 exhibition winners, LSA members Jane French, Catherine Headley & Tiffany Tangen on show in the Meeting Rooms. 

Free Entry, pay for what you eat and drink

Find out more about the Canteen launch event

Journeys Festival International continues over the weekend of Saturday 26 - 27 August 2017:

Journeys Festival International Weekender poster

Journeys Weekender

Sat 2 - Sun 27 Aug 2017

Jubilee Square
Leicester LE1 3LY

A free Festival weekend that celebrates influences and talent from around the world in one weekend. Jubilee Square will be transformed into a vibrant melting pot with a main stage of world music delights, street food vendour and hands-on, artist led creative workshops, influenced by every corner of the globe.

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