Yorkshire Integration Festival 2021

Migration timeline


Celebrating the inclusion, diversity and contribution of people who've come to our region from across the world

The Yorkshire Integration Festival 2021 took place in November 2021. The theme was ‘Rebuilding together in a changing world’: the festival was a celebration of our region’s success in integrating refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants. Thank you for everyone who attended and took part - you inspired us, and we really appreciate you contributions.

Here’s our highlights reel as a taster:

If the viewer above isn't working in your browser, try switching to another browser such as Safari, Chrome or Firefox; or click this link to see the festival highlights reel directly on Vimeo.

Did you miss all the action? If so, catch up now!

Click here to take a look at our on-demand content from the event: watch back your highlights from the day or catch up on items you may have missed! (To find the content, follow the link and click on the 'on demand' button on the right hand side of the webpage.)

By watching, you’ll find out more about the excellent integration work that communities up and down Yorkshire and Humber are doing and you'll hear from a range of local and national speakers and stakeholders.

Here are just some of items to feature at the festival:


  • Keynote speaker - Zarlasht Halaimzai – CEO and co-founder of Refugee Trauma Initiative
  • Reflections on settling in Yorkshire
  • How should we respond to the Afghan crisis?
  • The future of refugee integration in Yorkshire and Humber
  • Arts showcase
  • Cook along
  • MESH website showcase

This on-demand content is available to you to browse at your own pace, till 19 November 2022. This content is hosted by Glisser - here is their privacy notice

This festival was organised by Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber

Logo for Asylum Migration and Integration Fund

Logo for Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber