**We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a 3 year grant from the National Lottery to expand our community engagement programme and develop the organisation.  For all updates on progress, plans and ways to get involved, please sign up to our mailing list http://www.bristolrefugeefestival.org/newsletter-sign-up/ 

Since 2005 Bristol has been running events during Refugee Week to celebrate the contribution that refugees and asylum seekers bring to Bristol. Refugee Festival CIC was established in November 2017, to coordinate the ever-increasing programme of events. The festival is now a diverse programme of arts, cultural and educational events, bringing together incoming and host communities across the city, spanning several weeks every June.

We thank all the organisations and individuals that help make it happen.

Bristol refugee festival aims are

    • To promote a better understanding as to why people seek sanctuary
    • Help overcome misconceptions
    • Value the diversity and talent that refugees and asylum seekers bring to Bristol
    • Support successful integration.

Bristol Refugee Festival 2020 funders are

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