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June 2019

My Bristol: Refugee and Asylum Seekers Photography’ Exhibition.

June 24 - June 28
Park Side Vestibules at Bristol City Hall. College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR.

The first part of the exhibition will showcase black and white photos - taken, developed and printed by refugees and asylum seekers in and around Bristol. All photography was produced as part of a community photography project at St Pauls Darkrooms. The second part of the exhibition will introduce you into the lives of Bristol’s long standing, diverse refugee community. An opportunity for Bristolians to meet some of their neighbours they may otherwise know little about. To see both parts…

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BRAC Bristol Refugee Artist Collective: “Generations” Art Residency/Exhibition

June 24 - June 30
Victoria Methodist Church, 1A Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 1NU

This art exhibition/participation space is the culmination of a collaboration programme between BRAC artists and UWE students across various creative disciplines. The collaboration aims to give learning and personal development opportunities to students, refugees and asylum seekers and cultural and educational enrichment to the Bristol public. All photography was produced as part of a community photography project at St Pauls Darkrooms led by the Real Photography Company. For more information please see realphotographycompany.co.uk *Free*

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Eritrea in the News: Photo Exhibition

June 24 - June 28
Colston Hall, Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR

Eritreans – although not at war – have fled their country in their thousands. They sought refuge in neighbouring states or drowned in the Mediterranean in an attempt to reach sanctuary in Europe. Today there is a glimmer of hope. Ethiopia reached out to Eritrea. Their leaders have met and there is the prospect of reconciliation. Yet Eritreans, still long for true freedom. This timely exhibition traces how this tragedy came about and includes rare photographs – some shown for…

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Refugee Women of Bristol: Dance Event

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Malcolm X Centre, 141 City Road, St Pauls, Bristol, BS2 8YH

Refugee Women of Bristol annual dance event brings women from diverse cultures together, to share and showcase their cultures and have fun! Free event- Lunch is provided, donation is welcome

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The Ping Pong Tournament

June 25 @ 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm
All Hallows Hall, Easton BS5 OHH

Single advanced, singles intermediate and doubles competitions on 3 tables! Sign up for competitions, 6.45 – 7.15pm. Also round the table games throughout the night and practise tables. Aims: The Ping Pong tournament will bring regular members of Ping Pong Parlour and ASR ping players together. It will highlight and promote the Refugee festival. It will celebrate sporting achievement, be a lot of fun and connect people through Ping! Free to ASR. £5 / £4 to PPP members

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LARA Showcase

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The New Room, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, UK BS1 3JE

Featuring Nabra, Dijwar& Jane, with creative writing from Writing Home creative writing group - The oud duo Nabra perform music from Sudan; Dijwar & Jane perform and sing Kurdish songs from Syria. Nabra and Dijwar & Jane will also perform together, performing new pieces of music commissioned especially for this years Bristol Refugee Festival, funded by the Arts Council. Free

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Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Bristol, Great George St, BS1 5RR

This Summer, internationally acclaimed musician and composer, Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble will bring the poetry of Persia’s beloved mystic poet Rumi to life, through ‘All Because of Love’; a music production combining hauntingly beautiful Sufi music, dance and poetry. All Because of Love presents a devotional Sufi setting of Rumi’s poetry, considered in the Middle East to be the ultimate expression of wisdom and love, with contemporary and traditional music compositions by Jaberi. The production is accompanied…

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