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March 2019

Bristol Refugee Festival Planning and Networking Meeting

March 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

The Bristol Refugee Festival is a month-long programme of arts, cultural and educational events that bring together communities across the city to celebrate the contribution refugees and asylum seekers make to Bristol. We are holding another planning meeting in March to discuss ideas and activities for the 2019 programme and we would like to invite venues, artists, projects, and organisations that would like to be involved. We would particularly like members of the refugee and asylum seeking community to attend.…

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June 2019

Launch Event: A Celebration of Community and Creativity

June 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Trinity Centre, Trinity rd, Bristol BS2 0NW

Jacari, Bristol Refugee Festival and Refugee Women of Bristol are proud to present the launch of the Bristol Refugee Festival 2019! This community event is free to access and open to all ages and communities. We will be presenting an exhibition of creative work on the theme of families and migration, created by young people living in Bristol in the local community. There will be family friendly creative activities to drop into from 3.30pm, including drawing, printing, face-painting, slime-making and…

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United Communities: Sanctuary in Sport Football Tournament and Family Fun Day

June 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lockleaze Sports Centre. Bonnington Walk, Bristol BS7 9XF.

An afternoon of family friendly activities, games and sports for all ages, bouncy castle, facepaint, food and more. PLUS the annual Our City Cup Football Tournament*. All community teams welcome (16+) Registration essential. The event aims to bring communities together through sport, highlight sports activities happening in Lockleaze and celebrate the generations of diverse communities in Lockleaze and across the city. *Our thanks to Bristol Rovers Community Trust for kindly sponsoring this event.

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Aid Box Community: Open Day

June 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

EVENT POSTPONED This will be an opportunity for the public to visit the Aid Box Community hub, take a tour, gain an insight in to services that ABC offer and have a cuppa and some cake.

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Bristol Hospitality Network: Open Day and International Feast

June 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Easton Christian Family Centre, Beaufort Street, Easton, BS50SQ

We aim to introduce the community to our welcome centre for destitute asylum seekers and raise awareness of the needs of destitute asylum seekers. We also see this as a fundraiser for BHN through the feast which will be prepared by our Moveable Feast Team. Event free, International feast: donation £5 unwaged, £10 waged (free ASR)

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Festival of Ideas: Dina Nayeri

June 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones, 11A Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XD.

Festival of Ideas: Dina Nayeri, What is it like to be a refugee? What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question some of us don’t give much thought to, and yet to be a refugee – or an immigrant – is to grapple with your place in the world, attempting to reconcile the life you have known with the unfamiliar. Writer Dina Nayeri weaves together the story of her own refugee journey – as a child…

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Ashley Community Housing Annual Bike Ride

June 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
474B Bath Rd, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3DJ

Join ACH staff, tenants, volunteers and the local community in a bike ride from Bristol to Saltford, finished with a BBQ and games by the river! This event aims to get people together for a day of fun out of the city centre. *Free*

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IOM-UN Migration: One City, Many Stories

June 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
At City Hall. College Green, Bristol BS15TR.

Communities are the drivers for inclusive and integrated societies. Examples across the world have demonstrated that more inclusive communities have significant benefits, economically, socially and culturally. Bristol is a global city with 16% of the population born outside the UK. Over 91 languages are spoken on our Bristol streets. It's a great city, but can also be a fractured city with different communities living parallel lives. Join us for a facilitated discussion about inclusion and integration where migrants, refugees and…

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UWE Bristol: UWE Bristol: Refugee Week Engagement Event

June 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St Pauls Learning Centre, Main Hall, 94 Grosvenor Road, Bristol BS2 8XJ

The event aims to provide an opportunity to celebrate, share and make new connections between UWE Bristol (staff and students) and refugee and asylum seeker support organisations and their members. The event will include a guest external keynote speaker, an update on UWE Bristol activities, guest refugee/asylum seeker speaker/s, and the sharing of student research on refugees in Bristol and beyond. *Free*

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Many Minds: YALLA WALK: A participatory outdoor performance

June 21, 2019 - June 24, 2019
Queens Square, Bristol. BS1 4LH.

Let’s go to the squares, streets and parks of Bristol that mean the most to us. Yalla Walk puts refugees, asylum seekers and people who have experienced mental ill-health in the driving seat, so let us lead you to the places where we feel our best and to the edges of where we feel safe. Exploring public and private spaces where we sometimes have no power or control, we have made up our own rules. Expect to be moved as…

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