60 people from across Bristol came together for a wonderful event to celebrate the contribution that refugees and asylum seekers make to the city. As an official 'City of Sanctuary,' Bristol is proud to welcome people fleeing violence and persecution into our communities and enable them to build a safe and prosperous future for their families. The Refugee Celebration Peace Feast was a recognition of the value we place on refugees and how much we believe they bring to the life and soul of the city.
This event was organised in partnership with STAR (Student Action for Refugees) and was part of the Bristol Refugee Festival.
Here's what people who came along said:
"I was moved and inspired by the people I shared food with. I hope to get more involved!" "Really good & helpful to hear personal stories. Great to hear about Syria and Eritrea not just in the context of conflict." "Good event - excellent speakers and music." "I absolutely loved the Sudanese singing.. it was extraordinary!'