Bristol Refugee Festival Launch Night

Wyldwood Arts have teamed up with Borderlands and the Bristol Refugee Festival 2018 to produce an opening event to kick off the month long festivities. The opening night will be an informal evening of international music and poetry performed by refugee artists to celebrate the start of the festival.

The Bristol Refugee Festival is a month-long programme of events that brings together local and refugee communities to celebrate the contribution refugees make to Bristol, promote better understanding as to why people seek sanctuary and support successful integration. This opening event in The Lantern will present an arrangement of performances and music based activities curated by the refugees themselves.


This event is free but ticketed. Please register your attendance for this free event via this Eventbrite link.

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Supported by

  • A month-long programme of arts, cultural and educational events that brings together communities and refugees across Bristol to celebrate the contribution refugees make to the city.

  • Wyldwood Arts was established in 2014 with the vision to enable creative encounters for communities and individuals from across the south west and beyond.

  • Borderlands is a charity that works with asylum seekers and refugees and through various projects support disadvantaged and excluded people to improve their lives.

  • Bristol Ageing Better is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.

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