We were delighted to join Redland Quakers for a wonderful Peace Feast on Saturday night! After a delicious meal of Syrian mansaf cooked by Lara, we were treated to a speech by Muna Talha from Refugee Women of Bristol. Muna captured the heart of Peace Feast so eloquently. Highlights included hearing how she and her […]

by Holly Taylor, Task Volunteers Coordinator We are really proud to have launched our new Task Volunteering role at the beginning of this year. Volunteers provide support to families from refugee backgrounds, helping them learn how to carry out both unique and everyday tasks in their new environment so that they can become independent in […]

by Nic Hope, b.friend Project Manager When I took the Project Manager role of b.friend in October 2021, the nation was heading out of the pandemic which had deeply affected those with whom the project works. Although some partnerships had managed to meet digitally and occasionally in person, many weren’t able to and this was […]

It’s been a wonderful summer for Peace Feast, and we’re honoured to have partnered with some great organisations in Bristol for some fabulous feasts. In June we joined Zion Community Cafe for a Sudanese Feast as part of Bristol Refugee Festival. Negla from Food without Borders provided a delicious meal, Soufian Saihi serenaded guests with uplifting Middle Eastern & North […]

Reflections on our Afghan response, a year after the fall of Kabul by Hattie Mitchell, Events Coordinator ARAP Scheme “Wow! It’s just like Afghanistan!” I’m sure you’ll be as surprised as I was to hear this comment about… Tintern, on the Welsh border! A day trip to this tiny village nestled in the Wye Valley […]

We’ve had the pleasure of hosting two really memorable Peace Feasts this Spring, with some great friends, old and new. In March, we gathered 90 people with Bristol’s Sudanese Community Association at the Asian Day Centre for a scintillating Sudanese evening. While guests tucked into a delicious feast, we were serenaded by Bristol’s own Nabra, a […]

There have been several ‘firsts’ for RefuLingua this past term! For starters, we have run our first class teaching the Somali language. We ran an eight week ‘introductions’ course attended by four committed students who learnt how to how use greetings and to introduce themselves and their families in Somali. Since the Somali language uses […]