As we look to the future and plan how we can rebuild our city after Covid, I had the honour of interviewing Councillor Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor for Bristol to discover what we can learn from unsung heroes in this season, how Bristol's One City Plan is making it a more inclusive and empowering place to live, and how a Citizens' Assembly is paving the way for real democracy. With deep and soulful music from Firewoodisland, written for a time such as this, and with a delicious vegetarian feast from Baraka Community Café, delivered to more than 70 people by a team of cyclists, this was a Peace Feast to remember.
"I was so struck by the grassroots mutual aid during the first wave, so many friends have been helped with food parcels etc, it's really meaningful."
"Esther, the salad was AMAZING! Even my vegetable-suspicious children enjoyed it."
"Thank you guys great food for thought and ACTION."
With thanks to Great Get Together Facebook community grants for enabling this event.