Bristol Welcome Events

Refugees and asylum seekers face many challenges as they seek to settle into life in the UK - for many this can be a difficult and lonely time as they struggle to make ends meet, learn a new language, and find their place in a new environment. We seek to ease the burden a little by creating opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol to take a break, to get out of the city, to connect with others and to have some fun.

Our monthly social events, get-togethers and days out aim to contribute towards a sense of wellbeing and connectedness, and are a great way for volunteers to get involved too.

To find out more about our next social events, please email

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Other Programmes

Peace Feast

Sharing a meal together gives people from different cultures and faiths the opportunity to meet and build friendships.

Sharing Festivals

We bring people together around religious festivals and feasts — like Ramadan and Christmas — to break down barriers and challenge stereotypes.


This project provides one-to-one support for refugees and asylum-seekers in Bristol, who may be isolated or struggling.

Bristol Welcome Events

We organise special events and days out for refugees and asylum seekers, giving them a break from the challenges of daily life.

Cultural Exchange

We organise trips to connect people in the UK and the Middle East, facilitating opportunities for perceptions to be changed and for friendships to be built.


We provide cultural awareness training for working crossculturally, and refugee support training for groups working with refugees, asylum-seekers, and vulnerable migrants.


We enable refugees to take a step towards employment by tutoring people in conversational Arabic.

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