27
May
2020

Online Training for b.friend Volunteers

27/05/2020 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free
Online Training for b.friend Volunteers

Could you help to support a refugee or asylum seeker during the Covid-19 lockdown? Do you have time to make a regular phone call that could help someone to feel less isolated? 

b.friend supports people of all nationalities who are at various points in their asylum process. We are looking for new volunteers who are able to provide support and companionship over the phone. Once the lockdown has finished, befriending may return to it's normal format... drinking tea together, hearing stories of home, building trust, helping with English, exploring Bristol, sharing in leisure activities and getting to know each other with the support of the project. Training and support is provided. 

Online training dates: Weds 20th & 27th May (7-9pm) on Zoom. Both sessions need to be attended to participate in the programme.

Please email Sam Sayer asap if you are interested in finding out more or would like to attend - 

29
May
2020

Virtual Peace Feast: A New Normal

29/05/2020 7:00 pm
£10 full feast, £2 without takeaway
Virtual Peace Feast: A New Normal

On Friday 29th May, we'll be hosting our first virtual Peace Feast! At a time when we can't get together in person, it's even more important that we find creative ways to connect and to build friendships across the city. 

With a shared meal (takeaway), music and guest speakers, this event will be broadcasting live to your living room so that we can join together from the comfort of our own homes.

If you live within a 2-mile radius of Baraka Community Cafe in Easton, a delicious, 3-course, vegetarian takeaway meal can be delivered using their team of volunteer cyclists, or through a socially-distanced collection service. Please check on the map using the link provided to see if your address is within this radius before ordering. All food is halal. 

If you live outside this area, then you can only order the takeaway meal if you are able to come and collect it yourself through our socially-distanced collection service - you will need to pick it up between 6.30 and 6.40pm. Alternatively, you can buy an 'Online Event' ticket only - you'll need to make yourself something delicious to eat at home so that you can still share a meal with us.

Guest speakers will reflect on the 'new normal' and where they see hope for our communities in the coming days. Music will be performed by the fantastic Danny Vincent (Coordinator of LARA & Bristol Refugee Festival). 

All profits from the evening will go towards supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol who are particularly isolated or in need at this time. 

Registration is now open (click 'Register' below):

  • £10 per person for food and online access (limited to the areas in Bristol mentioned)
  • £2 to join the online event without food (available anywhere)
  • Pay It Forward ticket option available which will enable a refugee or asylum seeker to attend (and receive the meal) for free.   

 

01
Jun
2020

RefuLingua Summer Classes

01/06/2020 - 19/07/2020
TBC
RefuLingua Summer Classes

Our summer term of RefuLingua classes will be running from the beginning of June. 

More details coming soon, but you can register your interest by emailing:

19
Jun
2020

Virtual Peace Feast: Refugee Celebration

19/06/2020 7:00 pm -8:30 pm
TBC
Virtual Peace Feast: Refugee Celebration

Our second Virtual Peace Feast will be a celebration of all that refugees and asylum seekers contribute towards our city. 

Featuring a takeaway meal option, music by refugee musicians, and stories. 

Watch this space for more details as they become available!