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Bristol Somali Festival – October 2017

Bristol Somali Festival Family Day 
Saturday, 28th October 2017, 11.00 am – 3.00 pmM Shed, Wapping Road, Bristol, England, BS1 4RH

The second day of the festival will take place on Saturday the 28th October in the form of a large family day, an opportunity for families with young children to participate and enjoy being surrounded by Somali culture. There will be several attractions organised, including a fabric and craft store, craft tables, Somali kitchen for an experiences of blending spices, and an exhibition of Somali cultural artefacts. For those who missed the last year’s festival and the launch of an exhibition featuring stories of members from the Somali community need not fear. The exhibition will still be present at the MShed on this day for visitors to explore!

This event is free to attend and requires no booking, only for you and your family to visit the M Shed for fun-filled time on the date!


Bristol Somalis Talk Frankly Across the Generations
Saturday, 28th October 2017, 4.00 – 5.30 pmBarton Hill University Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Bristol, England, BS5 0AX

As part of the Bristol Somali Festival 2017 and its themes, local Somali actors will bring together the stories previously gathered in 4 separate workshops throughout August and September 2017. There, Bristol Somali mothers, fathers, sons and daughters each had their own space to talk about the pressures they’ve faced adjusting to life in Britain and what they would really like to discuss with other family members. These workshops were organised by Journey to Justice in partnership with Bristol Somali Centre. The event will provide a poignant end to this year’s Bristol Somali Festival.

This event is free and a buffet will be provided. For more information about the event and how to book a space, please contact Abdullahi Farah on , or Dr. Madge Dresser on