Peace Feast

Connecting People Across Cultures

On Friday night 55 people shared a delicious meal at St Werberghs Community Centre, at the latest 'Peace Feast' hosted by Bridges for Communities. 

The food was provided by Karam Catering, a refugee startup featuring the culinary skills of Syrian women who have recently arrived in Bristol through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. 

The evening also featured music on the saz by Dijwar Khalil, a short talk, and lots of fantastic conversations happening around the tables! 

What participants said about the evening:

'It was so great to meet and spend time getting to know and laughing with people who I may otherwise not come across.'

'It  was so wonderful to hear the music and watch people join in with singing around the room. Felt like a real moment of solidarity.'

'It was a really good event.. the food was amazing and it has been really nice to meet new people from different cultures.'

 

 

 

On Tuesday 23rd October 40 people gathered for a meal at Zaika restaurant Cardiff; a Peace Feast, called Hear about Hajj. This specific event has happened annually in Cardiff, is in its 7th year and is a partnership between Bridges for Communities and Dar Ul Isra Mosque.

60 people from across Bristol got together to celebrate the fact that Bristol is a city that welcomes refugees and asylum seekers, and to celebrate the contribution that they make to the city.

This event was organised in partnership with STAR (Student Action for Refugees) and was part of Bristol Refugee Festival.

Here's what people who came along said:

"I was moved and inspired by the people I shared food with. I hope to get more involved!"

"Really good & helpful to hear personal stories. Great to hear about Syria and Eritrea not just in the context of conflict."

"Good event - excellent speakers and music."

"I absolutely loved the Sudanese singing.. it was extraordinary!'

 

 

On 7th December 2016 the Trinity Centre in Cardiff was transformed into a Christmas extravaganza! Bridges For Communities partnered with STAR (Student Action For Refugees) to turn their their annual, drop-in Christmas Party into one big Peace Feast.