24
Nov
2019

b.friend Volunteers Training

24/11/2019 2:00 pm - 26/11/2019 9:15 pm
Free
b.friend Volunteers Training

b.friend supports people of all nationalities who are at various points in their asylum process.

Befriending is... drinking tea, 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. Volunteers give 1.5 hours of meeting time weekly and commit to befriending for 1 year. Training and support is provided. 

Training dates: Sunday 24th Nov (afternoon) & Tues 26th Nov (evening) at the Power House on Feeder Road. Both sessions need to be attended to participate in the programme.

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

28
Nov
2019

Peace Feast at The Station

28/11/2019 7:00 pm -9:30 pm
£10 / Free for refugees & asylum seekers
Peace Feast at The Station

A special event featuring a delicious meal by Food Without Borders, live music and guest speakers.

This Peace Feast is an opportunity to come together and share a meal with people from different communities across Bristol, getting to know one another and building understanding in the process. 

Register now to book your place. There is the option to buy an extra Pay-It-Forward ticket which will enable refugees and asylum seekers to attend for free.

04
Dec
2019

Middle East Befriending Training - December

04/12/2019 7:00 pm -9:30 pm
Free
Middle East Befriending Training - December

Do you have a couple of hours a week to give to befriend a refugee family or individual who has recently arrived from the Middle East to Bristol? Could you give them a warm welcome to our city, help them get to know their local community, and support them in learning English? (And maybe learn some Arabic along the way?) This training and information session will go through all the practical guidelines for befriending as well as some cultural and language tips for befriending Arabic speakers here in Bristol.

Wednesday 4th December, 7-9.30pm, venue to be confirmed. 

To register your interest, please sign up or email

14
Dec
2019

Bridges Christmas Cafe

14/12/2019 2:00 pm -5:00 pm
Free
Bridges Christmas Cafe

Bridges Christmas Cafe @ Easton Christian Family Centre, BS5 0SQ

2-5pm, Saturday 14th December

Bridges Christmas Cafe is a social event to welcome refugees and asylum seekers to Bristol, help them get to know local people, practise their English, share some food together, and have fun in a relaxed environment. At this special 'Sharing Christmas' event there will be games, party food, a visit from Santa and christmas crafts. It is open to refugees and asylum seekers new to Bristol, and all our volunteers who work with us. If you would like to know more, or volunteer at this event, please contact Karen on

13
Jan
2020

RefuLingua Arabic Classes - Jan 2020

T.B.C
RefuLingua Arabic Classes - Jan 2020

Our spring term of Arabic classes taught by refugee tutors will be starting in mid-January. 

Watch this space for updates, or contact  for further information. 

21
Mar
2020

Jordan Learning Tour March 2020

21/03/2020 - 28/03/2020
£650 plus Flights and Visa
Jordan Learning Tour March 2020
THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL!
If you might be interetsted in doing a similar trip in the future, please email so we can send you information about future trips.
 

For more information about the content of this trip, please click 'Details' below. 

 
12
Oct
2020

Bethlehem Olive Harvest - Oct 2020

12/10/2020 - 20/10/2020
£750 + flights
Bethlehem Olive Harvest - Oct 2020

Please note - this event was previously advertised for 2019 but has been postponed until 2020.

Visit the Holy Land. Meet the People. Learn from the Peacemakers. Contribute in a practical way.

Working in partnership with the Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem, Bridges is again offering the chance for people from the UK to spend a week in October 2020 helping Palestinian farmers to harvest their olives. This is a great way to build awareness of the challenges that people living in the Holy Land face, and to contribute in a simple but practical way towards an important part of their way of life.

Experience climbing to the top of an ancient olive tree to pick the last of the olives, explore some of the sights of the Holy Land, savour some wonderful Middle eastern food, and make new friends as you share this wonderful experience together!

Click 'Details' below for more information and to sign up.