20
Aug
2020

Events During COVID-19

20/08/2020 - 30/08/2020
Free

Bridges for Communities is very much up and running during the Covid-19 pandemic, acting within the Government guidelines.

Most of our programmes have been able to go online / over the phone, including b.friend, RefuLingua and Middle East b.friend. Volunteers and staff are continuing to provide support to those who are isolated, and some new initiatives are beginning in response to the crisis - watch the space below for updates as they become available! 

Please get in touch if you would like to volunteer or find out more about any of our programmes during this time:

 

30
Aug
2020

'Walk with Me'

30/08/2020 - 31/10/2020
Free
'Walk with Me'

'Walk with Me' is a new project designed to match refugees and asylum seekers with a volunteer who will walk with them once a week for 20-30 minutes. Walking together presents the opportunity to make a new friend, practice speaking English, learn about a different culture, get regular exercise, and explore a neighbourhood together. Length, pace and location of walk are tailored to each partnership. Volunteers will receive training before being matched to a walking partner. All participants will receive a free water bottle! 

If you are interested in volunteering (we are especially looking for male volunteers at this time), or you are a refugee or asylum seeker and would like a walking partner, please contact Karen on:

This project is running from August to October 2020.

As a part of this project we are also running weekly group walks for refugee/asylum seeking women in various parks around Bristol. If you are interested in attending, please contact Karen on the above email address. 

31
Aug
2020

Peace Feast Mini

31/08/2020
Free
Peace Feast Mini

A Peace Feast brings people together from different cultures and faiths, for food and friendship. With the current government guidelines, it’s not possible to meet up in large groups, so here at Bridges for Communities, we’re inviting people to host a ‘Peace Feast Mini,’ throughout July and August.

To take part, simply meet with a small group of people from another culture or faith, share some food and listen to one other’s stories. You might want to discuss how you are overcoming the challenges of this season, what the future might look like for you, and where you see opportunities for hope.

To honour the government guidelines, please make sure…

1. You either meet with one household, or stick to a maximum of 6 people if meeting with multiple households.

2. Maintain a social distance of at least one metre, (preferably two).

3. Follow government guidelines to stay safe when sharing food (or invite people to bring their own).

4. If possible, meet outside in a garden or park, or if it rains, look for a spacious room or café.

If you want to post a photo of your ‘Peace Feast Mini,’ use the hashtag #PeaceFeastMini and/or send your photos to so we can post them on our social media page and encourage people to catch the vision. Please include your first names, where you’re from and what you most enjoyed about your Peace Feast Mini.