Eritrea In The News

Part of Refugee Festival 2019

Eritrea in the News is a photographic exhibition revealing a series of fascinating images captured at pivotal points in the country’s history, from Italian colonial rule through to the struggle for independence and the repression of dictatorship that followed.

Featuring more than 40 images – a mix of archive material and personal collections, recently brought to light – the exhibition shows the trajectory of the country in a visual snapshot of the places and people that have shaped Eritrea, stretching as far back as 1882 up to the present day.

Today, after decades of repression, there is a glimmer of hope. Ethiopia has reached out to Eritrea. Their leaders have met and there is the prospect of reconciliation. Yet Eritreans still long for true freedom.

This timely exhibition, showing across areas of Colston Hall foyer, traces how this tragedy came about and forms part of Bristol Refugee Festival 2019.

Exhibition open Monday – Friday 09:00 to 18:00.

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A month-long programme of arts, cultural and educational events that brings together communities and refugees across Bristol to celebrate the contribution refugees make to the city.


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