Be Kind Bristol
A day of creativity celebrating Bristol’s rich tapestry of cultural identities
Come and experience the creative worlds of people who find sanctuary in Bristol, and celebrate the huge spectrum of cultural traditions that make up the fabric of our city.
Be Kind Bristol is a day of creativity co-curated with members of Bristol’s refugee and asylum seeker communities that weaves dance, art, poetry, music, and crafts into a heartfelt celebration of Bristol’s rich tapestry of refugee and migrant identities.
Expect to encounter sounds, colour, stories and ideas from all over the world bursting out from all corners of Bridgehouse.
The day will feature performances, exhibitions and creative sharings from individuals and groups including Dovetail Orchestral, YES I Dub Mys.Tree shadow show, plus family craft activities and a chance to explore a human library of fascinating people.
The day also includes the world premiere of Odyssey a new music-drama for singers and orchestra written by Jonathan Dove, that tells the story of one refugee on a journey to find safety.
Be Kind Bristol is an invitation to all with open hearts and minds to meet, share and reach a new understanding of the refugee experience. Together we’ll uncover how embracing kindness can make our city stronger.
Presented by Bristol Beacon
Co-curated with members of Bristol’s refugee and asylum seeker communities
Participant travel is proudly supported by First Bus
Price: Free entry
Ages: All ages, family friendly and open to all.
Access and Experience Information
This event will include:
For further details of the experience, please refer to our detailed access and experience guidance.
View our Social Story for visitors to the The Housewarming with clear and easy to read information about what to expect.
Lower Ground Floor
12:00 Bristol Windrush Reggae Choir
12.15 Andrea Brown
12.45 Gabrilla Kamara (GBO)
13.00 St Nicholas School
13.30 Sukina Noor
14.00 Tiger Stripes
15.00 Dovetail Orchestra
12:15 – 16:00
The Human Library
Stalls Bar & Meeting Room 2
12:00 – 16:00 Marketplace – Small business stalls
12:00 – 16:00 Multi Faith Space
Terrace – Workshops
12.15 Tiger Stripes – women only dance session
13.15 Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Young People Music and Dance session
14.15 Fairbeats workshop
Arts and Crafts drop-in
St Nicholas School art display
Meeting Room 1
12:15, 13:15 & 14:15
The Mys.Tree Shadow Show
Artwork displayed around Bridgehouse throughout the day including pieces from Bristol Refugee Artists Collective and Bridges For Communities.
Getting to the venue
Location: Bristol Beacon is located in the city centre with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.
Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 50m away directly behind Bristol Beacon.
Bristol Clean Air Zone
Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.
The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.
Bristol Beacon foyer has level access from street level with lifts to all levels and areas.
Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.
There is an induction loop at the box office. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting. There is no hearing loop facility for the foyer stage.
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