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Emancipation Day Celebration

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A showcase of arts, culture, business, Caribbean food and juices, poetry, fashion, workshops, history, stories and music.

This event is part of Bridging Histories, a city-wide project established in the wake of the Colston statue being toppled to allow people to engage with their heritage, gain confidence and make positive changes for the future.

Taking place across the Bristol Beacon Foyer, the event has been organised by community activist Adriene Layne with a day full of entertainment from traditional Jamaican food, children’s activities and live music from Black Wallstreet Records.

This event is part of Bridging Histories and supported by The Alton Ellis Award, Black Wallstreet Records, Bristol Beacon, University of Bristol and YelloButterfly communications.

All ages

Doors: 12:00

The venue

Bristol Beacon

Covid-19 Safety Measures

We’re committed to keeping you safe throughout your visit.

Please follow these safety measures when visiting Bristol Beacon.

Please do not attend this event if you have Coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

Enjoy your visit safely

Strongly encouraged

  Wear a face covering at all times. Except when eating and drinking or if you are exempt.

  Take a PCR/Lateral flow test

  Get a vaccination

  Activate your COVID Pass with NHS App

  Follow one-way signage

  Card payment only, contactless preferred

  Respect other people’s personal space