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Rhythms Beyond Borders

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Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and advocacy at Bristol Beacon, as UoB’s Student Action for Refugees Society (STAR) proudly presents: “Rhythms Beyond Borders”!

Prepare to be enchanted by the rich tapestry of sounds, from traditional instruments like the kora to modern beats and everything in between. All performers have lived refugee/asylum seeker experience and bring incredible talent to the stage, ranging from reggae and dub courtesy of Adunia Gebru, Gibrilla Kamara accompanied by Mariam performing traditional Ugandan music, dance and poetry, and  Bristol Griot’s innovative, kora-driven jazz fusion.

“Rhythms Beyond Borders” is more than just a music event—it’s a call to action. As we come together, we’ll shine a spotlight on the invaluable contributions of refugee musicians while raising crucial awareness for our campaign #StoptheEvictions. We’re fighting for better accommodation conditions, challenging the unjust 28-day eviction rule, and advocating for policies that support refugees in building stable lives in the UK.

Presented by Student Action for Refugees Society (STAR)

Format: Unreserved seating

Age: All ages


Performance times

Doors: 18.30
Start: 19.00
20.10 – 20.20

All timings are approximate and subject to change

Student Action for Refugees (STAR)

Started by students in 1994, STAR is a rapidly expanding student network focused on promoting and supporting refugee rights.

Each group sets up a community initiative with the intention of giving students the opportunity to work directly with refugees, promote awareness of issues relevant to the community and support and campaign for refugee rights.


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Concession for refugees and asylum seekers

If you have refugee or asylum seeker status and would like support in accessing this event, please get in touch with Campaigns Coordinator Tamryn Nicol to arrange free entry.


About Weston Stage

Atmospheric subterranean brand-new performance space

The venue

Weston Stage

Cellars at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Weston Stage is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Lower Ground (LG) and follow signs to Cellars and Weston Stage.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


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.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m 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.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Weston Stage has level access from street level.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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