Celebrating Sanctuary in Queens Square
Sunday 12th June 2016
This event is a FREE Festival of Refugee Music Arts and Information. The event is suitable for the whole family and there will be various info, food and craft stalls on the day in addition to entertainment throughout the afternoon.
Queens Square is in the heart of the city and is easily accessible from all areas of the city or easily by train, coach and car. Temple Meads is only about ten minutes walking from the event and the coach station is about the same distance. You can come by car to the event although parking in the city is limited and you will be competing with the shoppers!
The exciting event will really open your eyes as we unlock the potential of some of the great talent on offer.
See below for details.
The 2014 Programme gives you a taster for our 2016 event!
1.00 Opening music DJ
1.30 Zakhele South African
Youth Dance and Song.
2.00 Bristol Refugee Rights House Band
2.30 Tan Teddy Jamaican Singers
3.00 African Sambistas Drum and Dance
3.30 Aar Maanta.”the voice of our generation” Somali’s in the UK
Eclectic Mix of Traditional Somalian music and instruments by Aar Maanta
4.30 Kukaramakara Hungarian Latin Dub
5.00 Kurdish songs and dance
5.30 Aji Pa’Ti High Energy Latin finale
International stalls and food and Tea & Cakes with lots of delicious things to eat and drink. Cakes and tea for every taste so make sure you come with an appetite to enjoy all of the wonderful delights.Information tent with refugee organisations Tibetan Stupa and Payer wheel. Authentic Tibetan thangkas, arts & crafts. Thanks to Locksmiths Liverpool for sponsoring the T-shirts. Healthy drinks and snacks for all. No need to eat and drink anything unhealthy with a wonderful selection that not only tastes great but is also really healthy as well.
Yoga and massage. Sahaja Yoga Meditation
Bristol Bike Project
Refugee Arts with Platforma
Women of the World
Kids activities . Face Painting. Bouncy Castle. Games by The Butterfly Project. Lots of activities to keep children happy and entertained all day.
If you’ve not attended the event before then you should really take some time to head on down and check it out. The event is great for all the family in the open making it a great day out.
Thanks to local businesses for their contribution.
Sanctuary day brings together people from all over the city to celebrate the richness and diversity present in our city. Make it a date in your diary! We strongly suggest you attend and hope you can really enjoy the day as much as us. We have really enjoyed every aspect of the event and hope that this enjoyment will be reflected on the day.