So what are Young Friends getting up to?

Kirsty Philbrick writes:

We had a brilliant Young Friends Friday in Bedminster in May – with a dozen people, loads of games, food and thoughtful discussion. We looked at different ways we can create change in the world – through campaigns and protests, finding new ways of doing things (and sometimes they are old ways – like getting on our bikes!) and changing values and perceptions. So far young Friends have identified interests in environmental and migration issues.

Young Friends Friday: how to change the world

We considered the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol and started a dialogue with Finding Words, a writing for wellbeing group facilitated by Fiona Hamilton (Redland Meeting) which has been meeting since March. The group was set up in collaboration with Bristol Refugee Rights and Freedom From Torture and is supported by Quartet. Young Friends’ words are contributing to a spoken word piece performed by the group in Bristol Refugee Festival on 26 June. There will also be music from Sudan performed by oud duo Nabra and Kurdish songs from Syria performed by Dijwar & Jane.

Come along to the Finding Words performance in LARA Showcase at the New Room (John Wesley’s Chapel) 36 The Horsefair, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3JE on Wed 26 June 1900. Look out for more info on the Bristol Refugee Festival website.


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