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Refugee Women of Bristol is a registered charity originally set up in 2003 by a group of refugee women. They identified a number of common challenges in settling in to their new life in the UK regardless of where they came from. Refugee Women of Bristol has grown to be the only multi-ethnic, multi-faith organisation which specifically targets the needs of refugee women and is directly governed by women of the refugee and asylum seeking community in Bristol.

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Refugee Women of Bristol shared their event — feeling excited at Malcom X Centre. ... See MoreSee Less

Dance Event

May 16, 2017, 10:30am - May 16, 2017, 2:00pm

Malcom X Centre

Our annual DANCE EVENT is here! Please come along and learn new dances with women from around the world. It promises to be a time of fun, learning, frienship and, of course, dancing! We have a free creche (limited spaces) and lunch will be provided, with a suggested £1 donation For more info email: info@refugeewomenofbristol.org.uk# See you there!

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The annual Refugee Women of Bristol DANCE EVENT is happening this year on the 16th of May. Come along for a day of dancing, friendship, learning, and fun! ... See MoreSee Less

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An evening of inspiring women reading poetry, with all proceeds going to Refugee Women of Bristol - it promises to be a brilliant afternoon!

The West Country Persisters Present: A Feminist Poetry Party
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The West Country Persisters Present: A Feminist Poetry Party

April 9, 2017, 2:45pm - April 9, 2017, 6:00pm

Roll for the Soul: Bristol's community bike cafe

Come join us for an afternoon of feminist poetry, talks, music, and belly-dancing from some of the West Country's finest poets and performers, including Annie Freud and Rachael Boast. Entry is a recommended donation of £5, with all proceeds going to Refugee Women of Bristol (www.refugeewomenofbristol.org.uk/). The venue is accessible, with a ramp for entry and an accessible toilet; there is a step up to the bar area but staff can serve you without you needing to come up to the bar. The Persisters is a newly established network of feminist poets and artists. We are intersectional and inclusive. We are concerned about the turning tide in the rights of women and all minorities. We are harnessing our collective skills as poets, artists and wordsmiths to create community and combat the erosion of hard-won freedoms fought for and earned over many decades. We want to celebrate, enjoy and secure those gains, and to support the struggle to extend those rights to all women. We believe in art as dialogue, celebration and resistance. We also believe in getting together for a party. Annie Freud Annie Freud is a poet, teacher and artist. Her first collection The Best Man That Ever Was (Picador 2007) received a Poetry Book Society recommendation and was awarded the Dimplex Prize for New Writing. The Mirabelles (Picador 2010), was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was short-listed for the TS Eliot Prize. Her third collection was The Remains (Picador 2015) and was also awarded a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Annie Freud has been named by the Poetry Book Society as one of the Next Generation Poets 2014. She is renowned for her live performances. Rachael Boast Rachael Boast was born in 1975. Sidereal (Picador 2011) won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize. Pilgrim’s Flower (Picador 2013) was shortlisted for the Griffin Prize. She was co-editor of The Echoing Gallery: Bristol Poets and Art in the City (Redcliffe Press). Void Studies (2016) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. She lives in Bristol. The West Country Persisters Local poets will be performing short sets throughout the event. They are: Zillah Bowes Chaucer Cameron Rachael Clyne Pey Pey Oh Jinny Fisher Dawn Gorman Hazel Hammond Deborah Harvey Rosie Jackson Morag Kiziewicz Rowena Knight Katie Noonan Ellie O'Connell Helen Sheppard Sue Sims Shirley Wright

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