Bristol City of Sanctuary

CoSLaunchflyerWe would love you to come along to the launch of Bristol as a City of Sanctuary on June 22nd which starts at 3pm in the Council House with a Civic Ceremony of Welcome, tea and cakes and finishes with a spectacular performance in Bristol Cathedral – we want to pack Bristol Cathedral to the rafters – so do pass the word round! It is our city’s promise of sanctuary to refugees and asylum seekers coming to Bristol to start a new life here. Bristol has had a diverse population from its very beginning, and rich cultural veins run deep in the identity of today’s Bristol. June 22nd is an historical moment in the story of Bristol and its citizenship, a chance to take part in a unique event. Do join us!!

Please contact June Burrough if you are interested or have suggestions on [email protected] or 0117 9244512 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0117 9244512 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting

If you cannot make 3pm you can join us at 4.15 pm for the Procession across College Green or at 5pm in Bristol Cathedral for our Promenade performance there – see details below. Just come along as there will be plenty of room – The event will be split into three distinct sections, similar to a play of three acts.

Act I – Civic Ceremony 3pm – Booking essential
Location: Council House
Theme: Welcome

Act II – A Carnival-Type Procession 4.15pm – join in at any stage
Location: College Green
Theme: Contribution

Act III – A Promenade Performance 5pm – don’t miss out on this bit!
Location: Bristol Cathedral
Theme: Sanctuary

A specially composed Sanctuary Song by Richard Barnard will complete a performance of Welcome and Celebration for refugees and asylum seekers at Bristol Cathedral. It will be a citizens statement of welcome and action, sung by young people from across the city joined by adults from various choirs and choral groups.

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