BID proud sponsor of Bristol International Cultural Festival

Broadmead BID is pleased to be supporting the Sparks Bristol International Cultural Festival, taking place on 22 and 23 June 2024.

The Cultural Festival has been organised to showcase the diverse range of cultures and customs in Bristol that make it unique and a strong city of sanctuary.

The event, supported by Broadmead BID, John James Bristol, YTKO and African Voices Forum, will see Sparks Bristol filled with the sights and sounds of over 30 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe to celebrate the positive impact made by migrants and refugees in Bristol.

Sparks Bristol offers space and resources to empower diverse communities in Bristol through the partnership with Community Champions, and will aim for this event to help entrepreneurs and artists from different ethnicities to showcase and reach new audiences.

Stalls at the universal marketplace will sell traditional arts and crafts including Masai craftwork, cute crochet, jewellery, clothes, cards and artwork from local independent traders. Many of the traders are raising money for charities supporting their communities.

Allow your taste buds to travel the world without leaving your hometown and take the opportunity to try new cuisine from around the globe as scents from Korea, Hong Kong, Gambia and Latin America transport you to warmer climes. Make friends and learn new skills at free workshops in Indian and Polish Folk Art, African Drumming, Chinese Calligraphy and Vietnamese Food. The festival will include a mainstage packed with artists from across Bristol presenting dance, folklore and talks.

David Dravie-John from the African Voices Forum said: “This will be a Festival Of Arts, Cultural Diversity, Inclusion of Different Traditional Dresses, Music, Dance, Folklore and Food, which depicts the vibrancy of Bristol” .
Jenny Foster, co-director of Sparks and Global Goals Centre said: “In our regular meetings with Bristol’s Community Champions, they identified a need for an immersive celebration of diversity and inclusion in the city of Bristol that enables artists and traders from different communities to showcase their talents, traditions, and cultures. We hope this is the start of regular cultural festivals at Sparks Bristol.”

Full programme and more details:
https://sparksbristol.co.uk/cultural-festival/