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Exhibition of Somali culture launches in Bristol

A year long exhibition of Somali culture has launched at the MShed, as part of the Bristol Festival of Somali Culture.

Somalis in Bristol: Where Are We From and Who Are We Now? seeks to introduce new audiences to the richness of Somali culture, break down stereotypes and barriers, and engender a sense of understanding across communities. 

it is important that we foster understanding amongst communities to create a cohesive, resilient and confident city

The exhibition features audio exhibits collected from a series of interviews with members of the Somali community in Bristol. Audiences will discover individual stories through striking photography and intimate oral accounts from teenagers who were born in the city, to those who have adopted it as a place of refuge. 

Sado Jirde, Director, Black South West Network, says: “Somalis are one the fastest growing populations Bristol, it is important that we foster understanding amongst communities to create a cohesive, resilient and confident city. There is no better way to do that than through arts and culture. Thank you to Arts Council and Heritage Lottery Fund for supporting the festival.”

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