Page Park, Bristol
Bandstand in Page Park, Bristol Page Park, Staple Hill, BS16 5LU

Bristol Refugee Festival 2023

Celebrate With Me

Join us for a picnic with dance and music performances and participation hosted by The Nest at Bean Tree Cafe in collaboration with Movema Bristol and South Gloucestershire Race Equality Network.

The activities will take part in and around the park’s bandstand and will be accessible for all people.

Music and dance will fill the day with joy featuring a wonderful line up of performances and participatory workshops for all, including:

  • Julz from Curiosity UnLtd
  • Children from Callicroft Primary Academy
  • Akhila Rao Bharatanatyam Dance
  • Persian dance performance and workshop by Medea from Medea Mahdavi Dance
  • One Jam Carnival Troupe by Movema’s World Fusion, RISE Youth dance, Funk Supreme, and students from BIPA at SGS College.
  • Ladino singing and music from Michal Nahman and Daphna Sadeh
  • RISE Youth Dance Performance
  • Global movement and dance performance & workshop from Jasmine Haque and TigerStripes fitness and wellbeing.
  • Tenzin Sangmo, Tibetan dance & culture group
  • Colombian dance performance and workshop by Ayahuasca
  • Boss Morris English folk dance and music performance & workshop
  • Bristol Samba Samba drumming and dance performance with audience participation

There will also be food stalls, henna and children’s activities.

Bristol Refugee Festival

The event is part of Bristol Refugee Festival Celebrating Sanctuary Weekend! With an amazing programme of activities happening around the city including an exciting event in Queens Square on Sunday 25th.

The festival happens at the time of World Refugee Day, an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe, celebrating the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognise their resilience in rebuilding their lives.

Getting to Page Park

There is easy access to Page Park by foot, bike, car or bus. It is enclosed by Broad Street, Hill House Road, Park Road and South View.


The day is supported by SGREN (South Gloucestershire Race Equality Network) South Gloucestershire Council, SGS College, Friends of Page Park and Bristol Refugee Festival

With thanks to collaborators Bridges for Communities and Mingle Bristol

Full Refugee Festival Programme

The Bristol Refugee Festival 2023 programme:

And see more details on the festival calendar: