Thanks for joining us at our Open Day!

We were thrilled to welcome so many members of the community to our recent Open Day in collaboration with Bristol Refugee Festival and Bristol4Tibet.

Our annual Open Day is an opportunity to highlight some of the activities that take place at the Centre. Members offered some wonderful sessions and demos including pilates, yoga, music and storytelling. Yoga teacher and Duty Manager Bella, one of organisers of the event, was delighted to have been able to bring the community together:

“Our Open Day as part of Bristol refugee Festival was a beautiful day! It was really special to have the different communities who use the Centre come together to celebrate sanctuary. I thank all in attendance and I feel very happy that we were able to create a welcoming and nurturing space for the refugee and asylum seeker families who joined us for the day of fun. Lots of dancing, storytelling, delicious cake, little ones doing yoga, Tibetan Momos and a beautiful end to the day with Capoeira in the garden.  A big thank you to Bristol Refugee Festival for bringing us all together!”

The User Forum offered you – our members and community – a chance for you share your views with us and we’re grateful for the feedback. Many people said they come to the Centre to connect, have fun, meet new people or attend a support group. Here are some of the things you told us you love about the Centre:

‘Being here. Being part of the community. Nice space’.

‘Lovely cafe. Great open day’

‘Cafe and facilities for meetings are brilliant’.

‘Welcoming, inclusive’.

‘Helpful staff. Good space (covered area outside)…attractive place for people to visit’.

‘I love that so many things are available for free’.

‘So much focus on children. That is perfect. Also lots of other organisations are here and it’s nice to get to know them’.

If you’d like to join us for out next community event then come along to Picnic in the Park on Sunday 3rd September in Mina Road Park. You can find out more about how you can get involved here:

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    Neck of the Woods Cafe on a Summer break!

    *Public service announcement* the wonderful team at Neck of the Woods Cafe are taking a break for the Summer.
    The cafe will be closed from: Saturday 15th July – Tuesday 15th August.
    Join them for a Reopening Garden Party on Saturday 19th August.
    St Werburghs Community Centre will remain open as normal during this time.

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