Somali Festival Bristol 2015
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Date(s) - Fri 30 October
12:00 pm

The City Academy Bristol



Somali Festival Bristol aims to celebrate not only the cultural heritage of the Somalis but the community’s presence in the city too. The festival – presented by Black South West Network and Somali Media Group – is a sister to the week-long Somali Festival in London that is curated by Kayd and will similarly focus on the concept of ‘spaces’, what they mean, and how they are used, for ‘Aqoon la’aani waa iftiin la’aan – The absence of knowledge is the absence of light’ and we wish to fill these spaces with light. Thus the event will present Somali artists and academics, including Anab Guled, AbdiRahman Barwaaqo, Professor Awo Abdi, Ibrahim Hersi Hurre and Suuban’s Somali play ‘Struggle’, as well as the Bristol-based author and Somali playwright Abdillahi Mohabe – and many more.

Full details of the festival programme please visit

You can book your place through Eventbrite where Early Bird reservation system is in place – please click the ticket URL above.