Somali Festival Bristol

The 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 will be held at the City Academy Bristol on Friday, 30th October 2015 – from 12:00 to 21:00 hours.

The Somali Festival Bristol 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 – please see the attached documents for full details of the festival programme.