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Borderlands Charity presents
RISE Exhibition
 

Join Borderlands at the Rise Exhibition, showcasing the artwork of refugees and asylum seekers living in Bristol. Explore the wider view on migration through music, discussions and film at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft from 3 - 8 March 2017.

 

Rise Exhibition invites you to explore the people and personal viewpoints behind the statistics and headlines. The Exhibition celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of individuals and the contribution that people from all of the world bring to our local communities. Rise features artwork by refugees and asylum seekers from Bristol as well as portraits drawn by local artist Hannah Kirmes-Daly. The Exhibition will be launched at 6pm on Friday 3 March with speeches from Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees and Borderlands artists. 
 

All events are FREE; All welcome.

 
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The Exhibition is part of Borderlands Mentoring Project and will celebrate the life changing work of the partnering project which has been running since April 2016. The Mentoring Project, which is supported by the People’s Projects and Big Lottery funding, partners refugees and asylum seekers with local volunteers to provide support with orientation, English language and integration in the community. The project has so far trained 90 volunteer mentors to date who have forged strong one-to-one relationships with Bristol based refugees and asylum seekers. A talk on the Mentoring Project forms part of the programme of events.

The Exhibition is open from 9am - 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 4.30pm on weekends at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY.

 

More information is available at http://borderlands.uk.com/blog and http://www.hamiltonhouse.org/event/rise