It was such a pleasure to host our first Peace Feast at the Baraka Community Café in Easton Family Centre. People from many different cultures, nationalities and faiths came together for a delicious vegetarian feast, with music from the talented Dijwar Khalil.
New friendships were forged, new recipes were welcomed, and a good time was had by all.
Special thanks to Dijwar, Mohammed and Bushra for sharing their stories of life in Eritrea and Syria. It was a very moving time and they all spoke with great passion about their journeys to the UK and their hopes and dreams for the future.
A highlight for many was the spontaneous singing and dancing at the end, as guests joined in with traditional Arabic songs.
Some comments on the night include...
"A very enjoyable evening talking to different people and the Baraka food was lovely"
"I found the atmosphere brilliant... so much joy"
"Very beautiful experience"
"I was overwhelmed by Mohammed's description of life in Eritrea and touched by the friendship and freedom he found here"
"Great food, great idea, super great people"