22 June—28 June 2020

The World in Bristol

The World in Bristol celebrates the city’s diverse cultures with a week of dance, food, stories, creative activities and lots more.

Due to lockdown, this year we’re taking the festival digital!

Get the heart rate going with our live-streamed dance sessions and learn new moves from Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. No more excuses for busting out those shameful dad moves!

Learn about the Afrikan-Caribbean legends of martial arts in St Paul’s and what it was like to grow up there during the early 1970s with a podcast by Clive Smith. Listen now.

You can also listen to newly digitised audio of Princess Campbell (Bristol’s first Black ward sister) as she recounts what it was like to live and work in Bristol.

Join our free online talk that will reveal the story behind an Italian outfit on display at M Shed. Bookings now open.

We’ll be collaborating with 91Ways and putting your cooking skills to the test by experimenting with tasty world recipes. Follow us on Instagram for daily delicious recipes on our Instagram Stories.

We’ll also be sharing our progress as we create a mammoth Bristol quilt! Each square will feature the word ‘Hello’ in one of the 91 languages spoken in Bristol. Share your designs with us on Instagram or Facebook.  Check out our Pinterest board to see how we’re getting on.

Find out about the Windrush generation in Bristol and how they influenced the city – from music and culture to politics and race relations.

Dance programme

All dance sessions will take place on Facebook Live at 5pm each day. Like us on Facebook so you don’t miss a session!

  • 22 June – Brazilian dance with Angeles Fiallo Montero
  • 23 June – Traditional African dance with live drumming with Norman (Rubba) Stephenson
  • 24 June – Traditional Tibetan dance with Joy Cheung
  • 25 June – Bollywood dance with Aanchal Gupta
  • 26 June – Contemporary African dance with live drumming with Louis Roger Eboa
  • 27 June – Spanish dance and live flamenco guitar with Aneta Skut and Cuffy


Bristol is a UK City of Sanctuary. We celebrate and welcome the diversity that makes up our city. Bristol Museums would like to thank our Equality and Diversity sponsor: UWE Bristol