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Cabinet unveiled in Central Library commemorates Bristol twinnings


“On Thursday the 21st July 2016 the Lord Mayor of Bristol unveiled a cabinet in the Central Library to commemorate the twinnings that Bristol has with cities across the world. The cabinet is set to remain in the library next to the Twin Cities Reference Section and will be changed every three months. It contains objects that were gifted by our twinned towns to represent the culture of their city, such as a sculpture from Hannover. Many people who have played key roles within these partnerships were present, and it was great to hear from them about how these links between cities have benefited Bristol.”


Letter from Beira 8, One week left

One-week left Somehow I am already into my final week in Beira! When I think back to my first few days here it feels like a lifetime ago. As soon as I arrived, I felt at home here, and it feels strange to be leaving so soon and going back to England. Luckily, to mark…

Cake sale for BLB at Clifton High school, Bristol

“We have  had our cake sale to support the Bristol Beira link and were rather amazed to raise £132! This is a record amount in this school for a cake sale!! Every child in Year 2 made cakes and it was very well supported so a good effort by our 6 and 7 year olds.

Letter from Beira 5, Food

Before my departure from England I made sure to pack some home comforts, just so I knew I always had a backup option for dinner if required. I didn’t pack anything special, mostly junk food to be honest: Pot Noodle, packet-pasta, cereals. It’s now nearly April and I’ve still got most of it left. I’ll…

Guns and gas – the first year for a new Mozambican president, public talk by Joseph Hanlon

“Guns and gas – the first year for a new Mozambican president” JOSEPH HANLON   5pm Tuesday 12 April 2016 Venue : the Old Council Chamber, (Room 1.11) Wills Memorial Building, Queens Rd.   Joseph Hanlon is both a journalist and a development researcher which he has combined in more than a dozen books on southern…