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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. P1060838 P1060840P1060864 P1060896P1060841

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…

Letter from Beira, by Lewis Blakeman (blb volunteer)

First impressions Given the limited information available about Beira online, I went into this placement somewhat apprehensive about what I was getting myself into. Having spoken to contacts who spent time in Beira over previous years, I was optimistic about enjoying my time here as much as those who I spoke to; however, naturally I…

Alix Hughes discusses the link and Sustainable Development Goals with Diane Abbott

“Bristol Link with Beira’s executive member Alix Hughes was invited to take part in a round table discussion recently with the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Diane Abbott during her visit to Bristol in support of Marvin Rees’s campaign to become the next elected Mayor of Bristol. Alix was able to raise issues…