Posted on August 24 2018
Taking inspiration from Bristol’s first Poet Laureate, Miles Chambers who wrote “Bristol, Bristol The place of dreams, the place os possibilities, the place of creative aspiration, culture, commerce and its own seductive music” a gathering on the 5th May 2018 titled “Building Bristol as a City of Hope - Working together to transform the city for good” took place in City Hall.
The gathering included panel discussions and presentations which established some of the biggest needs of the city and also showed a clear picture of some of the resources and existing initiatives from each sector.
The event provided and opportunity for round table discussion across 20 tables of people from all sectors of the city to address the following questions:
Four key themes emerged from these discussions along with some suggested action points:
“Meeting at City Hall felt like a hugely significant event. Networking was easy - in fact I could have stayed there all day, just talking with people - and the fact that you had business leaders, councillors and church/charity sector coming together like that felt hugely significant.” Philip Jinadu, Woodlands Metro Church
“We hope this is the start of something much bigger. We all have a responsibility to combine our diverse energies, skills and talents to do something really special in Bristol.” Marvin Rees and Andy Street