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Refugee Arts (LARA)

Lorraine Ayensu Refugee Arts (LARA) works to support refugee and asylum seeking musicians. Our projects bring together Bristol Refugee Rights members, other refugees and asylums seekers, and local musicians.

We aim to:

  • stage events in Bristol to showcase local performers who are asylum seekers and refugees;
  • support the development of performing arts, especially music, amongst asylum seekers and refugees living in Bristol;
  • campaign for refugee issues through the performing arts;
  • use the performing arts to connect asylum seekers and refugees with the wider community.

Recent LARA projects have included collaborations with the Bristol Reggae Orchestra, St George’s Bristol, Tribe of Doris and Platforma.

For more information about musicians that LARA have worked with, or how to get involved, please contact Danny – dannyvincent@