• India- Pakistan Friendship Buffet Lunch on 6th August 2023 at 11 am in Bristol.

    The Bristol Multi-Faith Forum (BMFF) in partnership with the Pakistan Association of Bristol (PAB) and the Indian Community of West of England (ICWE), is arranging a community harmony Sunday special buffet lunch and a friendship gathering at Bristol ZaZa Bazaar Restaurant, Canon’s Road, Bristol (BS1 5UH) on Sunday, 6th of August 2023 at 11 am as part of the community cohesion campaign amongst the South Asian communities in West of England and to jointly celebrate the Independence Day festivities of India and Pakistan.

    August 14 marks Pakistan Independence Day and August 15 is Indian Independence Day. Due to the trauma of partition and communal conflicts as well as the history of wars between both countries, there are tensions and misunderstandings between both communities worldwide. We need to alleviate such animosities and divisions amongst both communities at the grassroots level in the West of England region. Bristol Multi-Faith Forum (BMFF) is an equality organisation instituted by the Bristol City Council in 2004 for inter-faith community cohesion and inter-cultural social harmony and to promote community well-being. BMFF is providing a platform for both communities in the West of England region to come together and have an India-Pakistan Friendship Meal, which will be attended by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, the High Sheriff, the Lord Mayor, the Police and Crime Commissioner, MPs, previous Lord Mayors, Aldermen, councillors, civic officials and community leaders, as well as representatives from the Indian and Pakistan High Commissions in the UK.

    Zaza Bazaar Restaurant, Canon’s Road, Bristol (BS1 5UH) is an exciting 1000-seat restaurant that offers a world of culinary adventure with over 300 dishes across the globe and a wide variety of delicacies from different cuisines, especially from South Asian, Far East, Caribbean, Tex Mex, American and European food habits. In this global restaurant, you can choose from as many dishes and sweet treat desserts as you can enjoy, across 5 continents of flavours. On Sundays, they have a special extra medley of a lot of exclusive ethnic dishes including Biriyani, Dosa,  Uttapams, Cholle Poori,  kadhi chawal, Keema, rasam, all-day English breakfast and Sunday carvery. Also, the specialist chefs will cook the dishes of your liking at the live cooking stations too. There will be music and cultural programmes to enhance the harmonious spirit of the gathering. The dinner programme will start at 11 am and the cultural activities will finish by 3 pm.

    We cordially invite all people of goodwill to join the “Harmony Buffet Lunch” on Sunday, the 6th of August, and to herald the message of peace and harmony amongst communities. This friendship dinner initiative has been arranged on short notice, yet we are thankful to all the dignitaries, civic officials, and community leaders for their confirmation of attendance. Please send your names via email to info@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk, and book your seats by the 31st of July. We are offering this special Sunday Buffet lunch and Independence Day festivities at a discounted rate of £15 for our prepaid guests. Children under 11 years of age and students with NUS cards shall pay only £10 per head, whereas it will be free for children under 5 years of age. If you are interested in joining the harmony buffet and friendship gathering, yet unable to pay even the discounted rate, please email us your name for a free ticket before the 3rd of August, and we will issue free tickets to you. Right of admission is reserved. Limited seats are available, so grab the opportunity to book the seats as soon as possible. 

    We thank all people of goodwill for joining this friendship initiative and buffet lunch. Our acknowledgement and gratitude to all. Let’s all be part of the message of harmony and friendship.

    With warm regards,

    Cllr Tom Aditya
    Chairman, Bristol Multi-Faith Forum.
    Tel: 07852456253

    Afzal Shah, Mohindra Singh Chowdhry, Mohammed Arif Khan and Tripti Megeri

    Facilitators- Harmony Dinner.

    Bristol Multi-Faith Forum, 43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill, Bristol, BS5 0AX
    Email: info@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk


    The Snaps from the gathering are enclosed in the link below: India Pakistan Friendship Gathering 2023 and Harmony Buffet FB Album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.684292460391543&type=3

  • Diverse Doors Open Day 23rd Feb 2014

    This is an annual event, offering the opportunity to visit a range of places of worship. It aims to give a flavour of the
    many faiths in the city of Bristol.  This year a total of 17 places of worship will be opening their doors. In addition, 6 of the 17 venues will form a designated ‘Faith Trail’, each representing a different faith. At each of these six core venues, there will
    be an opportunity to participate in a discussion around the issue of ‘Loving Your Neighbour’, except at the Bahá’í
    Centre, where the discussion will be on ‘The empowerment of Youth’. The discussions will take place at specific
    times at each venue.  All 17 places of worship will be open between 10 am and 4.30 pm (unless otherwise stated) so follow the
    designated ‘Faith Trail’ at the specified times or visit any of the venues at your convenience. See pages 3 and 4 for
    full details.
    You can follow the ‘Faith Trail’ in our specially provided ‘trail bus’ at a cost of £5 per person, but places are limited so you will need to book. For booking details contact us on 07789040267 or email us at info@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk
    Refer to the programme here

    Event Programme

  • Invitation to Health Awareness Day 7th September 2013 from 11am to 4pm

    Health Awareness Day- Family Fun Day Out

    7th September 2013 from 11am – 4pm

    Venue: The City Academy, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol, BS5 9JH

     The below is a summary of the activities taking place on the day. It is a family event and children are welcome.

    Please  arrive by 10:45am to attend the launch of the event. We are very honoured to have distinguished guests present at giving speeches. All our guests are great role models for all especially for young people.

     Launch of the event from 11am to 12 noon


    Kelechi Nnoaham – Service Director for Public Health

    Kelechi Nnoaham has a background in clinical medicine.  His career has taken him most recently to consultancy in public health in Berkshire where he focused on health protection and public health intelligence, whilst providing public health training to specialty trainees and Foundation Year 2 doctors.

    Having completed a PhD in Public Health at the University of Oxford, Kelechi continues to undertake voluntary research in:

    • Predictive modelling of UK fiscal policy and chronic diseases
    • Secondary research synthesis and women’s health.

    As co-founder of the Public Health Foundation of Nigeria, Kelechi’s international voluntary work includes designing and delivering capacity building projects for public health in those countries.

    The Lord Mayor of Bristol Faruk Choudhury

    Mr Choudhury, a Labour councillor for Easton ward, is also the youngest person ever to become Lord Mayor at the age of 38 as well as the first Asian and first Bangladeshi to fill the role.

    His special campaign this year is to encourage people to give blood and register as organ donors.

    Shaheen Chaudhry, High Sheriff

    Believed to be first Asian female to be appointed to this role. She founded the organisation now called Health Links to improve access to healthcare whose the first language is not English and was a director of the organisaton for 16 years. Dr Shaheen Chaidhury also is a lay member on mental health tribunals across South West.

    In her present role as High Sheriff she is raising awareness of young people suffering from mental health issues and to be a facilitator to allow people to talk to one another.

    We also have opportunity to attend one of the following workshops. Both workshops will help us to support those who may need help in overcoming small or big life challenges or experience difficulties in overcoming challenges. These workshops will equip us to give something back to our community.

    12:15 – 13:15  Emotional Wellbeing: How can we look after ourselves and others? Workshop 1

    13:15 – 14:15 Emotional Wellbeing: How can we look after ourselves and others? Workshop  (repeat)

    12:15 – 14:00             Opening Doors to Good Health

    There are other workshops equally interested as per attached fliers. We appreciate it is not possible to attend all the workshops. Please take opportunity to attend a few.


    ‘workshop’ on dementia and social inclusion in faith communities, introducing thinking around dementia and social inclusion,

    There are many more activities for children and adults including Free Health Checks.

    Doctor Bike (Fun for kids making their own smoothie generating power cycling a stationary Bicycle). Does your Bicycle need fixing. Bring it along for Doctor Bike to fix.

    Please bring the event to the attention of your community members, friends and family. We are aware the best way to communicate to grassroots is through word of mouth. You are better placed to help us in promoting the event.


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