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My Bristol Favourites: Thangam Debbonaire

By lowie trevena, Friday Jul 24, 2020

Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West, will host Beyond statues: How can we make Bristol more equal? on Wednesday at 6.30pm.

The first in a series of online events discussing actions that the city can take to make itself for equal, the first event will look at the Black Lives Matter movement and begin with a discussion on statues, place names and cultural institutions, before discussing how to achieve meaningful change.

Thangam will host the event and will be joined by Marie-Annick Gournet from the University of Bristol, MAG Consulting, and Teach Diverse, Desmond Brown, the independent chair for the Lammy Review Group, Sakiya Ghalib from Integrate UK, Sado Jirde from BSWN and BCfm’s Pat Hart.

Brandon Hill

Brandon Hill, the perfect place for a picnic. Photo: Martin Booth

Brandon Hill has always been a special spot for me – and there are beautiful pictures in Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. I’ve had some great picnics there with friends over the years.”

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

“A treasure trove of Bristolian-ness.” Photo: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a treasure trove of Bristolian-ness and internationally-renowned works. The map gallery has always been a favourite spot, as has the Bristol School of Artists gallery, including paintings by artists including Melinda Sharples.”

St George’s Bristol

St George’s Bristol with its new extension. Photo: Martin Booth

St George’s Bristol is a favourite because of the incredibly creative way they have built the new part next to the old. They have fantastic imaginative programming, with talks as well as music. I can’t wait for it to reopen again so I can have lunch.”

Mina Road Park

Mina Road Park is located near Cafe Napolita in St Werburgh’s. Photo: Galliard Homes

Mina Road Park in St Werburgh’s has beautiful trees. It also has a gorgeous listed toilet. And I have great memories of taking all eight of my nephews and nieces here to play on the swings.”

St Mary Redcliffe Church

Queen Elizabeth I called St Mary Redcliffe “the most beautiful church in the whole of England”. Photo: Martin Booth

“Elizabeth I said St Mary Redcliffe Church was the most beautiful church in the whole of England, and she was not wrong.”

Main photo: Cropped from Parliamentary Digital Service

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