Background to Multicultural Totterdown

In January 2016, The Jamia mosque in Totterdown was subjected to a racist attack.  The local community rallied around the mosque with an outpouring of support and solidarity.  The mosque then held an open day "Tea at the Mosque" to invite people to explore, meet the congregation and share a positive celebration of diversity.

To build on the positive community event,  Suzanne Audrey had the idea to produce a book celebrating the diversity of Totterdown.  The aim was to interview residents of Totterdown who originated from another country.  Where did they come from, how did they come to Totterdown, and what is it they love about the area.  The aim is to recognise the diversity of people in Totterdown that make it the amazing place it is.

Funding the project was estimated at to cost £1,700 (mostly for publishing and printing). TRESA applied for a small grant of £1,000 from the local council. and successfully applied for £1,000 from the Aviva community fund.