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Asian Summer Sundays Launch at The Thunderbolt in Totterdown

A new platform supporting Asian culture in Bristol will be launching this May in Totterdown.

Asian Summer Sundays will be hosted at The Thunderbolt on the first Sunday of every month from 07 May until September.

WOW Asia will be immersing visitors in food, drinks, art and culture from countries including China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand.

The event is the result of an aim to widen the understanding of Asian culture in Bristol as well as support Asian creatives locally.

Natalie Leer and Kari Simpson, both of whom live in Bristol and are experienced arts professionals, launched WOW Asia this year after being hit by Covid delays.

“We are very proud to launch WOW Asia, Bristol’s very first creative platform dedicated to promoting Asian cultures in the city” says co-founder Natalie Leer.

“Bristol has always been diverse and open-minded place to live and Asian cultures are well represented within the restaurant industry yet there is a huge amount of talent in the city that doesn’t have a platform. WOW Asia was created to support and nurture the emerging Asian creative scene in Bristol that has been developing in the recent years.”

Taking part in the first event is Japanese-British Miyabi Nakamura, who will be showing her skills in mixology and cooking Japanese street-food.

Joining her at the first event will be other creatives like Ashni Wilson. She’s a British-Malaysian freelance illustrator who will be selling her sculptures and illustrations.

The events are free to attend and last from 1 – 8pm. They take place on the following dates in 2023:

Sunday 7 May
Sunday 4 June
Sunday 2 July
Sunday 6 August
Sunday 3 September

For more information about the Thunderbolt: http://www.thethunderbolt.net/hidden-events-source/2023/4/27/asian

Featured Image: :Left to RightL Natalie Leer, Miyabi Nakamura, David McDonald, Ashni Wilson, Kari Simpson

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