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On the road

Our first event took place in Bristol. The city’s Tibetan community and a group of dedicated local Tibet supporters made us feel very welcome and 30-40 people turned up that evening at the city’s well-loved Hamilton House. After a generous introduction from representatives of the community, we began with the programme that we would use for each of our events.

We opened with poems from Burning the Sun’s Braids, a compilation of poetry from Tibetans inside Tibet which has been put together and translated by Buchung D Sonam. The poems describe the daily lives of Tibetans under occupation and their yearning for freedom, captured through quintessentially Tibetan metaphors such as Tibet’s hardy and indomitable yaks.