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To celebrate the First Stokes Croft Festival of the Arts, we have released a limited edition A2 print.. This is available in four colour ways, and is now available online and at PRSC HQ. Price is just £20.

Thhe sale of these prints go towards the financing of the Festival, the cost of which was borne entirely by participating artists and PRSC. and will be available to buy at PRSC.

The print features E.W. Godwin, the "Patron Saint of Stokes Croft".

Godwin was born near Stokes Croft, and built the Carriageworks and also the gothic building on which Banksy's Mild Mild West is painted. He was an extraordinary free thinking polymath, a major influence in the Aesthetic Movement, and generally cool dude.

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The Bear Pit Outdoor Gallery opened in the subway of St. James' Barton Roundabout on 15th October 2011,
in conjunction with the Bear Pit Improvement Group. 20 different local artists worked for free to launch this Gallery.

PRSC Dedicated Outdoor Gallery Wall in Jamaica Street hosts a piece by George Harding

PRSC Expands, with New Gallery in Ground Floor of Jamaica Street Carriage Works.

The Ground Floor is used for key exhibitions, and as the manufacturing base for Stokes Croft China.
All fixtures and fittings are on wheels, creating a completely adaptable space, as befits a Grade II listed carriage works.

During the summer of 2010, we excavated the former "Wasteland" that was no 27-33 Jamaica Street.
It is thought that this gap in the streetscape is as a result of bomb damage during World War II.
We built a working yard, with a dedicated and lit Outdoor Gallery, with space to run workshops,
to curate the whole of Stokes Croft as an outdoor Gallery, giving local people the capacity
to have a direct, physical input into how their communal space develops.
PRSC has a well stocked array of tools, painting equipment etc.

One of the last pieces on the rickety old fence.

30 lorryloads later, one solid retaining wall.

Sepr, Epok 3-Dom and Paris create time-capsule Graff behind the containers.

Shipping Containers Arrive at PRSC Yard.

First Workshop with former addicts.
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Epok finishes the sign writing on the Selling Gallery frontage.

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Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft

Stokes Croft is the most interesting and culturally diverse area in Bristol,
boasting more honesty, beauty and truth than any other part of the City.
It is precisely because Stokes Croft has been neglected,
that people of all backgrounds and circumstance
have learned to co-exist in an enclave of tolerance
that few from outside this rich area can begin to understand.

The Mission is to help Stokes Croft to recognise its special qualities,
by improving the streetscape through direct action,
by creating a sense of identity, a sense of belonging and of self-worth.
PRSC is determined to
safeguard the unique character of the area.

Because of the economically challenged nature of Stokes Croft,
there are many areas where there are gaps in the normal commercial landscape.
This can be seen as a disadvantage, a gap-toothed smile. We see only opportunity,
the opportunity to flavour forever the visual nature of our quarter.
More stimulating. Tidier. Safer. Better. Opportunity.




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