We promote art in the community

PRSC curate an outdoor gallery in Stokes Croft, with our own wall on Jamaica Street attracting local and international artistic talent.

We improve and bring life to our urban environment

We make radical fine bone china

Our artists make experimentally decorated china right here in Stokes Croft, using new and salvaged ceramic transfers.

We campaign for local issues

Since 2007, the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft – PRSC – has worked tirelessly to promote civil liberty with a particular focus on public space. Sweeping, painting and speaking out are part of their resistance to zealous overregulation of independent initiative. Their lead has arguably encouraged others to do the same and, as a result, Stokes Croft remains a hub of confident and creative dissent.

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Who Killed the Bearpit?

At the end of last week the occupants of the Bearpit were suddenly evicted, and the whole space fenced off. We at the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft were as surprised as anyone. Maybe more so, as Bristol City Council had signed documents with us, including...

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Carriageworks and Westmoreland House Development

You may be forgiven for thinking that the plans were finalised for the Carriageworks development, given that the old buildings are gone now, but the developers are trying to sneak through some dramatic last minute alterations. On 16th May this year, PG Group, using a...

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School of Activism – coming this Easter!

PRSC presents the School of Activism Easter Holidays April 3rd - 22nd Climate change getting you down? Brexit making you sick? Inequality and austerity driving you mad? Is there something you wish you could change? A problem you want to help solve? You are not alone....

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Cosmic Soul Collective Summer Weekend Jam

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An eclectic weekend of organic experimental expression held by Cosmic Soul Collective, we will be hosting workshops and paint jams along with an art exhibition and art fair. while our cosmic DJs will be bringing the musical vibes all weekend long.

paint jam bristol stokes croft creative art children kids adults workshop free

Community Paint Jam

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This summer (weather permitting) PRSC will be opening our yard every other Saturday afternoon for a community paint jam. We will be painting, listening to music and generally enjoying the sunshine. Come get your hands dirty make a big drawing, paint a board or on our practice wall. These afternoons will be free entry and open to all. Paints, rollers and boiler suits provided. Kids, pets and families welcome. Donations for materials appreciated.

Pinkwashing discussion - Rainbow striped Burger King crown for Pride

Pinkwashing: is Pride losing its meaning?

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Do the companies sponsoring Pride really care about LGBT+ rights? Is it all just for publicity? Does it matter either way? This event aims to be an open discussion of these issues and more. Come along to find out more about Pinkwashing: what it is, why it matters, and if it is a problem, how we can fight it.

Chubby White

Chubby White’s Variety Night + Andy Field

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

After three years of one-off genre-bending shows to sold-out crowds in Bristol, cult smash Chubby White's Variety Night returns. Join mythical 1970s comedian Chubby White as he takes an absurd adventure through his own failed career.


July 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A space to share stories from the Summer Uprising. The morning will start with a listening skills exercise and end with a short guided meditation. Tea & Coffee by donation. Small donations for XR welcomed.

Bristol Earth Strike – Climate Strike Organising Forum 2019

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A meeting to organise local climate strikers, union branches, environmental activists and community groups for the September 20th Climate Strike.

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