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.

For the last 18 years PRSC has been incredibly proud to be able to support our local community, but now we need your help. We provide services and support for vulnerable communities; distributing tents, sleeping bags, and magazines, running free art sessions and workshops, and hosting open exhibitions and events. But we can’t do it alone. Like so many, the ongoing cost of living crises have hit us hard.

Here are some of the ways you can help…

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People’s Art Fair

Fri 12 April, 2024 - Sun 21 April, 2024

This open submission group exhibition celebrates creativity in all its many forms. Open daily from 12:00 - 18:00.

Sketch Factory LIFE DRAWING Extravaganza

Wed 17 April, 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:00

One of a kind poses in a fun atmosphere with drinks & music. No nudies, but lots of creative outfits & accessories!

Collective Painting: Co-Create a Mural with The Bristol Commons

Thu 18 April, 2024 @ 11:00 - Sun 21 April, 2024 @ 18:00

Join The Bristol Commons to co-create a mural for PRSC's famous Outdoor Gallery wall!

Cut & Paste Collage Club

Thu 18 April, 2024 @ 18:00 - 22:00

Delve deep into our boxes of paper goodies and cut-paste-rip-tear-scrunch-staple-glue together a weird & wonderful collage.

Stitch it Yourself! Felt Decorations Workshop

Fri 19 April, 2024 @ 13:00 - 15:00

Hand stitch a decoration or brooch using felt, threads and fabric scraps.

Makers’ Market

Sat 20 April, 2024 @ 12:00 - 18:00

Shop local and support small businesses at our makers' market!


Sat 20 April, 2024 @ 20:00 - 22:30

A night of spoken word poetry, open mic, photography and film

China Decorating Workshop

Sun 21 April, 2024 @ 13:00 - 17:30

Spend a relaxing couple of hours raiding our huge stash of vintage & new water-slide transfers, then collaging them onto the chinaware of your choice. Choose from two sessions: 1 - 3pm or 3.15 - 5.15pm.

Jam On Jamaica Street

Thu 25 April, 2024 @ 17:00 - 22:00

Bringing the community together with music inspired by the history of Stokes Croft

LOUD ANTICS PRESENTS: Cabinet of Curiosities

Fri 26 April, 2024 @ 17:30 - 22:30

An evening of music, art, games and general silliness

The People’s Comedy

Fri 3 May, 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:30

A night of political, social and cultural comedy featuring some of the most exciting grassroots comedians of Bristol and beyond - and the acts ACTUALLY get paid. Come join the revolution!

The Improv Spotlight

Fri 24 May, 2024 @ 19:00 - 21:30

Immerse yourself in the world of unscripted comedy as two talented groups from our vibrant community take centre stage, weaving unique stories, characters, and humour on the spot for your entertainment. This month under the Spotlight we have The Grumpkins and Up The Antics.

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