These are the winners of the Proper Bristol Postcard Competition

We’re delighted to announce the winners for the Proper Bristol Postcard Competition.

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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Save the Bearpit – What can you do?

Last October, without prior discussion of any kind, Bristol City council served legal papers on the Bearpit Improvement Group (BIG) and Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC) for removal of all the community structures that they have installed in the Bearpit over the...

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D Day For Ursa

The future of Ursa the Bearpit statue will be decided by Bristol City Council on Tuesday January 15 following overwhelming support for the Save Our Bear petition. Bristol City Council issued legal notices to remove the statue along with a community performance space...

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I am an Emotional Creature

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 22, 2019

"Emotional Creature" by Eve Ensler. A play about girls' voices from around the world. Medics Drama and BOGS are once again collaborating to bring you the new and improved Vagina Monologues 2019: I am an emotional creature!  We are performing a series of monologues exploring, appreciating, and celebrating what it is to be a woman in our world. This is a charity performance, with all ticket sales going towards One25, a charity helping sex-working women of Bristol to step away…

I am an Emotional Creature

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 22, 2019

"Emotional Creature" by Eve Ensler. A play about girls' voices from around the world. Medics Drama and BOGS are once again collaborating to bring you the new and improved Vagina Monologues 2019: I am an emotional creature!  We are performing a series of monologues exploring, appreciating, and celebrating what it is to be a woman in our world. This is a charity performance, with all ticket sales going towards One25, a charity helping sex-working women of Bristol to step away…

Meta-Slam V2.0 – Featuring Imogen Downes

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Meta-slam: A slam that aims to refine the Poetry Slam into a well oiled machine, with no score creep, real judges and a cash prize for the winner. Updated ruleset, new visuals, faster runtime, better content, expect updates of this size and magnitude every time a new Meta-Slam roles around, a trend we're starting with Meta-Slam 2.0! Meta-Slam is a competition where 10 poets will be randomly selected from a pool of applicants to compete for £100 in prize money,…

The People’s Comedy

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 5, 2019

On the first Friday of every month, the People's Republic of Stokes Croft present a revolutionary event. The UK's only sociopolitical comedy night, where Bristol's satirists deconstruct the power paradigm to comedic effect, and the acts ACTUALLY get paid. This is set to be a fantastic night of political, social and cultural comedy featuring some of the most exciting grassroots comedians of Bristol and beyond. Lineup to be announced shortly - watch this space! Tickets available at Headfirst Bristol. Come…

Bread & Roses: International Women’s Day Poetry Fundraiser

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Raise the Bar Presents: BREAD & ROSES – An International Women's Day poetry fundraiser celebrating the strength and achievements of women and folks of other oppressed genders and raising money for Refugee Women of Bristol. 'The worker must have bread, but she must have roses too' – activist Rose Schneiderman 1911. Featuring incredible spoken word from guest artists Nafeesa Hamid, Holly Daffurn, Hannah Teasdale & Thommie Gillow, and showcasing some of the finest local artists. Guest artists will also join…

Parents Basement: Helen & Riordan DJ

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Parent's Basement is Bristol's home for state-side style longform improv, featuring some of the funniest improvisers the South West has to offer. Our house team perform sketches directly inspired from stories told by a guest monologist, then in the second half, a fully improvised theatrical comedy will be performed by a special guest troupe. This month we have Chortle's Lad of the Year Riordan DJ kicking the doors off the show with the highest of artforms; Stand-up Comedy. Our house…

The People’s Comedy

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 5, 2019

On the first Friday of every month, the People's Republic of Stokes Croft present a revolutionary event. The UK's only sociopolitical comedy night, where Bristol's satirists deconstruct the power paradigm to comedic effect, and the acts ACTUALLY get paid. This is set to be a fantastic night of political, social and cultural comedy featuring some of the most exciting grassroots comedians of Bristol and beyond. Lineup to be announced shortly - watch this space! Tickets available at Headfirst Bristol. Come…

Bristol Transformed

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bristol Transformed is a festival of politics and culture in which we will discuss and engage with the exciting ideas and innovations emerging from the Left. It is inspired by the World Transformed festival, which takes place alongside the Labour Party conference, and is planned and run by a group of volunteers. We were impressed by the quality and diversity of the the program, the parties and the audience, and we want to bring that spirit to Bristol! PEOPLE POWERED…

Interplay #2 – opening night

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Interplay #2 is the second exhibition by a collective of 11 art psychotherapists who met while studying together. The playful exhibition consists of both individual pieces as well as collective pieces made by the whole group. There will also be a space for the public to get creative. The participating artists are Jess Bidmead, Alex Burr, Louise Bradley, Sarah Challenger, Ben Gage, Julia Hutchinson, Georgina Sumner, Amy Wise and Ella Bryant.  

Interplay#2

May 18 - May 19

Interplay #2 is the second exhibition by a collective of 11 art psychotherapists who met while studying together. The playful exhibition consists of both individual pieces as well as collective pieces made by the whole group. There will also be a space for the public to get creative. The participating artists are Jess Bidmead, Alex Burr, Louise Bradley, Sarah Challenger, Ben Gage, Julia Hutchinson, Georgina Sumner, Amy Wise and Ella Bryant. Open all day Saturday May 18th and Sunday May…

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