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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Poster for Frequently Asked Questions exhibition

Frequently Asked Questions Exhibition

November 27 @ 10:00 am - December 12 @ 5:00 pm

What can you expect if you’re homeless and ask your local council for help? Frequently Asked Questions, an ongoing project created by Anthony Luvera and Gerald Mclaverty, lifts the lid on the twists, turns and bureaucratic dead ends faced by Britain’s most vulnerable people.

PRSC Outdoor Exhibition

December 5 - December 22

The PRSC Outdoor Exhibition is designed to provide an outlet for aspiring and established artists to showcase and sell their work, and to offer to the public the opportunity to purchase artworks at an affordable price. As well as providing a canvas for artists to exhibit their work and experiment with weatherproof techniques, the outdoor gallery aims to give local communities and passers-by a sense of ownership of the public space, challenging established ideas of private property and commercial enterprise. Hanging the work outside will mean it is vulnerable to vandalism and theft, therefore trust and respect are central elements of this exhibition.

Poster for STRATA: A Visual Assembly for Homelessness with IC Visual Lab

STRATA: A Visual Assembly for Homelessness with IC Visual Lab

December 7 @ 10:00 am - December 8 @ 5:00 pm

STRATA: A Visual Assembly for Homelessness is designed as a laboratory of images, a critical space to re-think the images we create and use to represent homelessness, the different approaches to its production, consumption and circulation.

China Decorating Workshop

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Spend a relaxing afternoon creating a uniquely decorated piece of fine English bone china! Choose your piece and collage as many images and as much text as you like from our unrivaled collection of historic and new water-slide ceramic transfers. You will be shown by one of our experienced workshop crew how to apply the transfers to create your own design. Choose from two sessions: 1 - 3pm or 3.15 - 5.15pm.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: PRSC & Friends

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - December 15 @ 5:00 pm

Redirect your consumption! Support the arts! Shop local and independent! Head on down to PRSC this weekend for a Christmas shopping cornucopia of arts and crafts from PRSC staff and friends, along with music, mulled cider, creative activities and a festive party vibe.

Twin Beaks exhibition flyer

Twin Beaks

December 16 @ 6:00 pm - December 21 @ 6:00 pm

Over the past four years Antony has ventured to differing environments and together with his camera, captured a range of wildlife endemic to their habitats. Antony is now exhibiting his favourite images shot in Canada, Malawi, Malaysian Borneo, South Africa, the UK and Zambia. The collection showcases vibrant examples of the diversity seen amongst bird species both native and exotic, fur-covered beasts typically observed in jungles, mountain ranges and the plains; as well as striking specimens of invertebrates and reptiles.

Lower the Bar

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Back by unpopular demand, Raise the Bar presents its awful Christmas event Lower the Bar - the worst hour of poetry you've ever heard.

China Decorating Workshop

January 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Spend a relaxing afternoon creating a uniquely decorated piece of fine English bone china! Choose your piece and collage as many images and as much text as you like from our unrivaled collection of historic and new water-slide ceramic transfers. You will be shown by one of our experienced workshop crew how to apply the transfers to create your own design. Choose from two sessions: 1 - 3pm or 3.15 - 5.15pm.

Bristol Longform Comedy Course - Improv 101 poster

Improv 101 (Trust & Support) – Bristol Longform Comedy Course

January 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Perfect for beginners. In this course we focus on the core essentials of improvisation. We learn to trust our own ideas, listening to others, and having the confidence to initiate spontaneous scenes. If you are a comedian looking to improve you craft, a writer looking for inspiration, or someone who just wants to try something new, this course is for you!

Bristol Longform Comedy Course - Improv 201 poster

Improv 201 (Truth) – Bristol Longform Comedy Course

January 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Create engaging scenes. We focus on playing real characters, and exploring in the moment. We learn how to act truthfully in scenes, and how to construct a platform through world exploration. The final class will be dedicated to the Montage format. If you are a comedian looking to improve your craft, a writer looking for inspiration, or someone who just wants to try something new, this four week course is for you!

Steal As Much As You Can: Bristol Launch w/ Nathalie Olah

January 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For many, the 2010s have been a lost decade. Tory austerity has created suffering for millions, as well a generation beset with financial insecurity and crisis. Yet our TV, film, music, art and literature have never looked so rich, or so posh. During a period of immense struggle, the experiences of the majority have been pushed to the margins of our collective culture by the legacy media and its satellite industries – making it hard, if not impossible, to challenge…

Peace festival

January 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In September 2019, Peace activists from Peru and Colombia gathered in Ayacucho, Peru, to discuss the ways in which they had used art and creativity to tell stories about the history of conflict in their countries. A team from the University of Bristol facilitated these conversations, and the art that they produced. The evening will include the screening of the film made about the Peace Festival (in Spanish with English subtitles); an exhibition of the art produced by the participants, with guided tours of the exhibits by the team; and a round-table discussion and q-and-a featuring the team and special invited guests.

China Decorating Workshop

February 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Spend a relaxing afternoon creating a uniquely decorated piece of fine English bone china! Choose your piece and collage as many images and as much text as you like from our unrivaled collection of historic and new water-slide ceramic transfers. You will be shown by one of our experienced workshop crew how to apply the transfers to create your own design. Choose from two sessions: 1 - 3pm or 3.15 - 5.15pm.

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