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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Gentrification Watch

Our neighbourhood is resounding with the cacophony of diggers, hammers, shouting and building site radios these days. But what is being built? And who is this new neighbourhood for? Stop by any of the construction sites on Wilder Street and ask “Hey, what you guys...

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A Roadmap of Resurgence – What can we learn from creative and community spaces around Europe?

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

Tracing 12 countries and almost 30 projects, this is a talk and discussion about how creative and cultural spaces can be catalysts for regenerating our communities and the infrastructure we need to thrive.

Too Many Cars

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the People's Republic of Stokes Croft, Brandalism and Adblock Bristol to explore the relationship between car advertising, air pollution and climate breakdown.

Drag King Comedy Workshop

February 29 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm

Drag queens aren't the only funny ones. Not by a longshot. We will find, hone, and fully work out the masculine manly man inside of you, so that you can slay the competition at being a hilarious, unique, vulnerable and very manly drag king. Through exercises based in clown, grotesque and physical theater, we will hone your man body, clarify your physical and vocal expression, and get you pumped full of generally funny masculine juice. A two day intensive workshop and competition show experience with Deanna Fleysher.

The Wandering Cinema presents: Frida

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Escape with us into The Wandering Cinema, celebrating women and art for International Women's Day with a screening of Frida. Self portrait competition, Mexican décor, snacks and prizes.

Bristol Transformed Festival 2020

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - March 8 @ 10:00 pm

Bristol Transformed returns for its second festival, bigger and better than before. Bringing radical ideas and culture to the heart of Bristol, we'll be covering everything from how to organise in your community, through to radical approaches to data justice. We will also be dedicating March 8th, International Women's day, to the discussion of the most pressing feminist issues of our time. There will be parties, live podcasts, art and food, showcasing the world that we can win if we come together and organise. We'll be joined by the biggest names and most interesting speakers from the British left and beyond.

China Decorating Workshop

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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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.

Professional Directing Scheme Showcase

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Since mid-November eight directors have been developing a short piece of their choice with Julia through a series of sessions and workshops. Tonight sees the months of hard work culminating a showcase of short plays directed and performed by students at the University of Bristol.

Hammerbead and Drink

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

An evening of crafty activities and drinks with Inter:Mission, a cultural magazine of the University of Bristol. This is a ticketed event, price TBC.

People’s Art Fair: March Open Exhibition

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open call for artists, performers, musicians, workshop leaders and creatives who want to be involved in our monthly arts fair, featuring an exhibition, market, activities, performance etc. See The People's Art Fair for details of how to get involved.

YardArts presents: Stuff & Nonsense

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

This is a cabaret of Stuff & Nonsense, anything goes! From music to circus, spoken word to traditional Chinese jar throwing, expect the unexpected, at this consortium of performance. With a raffle and fully stocked bar, you have everything you need for an evening of entertainment!

School of Activism 2.0

April 3 - April 17

We define activism as ‘Active Citizenship’. The process of taking care of and taking part in your community. Don’t be a victim of circumstances. Change them.
PRSC invites you to the School of Activism this Easter, a two week programme of talks, workshops and events for all the family, designed to empower and inspire you to change the world.

‘Class Power on Zero-Hours’ book presentation by AngryWorkers

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Six years of workers’ inquiry and organising in the west London badlands. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

The Strategy and Tactics of a Direct Action

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This workshop, presented by Bristol ACORN members, will get you actively planning a direct action of your own in response to an issue facing you and your community, with an overview of negotiation, roles on a demo, how to show power, tactics, escalation and more. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Street Photography with Colin Moody

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

See the city afresh with this three hour workshop from a passionate and prolific Bristol street photographer Colin Moody, peering into the hidden corners of Stokes Croft and searching for the true spirit of this unique neighbourhood. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Rebel Story Time for Kids

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A classic story reading session for children - across two mornings Lisa and Sue will be reading a story of social justice or rebellion to fire the imagination. After the reading there will be a creative challenge - drawing your favourite character or writing what will happen next. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Adblock – Art In Ad Places

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Hands-on workshop making covers for the free standing & bus stop ads, replacing them with alternate messaging and artworks. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

People’s Art Fair: Activism

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - April 11 @ 6:00 pm

Open call for artists, performers, musicians, workshop leaders and creatives who want to be involved in our monthly arts fair, featuring an exhibition, market, activities, performance etc. See The People's Art Fair for details of how to get involved. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Rebel Story Time for Kids

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A classic story reading session for children - across two mornings Lisa and Sue will be reading a story of social justice or rebellion to fire the imagination. After the reading there will be a creative challenge - drawing your favourite character or writing what will happen next. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Becoming an Activist for Change

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Training session on becoming an active campaigner for safer drug laws. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Homer to Hip Hop: a History of Spoken Word from Pete The Temp

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From the oral tradition to the Edinburgh Fringe, from Virgil to Biggy Smalls, meet the poetic movements that have shaped history. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Monopsony Capitalism Book Launch with Ashok Kumar

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This book explores the combination of capital's changing composition and labour's subjective agency to examine whether the waning days of the 'sweatshop' have indeed begun.

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