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 to promote civil liberty with a particular focus on public space. Sweeping, painting and speaking out are part of their resistance to zealous regulation of independent initiative. Their lead has encouraged others to do the same and, as a result, Stokes Croft has become a hub of confident and creative dissent.

People's Republic of Stokes Croft

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Huge digital billboard planned opposite Temple Meads

Adblock Bristol is dismayed to report that there’s a new proposal for a HUGE LED digital advertising screen to be mounted on the big City Point building which directly faces the mouth of the Temple Meads Station approach ramp. Object here: 18/01751/A City...

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10 Years Ago, PRSC and crew…

Mina Road tunnel transformed by PRSC and crew Monday 21 April 2008 On Saturday and Sunday 19th/20th April a team of 20 or 30 committed individuals set about their plan to transform the Mina Road tunnel into a real street art gallery. The tunnel, about 70m long with...

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INVERSE is a reworking of the metropolis, reclaiming histories and spaces to experience the mediated city and is the degree show of Media and Cultural Production students from The University of The West of England. Please join us for the preview from 6-9pm, Friday 25th May, SPACE PRSC, 17-25 Jamaica Street, Bristol, BS2 8JP The exhibition will also be open 2-6pm Sunday 27th & 12-6pm Monday 28th May

INVERSE – Media & Cultural Production Degree Show

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - May 28 @ 6:00 pm

INVERSE is a reworking of the metropolis, reclaiming histories and spaces to experience the mediated city and is the degree show of Media and Cultural Production students from The University of The West of England. Please join us for the preview from 6-9pm, Friday 25th May, SPACE PRSC, 17-25 Jamaica Street, Bristol, BS2 8JP The exhibition will also be open 2-6pm Sunday 27th & 12-6pm Monday 28th May  

Intention An Exhibition of Creative Pieces by students on the Intercalated BA in Medical Humanities at the University of Bristol Saturday, 2nd June Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft Space, Jamaica Street 10.30 am to 5 pm Each year the University of Bristol offers medical students the opportunity to pause their studies and gain an intercalated BA in medical humanities. Joining English and Philosophy students, these medical students are able to explore some of the wider issues around healthcare with a particular emphasis placed on arts-based inquiry. This exhibition is built around a range of creative pieces from the students which highlight the role of the arts in extending perceptions around embodiment and alternative ways of knowing and connecting. The curation of diverse works explores particular questions around meaning-making within a collectively agreed theme of 'Intention'. The works are supplemented by reports of students' experiences in learning about the role that music, art and theatre may play in therapy, and also how the arts contribute to well-being and self-knowledge within the medical community. The exhibition also includes reflections on some of the events which form a part of the students’ learning, such as the annual Medicine Unboxed conference in Cheltenham, a visit to the Jenner Museum, Berkeley, and a seminar with Sam Gugliani (author of Histories).

Intention

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

An Exhibition of Creative Pieces by students on the Intercalated BA in Medical Humanities at the University of Bristol Saturday, 2nd June Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft Space, Jamaica Street 10.30 am to 5 pm Each year the University of Bristol offers medical students the opportunity to pause their studies and gain an intercalated BA in medical humanities. Joining English and Philosophy students, these medical students are able to explore some of the wider issues around healthcare with a particular…

China decorating workshop PRSC Stokes Croft China Bristol creative sunday

China Decorating Workshop

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on July 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on August 5, 2018 at 1:00pm

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 unrivalled collection of historic and new water-slide ceramic transfers! The price of a workshop includes a fine English bone china mug, transfers and firing. If you want to make something else, choose from a selection of other pieces of fine English bone china ware available at an additional charge…

A cinematic journey through the world of global Hip Hop. "Hip hop is a basic attitude against oppression, the attitude that my voice isn't being heard, and I'm going make my voice heard no matter what, that goes across all races of people, all cultures" - KRS-One (USA) PRSC and Industry#1 Films present the Bristol premiere screening of A Way of Life - a documentary celebrating global Hip Hop culture. With a DJ dropping beats, b-boys and b-girls cutting shapes, and paint spattered graff writers drawing on the walls, this night will be a joyous Bristol flavoured celebration of all things Hip Hop. Places limited so book early. About the movie: 'A Way Of Life' gives prominence to a culture that has gone beyond music, providing an accessible platform of expression for millions of people across the globe. Shot over a span of two years in 15 locations worldwide 'A Way Of Life' explores Hip-Hop culture from music to graffiti, beat boxing and break-dancing. The film charts Hip-Hop's progression through it’s near 40 year existence from an underground subculture of New York “Bronx”, Highlights include Brazilian artist Emicida being arrested for performing his social, political song HipHop; the Ghanaian Hip Life scene; and Hip Hop being used to teach English and life skills in Cambodia. Interviews include up and coming as well as established artists such as KRS One (USA), Skinnyman (UK), Jeru The Damaja (USA), Marcelo D2 (Brazil), Lord Finesse (USA) & Big Narstie (UK) illustrating their talent, background & the socio-cultural environments that influence their music. "A Way Of Life is a life-affirming look at the origins & universality of hip-hop culture. The editing style & interview settings match the boot-strap nature of hip-hop itself. It is an education for the new arrivals to the scene & a heart-warming re-acquaintance for the long-time aficionados. It captures the love." Whizz - London “The most insightful and beautifully shot piece of film making on Hip Hop culture I have come across” Wordplay Magazine “Definitely needs to be seen” Mys Diggi aka Mystro “A new documentary seeks to shed light on the evolution of the culture into a worldwide consciousnesses” XXL Magazine Featured Countries Australia / Brazil / Cambodia / Cuba / Denmark / Egypt / France / Germany / Ghana / India / Japan / Malaysia / Netherlands / Norway / Poland / Spain / Switzerland / Syria / UK / USA Featured Artists Big Narstie / Skinnyman / Masta Ace / Foreign Beggars / Jeru The Damaja / Stig of the Dump / Dead Prez (M1) / Krs One / Lord Finesse / Reverie / Gavlyn / Saigon / Marcelo D2 / Homeboy Sandman / Onyx / Doppelgangaz / Joe Flizzow / Sona One / Brainpower / Omar Offendum / Shay Rock (Maikal X) / Felix De Luca (Verb Ink) / King I Devine / Tommy Tee / Don Martin / Smith N Smart / VNM / Steffe La Cheffe / The Narcicyst / Bobbito Garcia / Emicida & many more... Biographies Industry #1 Industry #1 is an independent production company that uses film, music and art to entertain, inspire and educate its audience. Began in 2006 as an online platform to launch and promote artists from around the globe. The website showcased global Hip-Hop talent, featuring interviews & live reviews, before expanding to curate their own films and events. In 2013 Industry Number1 put together a number of global Hip Hop festivals in London and Geneva, Switzerland. The project took its present guise in 2012 as filming began for 'A Way Of Life' Global Hip Hop documentary. Shibe Alawiye (Director, Producer, Editor) Shibe Alawiye has been working in film production and broadcast for almost a decade, beginning his career as runner at Crow TV. He then went on to created his own production company Camerashai providing filming and editing services for films, documentaries and promos. Shibe was an editor for the BBC at Bestival and won Best Newcomer Award in 2006 at the Portobello Film Festival for his short film Our Fate, which led him on to creating, editing and producing the feature length documentary "Makers Our Story" released in both the US and UK. Andre Hopkin (Producer, Writer, Researcher Andre’s background is predominantly marketing, promotion and analytics. His journey started with a BA in Computer Science achieved at the Polytechnical University College in Stavanger. He then developed web based marketing and e- commerce solutions for various companies focusing with sales and analytics. In the last couple of years Andre has been setting up the Industry #1 site whilst filming at various events and festivals that have contributed to 'A Way Of Life' Global Hip-Hop documentary.

A Way of Life – Bristol Premiere.

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A cinematic journey through the world of global Hip Hop. "Hip hop is a basic attitude against oppression, the attitude that my voice isn't being heard, and I'm going make my voice heard no matter what, that goes across all races of people, all cultures" - KRS-One (USA) PRSC and Industry#1 Films present the Bristol premiere screening of A Way of Life - a documentary celebrating global Hip Hop culture. With a DJ dropping beats, b-boys and b-girls cutting shapes,…

Food and farming is in crisis. In just over a decade we’ve lost more than 33,000 farms from our countryside, and alongside this, bad diet is now causing more health problems than smoking! The fundamental link between people, food and the very land we stand on is being broken. Yet it need not be this way. There is a growing movement of farmers and food workers who are creating vibrant farms, living soils, thriving food markets and a fairer food system for all. At the heart of all change lies a story, and In Our Hands is the story of a new kind of farm, a new kind of food and a new kind of society. This film has been created as an open source tool in order to debunk the myth of the industrial food system, and be a resource for farmers and activists in building a better world. A film by Black Bark Films made in association with the Landworkers' Alliance. Guest talks from Bristol growers will accompany the film screening to share developments in the local food scene. More details tbc.

PRSC present: In Our Hands

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The inspiring story behind the blood, sweat and tears of the British farmer... Food and farming is in crisis. In just over a decade we’ve lost more than 33,000 farms from our countryside, and alongside this, bad diet is now causing more health problems than smoking! The fundamental link between people, food and the very land we stand on is being broken. Yet it need not be this way. There is a growing movement of farmers and food workers who…

China decorating workshop PRSC Stokes Croft China Bristol creative sunday

China Decorating Workshop

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on July 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on August 5, 2018 at 1:00pm

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 unrivalled collection of historic and new water-slide ceramic transfers! The price of a workshop includes a fine English bone china mug, transfers and firing. If you want to make something else, choose from a selection of other pieces of fine English bone china ware available at an additional charge…

China decorating workshop PRSC Stokes Croft China Bristol creative sunday

China Decorating Workshop

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on July 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on August 5, 2018 at 1:00pm

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 unrivalled collection of historic and new water-slide ceramic transfers! The price of a workshop includes a fine English bone china mug, transfers and firing. If you want to make something else, choose from a selection of other pieces of fine English bone china ware available at an additional charge…

Carriageworks Westmoreland House summer walk guided Chris Chalkley Godwin visual discussion posters graffiti throwup pasteup gig poster tagging politics

Summer walk: Reading the streets

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Chris Chalkley, Founder of the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft, presents a personal perspective on the ongoing visual debate that takes place on the walls of and through the architecture of Stokes Croft. The urban environment is an ever evolving space, a battleground for ideas where multiple voices compete for attention. Street signage and corporate advertisements jostle for position with gig posters, graffiti tags, throw ups, paste ups and “pieces”. Stickers cover lamp posts and street furniture. Political expression is everywhere,…

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