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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Currently in storage after a full & exciting life as the Bearpit Open Air Theatre, our modified shipping container is just screaming out to be used! Originally fitted out as an exhibition and performance space, this 20 foot container could easily be adapted to a...

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Class and resistance: Why strikes matter

Thu 18 August, 2022 @ 19:00

The wave of strikes, from the RMT to wildcat walkouts at Amazon, have shown that workers have the power to fight back. We'll be discussing why strikes are so important, how we can build solidarity, and draw these struggles to their most radical conclusions.

Summer Space Invasion

Sat 20 August, 2022 @ 11:00 - Sun 21 August, 2022 @ 19:30

A very loosely Space themed exhibition, curated and hosted by our volunteers to showcase their work. Expect a weekend of live art, music, DJs and fun!

Yard Party, Paint Jam & Stencilling

Sat 20 August, 2022 @ 12:00 - 17:00

The PRSC invites you into our paint-spattered yard, for a chance to develop your street art skills or just have a play around with our cool collection of resources. Come along any time to join in with our free open paint jam led by the multi-talented Bristol Mural Collective, or if you're feeling inspired why not take it to the next level with our drop-in stencilling workshop! Delve deep into our extensive stencil & spray paint collection in this session…

People’s Art Club

Tue 23 August, 2022 @ 14:00 - 17:00

Come get your hands dirty at these informal creative skill sharing and community building art sessions.

The People’s Comedy

Fri 2 September, 2022 @ 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!

Wyrd Isle Collective Installation

Sat 10 September, 2022 @ 19:00 - 20:30

The Wyrd Isle Collective debut exhibition and installation of a series of paintings, photographs, rituals, video projections and live installation performances. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the psychotic Dadaist ritual of the surrealism of Georges Bataille with the folk horror of the English landscape via the underbelly of working class political activism.

People’s Art Fair: September

Thu 15 September, 2022 - Sun 25 September, 2022

A collaborative group exhibition devised and hosted by the PRSC and open to all artists. See The People's Art Fair for details of how to get involved.

People’s Art Fair: December

Thu 1 December, 2022 - Sun 11 December, 2022

The People’s Art Fair is a collaborative group exhibition devised and hosted by the PRSC and open to all artists. See The People's Art Fair for details of how to get involved.

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