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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Latest blog posts

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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Alton Ellis Tribute Night

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - October 20 @ 1:00 am

As part of Black History Month PRSC hosts a tribute night for reggae legend Alton Ellis OD - marking the anniversary of his death. With performances from his son Troy Ellis and daughters Keecia and Georgia Ellis. Also featuring legendary AJ Franklin, I-Kool, Zeeks, Lionel Anderson, Dan Ratchet, Sister Taliba. £8 entry on the door Listen to George's PRSC Radio ad:

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October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Hosted by renegade improv team Jazz Police, two teams fight head to head to win the coveted and dangerous Cagematch. The audience declare who wins. The winner returns next week to defend their title against a new opponent. Who will come out victorious by the end? You decide.

Data rights, workers rights and the gig economy

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Bristol Transformed and Open Rights Group Bristol present an evening of thought provoking talks on data rights, workers rights and the gig economy. After individual contributions from James Farrar, Lina Dencik and Alex Wood, we will have a panel discussion with opportunity for questions from the audience.

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November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Hosted by renegade improv team Jazz Police, two teams fight head to head to win the coveted and dangerous Cagematch. The audience declare who wins. The winner returns next week to defend their title against a new opponent. Who will come out victorious by the end? You decide.

China Decorating Workshop

November 10
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One event on October 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on February 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

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.

The Last Taboo

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - November 17 @ 6:00 pm

An exhibition of 2D and 3D art showing a personal interpretation of mental health, masculinity, and the changing role for men in contemporary culture.

Cagematch

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Hosted by renegade improv team Jazz Police, two teams fight head to head to win the coveted and dangerous Cagematch. The audience declare who wins. The winner returns next week to defend their title against a new opponent. Who will come out victorious by the end? You decide.

Frequently Asked Questions OPENING NIGHT

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the opening of "Frequently Asked Questions", a new exhibition by Anthony Luvera, which graphically presents research about support and services available to homeless people across dozens of local authorities. Opening night Nov 21, then open 10am-4pm daily from Nov 22 – Dec 12.

Frequently Asked Questions

November 22 @ 10:00 am - December 12 @ 4:00 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.

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November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Hosted by renegade improv team Jazz Police, two teams fight head to head to win the coveted and dangerous Cagematch. The audience declare who wins. The winner returns next week to defend their title against a new opponent. Who will come out victorious by the end? You decide.

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November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Hosted by renegade improv team Jazz Police, two teams fight head to head to win the coveted and dangerous Cagematch. The audience declare who wins. The winner returns next week to defend their title against a new opponent. Who will come out victorious by the end? You decide.

China Decorating Workshop

December 8
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One event on October 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on February 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

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.

China Decorating Workshop

January 12, 2020
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One event on October 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on February 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

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.

China Decorating Workshop

February 9, 2020
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One event on October 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on February 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

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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