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.

We have now reopened the SPACE for bookings and events as an art gallery and low-capacity venue, from June 1st 2021.

Are you an event manager, community organiser or workshop leader? Our beautiful SPACE will allow you to host a socially distanced meeting, activity or workshop for up to 25 people.

We are still running our Street Survival sessions, as the homeless still need support during this time (here’s how you can help).

The Stokes Croft China shop is now open for both in person visits and online orders!

We fund our entire operation through china shop sales and venue hire – by ordering from our online shop or donating you can help to ensure our future existence. We appreciate all your patience and support throughout this difficult time.



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No Great Crime: Bristol’s Arresting Art

Thu 22 July, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - Sun 1 August, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

An exhibition looking at the struggles and strife of creating street art in Bristol; celebrating the value and beauty of street art and rejecting the hypocrisy of the approach to it by the Bristol authorities.

Activism. Working for Change.

Wed 28 July, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, happening 4 times

This four week course will help you to develop your skills as an activist, and take you step by step through the process of really defining your aims and establishing the best ways to reach them. Devised in collaboration with the School of Activism, this course is intended to create a lasting legacy, with each workshop ending with the production of a video summing up the lessons learned that day. These videos will join a free video archive being developed by the PRSC to help everyone gain the skills and confidence to make positive change.

Surveillance

Wed 4 August, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

What is being seen by others, how is it being seen, what happens with what is kept on record, what happens to who is being kept on record? A talk and documentation about the current state of surveillance, how to understand and detect it, and how to deal with it.

Smack Tacos Presents…. BUY SOME ART GET SOME TACOS

Sun 29 August, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Smack Tacos is a Pop-Up concept originally started in London and now popping up in different cities. The concept is simple – you buy an art print and get free tacos on top!

The People’s Comedy

Fri 3 September, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

On the first Friday of every month, the People's Republic of Stokes Croft present a revolutionary event: the UK's only sociopolitical comedy night, where Bristol's satirists deconstruct the power paradigm to comedic effect, and the acts ACTUALLY get paid. A fantastic night of political, social and cultural comedy featuring some of the most exciting grassroots comedians of Bristol and beyond - come and join the revolution!

The Big Goodbye Lockdown Hello Life Multi-Birthday Bonanza

Sat 4 September, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Celebrating of the end of lockdown, the re-start of life, and some birthdays with four courses of sizzling hot soul food, delivered straight to your ear ways by The Makings, The Suspicious Jazz Roll-Ups, The Gyrators and Stuey Mood, with Junkion9 and Creation Rebel Sound System finishing off the evening with some tasty vinyl treats.

People’s Art Fair: Autumn Show

Thu 16 September, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - Sun 26 September, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

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.

The People’s Poetry

Thu 23 September, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

A brand new poetry night, with an open mic plus featured performers (TBC). Part of the People's Art Fair.

Octopus Odyssey Collage Club

Sat 25 September, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A creative space for all ages to have fun with mixed media collage elements in order to create your own wonderful reality. Part of the People's Art Fair.

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We have now reopened the SPACE for bookings and events as an art gallery and low-capacity venue, from June 1st 2021.

Are you an event manager, community organiser or workshop leader? Our beautiful SPACE will allow you to host a socially distanced meeting, activity or workshop for up to 25 people.

If you are an artist looking to put on an exhibition then this is the perfect blank canvas. If you are a traditional struggling artist without the budget to hire a whole gallery then consider joining the People's Art Fair.

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