Council Crackdown on established walls?

Council Crackdown on established walls?

On the 12th June a graffiti artist was detained by police in St Werburghs for painting in the Mina Road Tunnel. Anyone who knows the area would probably be surprised to hear this- the tunnel has been one of the few tolerated (if not officially sanctioned) painting spots in the city for more than a decade.

Hope Through Solidarity in the Darkness

Hope Through Solidarity in the Darkness

Over the harshest first months of lockdown I felt a growing anger at the failures of government at all levels to protect the most vulnerable, but recently, looking at the growing cooperation and solidarity between local people, mutual aid groups and charities, hope...
Staff Picks: Westmoreland House

Staff Picks: Westmoreland House

As the gentrification of Stokes Croft and St Pauls continues apace, looking at the gap in the high street makes me wonder where the symbols of resistance and underground culture will be allowed to survive.

Who Killed the Bearpit?

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...