Farewell to Ursa: Press Release

Farewell to Ursa: Press Release

Ursa the bear has finally been evicted from her home in the Bearpit on the orders of Mayor Marvin Rees and Deputy Mayor Asher Craig. Mayor Rees ordered the removal of the 12ft bear statue last year, but following overwhelming popular support for a petition to save...
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...
Ads and Art in the City

Ads and Art in the City

Hello, Vocalise Magazine! Here are some bits that we think make an excellent read for your next lunch break. Discussing the dangers of advertising The movement to resist billboards and outdoor advertising has been growing in Bristol. Namely AdBlock Bristol has been...
A response to the City Council debate on the future of the Bearpit.

A response to the City Council debate on the future of the Bearpit.

The Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft would like to express their shock at the news that councillors have received threats of violence and even threats to their lives. We condemn these actions. There is no place in political debate, or wider society for this kind of...
Save the Bearpit – What can you do?

Save the Bearpit – What can you do?

Last October, without prior discussion of any kind, Bristol City council served legal papers on the Bearpit Improvement Group (BIG) and Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC) for removal of all the community structures that they have installed in the Bearpit over the...
D Day For Ursa

D Day For Ursa

The future of Ursa the Bearpit statue will be decided by Bristol City Council on Tuesday January 15 following overwhelming support for the Save Our Bear petition. Bristol City Council issued legal notices to remove the statue along with a community performance space...