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...
Save the Bear – Save the Bearpit – Manifesto

Save the Bear – Save the Bearpit – Manifesto

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 assets (including the bear sculpture, performance space, and community...
SAVE BEARPIT presents

SAVE BEARPIT presents

This should make you laugh. This film was first on 27th June in Bristol. Save Bearpit made it in defence of civil liberty and general survival in a climate of brutal gentrification, with particular reference to The Bearpit, an historically “outsider” area....