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Rough State: A Panel Discussion with FAQ and the Bristol Cable

Thu 28 November, 2019 @ 18:30 - 20:00

Poster for Frequently Asked Questions exhibition

Taking our current exhibition Frequently Asked Questions as its basis, The Bristol Cable is hosting a public discussion that will explore the broader context around homelessness in Bristol.

This event comes at a time when rough sleeping is rising across the UK. In Bristol, 1000 people faced street homelessness last year – up by nearly a quarter from the year before. Homeless deaths in this city are now the third highest out of any city in the UK. Meanwhile, Bristol City Council has pledged to “halve rough sleeping by 2022 and eradicate it by 2027″. What are the real causes of homelessness? How can we end this crisis?

Featuring a range of contributors, with perspectives on housing, welfare, homelessness services and beyond, this event will explore the structural barriers to housing and different questions relating to homelessness today. The event will include opportunities for audience members to join the discussion with the speakers.

Speakers include:

  • Charlie Eddisford (CHAS Bristol Housing Advice Service)
  • Anthony Luvera (Artist)
  • Ben Richardson (Caring in Bristol)
  • Joe Smith (Crisis)

About the Bristol Cable: The Bristol Cable is a media co-operative that produces community-led journalism, investigating issues in Bristol. We’re a new model of media: a co-operative owned by 2000+ local people. We run events to explore questions that matter and create vital spaces for public discussion in the city.

Volunteering: If you’d like to volunteer to help host the evening email email hidden; JavaScript is required. Hosts will arrive around an hour early and help set up, welcome people as they arrive, tea & coffee and/or help tidy up at the end of the evening – although this is flexible, depending on how you want to help. Volunteers add so much to our events and we really appreciate this contribution!

Accessibility: Wheelchairs can access the event space but unfortunately the event toilet is not accessible. The nearest accessible toilet is at The Canteen. The pavement outside the Space is also a bit uneven. If you’d like help entering the space we can arrange for someone to meet you outside. For assistance of this kind or other accessibility needs please get in touch. Email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Please register for your FREE ticket here: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2019-11-28&event_id=58796

Thursday 28th November, 6.30-8pm

FAQ Exhibition open 10am-5pm daily from Nov 27 – Dec 12
Launch party – Tuesday 26th November, 6-9pm
Make Them Count – Wednesday 27th November, 11am-1pm

STRATA: A Visual Assembly for Homelessness with IC Visual Lab – Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December, 10am–5pm both days


Thu 28 November, 2019
18:30 - 20:00
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17-25 Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS2 8JP United Kingdom
0117 214 0029