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Street Survival

March 2 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

A weekly skill-sharing or self-help session for local rough-sleepers. Long-term homeless people are invited to share their survival skills, tips and tricks with people finding themselves on the streets for the first time.

School of Activism 2.0

April 2 - April 18

We define activism as ‘Active Citizenship’. The process of taking care of and taking part in your community. Don’t be a victim of circumstances. Change them.
PRSC invites you to the School of Activism this Easter, a two week programme of talks, workshops and events for all the family, designed to empower and inspire you to change the world.

The People’s Comedy

April 2 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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!

Philosophy For Children

April 3 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Philosophy, the “love of wisdom,” begins with wonder about the world. It is one of the oldest academic disciplines, but traditionally it has not been considered a subject for children. Yet young people ask philosophical questions and are curious about philosophical issues:  How do we know things? What is beauty? How are the mind and body connected?    Young people do not need to learn philosophy; it is something they do. The first is a  series of workshops to provide young…

‘Class Power on Zero-Hours’ book presentation by AngryWorkers

April 3 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Six years of workers’ inquiry and organising in the west London badlands. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Battling for Bristol: Film Screening with Q&A

April 3 @ 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

A short documentary on Bristol’s history of social justice struggle.

The Strategy and Tactics of a Direct Action

April 3 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This workshop, presented by Bristol ACORN members, will get you actively planning a direct action of your own in response to an issue facing you and your community, with an overview of negotiation, roles on a demo, how to show power, tactics, escalation and more. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Introducing Bristol Antifa

April 4 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bristol Antifascists is a group of local people committed to opposing fascism and all that it stands for. Come down and learn all about them. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

TBC Self-defence with Bristol Antifa

April 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Bristol Antifascists is a group of local people committed to opposing fascism and all that it stands for. Come down and learn self defence. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

The Wordplay Workshop

April 5 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come along and stretch words into a wiggle wash paddle wack of fun! This engaging workshop will allow people of all ages from 6+ to explore the power of poetry through play. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Who Owns the Land?

April 5 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Two veterans of the struggle for land equality present the two very different approaches they have taken to finding solutions. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Street Photography with Colin Moody

April 6 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

See the city afresh with this three hour workshop from a passionate and prolific Bristol street photographer Colin Moody, peering into the hidden corners of Stokes Croft and searching for the true spirit of this unique neighbourhood. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Know Your Rights: A Guide to Squatting in Bristol

April 6 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Members of the Bristol Housing Action Movement will be sharing their insights into the complicated question of squatting and the law. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Know Your Rights: Vehicle Dwelling and the Law

April 6 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In this session the Van Dwellers Community will talk you through the national legal situation, Bristol City Council's local policies, and how these approaches play out day to day on the streets. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Rebel Story Time for Kids

April 7 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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One event on April 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM

A classic story reading session for children - across two mornings Lisa and Sue will be reading a story of social justice or rebellion to fire the imagination. After the reading there will be a creative challenge - drawing your favourite character or writing what will happen next. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

TBC: It’s not the end of the world (or maybe it is)

April 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A comedic look at the science of climate change by Jon Matthews. Why do some people believe climate change is natural? What does crystallised rat urine have to do with climate science? What happens when three climate change deniers walk into a bar? Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Philosophy for Children in Bristol? Planning Meeting

April 7 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Developed in Seattle, Philosophy For Children, offers a series of workshops to introduce philosophy to young children from the age of three upwards. The School of Activism is hosting two taster sessions of Philosophy for Children, as well as this meeting to discuss how this course could be rolled out as an ongoing programme in Bristol. If you would like to get involved, help us, or are just curious, join our online planning meeting

Art for Social Change

April 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

When done well, art can give voice to the voiceless and bring visibility to those that are hidden. Art is a powerful tool to change the world. Photographers Anthony Luvera and Rory Carnegie have both created fascinating collaborative projects in partnership with rough sleepers. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Adblock – Art In Ad Places

April 8 @ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Hands-on workshop making covers for the free standing & bus stop ads, replacing them with alternate messaging and artworks. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Influencers: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Discussion

April 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A round table discussion on how influencers influence our culture - looking at the pros & cons of a world in which social and cultural influence is formalised and commercialised.

Creative Workshop with Gemma Lawrence

April 10 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A workshop for people to expand their creativity and test out new bounds from within their own homes.

Know Your Rights: Painting Bristol- This Is Not Legal Advice

April 10 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A look at the complexities of the law and culture of painting in the streets of Bristol

The Wordplay Workshop

April 12 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come along and stretch words into a wiggle wash paddle wack of fun! This engaging workshop will allow people of all ages from 6+ to explore the power of poetry through play. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Know Your Rights: A Guide to Homeless Services in Bristol

April 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Priyanka Raval of the Bristol Cable will be sharing her insight into the complicated question of rough sleeping and the law. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Sleeping Rough – Screening with Q&A

April 13 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Film screening and discussion around the issues of homelessness. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Becoming an Activist for Drug Policy Change

April 14 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Training session on becoming an active campaigner for safer drug laws. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Technologies of Re-Enchantment

April 14 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

How can we communicate heavy issues in a way that brings people in? This workshop is for writers of all abilities and genres who want to develop ninja skills to enchant, provoke and persuade.

TBC Stencil Cutting with Ghostboy

April 15 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A practical Stencil cutting workshop. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Rebel History: The Struggle to Reclaim Our Past

April 15 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Join the poet Lawrence Hoo, artist/activist Michael Barnes-Wynters, author Mike Manson and publisher Richard Jones in a discussion of the history we choose to tell and who gets to tell it. 

Philosophy For Children

April 16 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Philosophy, the “love of wisdom,” begins with wonder about the world. It is one of the oldest academic disciplines, but traditionally it has not been considered a subject for children. Yet young people ask philosophical questions and are curious about philosophical issues:  How do we know things? What is beauty? How are the mind and body connected?  Young people do not need to learn philosophy; it is something they do. The first is a  series of workshops to provide young children…

Digital Health: Are Doctors Ready for the Digital Patient?

April 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A talk exploring the implications of technological developments on the doctor patient relationship. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Invented Futures: Speculation, Visionaries and Modern Mythologies

April 17 @ 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Invented Futures is a collective that tears apart the narratives that fuel the development of new technology. We take a look at how tech innovation has got to where it is by examining how the role of speculative thinking can show us how there are alternatives to given tech cultures. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

PRSC Versus the Future

April 18 @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

What to know what goes on behind the scenes at the People's Republic of Stokes Croft? Keen to understand why we do what we do and how you can get involved?
Join the PRSC as we look forward, and explore how we try to shape our future.
A School of Activism event.

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