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The Bristol Cable
The Bristol Cable is a media co-operative – created and owned by over 1200 people in the city. The organisations aim is to redefine local media and produce journalism that is high quality and interesting. There are 30,000 free copies of the Bristol Cable published every quarter, and this are distributed to over 550 locations city wide.
Jamie Gillman is an artist that creates sculptures and theatre sets using wood and mixed media. Jamie was commissioned by the PRSC to produce the iconic Bristol bear sculpture, now located in the Bearpit.
Ross Lovelock is an artist who produces screen prints as Bathtub Printing, and runs the record label Bumtapes, a Bristol based cassette label & Tape Duplication/Packaging Service.
Bev Millward is an artist who works in porcelain, producing handmade and highly detailed one off pieces. Bev also collaborates with Stokes Croft China, and has produced many of the iconic Stokes Croft China designs.
Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft
PRSC- The People’s Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC) is a community organisation. Its main aim is to provide benefit to the community by promoting the interests of the area which include creativity, culture and the local economy.
Jack Tierney is an award winning artist who works in mixed media, often using the street as his canvas. He produces varied pieces including portraits, and participates in UpFest, the biggest urban art festival in Europe.
The Bristol Cable is a pioneering media co-operative – so far owned by over 1,700 members who can all have a say in how we are run.
We produce a free quarterly magazine, regularly publishing website, and run media training and local events which are free or cheap for members. Our aim is to redefine media ownership, bringing it back from corporate control into the hands of ordinary people.
We want local news to be investigative, inclusive and relevant; holding our representatives to account is important. Our approach is democratic: we invite people to get involved, ensure they have the skills they need, and work together to investigate, report and publish accurate stories with an impact.
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