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Latest News from PRSC & SCC | Upcoming Events

The People’s Art Fair returns to city for fourth year – BBC Bristol – 13/04/2024

A free explosion of art and culture is returning to Stokes Croft next week – 365 Bristol – 05/04/2024

Women in Bristol with lived experience of homelessness working to create change – BristolLive – 15/10/2023

Highlighting the plight of women who experience homelessness – B24/7 – 10/10/2023

New mural celebrates importance of mental health support – B24/7 – 12/07/2023

Watch: ‘The Loo-vre’: Take a look inside the Bristol toilet dubbed ‘the world’s smallest art gallery’ – ITV – 03/06/2023

The People’s Art Fair returns to Stokes Croft – B24/7 – 20/03/2023

Stokes Croft’s rich history to be revealed in ambitious new project – B24/7 – 29/07/2022

£278,000 raised to put landmark building into community ownership – B24/7 – 12/05/2022

Second annual School of Activism takes place over Easter holidays – B24/7 – 03/04/2021

Inspiring revolutionaries star on latest Jamaica Street mural – B24/7 – 09/03/2021

Winter art fair coming to Stokes Croft – B24/7 – 20/11/2020

Celebrating Bristol Palestinian Film Festival’s 10th anniversary – B24/7 – 12/11/2020

Mural shines a light on the shocking state of healthcare for transgender people – B24/7 – 20/10/2020

Our original mission remains as urgent and relevant as ever – B24/7 – 13/12/2019

Artist’s homeless questions unanswered by councils – BBC News – 03/12/2019

Video: Sleep Pods for Homeless People – BBC Radio Bristol – 22/11/2019

Homeless survival tips shared by Bristol’s long-term rough sleepers – BBC News – 7/11/2019

Winning Photos show the ‘Proper Bristol’ – Bristol 24/7 – 7/01/2019

The 15 finalists in warts-and-all ‘postcards of Proper Bristol’ competition – “Together they make a striking self portrait of Bristol, by Bristol” – Bristol Live – 30/11/2018

Council will have to debate Bearpit bear as thousands sign petition to save it – “Ursa is much-loved by Bristolians and visitors alike” say campaigners – Bristol Live – 14/11/2018

New mural calls on Marvin Rees to ‘let people breathe’ – It shows shadowy figures shrouded in smoke from cars and distant factories – Bristol Live – 8/11/2018

‘Save our bear’ sculpture campaign begins in Bristol – BBC News – 27/10/2018

Postcard Competition Aims to Show the ‘Proper Bristol’ – Bristol 24/7 – 27/09/2018

Dead fish and litter in ‘real’ Bristol postcard competition – BBC News – 26/09/2018

Turbo Island is a ‘space left over after planning’ – and Bristolians want it back – The Guardian – 21/08/2018

The best and most iconic street art we’ve seen on The Carriageworks in Stokes Croft through the years – Bristol Live – 26/06/2018

Iconic Bristol Bearpit Billboard Removed – Bristol Cable – 25/05/2018

Street artists are being threatened with arrest in the Bearpit after council takes control – Bristol Live – 12/04/2018

Carriageworks: What Next? – Bristol Civic Society – Better Bristol magazine – Autumn 2017

WW1 ‘disrespectful’ artwork to be reinstated on Bristol wall – BBC News – 10/11/2017

The saga of Stokes Croft highlights Bristol’s battle with gentrification – CityMetric – 9/08/2017

Theatre comes to the Bearpit  – Bristol 24/7 – 8/06/2017

Street artists hit back after M32 mural used to support Donald Trump – Bristol Post – 17/04/2017

Maker of the Month: Stokes Croft China – Bristol 24/7 – 2/03/2017

Kissing the NHS goodbye in Stokes Croft – Bristol 24/7 – 22/02/2017

Bristol street artists work with city on legal graffiti walls – The Guardian – 22/01/2017

Stokes Croft Land Trust

Bristol 24/7Bid to transfer landmark building to community ownership
Bristol LivePlans to fight gentrification in Stokes Croft – by buying properties
Business LeaderCommunity share offer launched by the Stokes Croft Land Trust
BBC NewsBristol group to buy Stokes Croft PRSC building to ‘fight gentrification’
ITV West CountryFeatured in the broadcast news segment
Insider MediaSCLT Launches Bristol Community Share Offer
iNewsBristol residents fight back against gentrification by buying local buildings to block developers
Bristol 24/7Is community land ownership a feasible option for the future of Stokes Croft?
Bristol LiveStokes Croft is ‘at crisis point’ in the fight against gentrification
Huck MagazineIn the face of gentrification, Bristol residents are resisting
Bristol 24/7£278,000 Raised To Put Landmark Building Into Community Ownership


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The PRSC Outdoor Gallery with the adjacent Stokes Croft China shop on Jamaica Street. The PRSC Outdoor Gallery has been continuously repainted for over 9 years, adding up to over 100 paintings.

The PRSC HQ on Jamaica Street, with on the ground floor our venue SPACE, and upstairs the office, media rooms, and artist studios.

The Cube in the Bearpit, a community board for current and important messages.

The 90 metre wall on the M32/Gatton Road.

The Stokes Croft China gallery and shop.

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Some of the ware in the Stokes Croft China gallery and shop.

prsc yard graffiti workshopGraffiti workshop in the Yard.

The SPACE at the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft is a bit like a village hall: basic and flexible. The building lay empty for over 20 years, and PRSC has breathed life back into the building very gently. This makes for a unique and rough aesthetic. The Space is used to host our own events and meetings, but PRSC is looking at expanding its use to host events based around Film/Documentary screenings, Art/Photography exhibitions, workshops, meetings, Music/Theatre performances, rehearsal space and more. This PRSC Space is versatile and can host up to 150 people standing or 80 seated. This can be booked for all sorts of inspiring public and private events. Available to hire daytime and evening, the event space is equipped for theatrical performances with Stage Lighting and PA The PRSC Space main entrance can be found at 17 Hillgrove Street, Stokes Croft. The space is ideal for: Public Debates Innovative theatre Exhibitions Workshops Alternative and Experimental Theatre We have a Cafe BarSocial event in the SPACE.

Theatre performance in the Bearpit Open Air Theatre.