School of Activism 3.0
Enabling Active Citizenship
with workshops, events and activities throughout April 2022
After Covid forced us online last year, the PRSC is ridiculously pleased to announce that the third ever School of Activism (SOA) will be happening in our HQ building throughout the month of April. The School of Activism is a series of affordable workshops, events, exhibitions and talks designed to empower and galvanise people to make positive change in their local communities, and in the wider world.
We define activism as active citizenship; at the School of Activism special guests will run affordable sessions covering all our favourite topics of art, activism, community, music making, history, protest, spoken word and more.
School of Activism coordinator Lisa Furness explains: “The School of Activism celebrates the creative power that we have as citizens to influence and change our society. Bristol is a city filled with inspirational change-makers and activists, and the SOA offers a platform to share their stories of battles won and techniques developed.”
The 2022 curriculum features contributions from campaign group Adblock Bristol, witch poet Book of Lilith, street photographer Colin Moody, Bristol Defendant Solidarity, Bristol Utopian Book Collective, Bristol Radical History Group, X in O, and many more.
SOA 3.0 also plays host to the next People’s Art Fair running April 8-17, a collective exhibition from over 20 artists producing work on the theme of activism, plus creative activities, poetry & music!
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List of Events
Throughout April we're running a series of workshops, events and activities designed to empower and galvanise active citizenship.
A special activism themed night of political, social and cultural comedy featuring some of the most exciting grassroots comedians of Bristol and beyond - and the acts ACTUALLY get paid. Come join the revolution!
Opening night! Join us for live music, tiny painting, and the first look at our activism themed People’s Art Fair.
A special activism themed edition of the People’s Art Fair, a collaborative group exhibition devised and hosted by the PRSC, and open to all artists.
A music jam session hosted by the Suspicious Jazz Roll Ups, the musical team that helped to kick off our first People's Art Fair back in February 2020.
Ross Lovelock and object... will guide you through the creation of an original collage zine.
Come get your hands dirty at these informal creative skill sharing and community building sessions.
Reflecting on the campaigns that resulted in the fall of Colston, and the acquittal of the defendants, plus Q&A and discussion.
Children's reading group with discussion about what the story makes us feel, imagine and think. Attendees can then colour in a flower picture and/or plant a flower seed to take away, to brighten somewhere up or give to someone to share the love!
An evening of Turkish and Kurdish poetry in English. A range of voices from 1960s 'Second New' movement, Sufi Bektaşi poets, gay and lesbian poets post-1980s and from Kurdish poet in prison Ilhan Sami Çomak.
An open mic poetry & spoken word night, hosted by activist and poet, Book of Lilith.
Learn some DIY poster-making techniques with Careful Now! Collective
A rare opportunity to hear co-founder of Bath Arts Workshop Phil Shepherd and other authors in conversation, reflecting upon the Bath Arts Workshop’s relevance for the present day.
Inspiring artworks of rebellion, resistance and protest, including photographs of the Kill the Bill protest in March last year, by street photographer Colin Moody.
Discussing how fiction can help us think about racial justice and climate justice, and inspire us to action.
Join Bristol Defendant Solidarity, Bristol ABC and Bristol Anti Repression Campaign to discuss the importance of anti repression organising and look at ways we can continue to resist together.
A School of Activism social hosted by new colab against the Bills - Bristol Outcry
Join writer and producer Maria Leonard for an interactive workshop using co-creation, creative writing and shared discussion on the plural trajectories for care, work and technology. By centering the potential of imagination and the notion of ‘plural futures’, you will go away with new tools and tactics needed to think about the way you want to live together with others in the future.
Join us in the PRSC Space for the fifth edition of the Tribute Concert to Rapha Dufresne, featuring the launch of Immigrant Swing Family's new E.P.
Join Adblock Bristol, Bristol Rising Tide and friends as they combine the creative arts practice of ‘subvertising’, ‘culture jamming’ and ad-hacking with grassroots campaigning to remove big polluter advertising from our city.
School of Activism & Journey to Justice present: The Long Shadow of Class – understanding inequality and galvanising change
This new film from Journey to Justice considers the crucial role class and education in the UK play in creating an economically unjust society, and discusses unequal opportunities, accent bias, the markers and stigma of poverty and the devastating effects of our current economic model.
A collaborative exhibition marking the anniversary of the success of the Bristol Bus Boycott, alongside other tales of political struggle in Bristol and beyond. Currently seeking contributions from artists & activists!
Join us for a screening of the film 'African Apocalypse' which follows the university student Femi Nylander on a journey through Niger, meeting communities who are still living with the legacies of colonialism, as well as the young people determined to work towards repair. Followed by a discussion on reparations & solidarity moving forward.