Bearpit Outdoor Gallery Exhibition

Bearpit Outdoor Gallery Exhibition

Opening night- 6- 9pm on the 9th August Open every day 12-5pm Saturday August 10th to Sunday August 18th Whatever else people think of the Bearpit, before the recent council take-back it had grown into a space covered in art, and a part of the visual culture of the...
Who Killed the Bearpit?

Who Killed the Bearpit?

At the end of last week the occupants of the Bearpit were suddenly evicted, and the whole space fenced off. We at the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft were as surprised as anyone. Maybe more so, as Bristol City Council had signed documents with us, including...
Save the Bear – Save the Bearpit – Full Council Meeting

Save the Bear – Save the Bearpit – Full Council Meeting

Last October, without prior discussion of any kind, Bristol City council served legal papers on The Bearpit Improvement Group (BIG) and Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC) for removal of all assets (including the bear sculpture, performance space, and community...
LIKE IT BENT

LIKE IT BENT

SAVE BEARPIT presents a special evening LIKE IT BENT Feat: The Documentary ‘DON’T BUY IT and REBEL HOP’: With DJ FAT PAUL – AND OTHER HEROES also: A BIT OF TALK ABOUT THE ERASURE OF LOCAL CULTURE – Wed 27 June // 19:30 Tickets: Free Entry...
Contested: Walter Ayles, Conscientious War Objector

Contested: Walter Ayles, Conscientious War Objector

Walter Ayles (1879 – 1953) was a Trade Unionist and women’s rights advocate. He came to Bristol in 1910 as secretary of the Independent Labour Party and was later elected a City Councillor for the Easton Ward, urging municipal ownership of energy and transport....