Farewell to Ursa: Press Release

Farewell to Ursa: Press Release

Ursa the bear has finally been evicted from her home in the Bearpit on the orders of Mayor Marvin Rees and Deputy Mayor Asher Craig. Mayor Rees ordered the removal of the 12ft bear statue last year, but following overwhelming popular support for a petition to save...
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...
The People’s Comedy

The People’s Comedy

This event has been moved to the BEARPIT. The People’s Comedy will be back at PRSC in June. Love PRSC. The People’s Comedy hits The Bearpit this Friday. A night that puts paying acts at the centre of its ethos, comedians including BBC’s Heydon Prowse...
A response to the City Council debate on the future of the Bearpit.

A response to the City Council debate on the future of the Bearpit.

The Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft would like to express their shock at the news that councillors have received threats of violence and even threats to their lives. We condemn these actions. There is no place in political debate, or wider society for this kind of...