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...
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...
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...
Save Stokes Croft Culture – Banner Making Session

Save Stokes Croft Culture – Banner Making Session

Come to our beautiful yard on Monday January 14th and help to make banners for the grand Stokes Croft community visit to City Hall demanding protection for the future of the Bearpit and Hamilton House. On Tuesday January 15th two petitions fighting to protect...