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Did you miss us?
We are back baby.

Culture has officially returned to our little corner of Stokes Croft.

BCR presents: What is the British Empire?

Sat 22nd Aug // 10:00am - 4:00pm // SPACE at PRSC // Free
A day of unconventional learning to inspire and empower young people, encourage conversations and provide some food for thought as to what the British Empire really means. Teaching an honest decolonised version of British history through discussion, music, theatre, art, poetry and video. Read more »

The People's Comedy

Fri 4th Sep // 7:00pm - 10:30pm // SPACE at PRSC // £6
The People's Comedy is BACK! PRSC present a socially distanced, revolutionary event: the UK's only sociopolitical comedy night, where Bristol's satirists deconstruct the power paradigm to comedic effect, and the acts ACTUALLY get paid. A fantastic night of political, social and cultural comedy featuring some of the most exciting grassroots comedians of Bristol and beyond - come and join the revolution! Read more »

The People's Art Fair

Fri 11th Sep - Sun 20th Sep // 6:00pm - 6:00pm // SPACE at PRSC // Free
The People's Art Fair is back! Head on down to The Space at PRSC to sample art of all flavours from a wide range of local artists. Read more »

Street Survival

Every Tuesday // 2:00pm - 4:00pm // SPACE at PRSC // FREE
Weekly skill-sharing/ self-help session for local rough-sleepers. Long-term homeless people are invited to share their survival skills, tips and tricks with people finding themselves on the streets for the first time. Read more »

We Make our Own Future Mugs
We Make our Own Future Mugs
£8.00 - £12.00
Order online
Order online
Tony Benn Various Mugs
Tony Benn Various Mugs
Order online

We're (still) hiring!

Retail Manager wanted

PRSC need a committed community activist with retail experience to manage our shop/gallery and help develop our online and wholesale activities through this period of massive change in the retail environment.

« « « Full job description and how to apply » » »

Extended closing date for applications: Midnight, August 31st, 2020

There's no place like home

The latest piece on our mural wall supports Shelter's Home Truths campaign, promoting renter's rights and working on solutions to the current housing emergency here in Bristol.

Click each image to see a larger version

Housing Support Handbook

Caring in Bristol, in collaboration with CHAS Housing Advice Service and the ACFA Advice Network, have created a new Housing Support Handbook for people at risk of losing their tenancy or facing money problems, and aims to give some basic overarching advice as well as comprehensive details of all the support agencies who can provide more specialist advice. As part of their Homelessness Attitudes Survey they asked people whether they would know where to go for support if they were struggling to pay rent – over 65% replied that they wouldn’t. The handbook aims to link people who need support with the relevant support services in Bristol.

Click here to download a digital version of the handbook, or if you'd prefer a physical copy please email

Bristol Hospitality Network appeal - Can you offer asylum?

Do you have a spare room? Would you be able to host an asylum seeker to stop them becoming homeless? Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bristol City Council temporarily housed a number of asylum seekers in hotels. When this arrangement comes to an end, without move-on accommodation, all of these individuals could return to the streets.

Volunteer Hosts would need to offer a spare room or living space for a minimum of three months. Most guests are self-sufficient and just need a safe place to sleep and a warm welcome. Hosts are able to join a support network. All guests are actively supported by BHN to make progress with their asylum claims, and BHN also provides them with food and some money.

To find out more, visit the BHN website or contact

Have your say, it's survey time!

Home Truths

The deadline for the Home Truths survey has been extended to August 31st, so there's still time for you to share your story, to help Shelter map out and prioritise Bristol’s biggest housing issues. Complete the survey here »

Bristol Drugs Project

‘The Drop’ is BDP's party drugs service which provides harm reduction advice at nightclubs and festivals, training and resources for night-time economy staff and support for people who are using more party drugs than they would like. As there are no nightclubs or festivals at the moment, The Drop are taking this time to try and develop the service so it meets the needs of their target client group. As part of this, they're asking people who use party drugs to complete a survey on what they think the service should provide and how they would like to access it. Complete the survey here »

Your City, Our Future - Help shape Bristol's recovery post coronavirus

Share your views in Bristol City Council's citizen survey to help shape the future of Bristol as the city rebuilds following lockdown, and continues to adapt to the challenges posed by the pandemic. Your City, Our Future will culminate in a Citizens' Assembly where one hundred people representing every part of the city will come together to tackle Bristol’s most important issues. You can take part in the survey online, but if you'd prefer a paper copy or an alternative format, please email or call 0117 922 2848.

Thanks from Stokes Croft Food Project

Our Fundsurfer is still going strong, thanks to everyone who has contributed so far - you can donate here if you'd like to help us continue feeding hungry people in Stokes Croft.

We'd also like to say a massive thank you to Ocean Laundry, who have donated these snazzy blue branded aprons to the team. Consumable donations are also coming in fast... Granny's Secret sent us delicious OJ, Rocks fronted up with fancy organic orange squash, and some wonderful green-fingered Bristolians have been bringing us their allotment surplus, like the enormous courgettes below!

Extinction Emergency!

Directed and animated by Miritte Ben Yitzchak, narrated by Naomie Harris and scored by Brian Eno, this video is a reminder of why we must rebel, and a reminder of the urgency with which the climate emergency must be dealt with. Watch it here »

UK wide regional rebellion: 28th August - 31st August

We will begin the rebellion where we live, on our streets, in our villages and towns, across our nations, regions and communities. The regional rebellion will involve local groups across the entire UK in a series of beautiful, dispersed coordinated actions highlighting these key themes:

Everyone is invited, and now is the time for your local group, affinity group or community to get creative and start planning actions and events under these unified theme days. Please let the SW Actions Team [] know what you are planning so that we can support with police liaison and media.

Rebels who can’t make it onto the streets this time, fear not! We need you to join the Digital Rebellion: together, we can build pressure on specific targets online and via telephone. We’ll be sharing details for this soon (along with plenty else!) on the UK Rebellion Broadcast. (Be sure to join your local Rebellion broadcast group, too: Manchester, Cardiff, London).

St Pauls Adventure Playground

Scrapbook Exhibition and Book

This September, the black and white photography of the children of St Paul’s Adventure Playground collaborating with local artists will brighten up the corners of Bristol.


‘SCRAPBOOK’ is a citywide photographic exhibition, and a stunning photo-book, constructed by Bristol based artist Esther May Campbell and many of the children who came to a weekly photo-club at St Paul’s legendary Adventure Playground. Over a year the photo-club explored how play-spirit, craft and heaps of improvisation can evolve into an inspiration for living. Emerging from the depths of collaboration, the ‘SCRAPBOOK’ photographs capture the risks and joys of throwing oneself into play, discovery and imagination.

The wonderful photos and playful artwork produced by the club will be exhibited on poster boards all around Bristol, as well at the Playground itself, in an enlightening and inspiring immersive exhibition.

Find out more & buy the book »

Parallel State - Solidarity, what does it mean to you & the Parallel State

There’s a lot of talk about solidarity right now. What does it mean in this present context? Join this free online event on Saturday 22nd August, curated and chaired by Eelyn Lee, to discuss the evolution of solidarity in the formation of the Parallel State, a new place for open discourse and change. A series of invited guests will create insights and issues that face us in the coming age, with more to be announced. This is not a webinar, you are welcome to join in and speak openly too.

The New Economics Foundation has also been thinking about solidarity, click here to read their conclusions.

Black Lives Matter charity print

‘Black Lives Matter’, by REMO is the latest work in the heroes series. It represents the conscious shift across the world in the fight against racism and injustice, created in their signature comic book style.

The proceeds from this limited edition print will go to the stephenlawrencetrust and for minority race and youth communities in the U.S, and the continuation of new limited edition print runs for future charities.

"Let us all be heroes and together we can help stop racism and human suffering, here and now, by providing much needed funds to the less fortunate minority."

Pick up your limited edition print from

Earth Bodies Collective

Newly formed, sustainable arts collective Earth Bodies - a group of fine art students, including a PRSC volunteer - are working on a zine of their own art practice, and resources of local creatives and sustainable arts organisations, as well as an eight episode podcast on sustainability in the fine art industry. Check out their trailer on Spotify, Apple or their website ahead of the release of Episode One on September 1st.

Through the lens

Spotted on the cycle path on the way home from finishing our mural wall about renter's rights - same colours, same ideas!

These gorgeous sunflowers are really brightening up Turbo Island these days.

And really, who can resist a topical pun!

Throughout this crisis our work with rough sleepers continues. Please click on the button below to support this ongoing work.

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