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No Great Crime:

Bristol's Arresting Art

Opening 18:00 tomorrow!

So much incredible art has been appearing in the Space over the last few days, now it's all hands on deck as we get ready to hang it all on the walls. We don't want to give too much away, but couldn't resist giving you a sneak peek at this piece we've just received from John D'oh. Join us tomorrow from 6pm to see the rest!

What's it actually like to paint on the streets of Bristol? With one hand the city provides its museum to its most celebrated street artist (for what turned out to be their most successful exhibition ever) and with the other, it harasses and criminalises his contemporaries, upcoming artists and the very scene that spawned him.

No Great Crime: Bristol's Arresting Art brings a range of street artists and graff writers inside to show their diverse and inspiring work and have a conversation about how this city treats people engaged in its most famous art form.

No Great Crime opens this Thursday 22 July, 18:00 - 22:00, then runs Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 18:00 until August 1. FREE ENTRY.

From the china shop...

Everyone is just water and stardust underneath it all, so let's be kind to each other as we navigate our newfound "freedom" together. Despite the government's wobbly assertion that everything is fine, Bristol cases are still on the rise so we're going to continue to wear masks in the shop - we'd really appreciate it if you did too. Stay safe out there!

(Order lateral flow tests here, and find out if you're eligible for financial support during self-isolation here)

Sunday Funday

This summer we have been inundated with visitors from all over the country and beyond. To ensure you can all have the totally unique, in real life, Stokes Croft China experience we're now also opening on Sundays from 12:00 - 16:00, so weekend trippers and locals alike can visit!

Be Kind - Dalai Lama Mug<br> 
Be Kind - Dalai Lama Mug
 
£12.00
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Famous Immigrants<br> 
Famous Immigrants
 
£15.00
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Martin Luther King Mug<br> 
Martin Luther King Mug
 
£15.00
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We Make Our Own Future Unique Bowl
We Make Our Own Future Unique Bowl
£45.00
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Extinction Rebellion Act Now Mug
Extinction Rebellion Act Now Mug
£12.00
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Relentless Optimism A3 Print
Relentless Optimism A3 Print
£6.00
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Memento Mori Butter Dish<br> 
Memento Mori Butter Dish
 
£45.00
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You and I Are Earth Plates<br> 
You and I Are Earth Plates
 
£45.00
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The Land #29

The latest issue of The Land magazine has arrived in Stokes Croft, packed full of news and opinions on land rights. Pop into Stokes Croft China to pick one up, or order online to have it delivered straight to your door!

Work with us

We're still recruiting for an Operations Manager, a Volunteer Co-ordinator, and two General Workshop Assistants. Closing date for all roles: Aug 1, 2021. Full job descriptions & details on how to apply here »

Events @ PRSC

Artist opportunity!

Smack Tacos is a pop-up exhibition where you get free tacos with every piece of art you buy! Happening here at PRSC on Sunday 29 August, the Smack Tacos team are inviting local artists from in and around Bristol to express their interest in taking part. Send a DM to @smacktacos on Instragram or email iamtacman@gmail.com by 23 July.

Daring to Hope: Book Launch with Sheilah Rowbotham

Tue 27 July // 18:00-20:30 // More »
A riveting personal history of second wave feminism from the front line. This is a Bristol Transformed event.

Surveillance

Wed 4 Aug // 19:00-21:00 // Free entry // More »
What is being seen by others, how is it being seen, what happens with what is kept on record, what happens to who is being kept on record? A stand alone session on the current state of surveillance, how to understand and detect it, and how to deal with it, from the Activism. Working for change. team.

See Bristol through fresh eyes

Something different catches my eye each time I pass this wall - this morning it was a tangled maze of shopping trolleys. There's just so much detail and texture in the layers of this mixed media mural of our fair city, conceptualised and created by the talented young things pictured above, from the latest edition of our Graffiti & Photography Workshop. Click the image below to see a larger version... but we highly recommend a trip down to see the wall for yourself, it's up until the end of this month.

Things To Do

SCFP is back!

Stokes Croft Food Project are now serving tea & coffee on Turbo Island every Saturday morning, and pay-what-you-can meals from PRSC's Space (corner of Hillgrove & Jamaica St) every Tuesday from 14:00-16:00.

Tickets are still available for the SCFP Raffle, with prizes including Love Saves the Day tickets, meals out, SCFP merch and more. Buy tickets here »

While we're on the subject, the Stokes Croft Food Project chefs are in need of kitchen staples, such as rice, beans, flour, potatoes. Donations can be dropped at either PRSC or Stokes Croft China.

Connecting through Experience

Connecting Through Experience is a highlight of CYN's Creative Futures programme, showcasing and celebrating new talent, with emerging artists taking the opportunity to share their work. A programme of visual art, film and animation exploring connection, by young artists Oona Chanfi, Tommy Howlett and Dolores McGurran, will be exhibited at The Station from 9-14 August. Find out more & book your (free) visit »

Visit your local Microplex

A cool, dark auditorium sounds pretty appealing right about now! Head down to the Cube this Sunday 25 July for a wild rumpus with Nanoplex's photo workshop for kids, a screening of Where the Wild Things Are, and a look at the Heldi Whits Wring exhibition from Esther May Campbell's 'Kitchen Table Photo Club' (also free to view whenever the Cube is open).

Next Wednesday 28 July sees the return of Bluescreen in real life, so you can get your fill of short films. This one is a mix of old & new formats, so if you're not ready to visit in person you can watch the stream for free from your living room!

Cancelling Colston

A year on from the toppling of the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol, how is the city dealing with his legacy? This BBC Radio 4 programme interviewed people from Countering Colston & Bristol Radical History Group amongst others. Listen »

Jobs & Opportunities

Current Job Vacancies

Workplace Coordinator @ The Bristol Cable
Part-time, 3-4 days/week, £21,499 - £22,523 pro rata. Closing date: Sun 25 July, 23:59.

Engagement Worker - West of England Works @ Creative Youth Network
Full-time, £23,982. Closing date: Mon 26 July, 09:00.

Community Outreach Worker (Youth Focus) @ Caring in Bristol
Full-time, £23,000 – £27,000. Closing date: Mon 26 July.

Network Programme Producer @ Bristol Festivals
Part-time, 20 hours/week, £30,000 pro rata. Closing date: Mon 26 July, 10:00.

Light Up School Learning Artist @ Travelling Light
Fixed term contract, variable dates, £200/day. Closing date: Tue 27 July, 09:00.

Creative Programme Manager @ Creative Youth Network
Maternity cover, full-time, £32,230. Closing date: Fri 30 July, 09:00.

Raking and Baking Assistant (Volunteer) @ St Werburghs Community Centre
Part-time, 5 hours/week, voluntary/unpaid. Closing date: Sat 31 July.

Communications Assistant @ Spike Island
Part-time, 14 hours/week, £19,000 pro rata. Closing date: Fri 6 Aug, 17:00.

Office Manager @ St Pauls Adventure Playground
Full-time, £20-25,000 pro rata. Closing date: Fri 20 Aug.

And did we mention? We're hiring too!

FREE Creative Spaces!

Hypha Studios are looking for a variety of artists, musicians, actors, collectives, gallerists & curators to take over five spaces in Broadwalk Shopping Centre, as short-term project spaces or longer-term studio, exhibition or public-facing uses. Deadline: Thu 29 July, 18:00. Find out more & apply »

Be a part of Art in Which Case

A market where all artists are selling only what they can carry in one suitcase! Artist applications are currently open, with the event itself happening at Trinity Centre on 17 September, 16:00-21:00.

Through the Lens

Luma (an inflatable, interactive snail-face caterpillar-esque creature) by Air Giants, and Transparenza (pictured below) last Saturday evening, as part of Artspace Lifespace's We Are From Dust installation in the grounds of Ashton Court Mansion.
Rising Arts Agency are certainly keeping busy! Their #Whosefuture campaign has been popping up all over town lately.

The post-it poster above features extracts from ‘This is not a manual’, a zine by by @stxce.olika, @parysgardenerart, and @euella_isis in collaboration with @shelbyxstudios⁠⁠ (available as a print).

"Where there's hope, there's colour." Of course we're loving @jadeyilinart's beautiful representation of the Bearpit at its finest, full of life (also available as a print). If you scan the QR code on the poster as you're passing, you'll hear an account of how the Bearpit became as bland as it is now.

Stickers on Spike Island
Art in ad places. Stapleton Rd.
Click for a larger, readable version.
Under the M32
Barton Hill
Madonna through the mill. Barton Hill.

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

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