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Westmoreland House

A look back at a vanished landmark, by local artist Object…

"As the gentrification of Stokes Croft and St Pauls continues apace, looking at the gap in the high street makes me wonder where the symbols of resistance and underground culture will be allowed to survive. The might of capital to shape our cities is difficult to resist, especially given the collusion and vision shared by the mayor and council. If we want to keep a city that is creative, alternative and has it's own thriving culture then investment must be in the people and culture, and developments that represent this, built around community housing and activity."

Westmoreland House Memorial Screen  Print
Westmoreland House Memorial Screen Print
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Westmoreland House Memorial Mug
Westmoreland House Memorial Mug
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Stokes Croft Laura Ashley Print
Stokes Croft Laura Ashley Print
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George Carlin Mug
George Carlin Mug
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Support the Stokes Croft Food Project

The Stokes Croft Food Project is now officially a CIC! We are still producing several hundred meals a week to support local rough sleepers and the National Food Service - if you'd like to help us make this happen we're now able to receive donations via bank transfer to our Bristol Credit Union account. Sort Code: 30-94-80 / Account: 63313868

The SCFP team taking a batch of tomato & garlic soup to distribute in Broadmead last Sunday. © Colin Moody

HOME: a Virtual Exhibition

We're nearing the end of The People's Art Fair HOME exhibition, last chance to see it in person! If you're passing by the Stokes Croft China Shop you can check out a selection of the physical artworks in our window, or you can view the whole show online.

Home Truths

Shelter is running a #HomeTruths campaign – reaching out to renters across our city, asking people to share what they're facing with their housing. Whether it's unaffordable rent, damp and mould, overcrowded and unsafe conditions, or homelessness, by telling us what issues you're having, you will be helping us identify the #HomeTruths we need to take action to tackle together. If you, or anyone you know/are supporting, are experiencing unaffordable, insecure or unsafe housing, please share your voice by completing our survey online, or calling on 0344 515 1430, by Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Local Opportunities, Offers & Help Needed

The Gane Trust Hardship Fund

The Cube Microplex and Tobacco Factory are helping distribute 80 x £500 grants for Bristol based artists/art-workers who are currently experiencing financial hardship due to Covid-19. The priority is to offer some monetary support to those who have lost work and income and are without a significant safety net. The application deadline is Tuesday 9 June - click here to find out more and apply for the fund.

Bristol Arts and Music Round Table Discussion

Kerry McCarthy MP and Thangam Debbonaire MP are hosting an online round table discussion about how to support and care for Bristol's artists, musicians, and other creatives to keep going through the lockdown and beyond. There will be a chance to share your ideas with the other participants on the call, which is open to Bristol's artists, musicians, music venues, and anybody who is involved in the creative sector, about the Bristol-wide response so far, and to discuss recovery after COVID-19. Click here to register for your free ticket.

Free Career Coaching

Future Bright offers free career coaching, training and support to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to take your next step - they have just expanded their criteria to include those who have been laid off or made redundant, had their hours/income reduced, been furloughed or are self-employed with reduced income. Click here to find out if you are eligible, and how to access the services.

Plough Veg Box

A team of badass volunteers from The Plough, The Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls, The Pipe & Slippers, The Red Lion, The Star and Garter, The Love Inn, and their extended communities are packing and delivering boxes of fresh fruit & veg to those who are struggling. You can support the scheme by donating to their Fundsurfer or buying a veg box of your own (collection from All Hallows Hall, Easton). If you're in need of a free veg box you can request one by completing this online form or calling the Bristol Food Service Helpline on 0117 3250450 and asking for a “Plough Veg Box”.

Kitchen Equipment and Meat Needed

The Super Supper Club, based in Easton, are looking for some kitchen equipment including a deep fat fryer, a liquidiser, kitchen knives, a large pestle & mortar and an electric whisk. They are also looking for new sources of meat (including Halal) for their prepared meal deliveries. If you think you can help with any of these requests, please email

They'll also provide a free midweek home cooked meal for anyone in need, prepped, cooked, packaged and delivered by their lovely volunteers. Wednesday evening collection from Baggator, All Hallows Road, Easton or delivery to Eastville, Easton and Lawrence Hill. Message them via Facebook with your requirements. 

Freezers Needed

Both the National Food Service and Square Food Foundation are in need of more freezers to support their meal provisioning. Please contact if you know of freezers which can be lent or donated.

Space Needed

Talo are looking for storage and office space in St Paul's to assist them in their ongoing support work and food provisioning in the area. Please contact if you know of available spaces.

Skatepark Plans for St George

Elevate are aiming to build a world-class wheelpark for Bristol, which is also a thriving hub for the community. To find out more, including how you can get involved or support the project, visit

Help Rebuild St Pauls Adventure Playground

St Pauls Adventure Playground have raised almost 80% of the funds needed to rebuild the play structures destroyed in an arson attack near the start of lockdown. Click here to donate online.

Avocado Surprise

We discovered this avocado plant growing out of the PRSC compost bin last summer. We planted it in an old paint pot and look at it now! Also on show are the crazy ceramic faces by @bevmilward growing out of our office cactus; and just outside the window is a sculpture by Jamie Gillman.

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

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