May 2017

Volunteer at Bristol Disability Equality Forum

Bristol Disability Equality Forum is an independent group that is run by and for disabled people.  We are based at St Paul’s Learning Centre on Grosvenor Road, but our members live all over the city. We are looking for disabled people to volunteer for a new project.  The Peer Support Project aims to support people who need to go to disability benefit assessments by providing a volunteer to go too. 

Call for residents to get involved with The Ashley Network

The Ashley Network is about coming together and making things happen. It is a valuable bi-monthly event for residents, emerging from the legacy of Imagine St Pauls. The aim is of the Network is primarily to facilitate spontaneous connections and conversations between groups and individuals. There is no specific agenda. Each week, it is hosted by a different group or organisation who may also provide the venue or alternatively work

Get involved in St Werburghs Arts Trail

St Werburghs Arts Trail is calling for artists to take part in this year’s event, taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September. Organisers of the Arts Trail are offering early bird rates of just £25 to eager artists who register before Thursday 1st June. Early registration ensures a listing in the Trail guide – which is mail dropped through 4000 letterboxes prior to the event – plus an

Help decide the future of the Malcolm X Centre

The Malcolm X Centre has been, and continues to be, a focal point for the black communities of Bristol, in particular the Black African-Caribbean community. They were the catalyst for the rise of the Centre, following the St. Paul’s riots in 1980. This resulted in the iconic centre, named after the legendary race-activist Malcolm X. Since the birth of the Centre, it has over the years served not only the

St George's leads search for Parishioners of the past

St George’s Bristol, now one of Bristol’s forefront concert halls, has an interesting past. The venue on Great George Street was a church for over 160 years. It originally served as a ‘Chapel of Ease’ to the nearby, and long-since demolished, St Augustine-the-Less, but eventually became a parish church in its own right. This year, St George’s embarks on a new chapter in its story – foundations are already laid

Europe's biggest vegan festival returns in May

Vegfest UK, Europe’s biggest vegan festival now in its 15th year, returns to Bristol’s Harbourside on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May. The event combines vegan food and information during the day, with headline music in the evenings. The show runs over the weekend of May 20th and 21st in the Bristol Harbourside. The daytime part of the show features around 180 stalls spread across 3 big marquees and outdoors

St Paul's Carnival

Organisers of the St Paul’s Carnival have confirmed that it will not be taking place again this year, for the third year running. For the third year running, the event has been pulled from going ahead, due to problems of lack of funds and poor organisation. Bristol City Council and the Arts Council made the decision to cease providing funds, citing a lack of confidence in the company which organises