January 30, 2018

Book Review: Lyrically Justified (Vol 2)

Lyrically Justified (Vol 2) by Urban Word Collective Review by Ben Fielders (Montpelier) With contributions from several St Pauls-based poets, this poetry anthology is genuinely thought provoking and inspirational. There are 42 poets in total, who build upon the budding talent that was featured in the first volume of this book (same title). Many of the poets touch upon difficult issues and are unafraid to be controversial and provocative. They

Book Review: Kurious

Kurious by Elizabeth Lumley-Smith Review by Chris Myers (St Pauls) Kurios is an illustrated children’s story by a local author that whisks you away to a quaint, magical adventure made all the more brilliant by the illustrations. Kurios – a strange catlike creature – wakes up in a shrunken forest (well, it is actually him that has become giant.) He comes across another peculiar creature, much smaller in size. Together

Eyes of the TIGER

TIGER (Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect) is a Montpelier-based workers cooperative that runs gender education workshops across Bristol. In light of the recent #MeToo campaign, they are encouraging schools to prioritize developing strategies that will put a stop to sexism and sexual harassment for young people. “Challenging the cultural scripts on identity and gender and teaching about the importance of consent to young people is the only true way

Befriending in Bristol

Words by Peter Mcnamee Part of Barnardo’s Befriending service is to help Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers Children (UASC) feel welcomed and safe in a new city. We befriend the young person, show them around the city, the places of worship, leisure centres and shopping areas. About 18 months ago, I started to befriend a young man from Afghanistan who had travelled from his homeland via Europe over a period of 6

Inside St Pauls Learning Centre: The Makershed

St Pauls Learning Centre was transferred to the Ethical Property Company in 2015 and is now going from strength to strength. We have an inspiring range of classes, workshops and courses happening in 2018. We have organisations who are based here who are offering interesting artistic and creative courses, as well as tutors who hire the spaces on a sessional basis to offer activities. What SPLC offers is a range