June 2018

Fairlawn Primary School celebrates successful first Ofsted inspection

Fairlawn Primary School has received a resounding Good judgement in its first Ofsted inspection. The school, which opened nearly three years ago in Fairlawn Road, Montpelier,  Bristol, was rated Good in all areas by the education watchdog. Parents, staff, leaders and governors were all praised for their contribution to Fairlawn’s success. “Good relationships between adults and pupils are evident across the school,” the inspector, Paul Smith, wrote in his report. “Teachers and support staff are very committed to pupils’ care and

The Old Scholars Project uncovers First World War stories of St Werburghs

St Werburghs Community Centre have been telling us all about a new project they are leading with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund to commemorate and uncover stories of the First World War in St Werburghs… This year we are leading a project called The Old Scholars – Lost then Found First World War Stories of St Werburghs. We are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF’s) First World War

Urban Word Collective goes from strength to strength

  Eshiva (Love.Light) Wright tells us how Urban Word Collective has gone from strength to strength… “From strength to strength we like to think,” as Urban Word Collective (UWC) continue to build a reputation and further establish our cause- that of raising the profile of the Lyrically Justified platform; the anthologies and it’s diversified contributors, interlinking safe environments and collective consciousness.  Lyrically Justified (volume 2) was officially published late 2017 with support of ACE, Ujima Radio, BBC

Better Food’s Streets to Kitchen Charity Partnership launches

Clients of St. Mungo’s Recovery College in central Bristol have had their first taste of a new initiative designed to train people affected by homelessness in cookery and food service skills. Streets to Kitchen, a project created by local organic retailer Better Food, aims to raise £10,000 to support Square Food Foundation’s work with the college. Clients were joined by Square Food’s founder, Barny Haughton, to get a feel for

Local Artist: An Interview with Živa Zena

Živa Zena is an unconventional, self-taught artist originally from Czech Republic, now based in St Pauls. For Živa, art is a method of self-discovery and healing, more than a question of aesthetics and technique. Through the creative process she accesses the hidden world of her subconscious and materialises what she finds there. How did you first get into painting, drawing and creating? It feels like painting and drawing was part

Farewell and thank you PC Chris Adams

We are fortunate to have experienced neighbourhood police in St Pauls but one of the number retired in June. Chris Adams was given a farewell do at St Agnes Park on 7th June, brought together by Jo Mansfield and Friends of St Agnes Park. PC Adams was the longest serving neighbourhood watch policeman in the whole of the Avon and Somerset force who stayed in St Pauls for his entire

Kitchen space to rent at Malcolm X Community Centre

  The Malcolm X Community Centre has a kitchen space/cafe for hire. This could be a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs or chefs looking to open their own cafe. Set in the grounds of a multi-purpose community and in a prime location,  there are many people meeting on a daily basis for both events and businesses. The area of St Pauls is ideally situated close to the popular area of Stokes

St Werburghs Centre needs your ideas for children's activities!

  St Werburghs Community Centre has been expanding their activities for children. Jon Newey has been telling us all about how you can get involved and contribute your ideas to expand these activities… Each year we do 1000s of questionnaires with our centre users about what they’d like to see more of. Last year we transformed our ‘gloomy’ old car park into a sensory and interactive outdoor space, for relaxing learning and