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In My View by Lydia Latham MacQueen A Review of WE HAVE OVERCOME, THE MALCOLM X ELDERS have returned this year with a delightful revision of their original 2012 production of WE HAVE OVERCOME. As we know there’s been a lot of controversy about the situation of some Afro-Caribbean people being deported, and having their citizenship denied in spite of the fact they have been living in the UK for

St Werburghs Art Trail is looking for volunteers

St Werburghs Arts Trail 2019 is looking for volunteers to join the committee and make the event as vibrant as usual and maybe a bit more! The fields you could get involved in are: PR / communication / media / promotion social media brochure/design fundraising venue co-ordinator webmaster workshop co-ordinator music If you can see yourself in any of these roles or have some specific idea and would like to contribute in

Celebration of International Women's Day at St Pauls Learning Centre

Have you ever been interested in meeting 4 of Bristol’s 100 most influential women? Then this is the event for you!   Solon South West Housing Association, United Communities and SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality) are organizing an exciting event in celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day. This is a great event for our staff, residents, Board members and anyone else who is interested in the experiences of

The National School Breakfast Programme Launches at The Dolphin School

Schoolchildren and their parents were welcomed to the Dolphin School with a free bagel last Monday morning. The day saw the launch of the National School Breakfast Programme at the academy, which offers a free nutritious breakfast to every child before they start their day. Funded by the Department of Education and delivered by the charities ‘Magic Breakfast’ and  ‘Family Action’, the 18 month scheme at the academy aims to

Help The Bristol Bike Project find a home!

Bristol’s award winning community bike project, a ‘lifeline’ for many, calls for help in finding new home The Bristol Bike Project, a much loved community project in the heart of St Pauls, is launching a public campaign to help them secure new premises as their future at Hamilton House becomes uncertain. The Project, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, is one of the UK’s most successful and comprehensive community

Welcome to the Bristol Reggae Orchestra!

Written by Tina Brown Welcome to the Bristol Reggae Orchestra! A collective of around 25 local musicians who all love reggae! The musicians come from various musical backgrounds and experiences, bringingus a unique, inspiring and uplifting project that has the community at its heart. In early 2010, Chris Williams, a local Jamaican resident spoke to Stella Quinlivan (former co-ordinator of the St. Pauls Learning Centre). ‘What St. Paul’s needs’, he

Support available for Carers over Christmas from Carers Support Centre

The Christmas period is a time for celebration, but if you are looking after someone with an illness or disability it can mean added demands on top of an already stressful day-to-day life.  Did you know there is a local charity dedicated to supporting unpaid carers? Carers Support Centre offer a range of services for carers of all ages living in Bristol & South Gloucestershire.   If you help look after family or friends who could not manage without this help, you

Fairlawn Primary School Winter Fair

There is some great community project work for display, art work from Michele Curtis and some of M Shed’s ‘Somalis in Bristol’ exhibits have been loaned for display too. Plenty to see as well as the usual mince pie and a glass of mulled wine! Including: Shining Lights Community Arts Project, Choir & Singing, Christmas Wreaths, Cakes & Mince Pies, Hot Food, Mulled Wine & Local Ale, Christmas Stalls and Games! 1st