Creative Concerns- IAS

Bristol’s Bustling Creative Sector: Preparing for Brexit As the UK hurtles towards the final weeks of its lengthy build-up to Brexit, the nation is more confused than ever as to what will happen next. With the goal post continuously pushed further and further away, the most recent date set for Britain’s exit from the European Union is 31st October 2019. With such limited time remaining for businesses and EU nationals

Young Heroes Awards

Bristol’s Young Heroes Awards Words by Tessi Moghaddam Invited by Amicus, who are currently celebrating the incredible achievement of 3 years as Ofsted Outstanding Vocalise attending the Bristol Young Heroes Awards. One of the nominees, Talia, had previously been supported by Amicus Foster Care. Although she didn’t win, read on to find out about the lovely evening full of glitz and celebration!   I am a new volunteer for Vocalise

Theatre Review: The Barbershop Chronicles

Review of the Barbershop Chronicles Playing at The Bristol Old Vic until May 18th Lydia Latham MacQueen   I have known most of my life that the men’s barber is a sacred place….rather like a secret society.  Occasionally though, I would forget, like the time when I walked into the St Marks Road barbershop in Easton with my nine year old son to get his hair cut. This iconic barber

Vocalise Survey

Hi All, We’re conducting a survey about the magazine and its impact on the community. We have linked the survey for you to complete. We appreciate your time in filling it out and the data will mean we can improve Vocalise!


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