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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

St Pauls coolest place to live UK

The Times recently voted St Pauls as one of the ‘coolest places to live in the UK’. This comes after Rough Guides recommended Bristol as one of the 10 cities in the world to visit in 2017. Significantly, last week, the ‘Sunday Times Best Places Live’ guide voted Bristol as the best city in the UK. The Sunday Times described Bristol as “cool, classy and supremely creative”. Bristol is “a

Dove Street Housing Development Remains Derelict

The area of derelict land on Dove Street in the St Pauls area has been left vacant for over fifteen years, despite being owned by a housing provider. The land is owned by ‘Places for People’, which describes itself as ‘one of the largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies in the UK’. Simon Nicolas, who is managing the project, noted that Places for People “are hopeful they

Celebrating Diversity in the Community

The Malcom X Centre in Bristol is holding an event to celebrate diversity in the community of St Pauls. The day is funded by the Big Lottery and Platforma, and seeks to encourage ‘intergenerational and intercultural sharing’. The event will feature stories, songs and games that are important to a variety of cultures in the community. The aim of the day is to allow visitors to learn from each other and

BME and Refugee Artists' Networking Events

The Women’s Community Forum is organising a series of 5 events bringing together Black and Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BLACK*) artists from across the UK in March/April 2017. The Forum is also in the process of collating a catalogue of BLACK* artists for inclusion in the re-designed The Women’s Community Forum website available end of March 2017. This online directory aims to strengthen the community of BLACK* artists by raising

Great Bristol Spring Clean

The Great Bristol Spring Clean is on 3-5 March. Bristol residents are invited to spend just an hour or two picking up litter, which can then be left in a designated place for Bristol Waste to collect it. The event is part of the Great British Spring Clean, and is a great opportunity to make a real difference to litter levels around the city. Schools, community groups and other organisations will

Free Arts Career Advice

If you want to work in the arts, but need some advice about how to improve your employable skills or kick-start your creative career, you can gain some free creative enterprise mentoring throughout March! PAPER Arts, a social enterprise that aims to empower young creatives to pursue a career in the arts, is offering a ‘Creative Advice Bureau’ to anyone aged 16-30, with one-to-one mentoring and tips from top industry

Local Artist: Aga

Aga is 29 years old and was born in Wroclaw, Poland. She has been living in Bristol for 8 years now. She works as a full time barista and does photography as a hobby in her free time. She has a bag full of little people and tries to create miniature worlds out of everyday items. Below is some of her work.                

An Ode To The Mask I Wore, By Kabbo Ferdinand

if ever there was a time in his/tory for god to arrive i beg, i grovel, i cry surely it must be now   i implore you, please! tell me her/story, i think to myself, that of the liberated being; not yet known   ye all gods, know ye not? a thought lives in my heart, in wonderment i look on at our state, wombman;me & U?   a voice

Inner Word – Too Dream, By Kabbo Ferdinand

in the word of a seeker on talking, speaking & attempting to evoke a sense of being-belonging in words expressed as emotion, feeling, thought i do attest to the wisdom that knowledge is utilised as a mean that whispers fear of scarcity to the logic of a ego it’s only purpose could be to remind me that of which i’m not? so as to remember, i am that i am