We spoke to George Francis from St Pauls Afrikan Caribbean Carnival, who has some exciting news regarding the carnival: “St Pauls Carnival is up and running again thanks to an agreement between SPACC, the Carnival Commission, city officials, councillors, the Art council, and with support from the executive mayor Marvin Rees. More meetings are planned to encourage local residents, community groups and businesses for support.” “It’s fantastic news after two years with no carnival to be planning one for 2017 with the support of the city council, thanks to
A scheme funded by Great Western Railway is offering free group travel to residents’ associations, youth clubs, and any other local organisations or charities working with disadvantaged communities in the West of England. The scheme aims to remove the financial barriers of travel for low-income or disadvantaged communities. Groups can claim a free group ticket to many locations in the South West of England, up to a maximum of 20
We are offering all new members of Vocalise magazine the chance to make membership referrals. For every three people you refer who become a member, you will receive one year’s membership for free. For every five people, we will pay you £6! Membership of Vocalise gives access to discounts with local businesses (10% or more), free attendance at workshops and events, plus further direct say on what the magazine covers and how
The next edition of Vocalise will be out in October, and we want a really good cover that will grab peoples attention. You can send in your artwork and photos to: email@example.com or by post to: Boundless Futures CIC, Backfields House, Upper York Street, BS2 8QJ. If sending by post, please ensure you include a stamped addressed envelope. The winner of the cover competition will receive £30, an embossed certificate, and prime
Cabot Primary School proudly report that several of their pupils have won the Bristol Poetry Prize, sponsored by Waterstones. We have covered this exciting development in the latest edition of Vocalise!
As a brand new community venture, we are looking for proactive people in Ashley Ward to get involved with the magazine and all the things surrounding it. Want to contribute content? Learn new skills in creative writing and journalism? Exhibit your artwork? Update the community noticeboards? Help out with deliveries? Become a director? If so, we want YOU!
Sergeant Mark Aston has reported that someone threatened with a knife in the area managed to help detain the offender, who has since been sentenced to 32 months. Officer Aston has noted: “After stealing mobile phones from two victims in separate incidents on the same day in St Paul’s, the offender pulled a knife, but the victim still helped to chase and detain him, allowing us to ensure the knife
The first copies of Vocalise have been printed and will be distributed across St Paul’s, St Werburghs and Montpelier between 4th-12th July!
Vocalise is able to offer FREE listings for local businesses on the business directory – http://ashleymag.org.uk/business-directory/ In future magazine editions there will also be a print version of this directory, enabling local people to shop locally. Whether you are a solicitor or a mechanic; an art shop or a publisher, this is an ideal way to reach out to local people.
Vocalise is a BRAND NEW community magazine for St Pauls, St Werburghs and Montpelier. It is delivered every quarter to residents, community centres, libraries and businesses across the Ward. We first edition of the magazine has just come out (2nd July) and so has this website. So bear with us as more content gets added!