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

Bristol Old Vic Christmas Choir Competition

Bristol Old Vic are marking the final moment in there Year of Change with a major competition open to all songbirds in the city! They’re extending the invite to schools and youth choirs across Bristol to participate in the Christmas Choir Competition and hopefully win tickets for the entire year group to come along and see their Christmas shows, A Christmas Carol or Chloe and the Colour Catcher. The winning

Bristol Pound Champions - could you be one?

Bristol Pound has launched a new Champions programme, inviting people from all around the city to get involved and be a part of its future. The complementary currency is the largest in the UK and one of the largest in Europe, offering an alternative to sterling with beautiful paper notes and smartphone app payments accepted by a network of independent local businesses. The Champions programme aims to train and support

Artivist in a Strawbox with //Kabbo Ferdinand

Urban Word Collective Presents: “Artivist in a StrawBoX: Interactive Public Exhibition” a collaborative multi disciplinary arts & portable housing showcase event hosted by the Bristol City Council in the Bristol Harbour Amphitheatre, 19th Oct. – 4th Nov. 2018, in collaboration with White Design ldt. “Artivist in a StrawBox” is the brainchild of Kabbo Hue, artivist Storyteller from Hui !Goab (South Afrika) from theGoringhaíçona Indigenous Clanof Camissa ( Cape Town). Kabbo

Exhibition of Carnival Photos from Over 50s Photography Group now open!

This month, the beautiful black and white prints of Carnival made by the Over 50s Photography Group are on display at St Paul’s Learning Centre Café and even on the outside walls! Here’s their story, which we covered in our latest issue of Vocalise… A group of Over 50s, mainly from St Paul’s and St Werburgh’s got together over June and July for a series of Photography Taster Sessions, followed

Avon Fire & Rescue Service opens recruitment- aspiring firefighters wanted!

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) encourages to consider a new career this winter as they open recruitment and look for aspiring firefighters to join the Service. The application process will be opened in November and all new recruits will have an opportunity to find out more about the role, Service, day to day duties, before they undertake practical test in early 2019. Main message of the recruitment campain is ‘Yes

Being Black History: Mr Roy Hackett 90

‘Are you sitting comfortable? …Now I’ll start.’  is how Roy Hackett begins his talk to Year 6 pupils at Glenfrome primary school in 2015, at 86 years old.  This slightly-built man has a made a big impact in the city and is still busy with community activities in St Werburghs. Light and speedy of mind and body, it seems Mr Hackett’s health has been held together by getting involved, a spirit

New Neighbourhood Sergeant!

Get to know our new neighbourhood Sergeant Tom Tooth. He has joined a team in diverse and vibrant area of Ashley Ward. You can find a letter from Sergeant Tom below and know him better! As the summer finally draws to a close and autumn gathers momentum, I am reflecting on my first four months in post as the Neighbourhood Sergeant for the Ashley Ward. Having worked in St Pauls