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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


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

Kitchen space to rent at Malcolm X Community Centre

  The Malcolm X Community Centre has a kitchen space/cafe for hire. This could be a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs or chefs looking to open their own cafe. Set in the grounds of a multi-purpose community and in a prime location,  there are many people meeting on a daily basis for both events and businesses. The area of St Pauls is ideally situated close to the popular area of Stokes

Twelve arrests as part of on-going operation in east Bristol

Police carried out two very successful operations last week in east and central Bristol, as part of their on-going commitment to reduce the harm caused by drugs in these communities. Twelve people were arrested and a man was given a prison sentence after pleading guilty to drugs offences. Last week, Daniel Miller, aged 23 and from Ballard Close, Speedwell, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.  He

Eyes of the TIGER

TIGER (Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect) is a Montpelier-based workers cooperative that runs gender education workshops across Bristol. In light of the recent #MeToo campaign, they are encouraging schools to prioritize developing strategies that will put a stop to sexism and sexual harassment for young people. “Challenging the cultural scripts on identity and gender and teaching about the importance of consent to young people is the only true way

Befriending in Bristol

Words by Peter Mcnamee Part of Barnardo’s Befriending service is to help Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers Children (UASC) feel welcomed and safe in a new city. We befriend the young person, show them around the city, the places of worship, leisure centres and shopping areas. About 18 months ago, I started to befriend a young man from Afghanistan who had travelled from his homeland via Europe over a period of 6