The Ashley Network is about coming together and making things happen. It is a valuable bi-monthly event for residents, emerging from the legacy of Imagine St Pauls. The aim is of the Network is primarily to facilitate spontaneous connections and conversations between groups and individuals. There is no specific agenda. Each week, it is hosted by a different group or organisation, who may also provide the venue or alternatively work with
On 21st June, the first Ashley Community Meeting will be held at St Pauls Learning Centre, from 6.30 – 8.30 pm. This event is a wonderful opportunity to engage and connect with your local community. The meeting aims to bring together all the different conversations, contacts, events, services and issues within the areas of St Pauls, St Werburghs, Montpelier and St Andrews, which together form the Ward of Ashley. It
Get involved in your local area, with Wise Cracks Meet local people over the age of 50 with our humorous monthly or weekly meeting. Come along and have a good laugh with Wise Cracks. The activity is aimed at engaging older people with humour. Look back at the good old days and enjoy like-minded company. Leave with a Wise Crack universal joke that you can tell your family and friends.
The Malcolm X Centre has been, and continues to be, a focal point for the black communities of Bristol, in particular the Black African-Caribbean community. They were the catalyst for the rise of the Centre, following the St. Paul’s riots in 1980. This resulted in the iconic centre, named after the legendary race-activist Malcolm X. Since the birth of the Centre, it has over the years served not only the
Vegfest UK, Europe’s biggest vegan festival now in its 15th year, returns to Bristol’s Harbourside on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May. The event combines vegan food and information during the day, with headline music in the evenings. The show runs over the weekend of May 20th and 21st in the Bristol Harbourside. The daytime part of the show features around 180 stalls spread across 3 big marquees and outdoors
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
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
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
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
The first copies of Vocalise have been printed and will be distributed across St Paul’s, St Werburghs and Montpelier between 4th-12th July!