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

Circomedia seeks your circus memories

Do you remember circuses processing up Whiteladies Road to the Downs? Did you ever visit Horfield Common to see the circus? Did you see circus Baobab in Portland Square? Circomedia has been awarded £24.5k from The National Lottery to explore Bristol’s hidden circus heritage as part of the 250th anniversary of modern circus. Bristol has long been seen as a city of circus, but Circomedia are looking to investigate why

Montpelier Station has a fantastic new mural!

An amazing new mural project at Montpelier Station has been revealed. The mural was designed by renowned local street artist Silent Hobo, who had a helping hand from young people from two local schools. The mural stretches 50 metres and was commissioned by the Severnside Rail Partnership to help combat graffiti tagging in the area. The mural’s design is based on the four seasons, with stunning images of flora and

Be a part of an exciting new BBC adventure series!

You could be a part of an exciting new adventure series on he BBC. Wildflame Productions is currently looking for families to apply to take part in a new series where they will step back in time to 1906 to form a traditional fishing community on the rugged Welsh coastline. They are looking for a diverse range families from all backgrounds to come together an live like our ancestors did

Third National Men in Early Years Conference comes to Bristol

Marco, an Early Years teacher working in Bristol has been telling us about the Third National Men in Early Years Conference due to be held 10th July at City Hall… The Third National Men in Early Years Conference is shaping up to be an exciting day, with contributions from renowned names in recent education and gender studies literature, as well as a range of workshops and stalls run by organisations

Bristol charity seeks volunteers to help lonely and isolated older people

Bristol Ageing Better and The Reader, a national charity building stronger communities through their Shared Reading programs, have announced a new programme. This new programme aims to create meaningful shared experiences and strong social networks for over 50s across Bristol. Over the next two years, The Reader will work with organisations across the area to establish 30 new Shared Reading groups and train 60 new volunteers from the community and

New free courses from North Bristol Community Project!

North Bristol Community Project have just announced the three free courses they will be running over the summer months. These courses include Arts 4 well-being,  Personal Development and an 8 week Sewing Course. Aiming to provide a local service that enables people to learn and gain access to education, training and skills for employment, the courses run by North Bristol Community Project are free. This is a great and accessible resource

Upcoming Ashley Network Meetings

The Ashley Network meeting is a bi-monthly meeting where local people in the Ashley area can come together and make things happen in the community. This reoccurring event is part of the Imagine St Pauls Legacy, a successful Sustrans Avon & Somerset Police Partnership funded project. It aims to bring together local people in St Pauls and Montpelier to discuss and put into action, ways of improving daily lives. As the

Police update: 14-year-old boy found with knife and drugs in St Pauls

Last week, officers working on Operation Blueline, an on-going operation to reduce the harm caused by drugs in the communities of St Pauls and Easton in Bristol, arrested a 14-year-old boy who was found in possession of a knife, cash and 60 wraps of suspected class A drugs. The teenager from Montpelier was arrested in St Pauls Cemetery last Wednesday, April 4, after officers witnessed him dealing drugs to known

*** BAME Writers callout! ***

Vocalise is your community magazine for people working and living in Montpelier, St Pauls and St Werburghs. If you are a writer, story teller or poet we’d love to hear from you! We would to make Vocalise magazine more representative of the local community, so we are particularly keen for people to come forward from BAME backgrounds, however everyone is welcome! This is your opportunity to have your voice heard…