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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

Vocalise Journalism Workshops

Between October-December 2017, Vocalise ran 7 journalism workshops for people living in Ashley Ward to get involved with journalism outlets across Bristol. The workshops were supported by the Bristol Cable, Rife Magazine, meMaps, Full Circle, Open Democracy Foundation and independent journalists – with funding from Quartet Community Foundation and the Bristol Impact Fund. Everything from writing techniques to effectively using YouTube was covered in the workshops, giving participants a broad

Free Community Organising Training

Whether you are just getting involved or planning to get involved in community action or you are a seasoned community leader , social entrepreneur, community activist, engagement worker, public or third sector worker; this training will help you gain some great insights into the practice of community organising and you will connect some amazing people who like yourself want a better world. The 1 day intro training sessions aim to achieve these learning outcomes:

Festival of Solutions 2018 (Up Our Street and Vocalise Community Event)

Up Our Street and Vocalise Bristol are organising a Festival of Solutions for Ashley in the spring. There will be speakers and workshops designed to find resident solutions to neighbourhood issues.   We would love to hear your ideas for a theme and what could be included in the programme. Contact Vocalise ( or Up Our Street to get involved ( 

Bristol Pound Design Competition 2018

Competion opens 22nd January and closes 22nd February Five years on from the launch of the Bristol pound, the UK’s first city-wide currency, we’re getting ready to redesign our paper Bristol Pounds once again. To do this we’re inviting anyone who lives, works or learns in Bristol to submit designs and images for the third edition of Bristol’s money, which will be released in June 2018. There have been two

Update for Imagine St Pauls - installation progress

As you might have noticed the Imagine St Pauls work is taking longer than planned to install. The contractors have completed Sussex Place. The vast majority of the improvement have be undertaken in Rosa Parks Lane, unfortunately the recent weather though has not been favourable for laying the thermoplastic designs. These will now likely be completed early in the New Year. The contractors are still working on the speed table

Nuisance property closed in Montpelier, Bristol, following community complaints

A problem property in Montpelier has been closed, after the courts granted a full closure order following months of complaints from residents about anti-social behaviour (ASB). The property in Banner Road was closed last week (January 3) when Bristol Magistrates Court granted a full closure order on the Solon Housing Association property. Local residents became increasingly fed up with people coming and going at all times of the day and

Make your Bristol Young Heroes nominations now

The awards recognise the valuable contribution that Bristol’s Young People aged 11-19 make to the city, particularly those who have overcome difficult circumstances, made a difference in the lives of others or achieved great things. There are 9 awards in total, including Bristols Overall Young Hero 2018 and the High Sheriffs award – for someone who has shown considerable dedication to Youth Services (no age restrictions). Local community groups, schools,

YOU PRODUCE: Festival Producing Programme for 18-25s

It’s a new free Young Producers Course with Creative Youth Network starting in Feb 2018. Application deadline 31st Dec 2017. 18 – 25s will have an opportunity to learn how to produce an event and then work on projects including St Pauls Carnival, Shambala Festival and Port Eliot Festival. To find out more and to apply visit: