Bristol

Martin Parr opens gallery for British documentary photographers
Photography

Martin Parr opens gallery for British documentary photographers

Coming to Bristol — We talk to the legendary photographer about Brexit, British culture, and his new Bristol-based foundation.

Written by: Alex Robert Ross

How to live a creative life in a post-recession world
Art

How to live a creative life in a post-recession world

Love what you do — Artist and designer Gavin Strange’s book ‘Do Fly’ offers light-hearted practical advice (and hip hop lyrics) to help you follow your passion and support yourself doing the work you love.

Written by: Alex King

How you can help homeless people this Christmas without handing over money
Activism

How you can help homeless people this Christmas without handing over money

People helping people — Gavyn Emery launched Keep Bristol Warm to encourage people to share clothes, time and love with the homeless, rather than cash - and he’s eager to see the idea spread across the UK.

Written by: Alex King

Sorry, there is no more room: My experience of whiteness in academia
Activism

Sorry, there is no more room: My experience of whiteness in academia

The space belongs to us — When Eno Mfon arrived at Bristol University, the prospect of immersing herself in the rich cultural history of black performance and literature was exciting. Within days of arriving though, she'd faced explicit racism from her fellow students, and soon found out there was no room, apparently, on her curriculum for anyone who wasn't white.

Written by: Eno Mfon

BlackBlock: New zine capturing BMX in striking black and white
Bike

BlackBlock: New zine capturing BMX in striking black and white

Zine Scene — Photographer Joe Williams’ BlackBlock zine connects riders in the UK’s South West with the emerging scene in Latvia.

Written by: Alex King

The Bristol Cable: A community-run newspaper holding power to account
Print

The Bristol Cable: A community-run newspaper holding power to account

Taking back the media — The Bristol Cable is a media co-operative shaking up local news with hard-hitting investigative journalism.

Written by: Alex King

Video: Skate artist Mr Penfold on work, play, graffiti and skateboarding in Bristol
Skate

Video: Skate artist Mr Penfold on work, play, graffiti and skateboarding in Bristol

“I just didn’t stop” — Check out this video profile of Mr Penfold, one of the twenty artists and photographers involved in transatlantic skate art initiative the LB Project.

Written by: Alex King

How ‘80s soundsystem culture gave birth to Bristol’s thriving musical underground
Music

How ‘80s soundsystem culture gave birth to Bristol’s thriving musical underground

Born in the fires of struggle — Jabulani Ngozi of the Black Roots and author Richard King reflect on how a radical spirit of resistance in the 1980s shaped the city’s unique music culture.

Written by: Alex King

The Forecast 2016: Film
Art

The Forecast 2016: Film

The Cube Microplex - Bristol — A preview of the upcoming year in film from the brains behind Bristol’s dreamy independent cinema.

Written by: Joshua Gabert-Doyon

In the saddle with Bristol’s fixed gear hill climbers
Bike

In the saddle with Bristol’s fixed gear hill climbers

Racing through the pain cave — Up Up Up celebrates Bristol’s uphill fixed gear warriors.

Written by: HUCK HQ

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