Girls find refuge in Bristol

Girls find refuge in Bristol

Sara El Maki says she was about to be forced into a marriage with a distant cousin in Saudi Arabia at the age of 18. “I knew from an early age that my father had talked with his uncle about giving me away to his son, which made me feel very uncomfortable,” she said. She […]

Spike Island’s ‘Open Studios’ invites the public to get involved: proves a bank holiday success

The most recent bank holiday weekend saw the return of the annual free-entry Spike Island ‘Open Studios’ exhibition in Bristol. The event hosted hundreds of different artists, community projects and creatives to display their work in open style workspaces to the public and allow people to get interactive with the projects. As well as the […]

Warmley skate park to open after six years of campaigning

A new skatepark is finally due to open just outside of Bristol, following six years of campaigning. Dan Lacey had been working on bringing a new skatepark to Warmley in Gloucestershire, following the closure of the original park in 2012. The skatepark was closed following repeated vandalism, damage from arson attacks and safety concerns. “Having […]

“WE CAN HELP” Bristol Waste pledge support to community clean ups in #BristolCleanStreets push

Community groups are banding together to help combat Bristol’s growing litter problem. 82% of surveyed Bristolians said that litter was a problem in their area. Areas like Nightingale Valley, one of Bristol’s ‘top ten best walks’, have been subjected to ‘litter picking parties’, ‘coppicing’, ‘wild Wednesdays’ and ‘bramble bashes’ organised by the ‘Friends of Brislington […]

Project WalkToTalk Bristol tackles mental health stigma

Project WalkToTalk have organised a walk in Bristol today to get more people opening up about mental health. The aim is to raise awareness and allow participants to share their experiences whilst exploring the city. There was no shortage of fluorescent pink at College Green, where 150 participants turned up at the starting line. Many […]

New Eelam: Spike Island exhibition asks, is this the future of global living?

Spike Island is playing host to a radical new housing company who’s concepts merge art, technology and architecture in the pursuit of a better world.  New Eelam’s founder Chrisopher Kulendran Thomas, is envisioning life without borders and a future where people are able to move freely without fear of prejudice. His company wants to offer people the […]

Extinction Rebellion: Reaction in Bristol as ‘environment and climate emergency’ motion passed

Environmental campaigners are celebrating in Bristol as parliament approved a motion to declare an “environment and climate emergency”, becoming the first government in the world to do so. However, campaign group Extinction Rebellion is warning that systemic change is needed if both the UK and Bristol are to reach their zero net carbon emissions targets. […]

The dark scene of Bristol’s gay community

The dark scene of Bristol’s gay community

In 2018 Bristol was named one of UK’s hotspots for STD’s. The spread of syphilis and gonorrhoea is caused by unprotected sex, and recent studies indicate that since the medicine PreP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, use of anti-HIV medications to keep HIV negative people from becoming infected with the virus) have been on the market, STD’s have […]

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