How can a stuffy institution with deep links to British Establishment power play a role in bringing about social justice on Earth, in Bristol and beyond?
Neil gets deep into a challenging conversation on the spiritual and political with Phil Nott, an experienced Church of England priest who is on that mission – and has just started a six-month role as the city chaplain at Bristol Cathedral, with a remit of working with the city’s diverse communities.
Reverend Nott might not conform to the stereotypical image of an Anglican minister. But how can this vocal ally of LGBTQ+ communities, and outspoken voice on the Church’s historical role in racism and injustice, work with an organisation still steeped in conservatism?
Listen in for a fascinating conversation that transcends earthly boundaries.
Listen: Love Her – how Weekenders made space for women’s music
As part of this series of podcasts about underrepresented parts of Bristol’s history, this is a homage to Weekenders, a women's music night that started in the late 90s.
Meet the new queer collectives pushing the boundaries of Bristol’s nightlife
For a city of its size, Bristol is not overrun with dedicated queer nightlife spaces. But since coronavirus restrictions have eased, several new groups of creatives have set out to change things.
Bristol goes to the ball
Ballroom culture, which Bristol photographer Darren Shepherd describes as 'the personification of queer resilience and queer joy', has been enjoying a resurgence in our city.
Listen: Old Market (REMIXED) by Tom Marshman and Bernie Hodges
Your Bristol Life is a new series of five podcasts shining a light on underrepresented aspects of Bristol's history. This BCfm series was made with the Bristol Cable, Bristol History Podcast and In The Dark.
‘Homophobia, sexism and racism are rife in the construction industry. It’s time for change.’
Andy Leake has experienced homophobia first-hand and is calling for more support for queer people, women and those from ethnic minorities in construction.