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A year reporting on drugs // Monthly members’ meeting

  • 08/11/18
  • 18:15 - 20:00

An evening of talks and discussion on Bristol’s drug problems

A chance for a review of our drugs series so far and a space to share stories about the impact of drugs on all of our lives


Firstly, cable journalist Matty Edwards will give a behind-the-scenes look at his year of research and reporting on Bristol’s drugs issues. Matty will share the ethical and journalistic challenges he’s faced and what he’s learnt along the way.

We’ll also be joined by Danny Kushlick from Transform Drug Policy Foundation. He’ll be talking about how drug policy is slowly changing and what we Bristolians can call for next.

But as well as talks, there will be a chance for us all to share our stories about drugs and their impact as well as ways forward.

This is a free event for Cable Members and non-members. Everyone is welcome. The event will be alcohol free.

Read our drugs reporting here: https://thebristolcable.org/category/series-drug-addiction-life-death/

Why are we running this event?

The Cable is a newspaper owned by 2000 people in Bristol. We exist to shine a light on the stories that matter in our area. So we’re creating spaces where Bristol people can come together to discuss important issues. This feeds into our reporting and journalism. It also helps us build community that can come together to make changes.

How can I help?

Help us host the evening! Email cait@thebristolcable.org to get involved.

Hosting means helping set up. Or welcoming people as they arrive. Or making sure people have tea & coffee. There are lots of different ways to help.

Our events need to be collaborative get-togethers. As well as being well-run and interesting, they should be fun and inclusive – where people from all walks of life feel welcome. Your involvement helps make that happen!

Is the venue accessible?

The venue is unfortunately not fully wheelchair accessible because the toilet is not accessible. However, the event space is accessible to wheelchairs and there is an accessible toilet nearby at The Canteen so we’re hoping that wheelchair users will still be able to attend.

Do you have feedback about this? Or any other accessibility needs? If so, please get in touch. We want everyone to be able to take part. Email cait@thebristolcable.org.

Are children welcome?

You’re welcome to bring children. This is a heavy topic so your discretion is required about what young people may overhear.

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