‘Crazy summers, days of rage’: how Beezer’s camera immortalised 1980s Bristol
Long before the ‘Bristol sound’ label was applied to the potent sonic brew bubbling from the city in the 90s, Andy ‘Beezer’ Beese moved with the bass-heavy beats of the 80s to photograph the era's pulses, parties and protests.
Meet the estate residents picking up trowels and spades to fight harmful social housing stereotypes
A gardening group at Dove Street, one of Bristol’s landmark high-rise estates, has battled negative representation in the media, fire safety issues and the threat of demolition – and in the process forged a new sense of community.
Inside the Hartcliffe theatre and creative arts organisation giving a lifeline to south Bristol families
Brave Bold Drama breaks down the financial and geographical barriers south Bristolians face in accessing theatre and the creative arts. But its stability is under threat as one of its founders faces eviction.
Is CCTV the answer to Bristol’s knife crime epidemic?
This spring Bristol City Council passed a motion on knife crime, brought by a councillor who lost a friend in an attack in Castle Park. A commitment to increase CCTV grabbed headlines, but will this help? And what else can Bristol do to address the epidemic of violence?
‘The pressure is driving people out’: nursery workers warn government childcare reforms will backfire
The government has promised to expand free childcare, and confirmed it will relax permitted ratios of nursery workers to children. But staff around Bristol say nurseries won't survive these changes without a major funding boost.
The last time England’s men played football at Ashton Gate – a mere 110 years ago
In 1913, 8,000 fans came to Bedminster to watch the England men’s team play Wales, where foul weather had turned the pitch into a quagmire.
How can workers turn strikes into wins?
As the cost of living crisis bites, recent months have seen the return of mass strikes. While the cards are stacked against workers, they have won important victories – how have these been achieved, and how can we build on them?
Car-free utopia or burning bollards: how can Bristol build a truly ‘liveable’ neighbourhood?
Bristol is about to restrict traffic in its first liveable neighbourhood pilot. What can the city learn from the success story of Milan's 'open squares' initiative, and the cautionary tale of Oxford's low-traffic neighbourhoods?