Edition 31

‘I can’t die, I’ve not made my solo album’: Holysseus Fly on overcoming cancer and looking forward

The Bristol singer-songwriter and Ishmael Ensemble member discusses overcoming breast cancer at just 25 and launching her career as a solo artist.

Grove: ‘Impending doom definitely plagues my mind, but I’ve sought out the tools to deal with that’

‘A beautiful spot, crying out to be nurtured’: meet the people behind Filwood’s gardening revolution

Image at the The House of Savalon, Bristol (credit: Charley Williams)

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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.

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‘People are still here, and they are thriving’: how a local network has stepped up for asylum seekers

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‘If we want more people to cycle, we need to make it feel safe’

‘It’s a double stigma of menstruation and mental illness’

PMDD is a debilitating and poorly-understood condition affecting one in 20 people with periods, 34% of whom have attempted to take their own life.

‘This is a film about justice.’ The long-awaited I am Judah documentary premieres in Bristol

The 'I am Judah' documentary depicting the brutal tasering by the police of community elder Ras Judah premiered this week and raises ongoing concerns with the racist policing of Bristol’s Afro-Caribbean communities.

‘We don’t want children leaving school illiterate’: how schools need to step up for dyslexic students

Mike Jones was bullied at school in the 1970s because he couldn't spell his name. Almost four decades later, he developed a program that now helps thousands of dyslexic children learn.

October’s energy price cap rise fuels concern and community action

The Don't Pay energy bill payment strike was called off this week, but the repercussions of the energy crisis will still be stark for many over the coming winter.

Is Bristol prepared for even more intense heatwaves?

More green spaces are needed to protect the city’s most vulnerable from future extreme heat events, say environmental groups.

‘The advisory group on the Western Harbour development needs to be much more diverse’

Amid concerns about the group set up to advise on the controversial Cumberland Basin development, we spoke to chair John Savage, and local residents and councillors, about representation, diversity and accountability.