How talking clubs are getting Bristol blokes to open up and be vulnerable
I joined Talk Club and learned I can’t regulate my emotions. Then I got schooled by a therapist on toxic masculinity and dangerous role models. But how are you doing, out of 10?
‘I am the only artist I know with this niche’: the platform supporting Bristol’s Asian creatives
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.
75 years since the Israeli occupation, three Palestinian women speak out about their struggle
Back in March, the Cable met three women from Palestine who visited Bristol to talk about life in the occupied West Bank. Two months later, we catch up on the 75th anniversary of the Nakba.
‘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.
Why we need industrial correspondents
Strikes are back, but the industrial reporters have pretty much vanished. I sit down with industrial correspondents, past and present, to find out about life on the beat, and why reviving this coverage matters.
‘Trust in the grooves’: how Bristol’s independent record shops are navigating an uncertain world
The vinyl revival has provided an unlikely bright spot amid a bloodbath of UK high street closures. Bristol’s indie music retailers explain how they are keeping locked, innovating and creating communities to help them survive and thrive.
‘I was a prisoner of my mind’: how a Bristol charity is helping to cut reoffending among young men
Key4Life, based in Easton, is helping to reduce youth reoffending in Bristol through an innovative rehab programme aimed at men under 30 who are leaving prison or at risk of going inside.
Temple Island: the latest creep of pseudo-public space across Bristol?
Bristol City Council has agreed terms for a major redevelopment of Temple Island, but what are the trade-offs when public land is sold to private companies?