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Bristol Radical Film Festival: Q&A with Elizabeth Mizon

Bristol Radical Film Festival is back! We talked to one of the organisers, Elizabeth Mizon, about what this year’s festival has to offer.

The day gig economy workers struck back

A powerful display by precarious workers

Turned away: “I don’t know where that magic middle ground is”

Students say support is lacking for severe mental health needs, as Zoe found out.

Bristol Uni needs to do more on mental health, students say

Despite investment in services this year, students are increasingly concerned about mental health.

WATCH: Searching the natural world for new antibiotics

Could the deep sea help us fight antibiotic resistance? Sam Williams, Phd student at the University of Bristol’s School of Biochemistry, explains how his work...

Memories, challenges and the future of St Pauls Carnival

The Cable talks to some of the organisers about St Pauls carnivals' past and what’s new this year

Rising up to open opportunities in the arts

Rising Arts Agency is helping young people of colour to break into the cultural sector.

Watch: Do mandem need feminism?

MANDEM are an organisation led by men of colour making moves and taking on important issues. In their latest event they explored how and why mandem need feminism.

Learning not to abuse your partner

The programme that puts abusers at the heart of the solution.

Among the trauma and the bullshit: Thoughts of a black social worker

The candid voice of someone on the sharp end of personal and institutional racism.

WATCH: simple steps to fight fake news

How can we fight fake news? Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, cognitive psychologist at Bristol University, spells out some simple steps.

Community action around the city

Funding cut, services cancelled, staff laid off, but it’s not all bad news. We look at positive community stories from all corners of Bristol.

Watch: An event to tackle the pale, male and stale media

‘Chat, meet, and action’, an event organised by the Cable is forging a new network to tackle the the lack of diversity in media together.

'Low impact' advertising in parks to be considered despite public opposition

Advertising is likely to be allowed in parks, with the possibility of billboards appearing in the future.

Watch: Drag Queen Story Time - sequins, glitter and messages of inclusion

Drag queens performed to their toughest audience yet at Parson Street Primary School for World Book Day.

Students occupy Bristol University in support of striking staff

Students have occupied the management floor of University of Bristol’s Senate House, demanding that the Vice-Chancellor supports striking staff

Baling out the housing crisis

Could straw and timber houses on street corners be the future of urban development?

Being black at Bristol’s universities

Bristol is the New Black is a group of students creating media that tells their own stories as young people of colour in Bristol.

One protest, two outcomes for Bristol anti-arms activists

Two activists, one act of protest, two different outcomes. The Bristolians campaigning against UK arms sales.

Member spotlight: the Bristol activist battling Big Pharma

The Just Treatment campaign challenges the pharmaceutical companies charging the NHS rip-off prices for vital drugs.

Cultivating futures at the Severn Project

“Being part of the Severn Project I’m part of society. I was detached from society for a long time. A long, long time.”

‘In Our Hands’: Sowing seeds of change in farming

A new film made in Bristol about the Land Workers’ Alliance showcases producers “taking back control” from the industrial food system.

Watch: Mandem don't cry. Right?

A Bristol based platform offers a unique space for young men of colour. MANDEM is a Bristol based independent online platform for men of colour, spawned through conversations on the lack of diversity in the media.

Another victory for campaigners on Bristol’s slavery legacy as momentum builds

Momentum is building in the struggle for how Edward Colston, and slavery itself, should be remembered in Bristol in 2017.

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