30 years since the Hartcliffe riots
Local historian Eugene Byrne explores the role of race, the media and the passage of time in how society views three riots that have taken place in the city.
Watch: The filmmakers behind ‘Rooted in Bristol’ discuss land, race and inequality
The new documentary, which premiered at Afrika Eye Film Festival, profiles Bristol’s Black and Afro-Caribbean food growers who discuss the importance of equitable access to land.
Stokes Croft Riots: 10 years on
Key changes being made to the Stokes Croft Tesco in 2021 mean the story is as relevant, and murky, as it ever was, says Eliz Mizon. What led to the ‘Stokes Croft riots’ ten years ago?
From Russia with oil: Bristol’s Soviet spy saga
It may read like a John le Carré novel, but a Bristol Soviet spy story detailed in a bundle of security services documents was no work of fiction.
Bristol History Podcast: The Mystery of Princess Caraboo
On Thursday 3 April 1817, in the village of Almondsbury just outside of Bristol, a strangely dressed young woman began attracting the attention of local...
The Convict Architect and Cotham Conman
Francis Greenway’s death sentence in a Bristol court was commuted to transportation and through sheer luck and grit he became one Australia’s most famous architects
The problematic past of the Merchant Venturers
Mark Steeds from the Bristol Radical History Group, co-author of From Wulfstan to Colston, tells the story of the origins, history and development of the Society of Merchant Venturers