How starting an arts festival helped me find community in Bristol
Grassroots groups have birthed a movement that celebrates and represents people from East and South East Asian communities. It has unleashed a ‘warm, communitarian energy’, writes the co-founder of MOON FEST, which takes place this weekend at the Trinity Centre.
Bristol Harbour boat dwellers face harsh winter as council bans stoves
People living in boats on Bristol harbour are locked in a legal dispute with the council after it hiked mooring fees. Now, new licences outlawing the types of heaters used on most boats could make life even harder.
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?
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?
How to escape the coronation farce? Celebrate King Charles’s ex at a Big Gay Diana Party
London right now is a hellscape of coronation doughnuts. Thankfully in Bristol this weekend you can escape the royal wankfest – and instead embrace the Princess of Wales, hearts and gays
‘I was finally diagnosed with ADHD at 25. Would I have got this sooner if I was a boy?’
After years of being misdiagnosed and incorrectly medicated, Dolores has finally got an ADHD diagnosis. But how different could her childhood have been if she’d been diagnosed sooner, like boys often are?
‘Academic and support staff are suffering – it’s time for universities to dip into their rainy day funds’
University of Bristol staff deserve a pay rise after years of real-terms cuts, so why won’t it lift salaries? Recent growth is unsustainable, and investing in pay could help not just workers but local businesses and the city.