A woman with a face covering sits behind a placard marked 'Free Palestine'

Features

‘Speaking is a political act’: Bristol artists push Arnolfini for action over Palestine controversy

The prominent gallery has apologised for cancelling two events from the Palestine Film Festival in November – but an emerging artists-led campaign says it doesn’t go far enough.

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Darin J Sallam on what shaped her creative life, her film Farha and the controversy it sparked from the Middle East to Bristol

Protesters in Bristol's Arnolfini following its decision to cancel a screening of Farha

Reports

‘Silence is complicity’: director of landmark Palestinian film slams Arnolfini for cancelling screening

In a move that sparked outrage and protest, the Bristol gallery claimed hosting the showing of Farha would risk breaking charity rules on political activity.

Image of Monica Wat performing at MOON FEST in September 2022 (credit: Peter Wan)

Voices

How starting an arts festival helped me find community in Bristol

Image of Vix Leyton performing at the People's Comedy in Bristol, June 2023 (credit: David Griffiths)

Features

A class act: how the People’s Comedy is shaking up the circuit

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.

Edson Burton: My hopes for Bristol’s scene in 2019

The writer, historian and curator on challenges and opportunities for the city’s arts.

Rising up to open opportunities in the arts

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

Bristol’s literary talent talk inspiration, day jobs and their break out successes

Bristol is a hotbed of literary talent. Katharine Orton spends time with three Bristol writers: YA award-winner, Stefan Mohamed, romantic novelist Rosemary Dun, and popular...

Photoessay: keeping printing press alive

The Cable spent a morning at the Letterpress Collective to catch a glimpse of a near vanished industry…

“There are so many words that haven’t been said yet”

Bristol poet Shaun Clarke chats to fellow local writers about the creative process, and the challenge of making your name as an artist.