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


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

Beyond the laughs, comedy can be an unforgiving, unequal environment. An award-winning night in Bristol is trying to level the playing field.

Inside the Hartcliffe theatre and creative arts organisation giving a lifeline to south Bristol families

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

Ideas and Action

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


Photoessay: keeping printing press alive

“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.

Another blow to the counter-culture of Stokes Croft?

It wasn’t just council homes auctioned off last week: Chris Hope reflects on the loss of an artistic institution