community

Bristol and the Climate Crisis

Can community energy projects help Bristol get to net zero?

A community organisation in Lawrence Weston has got permission to build England’s biggest onshore wind turbine, but other communities in Bristol are helping us transition to green energy. Here are some of their stories.

New emergency fund to support people facing fuel poverty because of Covid-19

Helping people from Bristol’s Somali community deal with lockdown 2

Black History Month

Watch: Vulnerability, escapism and creativity, my experiences of lockdown as a young Bristolian

Lockdown left young people in the city feeling stranded, dislocated from their usual connections. Here, a young aspiring writer reflects on school, writing and the new sense of self-confidence that grew over those months

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Watch: The struggle for the future of Britain's best street

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Watch: Resilience - An uplifting story of young mums on one of the UK's oldest council estates

Grub's up: the projects tackling food poverty and social isolation

We investigate the community projects grappling with Bristol’s growing food poverty.

Listen: When football meets anti-fascism - The Easton Cowgirls and Cowboys

Terry and Duke sit down with Kev and Sensi from Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls, to discuss the origins of this historic club, extraordinary oversees trips and how they mix activism and sport.

Some locals are financially benefiting from gentrification in St Pauls. But at a cost.

Crime may be down, and some locals are cashing in but there’s nostalgia for a different St Pauls.

Watch: Authenticity in Cadbury Heath

Janice has been working at a family run community project for 22 years in Cadbury Heath, which is trying to fill the gaps left by austerity.

My journey into journalism

One Bristol Cable Media Lab graduate’s journey into journalism.

Communities standing up: college students, skaters and migrant mums

News is so often depresseing and disempowering. But these Bristolians are making a difference across the city.

Photos: The faces of Bristol's Grand Iftar

Thousands of people from all over Bristol descended on Easton yesterday to celebrate a Grand Iftar meal as Muslims broke their fasting for Ramadan.

Meet Kerry, the Hartcliffe community activist on a mission

“We’ve got so used to things being taken away from us, that a lot of people don’t know we’ve got rights.”

How child’s play is a serious matter

A year since the council cut play services, we visit an adventure playground in Southmead.

Photos: Voices from behind the counter

Those working in our city’s food joints have unique insights into their local communities and their own stories to tell.

How disaster in the Caribbean affected the community in Bristol

18 months on from Hurricane Maria, reflections on life in the diaspora.

Saving Bristol’s suburban skate culture

Dan Lacey has been working for years to protect the skatepark he helped build as a teenager.

Photoessay: Luvvers in Bristol

Some snaps of beauty amid the bullshit.

Inside a Bristol warehouse is a vast history of women’s fight for rights

The Cable explores the present day relevance of the Feminist Archive South.

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

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

A passionate appeal to save one of the few working class pubs in Easton

Recently given a new lease of life under new management, this old school boozer could be the latest victim of gentrification.

Bristol’s recovery community: overcoming addiction together

In early September, Bristol hosted Recovery Festival - a celebration of people who have overcome addiction. Craig Johnson explains the importance of community when services are being stripped back.

Celebrating the city

Meet some of the community groups finding creative solutions to food poverty, mental health and assumptions around gender identity.