The Wave: Plodding on Thin Ice
Location: The New Building PRSC Corner of Jamaica and Hillgrove St.
Date of event: Thursday 26th February
Time of event: 7-10pm
The wave returns with our second event that focuses on the vulnerability of bears.
‘Plodding on Thin Ice’ will use various art mediums to demonstrate the mystique and beauty behind the bear with an emphasis on each bear type from the famed Grizzly to the less talked about Sun Bear. The iconic works of Jamie Gillman will be showcased along with The Wave’s resident artist Frankie Sidky. Gillman’s Bristol Bear and Sidky’s bear portraits reinforce the mammal’s vigour. Photography from Icon Films will also be on display.
No Gates in Stokes Croft! An Alternative to Corporate Gentrification, with Anna Minton
Presented by PRSC and co-hosted by The Bristol Cable:
Stokes Croft is facing the imminent prospect of a gated community with the planned redevelopment of the Carriageworks, with next to no affordable housing and rocketing rents for everyone.
Anna Minton, journalist and author, will be discussing the ways in which corporate property developers wrangle out of providing affordable housing, privatise public space, stuff our cities with boring corporates and increase social division.
Most importantly we will be discussing what alternatives there are to corporate gentrification, what we can do about it and how we can build our cities for people not profit!
Find out more about the Carriageworks planned development here and here.
Anna Minton is a writer and journalist and Visiting Professor at the University of East London (UEL). She spent a decade in journalism, including a stint as a corporate reporter on the Financial Times. Finding daily journalism frustrating she began to focus on longer projects for think tanks and policy organizations and is the author of numerous papers and reports, including the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Viewpoint on fear and distrust. In 2013, she became a Reader in Architecture at UEL. Between 2012-2014 she has been the 1851 Royal Commission’s Fellow in the Built Environment.
FACEBOOK PAGE HERE
The meeting will take place Tuesday Feb. 24th at 6.45pm
at the Baptist Church Stokes Croft
Opening night this Saturday of the New Gallery space at PRSC. In conjunction with Scribble and Scratch, The show will run til Xmas.
APPLICATION TO “UPGRADE” Advertising Hoarding.
A new crop of planning applications is spearheading the gentrification
pressure in the Croft. Most offensive of these is the application by
Insite to replace their existing ‘roller blind’ advertising hoarding on
Turbo Island with an ‘internally illuminated’ LED display sign. This
next step towards turning the Croft into Piccadilly Circus will be
situated right in the middle of the main junction of the Croft and
Jamaica Street and right in the heart of the Stokes Croft Conservation
Area. Turbo Island was the site of an archaeological dig in 2009 and
its transition to community-based uses has been due to the increasing
commitment of local people to determine the style, form and physical use
of the public spaces in their neighbourhood. In a community renowned for
placing its own artwork on its buildings, the glistening and vacuous
slogans of market capitalism look increasingly out of touch and out of
Continue reading TURBO ISLAND: NOT PICCADILLY CIRCUS! PLanning Application now in. Please Have Your Say…
No water. No life.
No green without blue.
The Wave is a regular event at The New Building on Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft, focusing on ecological issues concerning wildlife. “The Wave” as a name encapsulates the purpose that we share with the PRSC – to confront urgent issues and thereby encourage a wave of activism.
Continue reading The Wave: Tuesday 28th October 2014 and Thursday 30th October 2014
Taking place in our New Building this coming Friday. 24.10.14
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS FILM
PRSC New Building, Jamaica Street.
1st-5th October at the PRSC NEW BUILDING
“If you want to enjoy a good steak, don’t visit the slaughterhouse.”
Enter the world of Mike Daisey, a man obsessed by technology. He loves technology, he loves everything about it. He loves looking at technology, He even loves the smell of a new piece of technology—that sort of burnt PVC smell when you run electricity through it the first time?— He loves that.
Continue reading The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs: A play by Mike Daisey.
Tonight Sept. 26th. 7.30pm
As many of you have heard the Bees are in trouble!
Continue reading Film Night. “Vanishing of the Bees”.