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Making Pals Exhibition at The Vestibules, Bristol

Making Pals Exhibition

Please join us to celebrate the skills, stories and wisdom of older generations. These four exhibitions held across Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset explore the ways in which older people enrich our communities each and everyday. Help Making Pals champion their voice and talent by joining us at one of the events below:

• Park Street Vestibule, City Hall, Bristol, BS1 5TR – 30th July to 3rd August

(Alive Activities is the UK’s leading charity enriching the lives of older people in care and training their carers.)

Making Pals is a three-year community engagement project funded by the Henry Smith Charity and coordinated by Alive Activities that aims to connect residents living in care homes with their local community.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/800584893468267/

People, The Vestibules, Bristol

[Homeless] People

Within society we are often presented with numbers and statistics regarding the issue of homelessness. In doing so, we are effectively reducing people to percentages and can create the impression that there is one group of ‘homeless people’. What’s more, popular depictions of ‘homeless people’ tend to either focus on substance misuse or dependence on charity. With statistics and stereotypes distorting public perceptions, it can be easy to forget that we are talking about real people, people like you and I, who have thoughts, feelings, ideas, fears, and aspirations.

Homeless People is an exhibition which uses art to delve beyond the ‘homeless’ label, in order to capture the diversity and individuality of the people behind the percentages. This exhibition has been put together by Bristol’s Pathway 1 1 and features artwork from residents and former residents of the Salvation Army and Second Step.

The focal point is entitled “Who am I?” and is a collaborative piece in which participants have used art to express who they are as individuals; it features work from current residents at Second Step, Places for People, the The Salvation Army Bristol – Community & Charity Shops, Self Help Housing Association, Elim Housing Association and Knightstone Housing Association.

The Vestibule (near Central Library), City Hall, College Green, Bristol

OPEN 10am – 4pm

Join the Facebook event, click here.

Old Market, Bristol, your community your say, SPACE

Old Market Your Community Your Say

Knightstone and Artspace Lifespace (ASLS) are hosting a pop up at Arts West Side / SPACE Gallery, 6 West Street BS2 0BE on Monday September 25th 2017 at 11am to consult with local members of the community about what groups you want to see take place in the Old Market area.

Knightstone and ASLS will be running a free drop in art session for the over 50s at SPACE from December 2017. The pop up on the 25th is an opportunity for you to drop by and talk about what else you would like to see happen in the community or how you can get more involved?

If you cannot make the pop up on the 25th you can find a link to our community
questionnaire online here.

To join the Facebook event click here, be sure to invite people that will be interested in having their say, that are in Old Market and the surrounding area.


For more information please contact:
Lucille Smith
Community Empowerment Officer
Knightstone Housing
Direct Line: 01934 526357

Kathryn Chiswell Jones
Company Manager
Artspace Lifespace
0752 62 94151 (Mon-Wed)

A Community Shelter, The Vestibules, Bristol

A Community Shelter Exhibition

You are warmly invited to A Community Shelter, a collaborative exhibition at The Vestibules, City Hall. Tuesday 29th of August – Friday 1st of September .

Preview Night.
Thursday 31st of August 5 – 7pm.
Everyone is welcome and it will be a chance for the participants to celebrate their work, meet and chat with some drinks and snacks!

A Community Shelter, is a collaborative print project which connects artists with 5 individual community groups around Bristol. Through printing lino cut images of objects, stories and memories of home participants explored their personal relationships with objects and place. Each community group has created a group tent depicting these stories.

Four artists; Charlotte Biszewski, Alex Goodman, Luke Carter and Dean Ayotte, have been working with 5 different groups; Knowle West Media Centre, Avonmouth Community Centre, The Studio Upstairs, Borderlands and See it from Her. The aim of this project has been to involve a range of participants in the process of considering their own home and opening up a dialogue between groups.

Members of the public and participants are invited to explore inside and out of the tents, exploring the stories shared through the prints. Come see the stories and images, and have a go at printing on a tent.

Open Meeting at Jacobs Wells Baths Centre

Thursday January 19th  6.30-8.00 pm
At Jacobs Wells Baths ( Dance Centre)

Jacobs Wells Road BS8 1DZ

You are invited to join us for an important Open Meeting  concerned with the future of the Jacobs Wells Baths.

Hosted by the Jacobs Wells Community Hub .

Many of you will have come to one of the three consultation days at The Baths before Christmas and contributed your views and ideas.


On Jan 19th there is the opportunity to hear results of the on-line and paper survey / consultation.

There were at least 228 responses to the on-line survey. This will be led by Helen Bone (www.vividregeneration.com).
Join us to hear more, ask questions ,share information and help shape the next crucial steps.

Please share this message –
Look forward to seeing you on January 19th !

All best Sally, Judy and Heather

Steering Group for Jacobs Wells Community Hub.