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Listen to the past: spectacular new podcasts!

By Katie Scaife, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project manager. Monday 18 January saw the launch of an amazing new series of podcasts called Bristol Schools. They’ve been created by local people with the help of BCfm community radio and Bristol Muse…

Being Human moves: Get moving with the museum!

By Ailsa Richardson, Engagement Officer for older people We have created a series of seven laminated activity cards inspired by sculptures in the museum and our Being Human exhibition. They were initially designed for care homes and hospitals with pe…

Bristol’s remarkable trans pioneer: Michael Dillon

by Cheryl Morgan, co-chair of Outstories Bristol, an LGBTQ+ local history group Bristol has an impressive connection to transgender history. The great writer, Jan Morris, was born in Clevedon, and the city is also home to two modern trans stars: Trav…

That Be Bristle: The Bristol accent according to Bristolians

By Karen Garvey, engagement officer for events We’re exploring all things Bristolian for #BrizzleWeek. Bristol people are often proud of who they are and how they sound. Home-grown speakers in these clips recorded for the opening of M Shed dis…

Preserving wildlife corridors to climate activism

by Natasha Machin, Visitor Assistant at Bristol Museums Despite the roar of the M32 driving into the heart of Bristol, an altogether greener route delivers bird song and the buzz of bees, frogs, badgers and urban foxes. Bristol is home to local acting a…

Being Bristol. Being British. Being Black – by Roger Griffith

by Roger Griffith MBE – Author, Lecture Consultant and recipient of Bristol Lord Mayor’s Medal I first arrived in Bristol with my Mum in 1974, post her divorce from London and lived in a street that still bears the name of a slave-merchant: Co…

Collecting to represent the Climate Movement

by Lee Hutchinson, curator of history Bristol has been the scene of numerous climate protests in recent years. They have become a part of the ongoing Bristol story. Two groups, in particular – Extinction Rebellion (XR) and Youth Strike 4 Climate (YS4…

Joining Bristol: The city’s diverse population over time

by Karen Garvey, engagement officer for events We’ve been celebrating Bristol’s diversity and how migrants enrich the city during our virtual World in Bristol Festival along with our community partners at 91 Ways to Build a Global City. People have com…

Bristol’s Afrikan-Caribbean legends of martial arts

Clive Smith captures the true stories from some of Bristol’s Afrikan Caribbean legends of martial arts. Lloyd Russell. Lloyd Allen. Nathan Lewis. Shaun Vera. Winston Williams. This podcast gives an insight into the journey of racism and discr…