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One Vibration: Voices of St Pauls Carnival

by Finn White, Engagement Officer – Communities A new M Shed display on Bristol’s greatest community festival ‘The people were like one vibration that day. Do you know what I mean?‘ –  Trini, project participant. To celebrate the 50th anniv…

Discover St Paul’s Black History in a storymap and walks

by Tanja Aminata Bah, MA curator-in-training at M Shed, Social History team Always wanted to find out more about your local area? Ever wondered where the Bamboo Club was or where the St Paul’s riots started? St Paul’s is full of exciting stories wai…

Arty Neighbours

By Lacey Trotman, Digital Apprentice Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s location, on Queens Road at the top of Park Street, is a prime spot for culture. We are surrounded by sites that not only hold incredible history, but great events too. Now, we all …

A migrant’s view

by Hudi Charin, participation volunteer Since March, M Shed’s Bristol Life Gallery has been screening two films dealing with young migrants’ experiences of moving to Bristol. In November, they will be screened again as part of our Celebration of M…

Recording the unsung heroes of St Paul’s Carnival

Next year we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Paul’s Carnival with a new display highlighting some of the unsung heroes of the event. Six M Shed volunteers, armed with sound recorders are currently scouring the city in search of these a…

St. Paul’s Black History – an appeal for information

by Tanja Aminata Bah, MA Curating student at UWE Bristol This is a guest post by Tanja, who is currently undertaking a one-year placement with the Social History team at Bristol Culture. Are you interested in St. Paul’s Black History? Which stories wo…

Munch, munch, she ate her lunch: a child’s view of Pliosaurus

by Finn White, Engagement Officer – Communities. In March 2017, children from 3 schools were invited to take part in a competition to design and write a poem inspired by Doris, our soon-to-be resident Pliosaurus. In order to spark their imaginat…

Art Shed: Museums as medicine

by Finn White, Engagement Officer – Communities Art Shed is an arts course aimed at people with low level mental health issues (e.g. depression or anxiety) that has been boosting wellbeing since February 2016. It is a part of a nationwide mov…

A Pottery Plea

by Helen Brown, curator of applied art Fellow Bristolians! Did you attend school in Bristol during the 60s or 70s? If so, did you study art?   Here at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, we’re planning a special exhibition based around the potter…

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