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Black Bristol women who’ve made a difference

Which Black Bristolian women do we need to shout louder about? You told us that you wanted more stories of inspiring Black Bristolians, so we’re putting together a new story celebrating women who’ve really made a difference.

Armchair Museum

by Nicole Mawby, MA Curating placement Armchair Museum reimagines the way in which people read art, artefacts and heritage. Over the last year, I have been working with the Engagement and Participation team as part of my MA in Curating while being men…

Dementia Friendly creative cafés

by Ailsa Richardson, Engagement Officer – Older People Our Dementia Friendly creative cafes are pop up cafes at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for people living with dementia and their carers and family members. We have run seven cafes since Ju…

Bristol’s Black History: Your Feedback

by Finn White, Engagement Officer – Communities For the past few months, we’ve been gathering people’s thoughts on Bristol’s Black History stories: what people want to read and who they think should be represented. We still want lots more responses, but…

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…