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Music, coming of age and creative spaces with Duppy Beatz

by Natasia Patel from Bristol Museums’ Youth Panel Duppy Beatz is a Bristol based grime and rap artist and producer. His career took off thanks to BBC Introducing, and he’s played to thousands in Bristol’s Millennium Square. Now he insp…

A window into Africa

by Lisa Graves, World Cultures curator The exhibition Fabric Africa: Stories told through textiles has been over a year in the planning and on 30 June it will open to the public at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. For me, the textiles have always been a …

Guest blog: Woman’s Hour Craft Prize by National Friendly

by Dawn Carey, Executive Assistant at National Friendly I’ve worked for the Bristol based mutual, National Friendly for 9 years now, so I’m no stranger to the city’s creative culture, from the great street art to the fascinating exhibitions at Brist…

Ian Matthews: Best Bristol music moments

As we prepare to open the doors to our Bristol Music exhibition, we caught up with Ian Matthews – born and bred Bristolian and Kasabian drummer – to quiz him on his best Bristol music moments… Growing up Bristol, what gigs did you go to…

A call out to artists, craftspeople and makers in the Bristol area

Share your work with the Bristol public! From 7 July – 2 September 2018, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize touring exhibition. This inaugural Prize celebrates 70 years of Woman’s Hour and showcases the most i…

Inspired by: Sewage Surfer

by Lee Hutchinson, Curator of Industrial and Maritime History and Rowan Whitehouse, Administration Apprentice. The next in our series of blogs inspired by images from the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, is from Lee Hutchinson and R…

Memories of the School’s Art Service

by Sue Stops, member of the public The current exhibition of pots from the School’s Art Service Collection has brought back many memories for me. In the 1960s my husband, John Stops RWA, was teaching pottery at Bedminster Down school. During this time a…

What is Bristol Music?

Next summer M Shed will open its doors to Bristol Music – and we’re looking for you to play a leading role. Since the 1950s, Bristol has been one of the UK’s most vibrant music cities, incorporating a rich mix of styles, genres and sounds.  Not only has…

Photo albums from a century ago inspire digital games today

by Kate Smith, from the History of Place project The History of Place project highlights sites of importance within disability history, culminating in exhibitions in London, Liverpool and Bristol. You can read more about the History of Place project in t…

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…

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