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From the Archives: Our student interns share their stories

Between June and July this year, seven students from the University of Bristol joined us as interns at Bristol Archives. They worked on different parts of the British Empire and Commonwealth Collections, helping to increase access to these incred…

Black History Month events 2018

As well as our Fabric Africa exhibition, there’s a variety of talks and special events coming up to mark Black History Month. Fabric Africa: Stories told through textiles Throughout October until 19 May 2019 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Free …

KALA CHNG: Music, Knowle West and doing what you love

by Natasia Patel, freelance writer Artist KALA CHNG (Makala Cheung) is a Knowle Wester and proud. She’s been a solo artist for almost a decade and is just coming into her stride, with Fire ranked Number One in the South West Ujima FM Chart Show and Tr…

Margaret Duncan’s diary: 28 March 1918

by Nicky Sugar, Archivist at Bristol Archives In February 1918 Margaret Duncan, a Post Office clerk from Scotland, sailed to East Africa for a new job and new adventures. Her diary and photograph albums are now in the British Empire and Commonw…

The 24 hour September culture flash sale!

Get your finger on the pulse and your thumbs ready to scroll! Quick-off-the-mark culture vultures can save money with thousands of discounted tickets and offers in the Bristol and Bath 24-hour culture flash sale from 10am on Thursday 6 September. From …

September 2018: Youth Panel highlights

by Claire Simmons, Engagement Officer – Young People Our second Youth Panel cohort – Ottilie, Chloe, Thea, Elliott, Sally, Ella, Beth and Tash finished this summer. Here are a few of their highlights from the past year… Why did you join the …

Margaret Duncan’s diary: 26-27 March 1918

by Nicky Sugar, Archivist at Bristol Archives In February 1918 Margaret Duncan, a Post Office clerk from Scotland, sailed to East Africa for a new job and new adventures. Her diary and photograph albums are now in the British Empire and Commonw…

Letters home from the North West Frontier, India, 1945-47

by Pat Ellingham, Archives Volunteer I’ve just finished reading over 250 letters home from a young Bristol soldier called Joseph Stephens (collection ref. 2005/044), who was stationed on the North West Frontier during the months leading up to Part…

Six curator picks from Fabric Africa

The Fabric Africa: Stories told through textiles exhibition is now up and open for all to visit. I hope you enjoy the selection of items I’ve put together. As the exhibition title suggests, there are many different ways of engaging with them, and many …

The cafes receive prestigious food award

We’re thrilled to announce that the cafes at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery have achieved silver accreditation from the Soil Association’s Food for Life Served Here Award. The Food for Life Served Here Award is a prestigious food qua…