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Margaret Duncan’s diary: 23 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 Common…

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…

Blaise Castle House Museum – staff favourites

There’s a real range of objects on display at Blaise Castle House Museum – including toys, dolls houses, paintings, kitchenware, and costume. Museum staff share some of their favourites.

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…

Margaret Duncan’s diary: 11-20 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 Common…

Theatre Royal archives take centre stage with new online catalogue

by Anne Lovejoy, Bristol Old Vic project archivist The catalogue of archives relating to Bristol’s Theatre Royal (known as Bristol Old Vic today) is now available online on Bristol Archives’ online catalogue. As you may have read last summer, Bristol Ol…

Bristol and Nairobi – a new archives partnership

by Dr Liz Haines, University of Bristol At the beginning of April I travelled to Nairobi along with Dr Neil Carrier. Our visit was part of a project—funded by the University of Bristol—to begin exploring the potential for collaboration and research…