Safe Haven

Safe Haven documents the Transgender and Non-Binary community within Cornwall.

Exhibit J A Y

Jay Electronica returns to Bristol for what will be one of the biggest nights this year

Beacon Calling

In the space of a week Bristol Beacon produced an eclectic festival of music at a variety of venues in the city. Freestyle Bristol sent our writers out to sample the artists on offer.

Strike a Pose

Nearing a decade into the Manchester Hip-Hop/Rap scene, releasing countless singles and collaborations, Aitch finally releases Close To Home – his debut album and brings his live show to Bristol

Inspired Souls

Bristol film collective, Cables & Cameras will stage another takeover weekend at the Watershed in September for INSPIRED – a packed programme of VR workshops, keynote speakers and short film screenings and previews to celebrate home-grown filmmakers of colour from across the country.

Kwazi’s Game

#AfterDark showcases the best underground artists in Bristol from the up and coming to the legendary. Amelia Kelly spoke with Kwazi about his rap career, interest in anime and making waves in Bristol.

Beacon Shines a Light

Bristol Beacon announced a series of events for the Bank Holiday that sees an eclectic lineup of artists visit the city.

Journey into the Metaverse

Access Creative College, the UK’s leading games, music and media college has teamed up with metaverse specialists Condense and venture capital fund LocalGlobe, to offer up to 8 fully funded scholarships to start in September.


Big Team have partnered with Team Love Productions to offer aspiring photographers an opportunity for a placement on their brand new festival FORWARDS 2022

Making the Change

Forwards Festival, which takes place on 3rd and 4th September, has today announced its ‘changemakers’ programme.

Girls Goals

How our new football project Girls Goals aims to increase opportunities to play and diversity in womens’ teams

Siren Calling

Last weekend, July 29 – 30, saw the first major event from Siren Bristol: a two-day programme of large-scale shows for serious dance music fans, all taking place at the the Harbourside.

With two stages and over 20 performers on the bill, Saturday featured a sold-out lineup by Hospitality (the events arm of Hospital Records) in partnership with drum & bass event organisers Sequences.

At The River

Libby Smith goes Superstylin’ at the first night of Sirens Festival with Groove Armada and friends.

Bristol Harbour Festival – Highlights

Another weekend, another festival. For the first time since lockdown Bristol’s free festival saw sunshine & crowds descend on the Harbourside for a weekend of music, dance & boats!

Godfather of the Grooves

Nile Rodgers & Chic let the good times roll at the Harbourside and we sent the OG down for the party

My Mic Sounds Nice

Hip Hop Coffee Shop came back with a bang last Friday night and Anna Cunningham was hand to capture Bristol’s finest freestylers do battle

Microphone Fiends of Hip Hop Coffee Shop welcome international line up

Since it launched in 2018 Hip Hop Coffee Shop has put on events aimed at local hip hop heads and mc’s in Bristol & beyond. As well as offering the chance to meet and collaborate with each other the main attraction of the night undoubtedly is its open mic sessions. Luke Guest gives a preview of this Friday’s event.


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