St Paul’s Carnival keen to support local residents and businesses by offering an opportunity to see food & drink!
Carnival are offering help to support residents and businesses in St Pauls who would like to apply for Temporary Event Notices to sell food and drink from their premises at Carnival.
If you are planning on applying for a Temporary Event Notice, feel free to come along to a TENs Support Session at St Pauls Learning Centre on the following dates and they’ll help you fill out your application:
Wednesday 5th April, 2pm – 5pm
Tuesday 11th April, 11am – 3pm
Wednesday 19th April, 3pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday 25th April, 3pm – 6:30pm
Please note the application costs £21, plus an admin fee of £5, payable via cash or card at the support session.
Connect with Carnival’ Evenings
Join us for an evening with some of the Carnival team, playing dominoes and breaking bread. We’ll be providing information on Carnival activities and how to get involved. No booking necessary, just drop in and say hello!
Thursday 13th April & 11th May | Docklands Community Centre | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Carnival is back with a bang this year, and we want as many of you to be involved as possible.
There are plenty of ways to participate, from volunteering to joining a Community Mas Camp – so have a browse of all our opportunities below, and get stuck in!
Volunteer at Carnival
Volunteers are crucial to the running of Carnival as we welcome over 100,000 people to the streets of St Pauls for a celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture.
There are a range of volunteer roles available this year, and we really appreciate any support you can give us. If you would like to donate some of your time to this huge community event, please fill out Expression of Interest Form on the St Paul’s Carnival website:
Every month Ujima Radio selects 10 of the very best tracks released in Bristol & Southwest which then get featured twice an hour across our Primetime Shows including The Rise Up Breakfast Show Mon-Friday 8-10am and The Cruising Show Mon-Friday 4-6pm and the Urban Grooves Playouts.
If you are an artist based in the Southwest you could have your track featured. All you have to do is send your track on MP3 making sure lyrics are clean and conscious, include a headshot of yourself, your social media tags and if you are successful we will let you know.
Tune into The Rise Up Breakfast Show for a chance to win tickets to see the legendary singer Jocelyn Brown Live in Bristol at The Propyard on 20th April!
Join Miss Divine and the team on Thursday 13th April from 8-10am for a chance to win tickets to see the iconic Jocelyn Brown.
The R&B and Disco legend will be gracing the stage in the Crane Room at Propyard for one night only.
Having been in the music industry for over 50 years and spanning a variety of genres including Soul, Jazz & Funk, Jocelyn has had a long and varied career over the past decades with classic dancefloor favourites such as ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’, ‘Keep On Jumpin’, ‘Something Going On’ and many more….
We’re so excited to share this experience with our listeners, Jocelyn’s distinctive and powerful voice so expect a variety of hits and an intimate evening with a music industry legend. Plus Ujima’s very own Angel Mel will be supporting on the night!
This event will run from 7pm to 12am with some exciting support acts to be announced.
For more information and to book tickets go to the Propyard website:
Bristol’s legendary Laid Blak return to Ujima Radio for an Easter Special!
Tune into Ujima Radio tomorrow at 18:00 for a 2 hour exclusive mix by Laid Blak’s DJ Bunjy.
Laid Blak are one of Bristol’s global success stories and to celebrate their 20th Anniversary last year the band celebrated with a live performance at the Fleece n Firkin! Filled to the rafters with their fans they were also treated to an exclusive showing of the documentary about DJ Derek.
If you missed it, don’t worry!
Out Now – LAID BLAK
@ The Fleece,Bristol
This piece of work officially represents 20 years in the business.
Air pollution is a big concern in Bristol and the Ashley ward is no exception.
An increase in people using wood burners to heat their homes has motivated a novel research project by Bristol City Council, supported by Knowle West Media Centre and University of West of England. It was data driven and citizen focused.
As part of the project, KWMC commissioned artist Miriam Quick of Loud Numbers to create a music track that turns local air quality data into sound, featuring Bristol artist T. Relly.
Find out more when the team from this trailblazing project join The Word with Miranda tomorrow between 4-6pm on Ujima Radio.
Meanwhile check out the video and have a listen to the track, download and support this great campaign:
The People’s Art Fair (PAF) in Bristol is a ten day long cultural festival providing a platform for visual artists, poets, musicians and workshop leaders to show off their talents. And includes Ujima’s very own Mike Stuart who designed this fantastic new Ujima website. PAF is kept free for artists to take part in, and all ticketed events apply the principle ‘no one turned away through lack of funds’. PAF is a natural extension of our work to break down barriers and increase inclusion and voice, and is a direct challenge to the exclusionary idea that ‘real art’ is exclusive and only created by, and relevant to a small cultured, wealthy elite. PAF promotes creative cultural practice as an essential tool for people to challenge or highlight social injustice and to galvanise change.
Throughout the fair we collaborate with local social-minded creatives to offer workshops; a poetry open mic; and a music jam session, inviting everyone to share and celebrate their talents during the fair. The net result is a visually diverse and culturally rich event featuring hundreds of artworks from over 70 artists; and the emergence of a confident, mutually supportive creative community that is joyful to be part of.
For more information visit: https://prsc.org.uk/peoples-art-fair/
Ad Infinitum presents If You Fall – showing at Bristol Old Vic from5th April – 15th April 2023.
If You Fall – A moving and uplifting exploration of end-of-life care based on real personal testimonies. Directed by Helena Middleton and conceived and original direction by Nir Paldi.
The care system in the UK today remains under-resourced, resulting in older people, their families and carers struggling to approach end of life care with dignity; If You Fall aims to highlight the real people this affects using an intergenerational ensemble, a capella singing and the company’s signature style of physical theatre.
“Riveting in its tension and tragedy…feels enormous and epic” ««««The Guardian (on Beautiful Evil Things)
Based on extensive interviews and using an intergenerational ensemble and a capella singing, Ad Infinitum’s new show explores the deeply human and real-life stories of older people’s care in all its complexities in the company’s signature style of physical theatre. The care system in the UK today remains under-resourced, resulting in older people, their families and carers struggling to approach end of life care with dignity; If You Fall aims to highlight the real people this affects. Through the characterization of Margaret and Norson, the show paints a vibrant and humorous picture of the lives they have lived and the richness of their world. The ensemble’s a cappella vocals and physical movement evokes the disorientation and the relentless feeling of inevitability that comes with end-of-life, allowing the audience to reflect on a care system that is breaking at the seams.
Before and during the pandemic, Ad Infinitum conducted extensive research and interviews with care providers and care users in Bristol and the UK to produce a two-season podcast, Home from Home: Journeys into Care for Older Adults, available online here. If You Fall is a continuation of their exploration of how we look after our older adults.
Margaret is a pillar of her local community. Norson is a brilliant cook. He loves cricket and fishing. She loves singing and her lavender plants. They’re both surrounded by loving families. Their lives are full… So what happens when you lose your independence, your voice, your mind – the essence of what makes you, you?
Director Helena Middleton said “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Ad Infinitum, a company whose work I’ve admired for many years. It means so much to be directing a show about a subject that affects people across all areas of society”.
Ad Infinitum is a multi-award-winning, internationally acclaimed theatre company. They collaborate to tell stories, play and disrupt. They work with artists, activists and communities to create transformative theatre, revolutionise audiences and change the world. Founded in 2007, Ad Infinitum is based in Bristol and works internationally. Ad Infinitum is proud to be Associate Artist at Bristol Old Vic and The North Wall, and a member of the Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA).
Helena Middleton is an award-winning theatre and film director and founding member of The Wardrobe Ensemble, a theatre company committed to making devised, ensemble-based theatre. She has dedicated the past 12 years to making theatre for all ages with a particular focus on devised work and new writing. Helena’s theatre directing credits include, Mog the Forgetful Cat (Royal and Derngate, The Old Vic), Robin Hood: Legend of the Forgotten Forest (Bristol Old Vic), Education, Education, Education (Royal and Derngate, Trafalgar Studios, winner of The Stage Award for Acting Excellence), The Star Seekers (National Theatre) and Pippi Longstocking (Royal and Derngate). She has also worked as dramaturg, associate and assistant director on various productions, including Hey Duggee (Olivier Award nominated), The Live Theatre Show (Royal Festival Hall), and Witness for the Prosecution.
Running Time: 75 mins | Suitable for ages 12+BSL-integrated and captioned performances available at Bristol Old Vic, The North Wall, HOME Manchester and Northern Stage
Directed by Helena Middleton Conceived and Original Direction by Nir Paldi.
Set and costume design by Katie Sykes Lighting design by Ali Hunter. Sound design and composed by Jack Drewry. Movement direction by Deb Pugh. Production manager Gemma Brooks. Assistant directed by Grace Dobson. Devising input from Jonathan Hawkins. BSL Interpreter Amy Astley. BSL Consultant David Ellington
Devising Company and Cast:
Clive Duncan, Elisabeth Gunawan, Jabari Ngozi, Kirris Riviere, Heather Williams and Robin Paley Yorke
5 – 15 April – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ED
Tues – Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm | £12 – £8
13 & 15 Apr (3pm) BSL-integrated and captioned performances.