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Rebel Walk: Tesco Riot

Starts 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Meeting Point: Space at People's Republic Of Stokes Croft (17-25 Jamaica Street, BS2 8JP)
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Pay What You Can from £3+ booking fee
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Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
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Rebel Walk: Tesco Riot

Guided heritage walk exploring the history of the Stokes Croft Tesco Riot

Dubbed the ‘Tesco Riot’, the disturbances of 2011 on Bristol’s Stokes Croft were part of a wave of national rioting across the country. But behind the headlines is a more complex story of exploring citizen solutions to social problems, and attempts to establish alternative ways of living. The 'Riots' were a visceral response from a community that was and is on its own journey, that finds itself overwhelmed by economic forces which threaten to squeeze out of existence the spirit of independence which has come to define the area.

In a period of growing inequality and a desperate housing and homelessness crisis, the discussion around property, the landed and the landless, the disappearance of the commons, and the privatisation of just about everything, is the issue of our times. With the huge systemic inequalities that are created thereby, the need for alternative thinking and action has never been so vital.

Led by Chris Chalkley, founder and director of People's Republic Of Stokes Croft Rebel Walk: Tesco Riot will explore the social and cultural experiment that some claim Stokes Croft to be, and the role of PRSC in that experiment, as we come to realise the necessity to find better solutions to the disaster that conventional economics has created.

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Booking in advance is essential - tickets are Pay What You Can starting from £3+ booking fee per person and you can book your tickets using the 'Book Tickets' link on the left hand side of this page.

The walk will start and finish at Space at People's Republic Of Stokes Croft (17-25 Jamaica Street, BS2 8JP).

The walk will last 2 hours and will be followed by an opportunity to stay around in the bar afterwards to buy refreshments and ask informal questions.

If you have any access needs you'd like to discuss before booking, please contact the box office at or by calling on 0117 935 1200.

About Art Of Resistance
Rebel Walk is part Trinity's Art of Resistance, a two-year National Lottery Heritage Funded project celebrating Bristol's alternative and activist heritage through a series of workshops, walks, talks, exhibitions, and oral history.

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