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More about Art of Resistance and how to get involved

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Bristol's identity as a city is linked to a history of movements, civil disobedience, riots and protests – from the Bus Boycott right up until the Tesco Riots.

It’s a city where people feel empowered to make change and have a voice - this can be seen throughout its history as much as in its identity today.

Over a two-year programme, our team of researchers, interns and volunteers will explore key movements including Women’s Equality & The Suffragettes, Workers Risings & Bristol Riots and Anti-Racism & Anti-Fascism.

We will look at a modern-history of counter-culture and civil disobedience between 1980-today, exploring how the city’s continued activist undercurrent has shaped recent movements.

Call for content

We'll be sharing news about activities and events you can get involved with soon. In the meantime, if you have any content, artifacts or stories you would like to share to help build this picture of Bristol as a city of art and activism, this is how you can get involved:

If you have digital material you can upload it here: Art Of Resistance Submission form, or if you have a physical item or would like to discus taking part in an interview to tell your own story, please contact

In particular, we're really interested if any artwork, including poetry, textiles, posters, banners and ephemera, music and performing arts that were used to support and capture the spirit of different movements throughout the ages.

Whether your story or art relates to Workers Rights, Women’s Equality, Anti-Racism, Anti-Fascism or something else we haven't thought of, please get in touch.