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Black People On Display: The Forgotten History of Human Zoos

Asmaa examines the hidden history of human beings kept in cages The other day I was searching for pictures of...
History / Social Issues / / Asmaa Jama

How the high street alienates plus size bodies, and why I’m mad about it.

Take a deep dive into the world of plus size fashion with Lily, your chonky explorer.
Lifestyle / Social Issues / / Lily Konteh

The Link: 22nd May, talking money with poet Malaika Kegode and writer Sian Norris

Rife’s free networking event for young creatives in Bristol, The Link, returns in partnership with Festival of Ideas
Bristol / Events / / Rife Editor

A Millennial’s Guide to Balancing Your Chakras

Sumaya shares how being more mindful of chakras has helped her grow in all the ways Whether your knowledge of...

Treading Water

In this short documentary we follow the story of seventeen-year-old young carer who has had the responsibility of looking after...
Bristol / Film / Lifestyle / Social Issues / / Cohort 9

Planet Plastic: A spoken word protest urging us to stop trashing Planet Earth

During a week of mass protests taking place in our capital, writer Natasha Batorijs shares 'Planet Plastic' her own protest...

Learning friendship and self-love: A letter to thirteen-year-old me

US teen movie Eighth Grade is coming to Watershed – and thirteen-year-old Kayla’s (Elsie Fisher) awkward journey through adolescence is...

Tears of Joy: the best funny videos for your day of sad

Everybody has days where they need a little bit of cheering up.
Bristol / Fun Stuff/Lists / / Lily Konteh

Waves of Plastic: Behind the lens with photographer Mandy Barker

Sumaya and Asmaa quiz Mandy on her artistic practice and ask why her work is so vital when it comes...

A Fighting Chance

Meet Iestyn, a young boxer who found community and support at Empire Fighting Chance in Bristol's St Pauls after the...
Bristol / Social Issues / / Cohort 9

Ten essential rules for watching a drag show (by a real-life drag queen)

A handy list of ways not to make a fool of yourself when you're watching a drag show.

Five of the weirdest things that have ever happened in Bristol

From poo buses to a tiger in a pub, Cameron uncovers five truly insane stories from the city's crazy past

Us, and what it reminded me about the magic of black survival

From fear to unexpected feelings, Asmaa talks about how important black horror really is.
Film / Social Issues / / Asmaa Jama

I got fitted for 11 disappointing bras so YOU don’t have to

Lily braved a series of bra-fittings to see if it would solve her bra-busting problem (spoiler, it didn’t really...

Sugar and Spice and all things Rife

Sugar and Spice and all things Rife - that's what we're made of!
Bristol / Fun Stuff/Lists / / Cohort 9

Visual Serenity: a photo essay

Ascendant photographer Tanisha shares her images reflecting serenity and explains what it means to her.
Art / Social Issues / / Tanisha Claudae

Ghosts of Plants Past: A guide to not killing your leafy pals

To all my fellow plant murderers out there, where y'all at.
Fun Stuff/Lists / Guide / / Asmaa Jama

‘Really? You want to study that?’: in defence of creative careers

Sumaya delivers the ultimate pep talk on the importance of pursuing your dream job

How The Sims helped me come to terms with my banal existence

Lily talks about the bleak reality of downscaling your dreams with the help of a best selling PC game, even...
Lifestyle / Social Issues / / Lily Konteh

Uncovering queer histories: an afternoon with performer Tom Marshman

The Rife team interviews the LGBTQ+ theatre-maker on spirits, seances and aristocracy.
Arts/Culture / History / / Cohort 9

Philosophy should be taught in primary schools

Aaron ruminates on why he reckons the infamously lofty subject should be taught to younger children

Too Many Man: Photography, Women and Grime - Interview with Ellie Ramsden

Photographer Ellie Ramsden is changing the way we see women in the male-dominated world of grime.
Music / Social Issues / / Euella Jackson

Why are we so bad at talking about family illness?

When Tim found out about her mum's cancer, she felt paralysed.
Arts/Culture / Film / Social Issues / / Tim Lo

Somebody's Child: an expression of love

Tim’s debut solo film is an expression of love created in response to her mother’s illness.
Art / Arts/Culture / Bristol / Film / / Tim Lo