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Riding out the flood: a conversation with poet Imogen Downes

Rosie interviews her friend Imogen, who will be publishing her first poetry pamphlet this year
Arts/Culture / Bristol / / Rosie McCabe

How Bristol helped me after five years in psychiatric hospital

Abi's first taste of freedom in the city was an empowering experience of community and care
Bristol / Lifestyle / Social Issues / / Abi Payton

The influence of Western beauty standards on non-Western communities

Sajeea studies the narrow measures of beauty we consider the norm and why we should fight against them
Social Issues / / Sajeea Bhatti

A not so Merry Christmas: you’re not alone if you’re dreading the big day

’Tis the season to be not so jolly. Adam shouts out all the people that aren't feeling so festive
Social Issues / / Adam Harvey

A Conscientious Christmas (or a good go at it)

Astrid considers how we can have the most eco-friendly little Christmas possible this year - despite Coronavirus
Guide / Social Issues / / Astrid Spruzen

Learn about Canadian persecution of Indigenous communities from Bristol’s Dark Cloud

Jake Mason's short doc tells the tragic story of Makadayannaquad, a survivor of the Sixties Scoop
Bristol / Social Issues / / Rife Editor

The Peculiar Privilege of Learning Where You Come From

Naomi reflects on her experiences of being white-passing and mixed-race
Social Issues / / Naomi Samra

Why has Bristol's music scene been so overlooked since Massive Attack?

Alfie wonders why Bristol-based artists have not been able to follow in the footsteps of Massive Attack and achieve the...
Music / / Alfie Skinner

Coronavirus and my grandmother’s late-stage dementia

Ella recently recently moved back to my home with her grandma Gladys. Here's how her family are managing the lockdown
Social Issues / / Ella Hambly

Rife wants your poetry

We’re commissioning young Black creatives’ poetry. Here’s how to send in your ideas
Bristol / / Rife Editor

Bristol Black-Owned Businesses: Bristol Clothing Pushers

In this series, Lucy meets local Black-owned business owners to find out more about themselves and their businesses.
Arts/Culture / Bristol / Fashion / / Lucy Turner

Meet Bristol-based club night on the rise, Beeswax

Watch a short documentary telling the story of this ascendant Bristol club crew so far
Arts/Culture / Bristol / / Rife Editor

Black Photography Commission: Portraits and Multiculturalism

Oona Chanfi explores the theme of multiculturalism and identity through her portraits.
Art / Bristol / Social Issues / / Rife Editor

Five John Carpenter Films to watch this winter

Harry runs us through his top films by his favourite director 
Arts/Culture / Film / / Harry Yeo

Nominate someone incredible for Rife’s 30 under 30 2020

We're resetting the way we do our usual annual list of exceptional people - here's why
Bristol / / Rife Editor

Why your perception of care leavers is probably wrong

Aggie touches on her own experience of being a care leaver to explain how the media misrepresents foster children and...
Bristol / / Aggie Andrews

Black Photography Commission: Documenting Community

Yewande Adeniran's work aims to reveal the beauty in the everyday.
Bristol / / Rife Editor

Are You Scared Yet?: a film about walking alone as a woman

Mabel's short film shows what it's like to be hyper-vigilant as a woman walking the city solo
Bristol / Film / Social Issues / / Mabel Wynne

Black Photography Commission: Identity

For our next photography commission Jazpa shares his take on portrait photography.
Art / Arts/Culture / / Rife Editor

Bristol Black-Owned Businesses: Darkeur Earrings

In this series, Lucy meets local Black-owned business owners to find out more about themselves and their businesses.
Art / Bristol / Fashion / / Lucy Turner

What I learned from BBC New Creatives: the value of experience

Zia tells us about creating her first professional audio commission through this boundary-breaking programme
Arts/Culture / Upskilling / / Zia Holloway

Bristol Black-Owned Businesses: The Lab

In this series, Lucy meets local Black-owned business owners to find out more about themselves and their businesses.
Arts/Culture / Bristol / / Lucy Turner

Instagram isn't designed to help with your personal growth

Aggie explains why Instagram is a problematic platform for young girls When I was younger, I decided to post a ‘...
Bristol / / Aggie Andrews