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Losing the Milk Bar…

(image courtesy of ex-Hideaway guests and long term Residence friends Low Profile) Residence has now been given the sad news that we were not successful in our bid to take on the lease at our building in St Nicholas Street. Its disappointing news, but it is not devastating, we are undeterred! We have been blown … Continue reading

An Open Letter to Bristol

Dear Bristol City Council, Since 2009, Residence, a Community Interest Company supporting performing artists in Bristol, has made its home in 11 St Nicholas Street. Residence holds the license to the building under Bristol City Council’s Capacity scheme, a pioneering arrangement which recognised the potential for cultural regeneration that artists bring, allowing artists to make … Continue reading

Compass Live Art Young Producers visit Residence

Earlier in October we welcomed Annie Lloyd and Peter Reed from Compass Live Art Festival to Residence. They’re running a brilliant sounding mentoring and training scheme for young producers, and so brought this group along with them to see what happens at Residence. There’s some lovely blog posts from the young producers here, reflecting on the … Continue reading

Hideaway with Lucy Ellinson

We’re very pleased to announce our fourth weekend hideaway, a mini-residency program which has been supported by Bristol City Council with funding from the Creative Seed Fund. This year so far we have hosted Nigel Barratt and Louise Mari, Life of a Craphead, Neil Callaghan and Simone Kenyon, and tomorrow we will be welcoming Lucy … Continue reading

The Bookshelf Bar and Hideaways

Residence has a new addition to our office space, the Bookshelf Bar. We’re looking forward to sharing our cocktail recipes with our next Hideaway guests. Louise Mari and Nigel Barrett are coming to stay with us from the 1-3 November, for conversation, sharing practice, and snippets of new work. Continue reading

SOLO Contemporary Performance Forum: OPEN CALL

CALLING ALL SOLO PERFORMANCE MAKERS SOLO is a South West based solo performance forum coordinated by Misri Dey and Ria Hartley, which has been set up for regional, national and international solo devisor/performers to develop, show or simply work in a non-isolated environment. It consists of dialogues, laboratories, platforms and residencies. SOLO seeks to create … Continue reading