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Brunswick Club

We’ve moved into a new home in Bristol with two other artist-led collectives: We’ve taken over the legendary Brunswick Club, a former Working Mans’ Club, in St Pauls with its skittle alleys, dance hall, bars and lounges. Brunswick Club is now home to Bristol Experimental & Expanded Film (BEEF), Residence, CHAMP and Thorny along with … Continue reading

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

Return to The Island

Return to The Island

Residence is pleased to announce our arrival in a new, albeit temporary, home: CID Studios at The Island. We have a lovely office here without which we would have been really stuck so thanks to Dina from ArtspaceLifespace for making it all happen. If you want to find out more about all the great stuff … Continue reading

A Decade With Mars – Kids!

A Decade With Mars – Kids!

Residence artists Ella Good & Nicki Kent are in Hull this week, at the beginning of a tour to launch A Decade With Mars. It’s a long term community project about space, time, and the future. In each city they visit, they’ll be launching a weather balloon with a camera attached, to publicly launch the … Continue reading