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

Keep Residence in The Milk Bar!

Keep Residence in The Milk Bar!

Support Residence’s bid to Bristol City Council to become lease holders of 11 St Nicholas Street! 11 St Nicholas Street (The Milk Bar) has been home to our artist-led community since 2009. We were originally housed here under Bristol City Council’s Capacity scheme, which supported artists with peppercorn rent deals on buildings that had been … Continue reading

Leo Burtin at Residence this week

Leo Burtin at Residence this week

We’ve got Leo Burtin here at Residence for a few days, to do some work on The Midnight Soup, a performance project he is currently developing with dramaturgical support from Mark Whitelaw & mentoring from Rajni Shah. The Midnight Soup is produced by Talk with LEAP as part of the Homemade series, with thanks to … Continue reading

Conversations, Time, Community, Haircuts

Conversations, Time, Community, Haircuts

Writing by Residence members Ella Good and Nicki Kent, about Total Eclipse of The Head: a participatory work touring this summer. Find it next in London on the 24th May, as part of a fundraiser for Forest Fringe, at The Yard.   Conversations, Time, Community, Haircuts When we made Total Eclipse of The Head in … Continue reading