Festival of Solutions: Making Places

Post date 13 March 2018

Is there too much advertising in public spaces? Can we radically rethink Lawrence Hill roundabout? Is it time for a community-led plan for Stapleton Road train station? Join Up Our Street at our next Festival of Solutions to help find answers to these questions (and more!) during a day of inspiring talks and practical workshops about the the built environment in Easton and Lawrence Hill.

Festival of Solutions: Making Places will take place at Easton Community Centre on Saturday 24 March from 11am to 4pm. Tickets are completely free and include a delicious lunch from Cafe des Amies. Priority for tickets goes to Easton and Lawrence Hill residents, but this event is open to all. Please let us know that you are coming by booking on Eventbrite.

Schedule for the day:

Welcome and introductions

Communities changing places

How can communities work together to improve where they live? Think you haven't got the skills to design a city? Maybe it's time to think again. Learn how to participate in the city with this engaging workshop, delivered by The Architecture Centre.

Coffee break

Choice of workshops:

Workshop 1: Reimagining Lawrence Hill
Is it time for a radical reassessment of the use of Lawrence Hill Roundabout? Would the space better serve the community as housing and other more active public space? Led by Fin McNab from Streets Reimagined


Workshop 2: Creating a cleaner place
Practical hands on workshop with local volunteer Kahlil Abdi. What works to create cleaner streets? What next for the campaign to tidy BS5?

Lunch by Café des Amies

Choice of workshops:

Workshop 3: ADBLOCK Bristol
52 billboards in Lawrence Hill and only one in Clifton? Who puts a price on your community space? Adblock look at the inequalities behind city advertising, who benefits and the impact on where we live


Workshop 4: Stapleton Road station
How would you welcome people to Easton? Is scrap land good enough for a busy local station? This practical workshop with Severnside Community Partnership will start planning action to transform your local station.

Tea break

Plenary and feedback

Event ends