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Orchard School Bristol

Imagining Southmead

Published on 13/09/17

70 years ago, when Southmead was only half built and the Welfare State was newly born, a group of schoolboys from Penpole created a vision of a perfect place to live.

Building on the Meadows to Meaders project, that had young and old working together to explore Southmead’s history, we would like to invite local residents to work with students from Orchard Secondary School and Bristol artist, Anna Feledziak, exploring themes identified in 1948 about what people thought was needed for a fairer society then and what is needed today.

As part of the Journey to Justice programme  learning from human rights movements past and present – there will be four sessions run at Orchard to collectively design a map of an ideal Southmead for 2018.

  • Tuesday 19th September 10.50-11.50 (Introduction to Journey to Justice by Dr. Madge Dresser)
  • Friday 22nd September 11.50-12.50
  • Friday 6th October 11.50-12.50
  • Tuesday 17th October 10.50-11.50

There will be a final exhibition and workshop with members of the public on 17th October, 13.50-15.00 at Orchard School Bristol. Come and share your ideas and work with us to help create a better place to live.

If you would like to be involved with this then contact Ruth, with the sessions you are available to attend, at or phone 0117 9070010.