Category Archives : Events


The Bearpit consultation

This Spring we were invited to support the Bearpit Improvement Group (BIG) in their consultation around their next steps for the Bearpit. Having seen extensive transformation over recent years, including paving, step access, new cafes, stalls and businesses and stair access, BIG are now asking communities what would make the […]


Recycled Island Children’s Workshop at Meltdown Festival 2015

In summer 2015 SGSU Director Eleanor Shipman was invited to develop a creative workshop for children at David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival. To encourage recycling and free play, Eleanor created an imaginary island floating in the Clore Ballroom with young attendees and their parents. First asking children to go on a […]


Propagate Way Exhibition: Concrete and Dandelions – The loves and hates of the M32

SGSU Director Ellie Shipman was invited to take part in Propagate Way, a group exhibition of Bristol-based artists curated by Beth Morafon exploring the M32, its affect on local communities and the ongoing proposal of a ‘green bridge’. __ To get a better understanding of the issues affecting the communities surrounding […]


Floodtide Navigates: SGSU’s yacht residency for Big Green Week

In July 2015 SGSU Director Ellie Shipman was invited to take part in an week-long creative residency aboard the 14ft yacht the Jacomina as part of composer John Eacott’s project Floodtide Navigate. ‘Floodtide makes music from the movement of tidal water. Floodtide Navigate is currently touring aboard sailing vessel Jacomina around Europe, the […]


something good, something useful – our official launch

On Thursday 1st May 2014 something good, something useful officially launched. Huge thanks to those of you who came along to our launch, and everyone who helped make it an incredible evening! We presented our background, team, toolkit, featured projects and portfolio and had a ‘Cakes for Change’ workshop, locally grown and […]