Journey to Justice

Journey to Justice Bristol

Bristol is proud to host the Journey to Justice exhibition alongside a host of city-wide events this coming October 2017.

The exhibition will be in the Chapter Room of Bristol Cathedral, College Green. In addition to the main multi-media installation, we shall also be featuring key moments from Bristol’s history of activism including:  a film and samples from a new website about the 1963 Bristol Bus Boycott against the colour bar and ‘Outstories’, a mini-exhibition of the history of Bristol’s LGBT community and their fight for equal rights.

The Cathedral will also host talks, guided tours, and family craft workshops on the theme of social justice within the Cathedral as part of the wider Journey to Justice Bristol programme.

The programme

Our local steering group JtoJ Bristol is developing a variety of exciting and innovative accompanying exhibitions, music and arts events, competitions, public debates, training programmes, practical  workshops and installations throughout the city in October.

The city has a thriving third sector which has come together, showing our commitment to honour the history of social justice and inspire everyone and especially the next generation to learn from the past in order to fight for their rights now and in the future.

The Journey to Justice Bristol Steering group includes members from:

  • African Voices Forum
  • Ashley Housing Trust
  • Black South West Network
  • Bristol Radical History Group
  • Bristol’s Somali Forum
  • Citizens UK
  • Creative Youth Network
  • Dhek Bhal
  • SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality)
  • The People’s Republic of Stokes Croft
  • Ujima Radio
  • The University of the West of England
  • The University of Bristol
  • Unite

We are working with schools, refugee groups, community groups and a growing number of individual artists, musicians and members of the public.

Our aim is liaise with local community centres and schools in all areas of the city, in order to bring Journey to Justice events to a diverse range of neighbourhoods.

To make it happen, we have already raised over £10,000. UWE and Unison have led the way with their generous support, with contributions also promised by: Unite, The University of Bristol’s Brigstowe Foundation, The Festival of Ideas, and private donors.

On top of this we have received generous in-kind support from The Bristol Cathedral, the City Hall, MShed, City of Bristol College, The Cabot Institute of The University of Bristol, Creative Youth Network, Story Slam Bristol, The Royal Society of Arts, Dhek Bhal and Triodos.

We aim to have the majority of our events and workshops open to the public for free, which means we need your help to make it happen. If you’d like to donate or help to organise an event, please get in touch with