Sign for a shop in Bristol’s Park Street
Sign for a shop in Bristol’s Park Street

On Sunday 7th June, I watched the reports of Black Lives Matter activists toppling the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol and pushing into the harbour. Bristol is the city nearest my hometown and closest to my heart and I felt a mix of love for the people in the crowd, shame that the statue had ever stood and hope for the space created by that empty plinth. Colston was an active member of the governing body of the Royal African Company, which traded in enslaved people for over a decade. Largely because of his philanthropy in later life —…

Pip Rowson

I provide creative content writing, copy editing and proofreading for arts and events organisations. Also a poet and creative practitioner. www.piprowson.co.uk

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