Walk: Bringing the Medieval City Back to Life

Emma Brown

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At the end of one of Bristol’s oldest streets, Tailors Court, lies the unnoticed medieval churchyard of St John on the Wall. With ancient tombs and cherry trees this neglected, disregarded green pocket within our urban city landscape is underused and locked to the local community. During a visit to the site, we’ll actively explore the most effective ways to bring energy and life into a community’s public space, generating ideas, solutions and practical actions that can address the key challenges. The quality of a public space has always been best defined by the people who use it. Under the core principles of community vision, cost-effectiveness, collaboration, and community-led change, this movement goes by many names—action-planning, guerrilla urbanism, pop-up projects, city repair, DIY urbanism, and tactical urbanism. All of these approaches are important tools and catalysts for larger community-based place-making processes.


Book online or in person at Watershed Box Office or on Tel: 0117 927 5100 Mon – Fri from 09:00 and Sat & Sun from 10:00.

Concessions apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit claimants, over 60s and disabled people. Staff and students at the following organisations can purchase tickets at the Partner Rate: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE. Please note that no refunds/exchanges are possible for tickets already purchased at the higher price.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers.

This walk will meet in the upstairs foyer of Watershed.

We sometimes film and photograph events. Please let us know if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.

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