Young Adults Club – Trip To The M Shed

17th March 2024 | M Shed, Bristol Harbourside

On Sunday 17th March, our Young Adults’ Club took a trip to the M Shed. It was a lovely, sunny afternoon, and everyone was looking forward to learning about the history of Bristol with the backdrop of the beautiful harbourside.

The exhibits in the M Shed are split into three categories, each exploring a different aspect of Bristol: Bristol Places, Bristol People and Bristol Life. Our members had a great time exploring the exhibits – just take a look at the photos to see for yourself!

Many of the exhibits were interactive, and staff were on hand to answer questions and help us if we needed it. Memorable exhibits included stories about famous Bristol natives, such as hip-hop act Massive Attack and Princess Campbell, who was one of Bristol’s first Black ward sisters. The infamous statue of Edward Colston has recently been added to the museum and accompanies an enlightening exhibit on Bristol’s slave history. There was also the chance to look at one of Bristol’s iconic green buses!

Later on, we checked out the ‘Disability Activism in Bristol’ exhibit, which was a small display on the second floor. It tells the story of Disabled activists in Bristol who helped to fight for our rights in the 1980s and 1990s. Created in collaboration with the Bristol Disability Equality Forum, this exhibit featured interviews with famous pioneers of Disability activism in Bristol, including Meryl Gaskell and Liz Crow. The research and interviews for this exhibit were conducted by young Disabled volunteers, with photographs taken by David Constantine. If you would like to find out more, all the interviews from the exhibit can be found here:
https://dabristol.org.uk/category/activists/.

By this time, everyone needed a pick-me-up, so we headed to the cafe for some delicious coffee and cake! It was an enjoyable trip all round and one of our favourite Young Adults’ Club events to date!

We have lots of exciting ideas in the pipeline for future events. If you are aged 16-35 and would like to join our group, please email our Young Adults’ Club coordinators Jasmine and Olivia at
office@cerebralpalsyplus.org.uk/eveclub@cerebralpalsyplus.org.uk.

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