St Anne’s House is a creative and community hub grown from the ambition of local communities of St Annes, and the creative community of Bristol.
We aim to support community resilience through a ground up approach to grow a useful and meaningful space for a mix of creative and community uses – as led by the St Anne’s Action Group, a group of local residents that meet monthly to set the agenda for what St Anne’s House is and becomes.
In our building you will find 100+ tenants including Bristol Cooperative Gym (inclusive gym run by members), Mayking space (theatre testing and development space), an artist project space, artist studios, coworking and office spaces, play therapy space, massage therapy space, social prescribing and mental health nurses (delivered by Nightingale Valley Medical Centre), an alternative art school (EBC Day School), and a mushroom farm.
In addition to the tenanted spaces we also have four large affordable community room’s available to hire for communities to self organise. We also directly programme work in response to local ambition as set by the St Anne’s Action Group. Programmed work includes St Annes Community Living Room, BRIZ (community magazine for Brislington), Morning Meet Up (intergenerational weekly community activity), creative projects and workshops, Holiday Activity Fund (summer activities for young people), and we are soon to start a weekly open access youth session.
The building is open to the public for events, though the ambition is to start a community cafe and have a regular programme of open access free creative projects – so that we can be open to more people, more of the time.
Our hope is that we can continue to grow the organisation to best fulfil what people in St Annes and the wider creative community want to see happen, that we can create an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone can find something that is valuable to them to engage in.
Our work seeks to reduce social isolation, build community resilience, and put in place structures that support people to effect change in their area.