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Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs brings you fascinating and challenging conversations from characters of all stripes on big topics facing the city and beyond. 
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Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs brings you fascinating and challenging conversations from characters of all stripes on big topics facing the city and beyond. 
Brought to you by the Bristol Cable, a new kind of newspaper for Bristol 100% community owned by 2,200 members. Join them for just £1 a month and own your media. 
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    Bonus - Marti Burgess on Lakota's future

    Bonus - Marti Burgess on Lakota's future

    Marti Burgess owns Lakota, a club in Stokes Croft that turned 28 this year. Neil and her discuss the old days and the future of this stalwart of Bristol nightlife. From the heady days of the House scene in the early 90s to the rumours of an imminent sale.
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    • 9 min
    Bristol Unpacked with Marti Burgess

    Bristol Unpacked with Marti Burgess

    Marti Burgess hit the headlines as the first Black person to join the notorious Society of Merchant Venturers, the 500 year old business and philanthropy club of slave trader Edward Colston and other members of Bristol’s elite, then and now. 
    Marti is a corporate solicitor, chair of the Black South West Network and St Pauls Carnival and is involved with a multitude of other activities in the community including as the owner, along with her family, of Lakota night club in Stokes Croft.
    So how could a Black person join such an organisation that some have declared as irredeemably racist and elitist? Marti explains to us her motivation for joining, and what she aims do from within.

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    • 29 min
    Bristol Unpacked with Delroy Hibert

    Bristol Unpacked with Delroy Hibert

    Born and raised Bristolian, community activist and diehard Bristol Rovers fan, Delroy Hibbert is a Black Lives Matter backer. But he also attended the ‘All Lives Matter’ nationalist demonstration in Bristol the week after Colston fell. A Bristol Cable video seen by hundreds of thousands captured a very tense moment with agitated protesters, ending in an iconic photograph of Delroy and a veteran shaking hands in front of the Colston plinth. 
    Why, as a Black man, did he go? How does he respond to any criticism he may have received, what are the solutions to racial disparity in the city, and how can the black and white working class build bridges?

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    • 32 min
    Bristol Unpacked with Cleo Lake

    Bristol Unpacked with Cleo Lake

    Founding member of Countering Colston, Green party city councillor and former Lord Mayor, Cleo Lake has a lot to say on the big questions of politics, race, history and the future of Bristol and beyond. 
    Unafraid to speak truth to power, Cleo has challenged Mayor Marvin Rees on not having confronted Edward Colston’s legacy, having herself swiftly removed his portrait from the Lord Mayor’s office. A leading voice for reparations for the legacy and current damage of slavery and colonialism, Cleo is currently running for election as Deputy Leader of the English Green Party.
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    • 37 min
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    Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs brings you fascinating and challenging conversations from characters of all stripes on big topics facing the city and beyond. 
    Brought to you by the Bristol Cable, a new kind of newspaper for Bristol. 100% community owned by 2,200 members. Join them for just £1 a month and own your media. 
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