33 minutes | Oct 11, 2018

The Bristol music scene, Stokes Croft gentrification and university inequality

Bristol Live's very own podcast is back with the inside track on what has been a very busy week in the newsroom.Two reporters join host Alex Wood on this week’s episode to discuss the potential closure of one of the city’s most iconic music venues and the shocking findings of a report into Bristol’s “educational inequality crisis”.What’s On writer Robin Murray is up first, and he talks openly and honestly about what the potential closure of Lakota nightclub might mean for the changing face of Stokes Croft and the city’s wider music scene.The club has hosted several big name DJs during its 30-year history, including the likes of LTJ Buken, Sasha and Carl Cox.But after three decades, the Burgess family - who own the club - have released a statement expressing their intentions to call it a day, confirming the worst fears of many by hinting it could become accommodation and business space.Looking at some of the other big-name Bristol music venues to close their doors this year, Robin dissects the Burgess family statement and gives his thoughts on what Stokes Croft might look like in five years’ time.And then, to complete the line-up on this week’s episode, senior news reporter Tristan Cork joins Alex in the studio to talk about a damning new report by Bristol University - which looks specifically at why so few students in certain areas of the city go on to study at university.According to the report, of all the students leaving school who live in Clifton, 100 per cent of them went to university whereas of all the students leaving school who live in Hartcliffe, only 8.6 per cent went to university.Tristan examines the findings and looks at the principle reason suggested by Bristol University as to why the city’s university take-up varies so greatly.If you have ever wished you could take a look inside your local newsroom and meet the team behind the headlines, Bristol Live have launched the perfect podcast for you.Every Friday, Bristol Live will give you an insight into the things happening in your area and give you exclusive access to the team.To listen to the podcast you can click here or alternatively download from wherever you get your podcasts. Just search ‘Inside Bristol Live’.You can also rate, review and subscribe to the podcast to make sure you don’t miss out.For anyone who wants to get in touch you can follow us on Twitter @ILBpodcast.You can rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever else you get your podcasts.Links to this episode's stories:Legendary Bristol nightclub Lakota could be turned into accommodation and officesFinally - this is why there's a 'shocking educational inequality crisis' across BristolIf you'd like to follow us or any of the reporters featured in today's episode, here are the links:Inside Bristol Live: @IBLpodcastHost Alex Wood: @MrAlexWoodTristan Cork: @TristanCorkPostRobin Murray: @Rob_Murray92 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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