Homes for Heroes 100

Marking the centenary of the 1919 Addison Housing Act and celebrating Bristol council housing with local residents as part of the Bristol Open Doors Weekend 2019.

As part of the city-wide Homes for Heroes 100 project, the Architecture Centre will be working with residents from three communities of Bristol (Seamills, Hillfields and St Pauls) to celebrate their neighbourhoods through the Bristol Open Doors Festival 2019, together with the production of a film exploring the past, present and future of council housing in Bristol and beyond.

Call out for resident participants:

Love your neighbourhood and want to celebrate it with the city? Live in Seamills, Hillfields or St Pauls and like meeting new people and having new experiences? The Architecture Centre is looking for local residents to take part in a community project as part of the 2019 Bristol Open Doors Day Festival, celebrating 100 years of Council Housing in Bristol.

A great opportunity to:

  • meet with like-minded residents from across Bristol neighbourhoods
  • learn new skills from inspiring experts (local historian, Blue Coat tour guide, community engagement practitioner, film-maker)
  • take a ferry boat tour and explore new places across the city
  • Become a tour guide, celebrating your local neighbourhood during the Bristol Open Doors Festival weekend.

What does it involve?

Taking part in a series of informal 2.5 hour Friday morning workshops on: 14 & 28 June, 12 & 26 July, culminating in you giving a unique visitor tour of your local area over the Bristol Open Doors festival weekend on 14/15 September. Travel expenses and refreshments provided and participants receive a £50 voucher of choice as a thank you for taking part.


No prior experience necessary – the workshops will provide all the support needed for you to create and lead a tour of your neighbourhood.


Interested? Please get in touch:

Email: or phone: 0117 9221540.

Part of the city-wide Home for Heroes 100 project coordinated by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.


Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.