City Chameleon is always interested in discussing new project proposals with individuals, groups or arts organisations contact:

82 Colston St
Tel: 0117 376 3174



YardstickYardstick, a new and innovative, national programme of African Diaspora
author events, is coming to local libraries thanks to generous support from Arts Council England through its Grants for the Arts.

Bristol Libraries and Bath and North East Somerset Library Service are working together with the Yardstick programme to diversify audiences for literary events and to further support the professional development of Black & Minority Ethnic writers. This local initiative will take place
in a year when both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will be celebrating 50 years of independence - an important milestone for many residents of Bristol and Bath.

The programme will be designed with the support of City

For programme information visit


Seasoned Performance Written by Edson Burton, Seasoned is a new experiment in dramatized poetry performance that examines multiple forms of alienation – gender, race, self – told through a personal and collective journey which spans historical and contemporary Black African Diaspora experience.


Devon Country

City Chameleon and Firstborn Creatives are continuing to develop this production. Set in Bristol in 1963 the personal and the political clash as Devon has to decide where he stands.





Hana No Kage

HANA NO KAGE [Shadow Of A Flower] is a Zen-poetic travelogue of Bristol-based poet and writer Ralph Hoyte’s travels in Northern Japan in the footsteps of the 17th century wandering Haiku Master Matsuo Basho. It is a film-based narrative and performance piece written & directed by Ralph
Hoyte. It is based on the Japanese literary form of a ‘haibun’ (traditionally prose set with haiku), updated for the 21st century with audio and video ('a techno- haibun').