New Eelam: Spike Island exhibition asks, is this the future of global living?

Spike Island is playing host to a radical new housing company who’s concepts merge art, technology and architecture in the pursuit of a better world.  New Eelam’s founder Chrisopher Kulendran Thomas, is envisioning life without borders and a future where people are able to move freely without fear of prejudice. His company wants to offer people the […]

Victoria Rooms the site of anti far-right demonstration

Victoria Rooms the site of anti far-right demonstration

Protesters met outside Bristol’s Victoria Rooms to condemn the actions of far-right group ‘Generation Identity’. The group claimed responsibility for dying the Victoria Rooms’ fountain blood red on Friday 23 November. The group also displayed a placard next to the fountain which read ‘#RIVERSOFBLOOD’ while playing Enoch Powell’s divisive anti-immigration speech of the same name […]

Yellow Christmas: Daffodils emerge four months ahead of schedule

Yellow Christmas: Daffodils emerge four months ahead of schedule

Blooming flowers, including springtime daffodils, are starting to be spotted all over Bristol. Unseasonable weather has resulted in confusion for many flowering plants causing them to sprout months in advance. Steve England, an award winning Bristol-based conservationist, alerted the Bristol Post on Wednesday to news of daffodils blooming in the grounds of Southmead Hospital. “Right […]

Bristol car park installs anti-homeless devices

Bristol car park installs anti-homeless devices

Trenchard Street Car Park has implemented anti begging bollards next to its pay stations in a divisive move by Bristol City Council . The decision comes following “multiple complaints” to the council regarding beggars within the car park. Bristol Mayor’s office released this statement regarding the decision; “Over the last two years we’ve had numerous […]

Bristol ‘disco’ protest warm-up for London climate rebellion

Bristol ‘disco’ protest warm-up for London climate rebellion

A protest in Bristol city center which caused travel disruption on Thursday was a precursor to wider civil action and disruption, Bower News has been told. The appointed “legal observer” for the event on behalf of the Rising Up Network, indicated that the protest was a ‘training action’ for wider civil disobedience in the capital […]