Bristol: The new UK circus hub?

Big tops and tigers, showgirls and shimmer; just some of the words that spring to mind when thinking about the notion of ‘circus’. But here in Bristol, it’s a case of out with the old and in with the new, as the city has seemingly shunned traditional circus forms and embraced alternative styles. The city is […]

Bristol Unite says ‘no’ to benefit sanctions

Bristol joined a nationwide demonstration against benefit sanctions yesterday, as locals took to College Green to speak out about the issue. According to Unite, which is the largest trade union organisation in the UK, 300,000 people have had their benefits cut abruptly in the last 12 months due to ‘ridiculous’ reasons, such as arriving a few […]

Parking: New ‘no waiting’ zones could come into force

New parking restrictions in North Somerset could mean residents may no longer be able to park outside their own homes. Residents of the area, which includes Long Ashton, Portishead, Portbury and Pill, may see ‘no waiting’ zones come into force on both residential and non-residential streets. The proposals, suggested by North Somerset Council, could lead to double yellow lines […]

Guide dogs for the blind – and cuddles for students

Stroking, petting and a lot of belly rubs were all part of the day’s work for some Labrador dogs this week – who visited UWE Bristol to raise awareness of dogs for the blind. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association event was held at UWE Bristol and saw over 100 students cuddle up to the dogs. […]

Exhibition: Home is where the art is

A local art collective has opted to display its latest work at an open exhibition in one member’s house, rather than the more traditional gallery. The group chose to show off their project, called ‘Homeworks’, at a house in Stokes Croft. The exhibition featured numerous pieces and although relatively small in size, the artists managed to […]

First images of proposed Broadmead development revealed

Mock-up photos for the new proposed Broadmead development have been released today. Bristol Alliance, the owners of Cabot Circus, released the illustrations on their Facebook page this morning. The computer-generated images show a geometric design, not dissimilar to the current style of Cabot Circus. On the Better Broadmead website,  Bristol Alliance states: “We want to keep the wide range of […]

Christmas in Bristol: What’s on this weekend

Friday, 25 November  The Coca Cola truck has arrived in Bristol today, after missing us off the map last year. Members of the public have taken to Twitter to express their excitement at the marketing stunt. #christmas is coming to #Bristol later today! #CocaColaTruck #FamilyFun https://t.co/k98JJzPTDV pic.twitter.com/8RfUG0NAXI — FamiliesSouthBristol (@FamiliesSBristl) November 25, 2016 The Christmas Steps […]

Bristol Rugby Club supports ‘Rainbow Laces’ LGBT campaign

Bristol Rugby has announced they are supporting Stonewall’s ‘Rainbow Laces’ campaign and will be wearing the colourful footwear in their match against Leicester Tigers this evening. The move is to “make every part of sport welcoming of LGBT people”, according to the Stonewall website. Members of the team have recorded videos, speaking out about their […]

Clean air petition to be presented to mayor

A petition to improve the quality of the air in Bristol is to be presented to Mayor Marvin Rees at a council meeting on Tuesday. The petition has been created in response to information from the World Health Organisation that the air pollution in Bristol is above recommended limits. After just nine days, it has been signed […]