Bedminster Street becomes walk through Advent Calendar

Bedminster Street becomes walk through Advent Calendar

Residents from a street in Bedminster have used their Facebook neighbour’s group to bring a little Christmas cheer to their street. 24 of the 83 houses in Lime Road will reveal a different illuminated bay window in the countdown to Christmas. One of the organisers, Steve Bailey, said that his family’s giant candles and love hearts, […]

Bristol to get £4m to boost creative industries

Bristol to get £4m to boost creative industries

Bristol is to get £4million to boost its creative industries, the government has announced. The cash, part of a £20m national budget, aims to inspire and attract new talent, boost skills, and provide education. The package was announced by Creative Industries Minister Margot James who said it will help to increase the diversity of the sector’s […]

Watershed expansion: Bristol Harbourside venue announces plans for a bigger shed

Watershed expansion: Bristol Harbourside venue announces plans for a bigger shed

Major plans have been revealed today for a £12million expansion of the Watershed. The venue will increase in size by 30% and will include new workspace over the rear of the exisiting building. Planning includes the provision for the Pervasive Media Studio and an additional cinema screen. Miriam Randall, Executive Director, said: “As well as increasing […]

Trans Pride South West 2018: ‘Mourn the dead, fight like hell for the living’

Trans Pride South West 2018: ‘Mourn the dead, fight like hell for the living’

Bristol’s transgender and non-binary community mourned the victims of transphobic violence at an emotional vigil on Wednesday evening. The vigil commemorated Transgender Day Of Remembrance, an annual day of grief marked across the globe. Mourners gathered at Bristol’s Anson Rooms to remember the 369 trans and gender non-conforming people murdered worldwide in the past year. […]

Bristol comes out in support of Trans Pride South West

Bristol comes out in support of Trans Pride South West

Transgender and non-binary Bristolians are coming together this week to celebrate the trans community and address issues facing transgender people. The week began with a sombre vigil at Bristol’s Anson Rooms to commemorate Transgender Day Of Remembrance- a worldwide day of mourning for transgender people who have died as the result of transphobic violence, and […]

Bristol music venue the Exchange reaches £250,000 campaign goal

Bristol music venue the Exchange reaches £250,000 campaign goal

Popular Bristol music venue The Exchange has won it’s fight for survival, after raising £250,000 with their Save the Exchange campaign. Save the Exchange offers investors the opportunity to buy shares in the venue, making it Bristol’s first community-owned live music venue. The campaign received a boost on Wednesday, when it received a £10,000 investment from […]

Indian group aims to strengthen Bristol community

Indian group aims to strengthen Bristol community

A Bengali family have founded a new Indian community group, which is aiming to bring the community together by celebrating Indian culture. The group, Probashi Sanskritik Sangha, have recently put on an event called Durga Puja, the largest Bengali festival, which took place from 17 October – 20 October at the Cameron Centre in Lockleaze. […]

Businesses and residents hit out at ‘nuisance’ graffiti tours in Bristol city centre

Businesses and residents hit out at ‘nuisance’ graffiti tours in Bristol city centre

Staff at a residential block in Bristol city centre are planning to install gates to stop graffiti tour groups trespassing on their property. The tours, which showcase professional street art in the city, have been accused of blocking roads and entrances to buildings. Staff at St Lawrence House on Broad Street raised concerns over tours and said […]

World’s largest collection of toy soldiers to be sold

World’s largest collection of toy soldiers to be sold

What is believed to be the largest collection of toy soldiers ever to go to auction will be sold next month. The collection of 250,000 toy soldiers were found in a garage in Brislington, Bristol. It is due to be auctioned at Wessex Auction Rooms. The toys have been valued at £10,000 and will be sold to […]

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