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 […]

‘Upfest’ launches crowdfunding campaign

‘Upfest’ launches crowdfunding campaign

Upfest, the largest street art and graffiti festival in Europe, has launched a crowdfunding appeal after funding was lost. The festival is free to attend, and is held every year in the Bedminster district of Bristol. It showcases around 350 artists and attracts roughly 50,000 people from all over the world. But the 2018 festival, which […]

Decision on the location of Bristol Arena delayed yet again

Decision on the location of Bristol Arena delayed yet again

A decision on the location of Bristol Arena has been delayed yet again after a the stepping down of a local councillor. Bristol City Council was supposed to vote about the location of the development on 1 May but will likely be delayed until 24 May. The reason for this newest delay comes after Claire Champion-Smith stepped […]

New Brunel Museum open in time for Easter holidays

New Brunel Museum open in time for Easter holidays

A new museum has opened honouring the life and work of engineering pioneer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel at the Great Western Dockyard on Bristol Harbourside. The new exhibit is based alongside the SS Great Britain, making it on of the most exciting attractions to visit this Easter Holidays. The showcase cost £7.2m to complete and has state […]

Sport Relief: Ping pong robot challenges public

Sport Relief: Ping pong robot challenges public

The West of England Sport Trust (Westport) have challenged the public to play ping pong against their ping pong-playing robot to raise money for Sport Relief. The robot, which was set up in the ping pong parlor at the Galleries in the city center, is a professional-grade robot used to train the UK Olympic table […]