Reservoir Mogs: The feline foursome tackling female empowerment

Reservoir Mogs, this year’s Christmas production from the Wardrobe Theatre in Old Market, is turning gender stereotypes on their head. The play is a unique hybrid of two prominent productions – Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats – featuring an all-female cast of characters taking on the role of gangster cats. Adam […]

‘A storm is brewing at The Fleece’

One of Bristol’s most famous music venues is facing a “perfect storm” after its business rates were quadrupled. The owner of the independent music venue Chris Sharp released the information on social media this week, saying ”the timing felt right”. There has been an outpouring of reactions on Twitter and Facebook regarding the rate increases. […]

Bristol church hosts Treefest to raise money for community groups

St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol is hosting a charity led Christmas tree festival raising money for charities supporting some of Bristol’s most deprived communities. As well as supporting its own initiatives, ‘Treefest’ will see the church donating to Young Bristol, a community club that run youth services in and around Bristol’s most challenging areas. […]

‘Bristol Legends’ tea towel to care for homeless at Christmas

More than 30 Bristol Legends are to be immortalised on a tea towel in a bid to support the homeless at Christmas. The unusual project is a collaboration between Crack magazine and Bristol based illustrator Christopher Wright, who came to the idea through a desire to take social responsibility seriously, alongside the need to tackle Bristol’s […]

Bristol libraries decision delayed

Bristol City Council has announced that a decision on the fate of Bristol’s most under threat libraries will not be made at a Cabinet meeting on 4 December. A consultation on the future of the city’s libraries ran in the summer, but the council said too many people had rejected all the options put forward. Seventeen libraries […]

Photographs make a call to action for planet’s wildlife

A shocking photograph of a black rhino killed by poachers in South Africa has won the Bristol museum wildlife photographer of the year 2017. The prestigious exhibition is now showing at Bristol museum, M Shed, until April 2018. The winning photographer, Bent Stirton from South Africa, depicts the emotionally disturbing image of the carcass of […]

New characters to join Gromit in this year’s Aardman trail

New characters will be on show in a new Aardman trail next year, the animation company has revealed. Wallace and Feathers McGraw will join Gromit throughout Bristol between July and September 2018. The new trail follows the huge success of the previous trail which raised £2.3 million for the Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal charity. In preparation for next year’s trail, Aardman’s […]

Old Vic programme looks to tackle Bristol’s segregated city claim

A new programme from Bristol Old Vic theatre revealed this week aims to challenge the suggestion that Bristol is the UK’s “most segregated city”. Named under the banner of ‘Year of Change’, it has revealed a series of major productions designed to explore the context of unprecedented political, social economic and environmental changes in the […]