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 […]

Bearpit cultural exhibit vandalised

One of Bristol’s most well-known cultural exhibits has been vandalised ahead of a planned march this weekend. The graffiti murals, located in the Bearpit in the city centre, have been defaced – even after signs displayed in the area warned people to respect the exhibit. [metaslider id=6342] The graffiti is part of the ‘Journey to […]

Shoegazing shines in Bristol

Southend-on-Sea shoegazer come post-punk rock band sell out Bristol’s infamous Bierkeller for a one night only gig. On Wednesday 25th October The Horrors, supported by Baba Naga, played Bierkellar as part of their current UK tour, promoting new album V (released Sept 2017). The band had no difficulty in selling out the 750 capacity venue, […]

The Bristol Crocodile returns in wool

Vicky Harrison and groups of volunteers have made a life-sized commemoration of the Bristol crocodile out of wool, which can be seen at the SS Great Britain. ‘Connecting patterns, connecting the dockside’ Vicky is an artist and director of Crafting the City, a new community interest company. The crocheted crocodile is part of the groups’ […]

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 […]

Storage containers: The future of Bristol’s buildings?

With the increasing amount of pressure on companies to go green, its no mystery why more businesses in Bristol are turning to alternative methods of infrastructure in a bid to recycle and save money. According to the Royal Portbury Dock in Avonmouth, 150,000 shipping containers pass through their gates every year, which is a relatively […]

Bespoke bicycles are about to become the new must have

Bicycle builders from around the world are gathering in Bristol this weekend for the annual Bespoked UK Handmade bicycle show.  Bespoke bicycles are becoming increasingly popular. This is because each body is different to the next, our legs are all different lengths and so are our torsos, and so a bicycle that fits our body individually […]

Wills Memorial Building: Time for a name change?

A petition has been started by Bristol University students to rename the Wills Memorial building which houses the university’s law department and graduation ceremonies.   The iconic Bristol University building located at the top of Park Street is facing pressure to change its name, as it is named after slave trader,  Henry Overton Wills III. […]

Bristol Community FM; 10 years of radio at ‘heart of the community’

On 26 March 2007 BCFM put out its first broadcast across Bristol. Now, ten years on, they are celebrating their tenth birthday with a 24-hour sponsored radiothon to ensure that they can afford to keep broadcasting for the next ten years. The station, which broadcasts across Bristol on 93.2FM and worldwide via online streaming, produces […]