Art: Unloved – ‘The Forgotten Holocaust’

Artist Nick Hale’s exhibition, ‘Unloved’ opened today at the Centrespace gallery in Bristol City Centre. The installation is 4×7 metres and contains six million single grains of white rice. The exhibition is not fixed and is kept in place by a simple frame of wood. Each grain of rice represents a small white coffin to […]

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 […]

Finzels Reach: No repeat of ‘Boaty McBoatface’ for new bridge

The Bristol development firm building Finzels Reach says a name like Boaty McBoatface is unlikely to become the name of Bristol’s latest bridge.   Director of Cubex Gavin Bridges said the Clifton firm asked the public to propose suggestions for naming the bridge, “as it’s in such a key location.” But he ruled out the shortlist being […]

Arts cuts: could Coexist offer a new way?

With arts funding facing cuts, could co-operative arts management company Coexist provide the answer to a self-funded enterprise model? Bristol City Councils’s budget cuts, announced last week, are a further blow to arts groups in the city, so commercialising the arts might provide an alternative option where public funding is scarce. Coexist, the co-operative management company in […]

Empowering women: “The best change comes from grassroots”

In light of the Women’s march in Bristol, aimed at U.S President Donald Trump, the newly formed Female Empowerment Network (FEN) held their first event on Wednesday 22nd February. FEN was set up as a progression after the march organised by Carly Lightbrown who envisages FEN as ‘the city’s feminist superheroes’ getting concrete work done. Six […]

Petition to save Jubilee Swimming Pool reaches over a thousand signatures

A petition to save one of South Bristol’s most popular swimming pools has reached over a thousand signatures in less than three weeks.  Local residents launched the ‘Save the Jubilee Pool from Closure’ campaign after Bristol City Council threatened to stop its funding. The signatures were gathered both online and inside the building, at the pools’ reception. The […]

A lifetime of Aardman animations

This 2017 Aardman Animations will turn 45 years since it was founded in Bristol by David Sproxton and Peter Lord. Their incredible slow-motion work with plasticine is unstoppable and the proof of this are the several projects they will release this year and the next. “Early Man will be out in 2018, we just delivered a 15th […]

EXCLUSIVE: Is Colston Hall about to change its name?

The controversy surrounding Colston Hall is nothing new.  But now that official discussions surrounding its name are scheduled to take place, the debate is heating up again. Built on the site of a sugar refinery in Bristol city centre, the venue has divided the population for years. For example, Massive Attack have been public in their opposition to […]