Sexual violence support group wins crowd funding night

Attendees of the fourth Bristol Soup, a crowd funding event for local community projects, choose sexual violence support group Safe Space to receive the cash.  Bristol Soup is a volunteer-led project which organises fundraising events for local community initiatives. Held in donated locations around Bristol, each participating charity gets four minutes to pitch their ideas and […]

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 […]

Cop Shop donates gifts to Bristol Children’s Hospital

Avon and Somerset Police (A&SP) have made Christmas at Bristol Children’s Hospital that little bit brighter by gifting presents, generously donated by shoppers of The Galleries in Bristol, to the children on its wards. Were you one of over 3000 shoppers who visited The Galleries in Bristol and took respite in the A&SP pop up Cop Shop? As a result of the shop’s overall success, […]

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 […]

A taste of home in a foreign field

The ‘Parcels of Comfort’ exhibition at Bristol Cathedral ran from September to the beginning of December. The artwork displayed shows an alternative way in which the great war can be visualised with the 3-dimensional nature of the textiles. The exhibition is reminiscent of the period, educating and informing visitors about life at war, for not only the soldiers, […]

Have local politics in Bristol moved online?

Bristol City Council figures show that citizens are now engaging with issues online, after just 111 people attended the busiest of four public meetings on historic cuts. Figures released to Wired show the extent to which the city’s 316,765 voters are now turning away from conventional engagement with politics, with only 0.035% attending public meetings […]