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Bishopston Matters is a popular community magazine delivered free to 10,500 homes across Bishopston, Ashley Down, Horfield, St Andrews and parts of Redland. It celebrates all the numerous positive local events, activities, groups and individuals that live within this area. Keeping people up to date with the latest news from the vibrant Gloucester Road, green spaces – St Andrews Park, Horfield Common, The Golden Hill Community Garden as well as local schools, scouting, history, WI, church groups, local councillors and much, much more! As well as promoting local news and events, the magazine is a trusty directory for local businesses and traders, its handy A5 size means it is held onto. Whatever you need, you will find a local business that can help, within the pages of the community magazine. If you would like to promote your business or services to the local community or raise awareness of a local group, please do get in touch, contact  


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No sure what this is, or if anyone wants it, but it's currently 'stood' on Purton Rd, in behind @GloucesterRoad

Sustainable Bishopston

Land Use and Climate Change March 26th

Want to find out more about the Muller Road improvement proposals? There are 3 more drop-in sessions coming up: Sat 23rd (11am-2pm) & Fri 29th March (11:30am-4:30pm) at The Old Library & Thurs 28th March (10am-3pm) at Horfield UR Church

Messy Church is on this Saturday (23rd) at 10.30am at our church building (286 Filton Avenue, Horfield). Really popular event for all ages but particularly young families. Just turn up! #lovehorfield #lovelockleaze #lovefilton

New Spin Zone Now Open! 👐🚴‍♂️

We are really excited to bring you our dedicated spin zone facility which provides an awesome atmosphere for classes👌

More info ➡️


Tuesday 26th March, the Friends of Redland Library are holding the second in their series of “Books that made me a …… “ events.

This event is part of the Bristol Poetry Festival’s wider programme and is entitled – “Books that made me a Poet”. Local poets talk about the books that have influenced their life journey.

The venue is Redland Library and the event starts at 7pm, with doors opening at 6:45pm. Admission is £3 ( pay at the door )

Our panel comprises:
Fiona Hamilton ( Poet and Writer)
Deborah Harvey ( Bristol-born Poet and Novelist )
Tom Sastry ( 2019 Bristol Poetry Festival Laureate )
William Wootten ( Lecturer in Poetry and Creative Writing, University of Bristol )
Callum Wensley ( Poet )

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Don’t forget to come and party with Fay and the Tea Garden tomorrow from 2pm in St Andrews Pk - promises to be a fantastic tea party! ...

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Bishopston Library - Friends of Bishopston Library

The Making of Victorian Bristol on Thursday 21 March.

Peter Malpass, Emeritus Professor of Housing and Urban Studies at UWE, will describe the transformation of Bristol over the course of the nineteenth century by influences such as a growing population, industrial change, technological innovation and urban expansion

Tickets£3.00 online or at the library. Doors open at 7.00 for 7.30pm, and there will be a cash bar for soft and hot drinks.

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