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Can you support the future of Bishopston Cotham & Redland Neighbourhood Partnership?

As many of you know, Bristol Council is implementing massive cuts across the city. One of the consequences is that our local Neighbourhood Partnership will not be able to continue beyond 31 March. The Neighbourhood…
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Help shape the future of the Stoke Park Estate

People in Bristol are being asked to help develop the long term future of Stoke Park. A consultation is currently underway to create a plan that will protect the park’s important historic and ecological features…
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Santas on the Run is back!

The annual Santas on the Run 2k fun run is back in Bristol on Sunday 11th December 2016. Grab your family, friends and colleagues (and dog!) and take part in this extraordinary dash across the…
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Popular Bristol Fancy Dress Shop Closing Down Next Month

  A popular independent Fancy Dress shop in the Gloucester Road area of Bristol is to close down in the next few weeks, and move their business to an online only offering. Fancy Dress Fanatics,…
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Children’s publisher of the year moves HQ to Bishopston!

The Arnolfini Bookshop was recently filled to the brim with picture book enthusiasts and members of the local Bristol community, all celebrating the arrival of internationally-acclaimed publishing house Book Island. Publisher Greet Pauwelijn and her family…
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Local community project reaches the finals of the National Lottery Good Causes Award

Staff and volunteers at Life Cycle’s bike recycling scheme at Horfield prison are delighted to be recognised for their efforts.  Their Bike Back project has made it through to the finals of the environment category…
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Window Wanderland could get funding

                               A community project transforming homeowners’ front windows into works of art has made it to the finals of a national funding competition – and is calling for people to vote. Artist Lucy Reeves set up…
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Turtle Bay brings Caribbean sunshine to Cheltenham Road!

Bristol is to get a second helping of rum, reggae and jerk as Caribbean restaurant and bar Turtle Bay are set to open a brand new venue on Cheltenham Road. Turtle Bay’s jerk revolution has…
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Help local carers

Over 4,500 carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire carry a Carers Emergency Card. The card is used in the event of the carer having an accident or emergency. This ensures that the person they look…
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Local barbering salon celebrates 30 years in business with a new move

              Local men’s hairdressing salon Franco’s Barbering Lounge has celebrated 30 years in business this week, with the announcement of a move to bigger commercial premises on Gloucester Road. Franco Lombardi, who set up the barbering…
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Cinderella … but not as you know it

                     On Sunday 19th June touring opera company Tessitoura will perform a fresh take on one of Rossini’s most beloved operas - La Cenerentola, set against a picturesque outdoor backdrop.Witness a new retelling of old favourite…
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Mr Gotalot and Monkey Trousers Theatre perform at the Bristol Old Vic – and it’s FREE!

In celebration of the Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary, Monkey Trousers Theatre are bringing a specially modified version of their latest hilarious family adventure, Mr Gotalot's Gotalot Shop: The Great British Cheese Off! to the…
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Bishop Road are getting Green Fingered!

Bishop Road Primary School are embarking on ambitious plans to improve their outdoor spaces by creating a nature garden, allotment classroom, orchard and wildflower area. The school is one of the largest in the south…
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It’s May and time for the Glos Rd Central Mayfest on Saturday 7 May

This extremely popular free community event is part of the Neighbourhood Partnership Festival Week and is a big day on our social calendar. Traders will be offering a range of activities and special sales outside…
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Lynne Fernandes Optometrist Wins Major Award

Local Optometrist, Lynne Fernandes, has been awarded with one of her industry’s biggest accolades. Lynne was presented with the ‘Optometrist of the Year’ trophy in the annual Optician Awards in the presence of over 500…
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Boston Tea Party shortlisted for Food Made Good Awards 2016

Boston Tea Party (BTP) is vying with some of the UK’s best known restaurant and hospitality names to be a winner at the Food Made Good Awards 2016 – which reward the unsung heroes of…
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2016 BS9 Arts Trail

Make a date in mid-May with the BS9 Arts Trail and surprise your eyes seeing the work of 75 artists in 18 venues in Stoke Bishop, Henleaze and Westbury-on-Trym.Entry is free to each individual and…
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Celebrating Age Festival seeks work from local artists with happiness theme

It’s time for creative over 50s to shine - Bristol’s Celebrating Age Festival which starts this autumn is calling for entries for its annual art competition.This year’s festival which runs from 25 September - 10…
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Free training for carers

Carers Support Centre, a local charity, is offering a variety of FREE tailored training courses and workshops for 2016. The charity helps people who care for someone, whether it is a friend or family member.…
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Bristol Walk Fest 2016 – Walk This Way!

It’s back! Bristol Walk Fest is the UK’s largest urban celebration of walking, and they are coming to a neighbourhood near you!From 1st – 31st May 2016, Walk Fest’s packed programme will offer you  a…
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Let the Countdown begin !

The West of England MS Therapy Centre recently held its launch party for their first annual Players Sprint Triathlon that takes place on Sunday 2nd October 2016.Jane Leslie, mother of MP Charlotte Leslie and British…
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Monkey Trousers Theatre nominated in The Regional Awards!

Almost a year on from their début performance, family favourites Monkey Trousers Theatre are celebrating a double nomination in The Regional Awards, ahead of their fifth spectacular Mr Gotalot show, The Great British Cheese Off! Hoping…
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Clifton High School Junior Pupils make a splash!

Clifton High School Junior pupils made an impact this Spring with their performance of the Craig Hawes musical ‘Splash!’. A comic retelling of the story of Noah’s Ark, the play was superbly performed by Year…
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The Head Girl Teams from Redland High & The Red Maids’ School plan for the future of Redmaids’ High School.

The Head Girl Teams from Redland High School and the Red Maids’ School recently came together to discuss the ways in which they can lead in joint activities between the two schools, which are set…
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Support our Great Western Air Ambulance please

Is your wardrobe bursting at the seams with clothes that you don't wear anymore? Are you thinking about having a clear out, and finally getting rid of that dress you wore once in 2008? Great…
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Retinitis Pigmentosa charity would like your used stamps please

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a disease of the eye that leads to loss of vision and blindness. The Charity RP Fighting Blindness works hard to stimulate and fund cutting edge research to find a treatment…
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The Filtones Choir bid a sad farewell to their conductor

The Filtones Choir members have bid a sad farewell to their Conductor, Mike Watson, who decided to retire in December 2014. He was presented with a Bristol Blue Glass plate inscribed with a dedication for…
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New theatre experience shaping up nicely

An exciting combination of experimental theatre, new writing and forgotten works of art is coming to Kelvin Players this February. Performed on simple sets in an enclosed space, the theatre will be bringing to life…
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Local ladies create the Little Wedding Space!

Engaged? Looking for planning inspiration? Can't find the right suppliers? If the answer to these 3 questions is 'Yes', then you need to come over to the Little Wedding Space next month and let us…
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Exclusive tour with Sarod Master Amjad Ali Khan

The sixth generation of an illustrious Bangash lineage, Amjad Ali Khan is a renowned maestro in classical Indian music. Asian Arts Agency are proud to offer audiences the opportunity to see this master of the…
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What is Homeshare?

Homeshare is a scheme designed to help older people and adults with disabilities to remain living in their own homes. A householder with a spare bedroom offers accommodation to a trustworthy adult, “the homesharer”, in…
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Get into the Christmas spirit with Glos Rd Central!

Celebrate Independent shopping this Christmas with Glos Rd Central! Based at the mid section of Gloucester Road in (known locally as Pigsty Hill), Glos Rd Central was set up earlier this year to support independent…
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Gardeners' World would like to hear from you

Are you new to gardening and planning to get to grips with your garden for the first time this year? Have you recently moved house and inherited an overgrown jungle or unpromising patch? If you…
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Bristol's oldest opticians practice celebrates 80 years!

One of Bristol's oldest opticians' practices situated on Wells Road, Knowle has celebrated being in business for 80 years and helping the sight of thousands of Bristolians. The practice is currently owned by Lynne Fernandes…
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Award winning play investigates the nature of genius

A modern Pullitzer prize winning play which examines the nature of genius, is the latest production from Bristol theatre company the Kelvin Players. Written by David Auburn, Proof looks at one woman's struggles to reach…
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David Constantine Exhibition at Room 212

North Bristol Artist David Constantine is currently showing some of his wonderful travel photographs at Room 212, Gloucester Road. The exhibition is on until January 31st.Please find more about this great artist below. "I was…
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Fairfield High School hand over books to CLIC Sargent

Hundreds of surplus books from the library at a local school have been handed over to a children's cancer charity. Fairfield High School made the donation to CLIC Sargent to support children diagnosed with the…
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Could you be a governor of Fairfield High School?

Fairfield High School recently got in touch with the below request re recruiting new Governors. Can you help please? The Governing Body of Fairfield High School is recruiting additional Governors. We are keen that our…
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20mph speed limit coming to our local streets soon

Formal public notice has been served for a Traffic Regulation Order to introduce 20mph speed limits on roads in Cabot, Cotham, Clifton, Clifton East, Bishopston and Redland wards. After carefully considering objections and comments the…
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Upbeat Streets to put the happiness back into Blue Monday

I am delighted to be a Happiness Champion! Please read news of their latest event that I look forward to taking part in below. We are told that January 20 will be the worst day…
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Get on your bike in 2014!

If your New Year's resolution is to lose weight, save money or be kinder to the environment, what better way to start than by having a cycle session with Life Cycle UK? Life Cycle can…
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Give generously to the North Bristol Foodbank this Christmas Please!

Many of you lovely local people have previously given food donations to support our North Bristol Foodbank based at Revive Charity Shop, 555/557 Filton Avenue and linked with Ebenezer Church, 286 Filton Avenue. For those…
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Local building merchant triumphs at national award ceremony

Kellaway Building Supplies has reached the final of the prestigious Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence 2013 in two categories: Best Customer Service and Best Training Initiative. Held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, the…
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Talented Fairfield High School pupil set to perform with English National Ballet

BALANCING hobbies and revision is a challenge for many a teenager but Caitlin Anstis is determined to make it work for the sake of her future career. Caitlin, who will sit her GCSEs at Fairfield…
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Growing pains in an older people's home

Bristol theatre company the Kelvin Players take a look at life in an older people's home in their latest production. A Month of Sundays follows two elderly male residents living out their days in a…
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Gloucester Road Cookery School named as one of best in the country

102 Cookery School in Bristol's Gloucester Road has been named one of the best in the country. It was runner up in the Best Day Course/Food Learning Experience Award 2013 in the UK Cookery School…
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An invitation from KudaCan to their 1st Birthday Celebrations!

Dear Friends! KudaCan celebrates it's 1st birthday on Sunday 24th November and boy, do we have some treats in store for you! The day will be jam packed with FREE taster sessions, to give you…
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Horfield author celebrates book launch with free event for kids!

Woodland Adventure! If you go up to Leigh Woods on Saturday 30th November (2 to 4.30pm), you'll be sure of a Cuddliest Monster surprise. Vala Publishing Co-operative, based in Bedminster, are launching a new children’s…
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The Bristol Kitchen Radio Kitchen Dance Party

Seeking Kitchen Radio Dancers. Bristol Kitchen Radio (BKR) is an arts and culture podcast recorded around a kitchen table in Bristol. It is has regular listeners in 39 countries. 'The Bristol Kitchen Radio Kitchen Party’…
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Gathering voices - and confidence

Once again Redland Green Community Chorus was delighted to contribute towards the success of Bristol's 'Gathering Voices Festival of Song'. The 10-day festival, with its rich diversity of music and performance, strengthened Bristol’s claim to…
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Gurt Magnificent People

Gurt Magnificient People event takes place on Saturday 8th February 2013 and sees three of the south west's best community choirs join forces for a night that promises to be eclectic, enchanting and exciting! Don’t…
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BFI Film Academy Bristol - get involved!

After the hugely successful pilot programme, Watershed and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School have again received funding from the BFI to deliver the BFI Film Academy Bristol. BFI Film Academy Bristol (FAB) are looking for…
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Rugby League World Cup 2013 - Bristol's pre-match entertainment programme revealed

Bristol is ready to show off its cultural credentials when the eyes of the world will focus on the Memorial Stadium for Rugby League World Cup 2013 (RLWC2013) on Wednesday, October 30. A busy programme…
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Join Bristol Cabot Choir for a Christmas Fanfare!

Join in the Christmas spirit on Monday 16th December 2013 with Bristol Cabot Choir when they return to Bristol Cathedral for their annual Christmas Concert. Conducted by Musical Director Rebecca Holdeman, the choir is delighted…
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Day of the Dead Activities at Room 212

Room 212, is a new gallery and shop on Gloucester Road exhibiting work from over 40 local artists. This October the artists will be collaborating to create a Day of the Dead theme. There will be…
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Local Church help people become savvy with their cash

Church to help people become savvy with their cash as households feel income squeeze. A church is set to run free sessions to help people in North Bristol get on top of their household finances.…
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The launch of the new Bishopston Beanstalks

As Other Pre-Schools Close, Bishopston Beanstalks Grows...! On Monday November 4th, Pied Piper Playgroup becomes Bishopston Beanstalks Pre-School. With an emphasis on learning through play, children at Bishopston Beanstalks will flourish in the care of…
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Knutty Knitters Launch Xmas Cards for Charity

Knutty Knitters Launch Christmas Cards for St Peter's Hospice Last year Bristol was taken by storm by a group of self-proclaimed 'Knutty Knitters' who delighted the city with a tour of their life-sized ‘Knitivity’ scene.…
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Bumper Harvest for local Dunleavy Vineyards

This year's hot summer has led to a bumper Pinot Noir crop for Dunleavy Vineyards. The Somerset grown grapes were picked on a beautiful sunny morning, loaded into a van and driven straight to the…
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Vets4Pets Bishopston wins Gold!

A local veterinary surgery is delighted to have been granted Gold Standard Cat Friendly Clinic status. Vets4Pets Bishopston is the first veterinary surgery in Bristol to be recognised with the award. Vets4Pets in Bishopston have…
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Looking for Snow Wardens Please!

Bristol City Council (BCC) are looking for community spirited people to volunteer as snow wardens to help out in the event of snow this winter. The major routes are prioritised for gritting, but the gritting…
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WI launches community cookbook to celebrate Bristol's Gloucester Road

A cookbook containing 50 recipes from cafes, restaurants and traders along Bristol's famous Gloucester Road will be launched on Thursday 17 October. Created by the Gloucester Road WI (Women's Institute), with members amongst those contributing…
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Strictly Come Dancing...Bristol Style!

St Peter's Hospice is calling on Bristolians to put their best foot forward and support its brand new fundraising initiative - Strictly Come Dancing Bristol! The charity is looking for willing couples to sign up…
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Local BS7 Gym launch project to assist MS Charity BrAMS

MS Charity BrAMS, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club and BS7 Gym have announced a charity partnership ahead of launching a unique project - thought to be the only one of its kind in the country, later…
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Equalling the fun and excitement of the tennis in St Andrews Park!

A huge thank you to the Friends of St Andrews Park for organising another fantastic community event this weekend. Reveal in the park showcased a line up of theatre happenings and music roaming the slopes…
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Our Neighbourhood Festival, Saturday 4th - Saturday 11th May 2013

The "Our Neighbourhood" Community Festival has been coordinated by the Bishopston, Cotham & Redland Neighbourhood Partnership, and will take place 4th -11th May 2013. The aims of the festival are to promote the Neighbourhood Partnership…
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