BISHOPSTON MATTERS

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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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HOSPICE GIVES BACK TO FESTIVE SUPPORTER

            One Bishopston resident enjoyed a very Merry Christmas after winning £5000 on a local charity raffle.   Helen Williams, an admin assistant for a physiotherapy clinic in Bishopston ,…
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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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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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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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More attractions confirmed for MayFest this Saturday 3rd May!

Lou Gray who makes the beautiful lights on sale at Room 212 is kindly loaning four maypoles to be used during the Gloucester Road Central MayFest event this Saturday. The amazing Ape Project will also…
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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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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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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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Chance for local businesses to get free advice on growing their business

A free event to help businesses to thrive in a difficult retail environment will be taking place at City Hall on Tuesday 16thJuly. The event will focus on the key challenges and opportunities facing the…
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Bishopston Film Company's New Documentary

Galliard Films, an independent film company run by Bishopston resident, Theresa Roche, have created a new documentary that casts light upon the intriguing men and women who lived at Bristol's Red Lodge at various periods…
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The spectacular launch of YourStreet Gift Card

Saturday June 22nd 2013 brings you the exciting launch of the new and innovative YourStreet gift card. It is the unique, multi-store gift card redeemable only at independent retailers and services, developed by Anne-Louise Perez…
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Free! Quiz & Trail at The Gloucestershire County Cricket Club!

Free! Quiz and Trail at The Bristol County Ground Gloucestershire Cricket Club, Wednesday 29th May. Trail open from 10am - 2pm (it takes about an hour). Bring the whole family for a fun time exploring…
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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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'The Noise' 2013 - Working Together in Bristol

It has been well reported that this city, like many others in the UK, is suffering because of cuts made in the provision of services to young people, and to the elderly – some of…
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St Andrews composer and pianist launches new album

Following on from the article on Sam who is St Andrews born and bred that featured in Bishopston Matters we are pleased to bring you news of the release of his latest album. Towards the…
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Bristol City Council gives the go ahead for street food night markets

The StrEAT Food Collective will be hosting a series of three street food night markets on Corn Street in the Old City area starting on Wednesday 1st May between 5pm and 9pm. StrEAT is a…
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Forget Beer Goggles Have You Got Beer Ears?

The Parish of Bishopston & St Andrews are holding a Good News and Real Ale evening on April 24th 7.30pm at St Michael's Church. The evening is an introduction to Beer Tasting from The Bristol…
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Celebrate mythology and broken Britain this St George's Day!

Bristol theatre group the Kelvin Players are presenting a premiere of the West-Country based play Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth this April. A production that has an unrivalled reputation in contemporary play writing since it first …
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Helpful advice for your April Garden

This April garden is really a March garden with the lights on. The position of the sun at this time of the year whether overcast or clear will stimulate and wake our dormant plants to…
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A Play in a Day!

Horfield Quakers Children's Group invites you to take part in A Play in a Day. A drama event for 7 to 14 year olds that will take place on Saturday 28 January 2012, 10 to…
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