#actlocal campaign launched 10th February!

Konichiwa PR would like to announce the launch of the #actlocal campaign. We are a new Bristol-based, creative agency. Our aim is to help support independents and start-ups with their marketing PR & creative, at a time when they need it the most. By sourcing talented freelancers, generating simple but highly-effective creative ideas and planning the best ways to implement them, we offer affordable marketing solutions for small businesses in and around Bristol. We will also be offering free creative Read more [...]

Bristol celebrates Independents Day – 4th July

Thank you so much to all the businesses, shoppers, and volunteer helpers who helped to make the 2014 Bristol Independents Day a success! We hope that you are enjoying the fantastic summer weather and will continue to support Bristol's fantastic local independent businesses. The Bristol Independents Campaign is urging Bristol's shoppers to "shop independently" on 4th July  - Bristol Independents Day. Twenty thousand Bristol Independents Day cards are being distributed around the city, encouraging Read more [...]

Odd Bits at the Source Cafe 9th July

In honor of Bristol Independents day Sassafras is having an #offal lot of fun @sourcefoodcafe. Please join us. Wednesday, 9 July 2014 from 19:30 to 22:30, Source Cafe 1-3 Exchange Avenue, St. Nicholas Market, BS1 1JW Our four-course offal-oriented menu will demystify offal & banish all thoughts of impracticality, stigma and squeamishness. Our menu isn’t meant to inspire machismo or to make you squirm. Rather, we want to celebrate odd bits and the variety of the beast to make you as Read more [...]

Ah Toots Cakery and Biscuitier opening at St. Nick’s Market on 4th July!

From head baker at award winning Bristol establishment Papadeli, a stint in London at renowned East London eatery Franze and Evans, to being offered a job in the bakery for Ottolenghi; local baker Tamarind Galliford has decided it was about time she returned to Bristol to open up her own place in foodie heaven, St Nicholas Market. Drawing influence from around the world with Baci di Dama from Italy, Tres Leche from Mexico, American Red Velvet and the Great British Victoria sponge; Tam combines Read more [...]

Get your dancing shoes on!

It’s just  around the corner - Thursday 26th, the launch day for the Bristol Pound Tourist Maps. These maps will help those visiting Bristol over the summer to locate the businesses who accept the £B around Old Market and the Harbourside area. If you're a big tweeter make sure you @BristolPound and use the hashtag #DiscoverBristol We’ve got an exciting evening planned for the launch, so join us at The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer from 5pm. There will be music, nibbles, drinks and giggles Read more [...]

“Your Winter recommendations…”

Neil recommends Cupp Tea Bar in Cabot Circus… Cupp Tea Bar are a new style tea shop offering Asian Bubble tea in Cabot Circus from a converted colourful Container. They also operate a mobile service from the van seen in my picture. Teas are exotic, green and black, with fruit flavours and traditional bubble teas. Amazing to find this authentic trader, who sources everything directly from Taiwan. I'm sure Cupp Tea will be a growing phenomenon in Bristol and beyond. … Neil also loves the Breadstore Read more [...]

Trading Tales and Shopping Stories Competition winners!

Our latest campaign was Trading Tales and Shopping Stories: A competition to find Bristol’s favourite local independent businesses. We asked: Does your greengrocer sell seasonal surplus from the allotments down the road? Would your local hardware store order a sewing machine lightbulb, especially for you? Does your corner shop make free home deliveries to older residents? Help us to find Bristol’s hidden gems and unsung heroes among our local independents. Below you can find all of the lucky Read more [...]

Ashton Court Christmas Food and Craft Fayre

Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December Ashton Court stables and hayloft, 10.30am – 4.00pm Come join in the festive fun and shop in beautiful surroundings at this years’ Ashton Court Christmas food and craft fayre. Taking place on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December from 10.30am – 4pm with free entry and ample parking close by, it’s the perfect way to shop unusual and unique gifts from the selection of local craft and food producer stalls. With hand-made jewellery, handcrafted Read more [...]

Christmas Art Market at Trinity Centre 7th December

Date: 7th December 11 am to 5 pm Venue: The Trinity Centre. Trinity Road, Bristol. BS2 0NW www.3ca.org.uk / 0117 935 1200 Situated in our iconic main hall, only 10 minutes walk from Bristol's City Centre, Trinity will be playing host once again to all things creative, providing opportunities for local artists to exhibit and sell their work to the public. With a range of festive activities including live acoustic music*, mulled wine and cider as well as mince pies to get everyone in Read more [...]

Christmas Markets and Craft Fairs

VINTAGE AND HANDMADE CHRISTMAS MARKET Saturday 23rd November 10-4pm THE Bristol Pavillion, County Cricket Ground Off Glos Rd (A38) Bristol BS7 9EJ Vintage Clothing, jewellery and retro items, Antiques and Collectables, small retro toys, handmade arts, crafts and giftware for Christmas £1.00 Entry (under 16s free) Café with light refreshments Free car parking on site CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR Saturday 30th November 12-5.00pm St Peters Church Hall, Henleaze, Bristol Read more [...]