The Paper Village Christmas Jam and Mad Hatters Tea Party Saturday 22nd and 23rd November

DJ FAK will be spinning the tunes, there will be the prizes for the cone dolly comp and cake !! + kids can post their letters to Santa in Santa’s box – we may even get a reindeer.

Please wear a crazy possibly home made hat (there is a prize for the best) and or bring cake or chocolate. We won’t mind if you also bring lots of money to spend :). Shop will be open those days from 9am with the party starting at 12 midday till whenever.

Poppito Pop-Up Shop opens on Gloucester Road from 22nd to 27th October!

poppito Pop-Up Shop Monday 22nd October - Saturday 27th October Mon, Tues, Wed:10-2, Thurs, Fri:12-4, Sat 10-5 Room 212, 212 Gloucester Road, Bristol poppito is having a pop-up shop! For one week come and see a selection of the pieces available on poppito.com. Many of the poppito shop holders will have their work displayed so you are able to come and see them 'in the flesh' Perfect Christmas gifts! For further info email info@poppito.com Admission - FREE poppito.com Read more [...]

Reasons to visit Bristol’s Old City area 8th and 9th September!

The Old City area in the heart of Bristol is home to a diverse community of independent businesses, traders and colourful stalls around the famous St Nicholas Market. Come to the Old City on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of September to see and explore the hidden treasures in the heart of Bristol. Watch some outdoor spectacles as Igfest comes to Old City with its annual festival of thrilling street games. Or come and explore some of the most historic and beautiful buildings in Bristol as the annual Read more [...]

Calling small businesses: Let’s collaborate!

From the Bristol Pound website: Wed, 1st Aug 2012 The Bristol Pound and Koolmami.com have put together a FREE event aiming to boost inter-trading and collaboration between organisations based in Bristol and the surrounding areas. The event, which is being hosted at St Peter’s Church in Frampton Cotterell will feature presentations from local organisations that offer support to independent businesses, each of them discussing different ways that businesses can promote each other’s development Read more [...]

Government Pop-up Shops Planning Rules Consultation and new High Street Guide

From Jason Thorne of Bristol City Council: The Government has today launched consultation into proposals for a change in planning rules for temporary or pop up shops, see www.communities.gov.uk/news/newsroom/2185509. A publication 'Re-imagining urban spaces to help revitalise our high streets' has also been published, see www.communities.gov.uk/documents/regeneration/pdf/2185491.pdf. Bristol gets a mention on pages 7 and 9. From the press release: New proposals to re-activate empty shops Read more [...]

Bristol Farm Shop is launched!

Bristol Farm Shop, a city-wide delivery service uniting independent food and drink producers has just launched with the aim of making local produce more accessible to consumers in Bristol via a new online store supported by a shop based here at the Farm. The project has been under development since late 2011 after the co-founders Martin Hiscox (pictured right) and Tom Smart realised that many areas of the city are underserved by markets and independent grocery stores. The rise of mini-supermarkets Read more [...]

Pop Up Bristol!

In the 6 week run-up to Christmas 2011, Made in Bristol has acquired three previously empty shop units within Cabot Circus shopping centre to showcase the works of a diverse range of local creatives. Between 9 Nov and Christmas Eve, five Bristol-based creative groups will be showcasing original paintings, illustrations, crafts and gifts from over a 100 artists. The five creative groups hosting a Pop-Up shop or gallery are: Made in Bristol, Upfest, Drawn in Bristol, Smithson Gallery & Bristol Read more [...]

Christmas Art and Craft Fair 2-4 December

R E Bucheli Fine Art, 12A Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2HL

We are holding a Christmas Art & Craft Fair in the Albion building from Friday 2 Dec until Sunday 4 Dec, from 10am until 6pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11am until 4:00pm on Sunday.

This will also coincide with an open exhibition in the gallery of small pictures by local artists (this runs until 24 Dec).

Range cooker and local food festival Open Day at Nailsea Electrical 8 October!

From the thisisbristol website: Nailsea Electrical is bringing food and drink retailers together to showcase what independent store can offer. The company is staging an open day and wants to make it a day out for visitors and locals alike. And customers will be in with a chance of walking away with a £4,000 range cooker with a cooking competition in-store. The Rangecooker open day will give shoppers the chance to sample what the independent stores can offer from cheese to olives, from breads Read more [...]