Bristol Independents - Keep our high streets aliveThe ‘Bristol Independents’ campaign wants Bristol’s local economy to flourish and thrive. According to the New Economics Foundation, each pound spent with a local retailer selling local produce puts twice as much money back into the local economy as a pound spent in a national multiple. Read more about the campaign on our About page.

Show some love to Bristol by supporting and celebrating our vibrant array of local independent retailers, cafes, restaurants, and artisans!

Beef and Beer Friday 26th July!

FRIDAY 26TH JULY BOSOC0, BOILING WELLS LANE, ST WERBURGHS, BS2 9XY 6:00PM – 11:00PM A night celebrating the finest beef and tastiest craft beers. OVERVIEW CHOMP, WIPER & TRUE and ASHLEY DOWN BREWERY return with their latest installment of Beef & Beer. CHOMP will be slinging serious hamburgers & fries from their classic truck. Only the finest 28 day dry-aged Angus & Hereford beef gets to hit the griddle. WIPER & TRUE and ASHLEY DOWN BREWERY will be hosting the bar and pouring their latest Read more [...]

Vintage and Handmade Fair 20th July in Henleaze

Saturday July 20th 11am-4pm
St Peters Church Hall, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4LD

£1.00 Entry (under 16s free)

Beautiful stalls selling vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories.
Antiques, collectables retro items china, quality flea market goods.
Hand made art work, cards, knitware, ceramics, bags, cushions,
handpainted furniture all made by local crafters.

Vintage Tea Room selling homemade cakes

Bristol’s BIG Market 22nd June!

Saturday 22nd June 11am – 6pm Corn Street and the old city See the historic centre of Bristol transformed on Saturday 22nd June by over 200 stalls for Bristol’s biggest ever market day. Food direct from producers, local artisan products, crafts, vintage and ethical with buskers and entertainment, this vibrant, bustling, open air event has it all. Discover over 200 exciting stalls selling everything from locally made artisan produce to vintage curios, arts and crafts, Fair Trade products Read more [...]

StrEAT Food market to join forces with St Nicholas Market!

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 global street food collective serving food from all over the world. Hot and delicious dishes from countries like Vietnam, India, France and Peru as well as pizza and gourmet burgers will be served. Local residents and workers, students and tourists will be gathering together to enjoy music and food in an upbeat Read more [...]

Christmas Steps Easter Artisan Market 30th March

CHRISTMAS STEPS ARTS QUARTER Easter Artisan Market Saturday 30th March 11am - 4pm On Saturday 30th March, from 11am – 4pm, the beautiful and intriguing Christmas Steps Arts Quarter, in keeping with its reputation for independent artisan traders, is hosting it’s Easter Artisan Market on the unique Christmas Steps. Come along for a lovely afternoon and experience the wonderful teetering charm of the artisans’ stalls cascading down the Steps, showcasing the high standard of beautiful Read more [...]

The Bristol Shop is open for business!

The Bristol Shop aims to be the one stop shop for people who want to buy products that are designed or made in the city, or just have that special Bristol flavour. You love Bristol, we love Bristol...and the city is absolutely chock full of wonderful things made by lovely people. So if you are wondering where to go to find the ideal Bristol gift, or a little something for the Bristol person in your life, we'd like to introduce The Bristol Shop! The Bristol Shop is the city's first ecommerce Read more [...]

Could you live “supermarket free” for a year?

The Community Farm in Chew Magna, Bristol, invites you to join the challenge to find out whether you can live ‘supermarket free’ for a whole year! The challenge launches alongside a new ‘groceries to you’ service which expands our delivery of popular vegetable boxes to a varied list of everyday essentials and store cupboard staples such as tinned tomatoes, pasta and oats. The aim is to discover how easy it is to buy your food locally without having to go to a supermarket. Is it possible? Read more [...]

Valentine’s Day Heart-isan Market On The Romantic Christmas Steps!

On Saturday 9th February, from 11am – 4pm, the beautiful and intriguing Christmas Steps Arts Quarter, in keeping with its reputation for independent artisan traders, is hosting a romantically tinged Heart-isan Market on the unique Christmas Steps themselves. Come along for a lovely afternoon and experience the wonderful teetering charm of the artisans’ stalls cascading down the Steps, showcasing the high standard of beautiful crafts and wares – everything from cakes and preserves, to taxidermy, Read more [...]

‘Our city – Our money’ – Exploring the potential of the Bristol Pound

www.bristolpound.eventbrite.co.uk Want to find out more about the Bristol Pound? Ashley Vale Action Group welcomes you to an evening with the Bristol Pound team at Wildgoose Space, 228 Mina Road, St Werburghs - in the heart of Bristol's award winning self build community, The Yard. The Bristol Pound was launched in September 2012 and has attracted phenomenal attention. There are now substantial funds in circulation across the city, and hundreds of businesses have opened accounts, yet this is Read more [...]