Cracking Create Festive Eco-gift Fair – 30 November, 1 and 2 December!

Bristol’s independent makers and producers of sustainably sourced crafts and gifts are busy working towards Create’s fabulous Festive Fair.  Presented once more by Love Local Events the Fair will also be open on Sunday this year with new eco-gift ranges, beautifully designed items and tasty organic treats.  Dates for your diary are:  Friday 30 November, 4 - 9 Saturday 1 December, 11 -5 Sunday 2 December, 11 - 4 Last few stallholder spots available. All stall enquiries Read more [...]

Mayor’s boost for Bristol Pound and Bristol Independents!

From the Bristol City Council Press Office: Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson has given the green light for St Nicholas Market stallholders to pay their pitch fees in Bristol Pounds. This follows the Mayor’s announcement that he would receive his salary in the popular local currency. By Christmas market stallholders will be able to pay the city council for their pitches in Bristol Pound notes or online payments. George Ferguson said: “I am a big supporter of the Bristol Pound and am Read more [...]

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.

Ashton Court Christmas Food and Craft Fayre 2012

The Ashton Court Christmas food and craft fayre is back with a bang this year with lots of festive activities and Christmas shopping for all the family on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December. With free entry and ample parking close by in the mansion car park, it’s the perfect way to shop for unusual and unique gifts from the selection of local craft and food producer stalls, all within the stunning surrounds of this 15th century estate. Expect to find a host of local crafts including stunning Read more [...]

Coniston Community Centre seeks stall holders for Christmas Fayre 30 November!

From Victoria Bailey from Coniston Community Centre: Date: 30 November, 3 to 5 pm Venue: Coniston Community Centre, The Parade, Coniston Road, Patchway, BS34 5LP I am looking for quirky, independent stall holders for our Christmas Fayre on 30 November. Maybe selling crafts, gifts, Christmas chutneys - whatever the stall holders' speciality is (although we are not licensed for alcohol unfortunately). Last year we had hundreds of people to the event, and many stall holders made a good Read more [...]

Mullion Cove launch limited edition fairings for Halloween and Christmas!

Something spooky is being concocted in the Mullion Cove kitchen this Halloween. The Bristol based company which recently moved into the kitchens at Bordeaux Quay, has created limited edition pumpkin and bat shaped fairings making them the ideal treat to go Trick-or-Treating with. Each fairing is made using the original Mullion Cove fairing recipe and once baked, they are carefully decorated with velvety Belgium white chocolate. Frightfully delicious and just the thing for little ghosts and ghouls! For Read more [...]

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 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 Admission - FREE Read more [...]

Ematingz Arts and Crafts Fair 13 October!

1-5pm. Saturday 13th October. Ematingz Art and Craft Fair Some of Bristols finest artists and makers all under one roof!! @Easton Community Centre, next to to park just off the Bristol-Bath cycle path. Come along for a browse, bargains and a bite to eat. Henna, facepaints, a bit of jumble, good music and good vibes....something for everyone. Special guests the extremely talented Jo and Rich doing an acoustic preformance!!! EVERYONE WELCOME. Hope to see you all there. :o) Read more [...]

Latest news from local food entrepeneurs Whisk!

Whisk! success story brings much needed new jobs to South Bristol Bristol catering and café entrepreneurs Whisk! have added eight people to the payroll since they launched operations from their Knowle West Health Park hub at the end of 2011. Top chefs Mike Merelie and Evan Roberts have already added a second cafe at nearby Arnos Vale Cemetery and are scouring Bristol for more outlets for their unique offering of ‘good food where you least expect it’. The company has appointed eight Read more [...]

Keeping Bristol’s High Streets Alive!

6.30pm Monday 19 November Colston Hall 2 Free In her report published last December, retail expert Mary Portas set out her vision for Britain’s high streets, and warned that “after many years of erosion, neglect and mismanagement” they will “disappear forever” unless urgent action is taken. This major public event, free and open to all, is intended to inform Bristolians about what is being done in this city in response to these findings, to stimulate ideas and act as a catalyst Read more [...]