Bristol Independents Day 4th July 2014!

Independents Day is held in the UK on 4th July to celebrate independent businesses. The aim of the day is to draw attention to independent businesses and help raise awareness and footfall. How can you get involved as a Bristol Independent business? Display a Bristol Independents poster in your window, on your premises or website, a copy is downloadable here or can be supplied by post. Run a special event, provide a special offer on the day or provide something different to normal. You Read more [...]

Trading Tales August/September entries

Back from holiday? Can't wait to see what new delights await in Bristol Independent shops this autumn? Read on... By website: Mike recommends Cyclelife in Stokes Croft: I've been receiving sound advice and service from Cyclelife, a Stokes Croft landmark, since I came to Bristol in 1986. What I particularly like is knowing that I'm getting a good value for money service often with a little bit extra, sometimes with a bit of bike magic too. I also appreciate Tim's friendly and expert advice. 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 [...]

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

Drink a toast to real local ale (or cider) on 4th July!

Going out for the evening this 4 July? What about some independent entertainment at an independent cinema, or pub theatre? Why not try a local brew in an independent pub or bar. Who wants to eat and drink exactly the same things, wherever they go in the country? Celebrate Independents Day by raising a glass of West Country tipple. It is especially fortunate that we have such a wealth of Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)-supported pubs in the Bristol and Bath area. In Bristol alone we have five CAMRA-nominated Read more [...]

Park Street’s Diamond Day

Friday lst Day Event Times: All day and into the evening... (See participating stores for details) Event Details ...One is being sent a royal invite to celebrate the momentous and joyful event of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee... Please join us on Park Street all day and into the evening for a host of: * Royal goodies and giveaways * Jubilee treats * Diamond discounts! Participating stores include: *** Children’s Hospice, South West*** We will be collecting in selected Read more [...]

Discover Bristol’s remarkable chocolate flavoured past this Easter

Discover Bristol’s remarkable chocolate flavoured past. Uncover Bristol’s chocolate heritage this Easter with historical walks, competitions and some free family fun. For 300 years, Bristol’s chocolate makers changed the world: inventing the world’s first ever chocolate bar, chocolate confectionary and Easter eggs. Now you can discover this past with award-winning Harvest Heritage Arts and Media by booking an Easter walking tour revealing the eggs-trodinary stories hidden right in Read more [...]

Love Food Presents Valentine’s Day

Paintworks Event Space, Bath Road, Brislington, Bristol, BS1 6HE Sunday February 12th 2012 10.30 – 4.00 FREE ENTRY Love will most definitely be in the air as we celebrate our love of food, our families and our communities and get together for a delicious festival to feed your senses! The huge indoor market will be packed full of delicious treats and gifts from local independent producers. Stock up on gorgeous food for your loved ones and Read more [...]

The Streethearts are back… …up until 14th February 2012

Keep an eye out, from 1st February, for the ‘Streetheart’ pebbles What are they?... Simply, these are 12 small stones etched with a sparkling heart. They may be found along the following roads – Chandos Rd, Collingwood Rd, Cowper Rd, Brighton Rd, Lansdown Rd, Stanley Rd, Roslyn Rd, Elliston Rd, or Kensington Rd They are accessible from the pavement (though NOT on the pavement) and most within easy reach of even small hands If you are lucky enough to come across one... You Read more [...]