Shop independently. You’ll get something individual, and local individuals (the maker, the shopkeeper) will get the biggest benefit from your shopping. Shop in Bristol Pounds where you can.
Bristol Pounds also make an excellent Christmas present – the ultimate gift token which can be redeemed in 100s of different shops across the city http://bristolpound.org/. Or put some money on a Your Street gift card http://www.yourstreetgiftcards.com/ – giving a present with much more choice than Read more [...]
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 [...]
Over 50 independent shops over until 8 pm on 13th and 20th December for late nite Christmas shopping!
Free mulled wine and mince pies, roasted chestnuts, carol singing, wine tasting, oysters, and much more…
Clifton Arcade: Friday 7 December till 8pm
North Street, Southville/Bedminster: Friday 16 December
More dates and locations following soon…
10am–3pm Sundays 2, 9, 16 & 23 December
Tobacco Factory carpark, corner of Raleigh Road and North Street, Southville
Fabulous food and gifts for Christmas. 60 stalls plus mulled drinks, hot chestnuts and kids’ entertainment – all in a festive atmosphere.
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 [...]
Shop at Bristol Independents this Christmas. Collect stamps. Win prizes!
The Bristol Independents Christmas loyalty card allows you to collect stamps while you do your Christmas shopping – one stamp per purchase, plus a bonus stamp if you pay in Bristol Pounds. When you've collected 5 stamps you can enter your card into a prize draw to win fabulous prizes from participating independents.
There are currently around 100 businesses signed-up and over 40 prizes – but we expect both lists to grow Read more [...]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission - FREE
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On 4 July – Bristol Independents Day – shoppers across the city shopped at independent outlets, and then showed us where they’d shopped by sending in a photo of themselves shopping, or a copy of their receipt. Anyone who showed us their shopping was entered into a prize draw to win goodies from other local independent retailers.
On Saturday 29 September, Councillor Guy Poultney presented the winners with their prizes outside St Nicholas market. A big thank you to everyone who entered Read more [...]
Well, after flags of independence being hoisted at five locations in the city, our free prize draw for people who have shopped or eaten in any of the city’s independent outlets (winners to be announced shortly!), and over 46 businesses who participated by offering discounts or special offers on the day, we want to give a big thank you to everyone who supported our independent Bristol businesses!
From Jason Thorne of Bristol City Council:
Well done to you and the rest of your team! I've Read more [...]