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Welcome to Bristol Listings Collective In the Christmas issue of BLC, we highlight all the best events and venues in Bristol so you can plan your Christmas shopping, going out and NYE. You can also win tickets to this year’s Christmas panto, plus a special competition from O2 Academy Bristol to win tickets to any gig of your choice! Plus, we talk to BRIT-nominated The Feeling and American soul singer Har Mar Superstar about playing in Bristol. Interview: The Feeling Page 8
Rachel Morris Editor
Entertainment: THEATRE // SHOWS // COMEDY // CONCERTS // MAGIC
Arts & Culture: GALLERIES // EXHIBITIONS // FILM // MUSEUMS // ATTRACTIONS
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David Brent & Foregone Conclusion Live: A Work In Progress
Ricky Gervais brings his David Brent tour to Bristol’s Colston Hall After two sold-out London shows, Ricky Gervais announces a special one-off Bristol date for David Brent & Foregone Conclusion Live, this December. Tickets to the event sold out in under five minutes, with a massive 18,000 ticket requests in the first minute reportedly crashing the Colston Hall website. If you didn’t get a ticket this time, don’t be too disheartened. Gervais has described these gigs as a warm up event and has hinted at a possible arena tour, posting on his twitter page: ‘18 thousand ticket requests in the first minute of on sale. That’s f*cking ridiculous. Oh well, O2 next then :) #Brentsback’ Colston Hall // 16th Dec
Over a decade since this first episode of cringe-comedy The Office hit our screens, Gervais revived Brent for this year’s Comic Relief, filming a music video for his reggae- inspired song ‘Equality Street’, which he recorded with rapper and comedian Doc Brown. The next Brent instalment was the launch of his Learn Guitar With David Brent series on YouTube, in which Brent plays the ‘old classics’ from the TV series, along with some new material. Brent also talks about reforming ‘the old band’ (Foregone Conclusion) in the YouTube series, which has racked up more than 21 million views. And so the live tour was born... More info: www.colstonhall.org
Both London performances have received rave reviews including four stars from The Times, The Independent and The Guardian. Brent was singled out for individual praise including calling his return ‘more of a rock star but funny as ever’, The Independent calling Brent “Slough’s answer to a Jon Bon Jovi tribute act” and The Times ‘...a powerful front man’. Those who were lucky enough to get tickets to the Bristol performance will get to enjoy songs, performed live, from Brent’s back catalogue including ‘Free Love Freeway’, ‘Spaceman Came Down’, ‘Slough’, ‘Life on The Road’ and ‘Ain’t No Trouble’. Ricky Gervais as David Brent with his band Foregone Conclusion will play Colston Hall on the 16th December.
The Feeling live at O2 Academy Bristol
We caught up with BRIT award nominated band The Feeling to talk about their new album, songwriting and fancy dress shopping in Bristol. Front man and lead singer Dan Gillespie-Sells and bassist Richard Jones joined us on the sofa for a chat before their recent gig at the O2 Academy. Despite their success, the pair are incredibly down to earth. At one point Richard stops to show us some funny photos on his phone and it’s clear that the two are good friends. Richard is married to pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who regularly collaborates with the band, and recently appeared on stage with them in London for the Boy Cried Wolf tour. Their debut album Twelve Stops and Home charted at #2 in the UK albums chart and topped the UK iTunes and Amazon charts. Hits include: ‘Never be Lonely’, ‘Fill My Little World’, ‘Love It When You Call’ and ‘Sewn’. Interview by Rachel Morris
Their next album Join With Us peaked at #1 in the UK albums chart and now their new album Boy Cried Wolf, released October 2103, has been called “the album of their career” (Q Magazine). Boy Cried Wolf has been described as the band’s heartache album and the tells the story of a painful break up, with tracks like ‘Anchor’ and ‘You’ll See’ tugging at heartstrings where the hurt is audible in Dan’s vocals. Q Magazine called Boy Cried Wolf the “album of your career”. Would you agree? Dan: Yes, to an extent. I think this album and the first album. Richard: It’s more of an ‘album’ from start to finishDan: Yes, all of the songs have a reason for being there. Photography: Kate Southall
How would you say your sound has changed since Twelve Stops and Home? Dan: I think it’s all just a bit more grown up. But we still sound like us! The songs on your new album all seem quite heartfelt. Are they written from personal experience? (Richard points to Dan). Dan: Yes, very much so. They have to be, otherwise what’s the point? I think every song has to have a point. And a reason for existing. On this record every song has a very clear reason for being in the world. And has that always been the case? Dan: Not always in our career, I’ll be honest. There’s been moments when we’ve been pressurised into including songs on records that didn’t really have much of a point. And that’s what we wanted to avoid this time. We wanted to make sure that everything was in its perfect place on the album, saying the perfect thing that was right for that point, in order to make an album that makes sense across the album. We’ve always loved records that are like that so we’ve had the opportunity to make that album without anyone telling us how to do it or pressurising us to do anything other than follow our own instincts. What’s your process? How does an album come together? Dan: It always starts with the songs. We just have a bunch of songs and keep writing.
Richard: We follow our noses really, don’t we? Dan: Yeah we play the songs together. If I come to the boys with a song, it’s almost obvious in everyone’s head what the instruments are going to do and how we’re going to play it. We push it a little bit; push it this way, push it that way, but it find its voice, the song, in its own right. Everyone just plays what they feel on it. And without thinking about it too much, it just ends up sounding like us. How are you enjoying Bristol? Richard: I love Bristol! Dan: I love Bristol. Richard: We’ve played here about five times. Dan: Yeah we come here a lot, my brother’s moved here, I’ve got a bunch of friends from here as well. It’s a great place, I really enjoy it. I think it’s a super cool city really. What did you to in Bristol today? Richard: We went shopping. Actually, I bought a fox outfit on a whim and Dan got a chicken. ‘Cause this shop was hiring it out for £15 a day and they said they would sell it for £30. I was like, I will buy that! (Richard shows us a few photos on his phone of the costume). Dan: Basically there’s going to be some fox and hen action going on in tomorrow’s show. What can we expect from tonight’s gig? The set is a nice mixture of material from the first record and the new record. We just picked the songs that we wanted to play the most . So you’ve got all the classics and the hits, but also those songs we love off the new record. And it seems like the audiences really love the new record as well - so that’s kind of lucky!
Big City Highlights
Win family tickets to see Cinderella at Bristol Hippodrome This year’s family pantomime is the enchanting Cinderella, starring Suzanne Shaw. With belly-laughs aplenty and glitter galore, you could not wish for a better panto - it is the perfect treat for children of all ages (even the grown up ones!). Starring as the Prince’s loyal and outrageous servant, Dandini, is the hilariously mischievous Louie Spence, the only man on the planet whose personality has more sparkle than Cinderella’s
ballgown. Starring alongside Louie is Hippodrome regular Andy Ford as Cinderella’s loveable best friend, Buttons. Along with the dance a minute Dandini and our unsung hero Buttons, Cinderella features a glittering combination of everything a traditional pantomime could wish for, a handsome Prince, enchanting Fairy Godmother and the boo-able Ugly Sisters. With a sprinkling of magic from the Fairy Godmother, will Cinderella beat the clock and find the happy ending she
6th Dec - 5th Jan // Bristol Hippodrome // www.atgtickets.com
deserves? You’ll have to wait until the clock strikes midnight to find out! With a sparkling set, stunning costumes, live orchestra and real Shetland ponies, Cinderella has something for everyone.
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Big City Highlights The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid continues Bristol Old Vic’s run of special Christmas shows including smash hits Peter Pan, and Coram Boy. This year Simon Godwin directs this extraordinary production of Hans Christian Andersen’s much loved classic tale. Godwin joins forces with the musical muscle of world-record holding beatboxer and looping artist Shlomo to create a magical seascape of sounds using human voices that defy belief. 28th Nov -18th Jan Bristol Old Vic www.bristololdvic.org.uk
Comedy: Ed Byrne Ed Byrne is a regular on panel shows such as Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, and has both compered and performed on Live At The Apollo. The self-confessed “miserable old git” takes time out from baking to talk about some of the things he finds important, annoying and funny now he’s in his forties. “It is rare for a comic to merit the word ‘masterful’ but in this case it is no overstatement,” says The Scotsman. 6th Dec Colston Hall www.colstonhall.org
Big City Highlights
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Best of the West End
Exhibition: Wor(l)d(k) in Progress?
Legendary 60s American vocal group play their greatest hits including Heat Wave, Nowhere to Run, Jimmy Mack, Bless You and Dancing in the Street. Plus special guests.
Four of the West End’s brightest stars will join the Welsh National Opera for this night of showstopping numbers. Songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Wicked, and The Lion King.
Arnolfini presents most comprehensive collection of Joëlle Tuerlinckx’s work in the UK to date. Showing works from the past twenty years, as well as more recent works.
21st Dec // The Fleece
7th Dec // Colston Hall
7th Dec- 9th Feb // Arnolfini
Live Music: Mercury
Winter playground @Bristol Ice Rink
One of today’s most notorious and revered live bands, with help from front man Eugene Hutz, gypsy punk rockers and underground legends Gogol Bordello have become international rock stars.
A free performance from critically acclaimed jazz quartet, Mercury.
Millennium Square has been transformed into a winter playground where you can skate with friends and family. There’ll be a sprinkling of special @Bristol magic in the air as well.
9th Dec // O2 Academy
6th Dec // Colston Hall Foyer
9th Nov - 5th Jan // Millennium Square
Big City Highlights
The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe
Exhibition: City Lives
Comedy: Zoe Lyons
The Land of Narnia is under the spell of the Wicked White Witch. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is proud to present this musical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic story.
Half the world’s population lives in a city environment and it is estimated that by 2050 this will rise to more than three quarters. City Lives explores some of the issues arising from Urbanisation today.
The terrifically charismatic comic takes a sideways view of life, picking out the many absurdities and turning them into hilarious routines which she delivers with tremendous energy.
3rd Dec - 19th Dec // Redgrave Theatre
30th Nov - 2nd March // Bristol Museum
20th Dec // Hen & Chicken
Gerry Cottle’s Turbo Circus
Ocean Colour Scene Marchin’ Already Tour
Colston Hall New Year’s Eve Party
A brand new, super-charged Christmas spectacular for all the family featuring 50 Acts in 100 Minutes!
It’s been sixteen years since Ocean Colour Scene exploded into the Britpop stratosphere. Don’t miss the band give a performance at O2 Academy Bristol of album Marchin’ Already in full!
Featuring performances from Bellowhead, Spiro and Brass Roots. The festivities continue throughout the Hall with pop-up performances filling every nook and cranny.
17th Dec - 5th Nov // Creative Common
16th Dec // O2 Academy
31st Dec // Colston Hall
Big City Highlights
Sinbad the Sailor
Swingin’ at the Spiegeltent
Bristol In:Motion presents Fatboy Slim. The legendary DJ and producer comes to Bristol as part of his new album tour, Eat Sleep Rave Repeat.
This Christmas set sail on The Last Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor – his most dangerous, heart-breaking and hysterical journey ever.
14th Dec // Motion
27th Nov - 12th Jan Tobacco Factory Theatre
Swing Dance Bristol presents a night of retro indulgence, with music from the 1920s to the early 1940s. Dress code: Gatsby, The Artist, Cabaret, Flappers, Boaters.
Made in Bristol Christmas Gift Fair
German Christmas Market
The Rinky Dinks
Bristol is the UK’s major hub of creativity. This Christmas over 100 innovative designer-makers will set up shop at Colston Hall for the fifth Made in Bristol Gift Fair.
Wander around Broadmead’s German Christmas Market for festive gifts, traditional decorations, food and drink, and sample the German beer halls.
The UK’s first Ukulele Supergroup! Comprising musicians drawn from a number of Bristol bands past and present. With musical genres as diverse as hip hop, rock, house, punk and pop.
14th Dec // Colston Hall
8th Nov- 22nd Dec // Broadmead
13th Dec // The Fleece
8th Dec // Spiegeltent
Big City Highlights
Life Behind the Lens: David Attenborough & Friends
Crows’ Bones feat. Becky Unthank
Comedy: Rob Deering & Co
Sir David Attenborough joins wildlife film making colleagues and friends to share their stories of adventure, revelation and what happens when the animals don’t follow the script.
In the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmastime. A mesmerising collection of ghost songs old and new, pinpointing the essence of what is most beautiful and unsettling in the folk genre.
With his combination of supreme guitar skills, special effects pedals and cheesy grin, Rob is a tour de force of music and comedy. Plus Katherine Ryan and John Robins.
16th Dec // St George’s Bristol
17th Dec // St George’s Bristol
6th -7th Dec // Hen & Chicken
Roman Empire: Power and People
Exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Christmas with the Puppini Sisters
Encounter the rich array of wildlife on our planet in this world-renowned exhibition from the Natural History Museum – touring at M Shed for the very first time.
Join this glamorous retro inspired, internationally acclaimed vocal harmony trio on a festive musical journey through some of the most classic Christmas songs of the swing era.
30th Nov - 23rd Feb // M Shed
9th Dec // Speigeltent
This unique exhibition will explore the story of the Roman Empire and its impact both locally in Britain and much further a field in the East. 21th Sept 2013 - 12th Jan 2014 Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Big City Highlights
Win tickets to a gig of your choice at O2 Academy Bristol! Weâ€™ve teamed up with O2 Academy Bristol to offer our readers a chance to win tickets to any gig of their choice! O2 Academy Bristol plays host to some of the biggest and best musical acts in the world, with acts like Rizzle Kicks, Jurassic 5, Metronomy and Franz Ferdinand all gracing the stage in the next few months. Bristol Listings Collective are giving you an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to any gig of your choice at O2 Academy.
If you missed out on tickets to a gig, enter our competition and you could even win tickets to SOLD-OUT shows! (some restrictions apply) All you have to do is enter our prize draw and you could be watching one of your favourite artists in the next few months. To see what shows are coming up turn to page 23 for full listings.
O2 Academy // 0844 477 2000 // www.o2academybristol.co.uk
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Entertainment Alma Vale Tavern Theatre Bristol Hippodrome Bristol Old Vic Colston Hall Comedy Box O2 Academy Redgrave Theatre Smoke & Mirrors St Georges Bristol Tobacco Factory Wardrobe Theatre
Alma Vale Tavern Theatre Theatre
A grand, traditional pub with the unique added attraction of its own intimate theatre. The studio accommodates forty eight in-tiered seating so everyone gets a great view of the stage. Of course, being a pub Theatre you can take your drink in with you! The theatreâ€™s varied programme has included classics, comedies, dramas, absurdest plays, modern plays, and nearly 50 world premiers.
@AlmaBristol Alma Tavern Theatre 0117 973 5171 www.almatavernandtheatre.co.uk
8-20 Alma Vale Road, Clifton Bristol, BS8 2HY (Map C2)
Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
Located in the city centre The Hippodrome is one of Bristol’s iconic landmarks. The Bristol Hippodrome is the region’s premier West End theatre hosting major musicals, the best in opera, ballet, children’s shows, pantomime and comedy. Group bookings welcome - reserve now and pay later. Save money on your bookings with an ATG Theatre Card membership.
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FRI 6 DEC 2013 - SUN 5 JAN 2014
It’s Christmas time, we’re throwing the ball of the year and you’re all invited! This year’s family pantomime is the enchanting Cinderella. With bellylaughs aplenty and glitter galore, you could not wish for a better panto it is the perfect treat for children of all ages (even the grown up ones!)
CHILDREN £10 OFF Ask at time of booking for restrictions
@bristolhipp facebook.com/bristolhippodrome www.atgtickets.com/bristol
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ATG Tickets: 0844 871 3012 Groups 10+: 0844 871 3032
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St Augustines Parade Bristol, BS1 4UZ (Map D3) 19
Bristol Old Vic Theatre
Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuouslyrunning theatre in the UK and, following a recent £12million redevelopment, is now one of the most modern and comfortable with a dramatically extended forestage and precision-engineered sightlines. A create pioneering twenty-first century theatre in partnership with the people of Bristol, inspired by the history and design of the most beautiful playhouse in the country.
Bookings 0117 987 7877 bristololdvic.org.uk/mermaid
28 Nov -18 Jan Theatre
A tale of adventure, courage and the pursuit of true love.
A Bristol Old Vic Production
Bristol Old Vic and Farnham Maltings present Little Bulb Theatre’s
A magical world of snow and ice…
27 Nov-4 Jan Studio
Sue: The Second Coming
17-21 Dec Paintshop
@BristolOldVic www.facebook.com/bristololdvic 0117 987 7877 www.bristololdvic.org.uk
King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ED (Map D3)
By Dafydd James & Ben Lewis A Bristol Old Vic Ferment commission Charity No. 228235
Colston Hall Concert Hall
Colston Hall is the South West’s largest Concert Hall, entertaining the people of Bristol since 1867. The iconic citycentre venue has a large foyer and its café is open to the public every day. Colston Hall brings the best in world class jazz, classical, pop, rock, soul, contemporary, comedy and community events, plus a large range of music education courses.
dec sun 1 dec royal marines band christmas concert thu 5 dec north somerset schools christmas extravaganza fri 6 dec trevor noah sold out
@Colston_Hall facebook.com/colstonhall 0844 887 1500 www.colstonhall.org
tue 10 dec bristol cathedral choir school christmas concert wed 11 dec deacon blue fri 13 dec russian patriarchate choir of moscow
fri 6 dec ed byrne
sat 14 dec colston christmas ceilidh
sat 7 dec the best of the west end
sun 15 dec christmas with the salvation army
sun 8 dec uwe tea time classics
mon 16 dec david brent and foregone conclusion live sold out
mon 9 dec bristol post carol concert
wed 18 dec bootleg beatles fri 20 dec only men aloud sat 21 dec mini messiah family concert sat 21 dec bristol choral society: handel’s messiah sat 28 dec last night of the christmas proms mon 30 dec bso: new year viennese gala tue 31 dec colston hall new year’s eve party
tue 17 dec the waterboys sold out
Colston Street Bristol, BS1 5AR (Map C3) 21
Comedy Box Comedy Club
It’s December so that must mean Christmas Comedy! The Comedy Box presents three fabulous weekends of stand up designed to get you in the mood for the festive season. Brilliant musical comedian Rob Deering kicks off the month on Dec 6 & 7 with his pop parodies and intricate special effects aided by his trusty looping pedal. See website for full line-up details.
The best in UK Stand-Up
Upstairs at the Hen & Chicken
STAND UP FOR THE WEEKEND
Hen & Chicken, 210 North Street, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JF
including UK Comedy Tours
FRI 13 & SAT 14 DECEMBER 9PM £13
FRI 6 & SAT 7 DECEMBER 9PM £13
ROB DEERING PLUS GUESTS
"Uses music to brilliantly accessorise his swipes at the innate gormlessness of contemporary culture." The Guardian
"Tight on gags and tongue twisting set pieces" Huffington Post "Observational gags coming thick and fast" Leicester Mercury
FRI 20 & SAT 21 DECEMBER 9PM £13
FRI 10 & SAT 11 JANUARY 8.45PM £12 (£10 ADV)
with DANA ALEXANDER & DAN THOMAS
"A fireproof parade of quick fire observational gags delivered with utter conviction" Chortle
Jarlath Regan has gained a reputation for his uplifting, inventive and relentlessly funny stand-up. "A refreshing and hilarious change of pace" The Independent
FRI 31 JAN & SAT 1 FEB 8.45PM £12 (£10 ADV)
THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 8.30PM £13.50
with ALISON BARNES & FIN TAYLOR
0117 973 7661
Romesh has been hailed as one of the most exciting acts to emerge onto the comedy circuit.
"Searingly dry wit" Three Weeks (Edinburgh Festival)
210 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JF (Map E2)
TOUGH LUVVIE A unique mix of camp and straight, warm and catty humour.
UK T OUR
"Tough Luvvie is his best solo stand up show to date" Daily Telegraph
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Live Performance Venue The o2 Academy is one of Bristolâ€™s best-known and busiest music venues, playing host to major touring acts as well as up-and-coming artists. O2 Academy have established themselves as one of the best music venues in the Southwest. Also home to Ramshackle the biggest weekly Indie night in Bristol - every Friday. A great way to start the weekend.
@o2Academybris facebook.com/o2academybristol 0905 5020 3999 www.o2academybristol.co.uk
Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA (Map D3) 23
Redgrave Theatre Theatre
The Redgrave Theatre is owned and operated by Clifton College. As well as hosting all of the college’s productions, the Redgrave has become Bristol’s premier Amateur Dramatics venue as well as playing host to a variety of local and touring professional companies. The venue’s tiered auditorium allows for excellent sight lines from any seat.
@redgraveT facebook.com/redgravetheatre 0117 315 7602 www.redgravetheatre.com
Percival Road Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JH (Map C1)
Smoke & Mirrors Live Magic Venue
Open 6 days a week with live music every weekend and great drink deals all week. Its free entry into the pub and every last Thursday of the month you can see award winning magicians perform great magic up close in an intimate 50 seat venue. Smoke & Mirrors is located directly behind the Bristol Hippodrome, by the stage door.
@smokemirrorsbar facebook.com/smokeandmirrorsbar 01179 290 362 www.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk
8 Denmark Street, Bristol, BS1 5DQ (Map D3) 25
St George’s Bristol Concert Hall
An intimate setting with pin-drop acoustics. Passion for music is the soul of this Georgian church turned concert hall. The eclectic and creative programme covers all kinds of music; classical, chamber, choral, jazz, folk, roots, world and more. Local musicians and emerging artists are promoted alongside internationally renowned megastars like Philip Glass, Nicola Benedetti and Marc Almond.
November – December Highlights NOVE MBER Fri 8 Thurs 14 Fri 15 Weds 20 Thurs 21 Sun 24 Thurs 28 Fri 29
Gabby Young and Other Animals Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis Patty Griffin & Band Festival of Ideas Ray Davies Michael Janisch /Bunch of Fives Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Urban Folk Quartet Elias String Quartet (Beethoven)
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@stgeorgesbris facebook.com/stgeorges.bristol 0845 50 24 001 www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk
Great George Street, Off Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5RR (Map D2)
Fri 6 Wed 11 Thurs 12 Tues 17 Thurs 19 Fri 20
Jordi Savall Bristol Ensemble Handel’s Messiah Liane Carroll The Crow’s Bones feat. Becky Unthank Bright Morning Star feat. Bella Hardy La Serenissima
Tobacco Factory Theatre
A dynamic, innovative and popular theatre located in one of the fastest growing areas of Bristol. The theatre produces and presents a diverse and exciting programme across its two performance spaces, the Tobacco Factory Theatre and the Brewery Theatre. Programmes includes classic and contemporary theatre, comedy, dance, puppetry, film, opera, music and family shows.
@tftheatre www.facebook.com/BristolTheatre 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com
Raleigh Road Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF (Map E2) 27
Wardrobe Theatre Theatre
The Wardrobe Theatre is a performance space above the White Bear pub on St. Michael’s Hill providing a mix of theatre, comedy and regular local nights. The Wardrobe Theatre is run on a voluntary basis by a team of experienced theatre producers across Bristol who are willing to put in the hours to make something special. All shows are £5 or less.
@wardrobetheatre www.fb.com/thewardrobetheatre www.thewardrobetheatre.com
133 St Michael’s Hill, High Kingsdown Bristol, BS2 8BS (Map C3)
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Featured artist - Louis Masai As an established street artist Louis Masai has spent the last 10 months painting some of the most endangered African animals upon the walls of South Africa and Europe. His latest project ‘Last of My Kind’, opening in Bristol this winter, is to draw focus specifically on critically endangered birds. Masai says, “I have been painting animals on walls for over three years now, at first I was learning how to use my tools, then I became interested in a style, now I realise that thousands of people are watching what I do via the internet.” ‘Last of My Kind’ highlights the plight of some of the most endangered birds around the world, www.louismasaimichel.com
Article by: James Koch, photographer & curator www.jameskochphotography.com @dont4getthesun
juxtaposing critically endangered birds... and extinct musicians. Louis is working alongside Bird Charity The RSPB with projects continuing into next year surrounding their campaign ‘giving nature a home’. Look out for the ‘Last of My Kind’ murals and installations that will be appearing around Bristol throughout the autumn and winter. Last of My Kind will take place at the Edwardian Toilets on Woodland Road in Bristol between 22nd November - 6th December.
‘Pop’ Louis Masai
Arts & Culture Arnolfini Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Cube Gallery Innocent Fine Art Lime Tree Gallery M Shed Paintworks Event Space RWA Soma Watershed Weapon of Choice
Exhibition, Performance & Creative Space In a fantastic waterside location at the heart of Bristol’s harbourside, Arnolfini is a Space For Ideas. One of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, presenting innovative, experimental work in the visual arts, performance, dance, film and music. Arnolfini also contains one of the country’s best arts bookshops and a café bar serving a Mediterraneaninspired menu.
Joëlle Tuerlinckx: WOR(L)D(K) IN PROGRESS? Saturday 7 December 2013 – Sunday 16 March 2014. Preview Friday 6 December 6.30pm – 8.30pm Open 11am – 6pm Tuesday – Sunday, free Exhibition tours 2pm every Saturday, free
Sublime Frequencies in North and West Africa: The films of Hisham Mayet
Several Seconds: On Listening Sunday 15 December, 6.30pm, free
BOOKSHOP Join us for mulled cider, mince pies, and 10% off everything on 12 & 19 December. Christmas gift ideas include jewellery, books, calendars, childrens books, pop up cards, artists tea, vintage Arnolfini posters, Christmas wrap and more
Friday 13 December, 7.30pm £6/£4 concs
Daily from 10am, enjoy cocktails, tapas, brunch and a special Christmas menu
Storytelling @ArnolfiniArts facebook.com/arnolfiniarts
Every Tuesday at 10.30am, free Supported by
0117 917 2300 www.arnolfini.org.uk
16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA (Map D3)
(Image left) Joëlle Tuerlinckx (Image right) Arnolfini Bookshop, photo Jamie Woodley
Please see arnolfini.org.uk for Christmas holiday opening times Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA arnolfini.org.uk @arnolfiniarts
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Museum & Art Gallery
Discover Bristol’s world-class collections, from dinosaurs, gems, magnificent fine art and Egyptian artefacts. 20 galleries tell the story of our world in every display from the beginning of time to the present day. Stop by Curiosity – a play and learn space for under 7s and don’t miss the blockbuster programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Mon - Fri 10am-5pm, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm.
@Bristol.gov.uk/museums fb.com/bristolmuseumandartgallery 0117 922 3571 www.bristol.gov.uk/museums
Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL (Map C2)
Photographs by The Trustees of The British Museum
Cube Gallery Gallery
Cube Gallery has a reputation for exhibiting the finest contemporary painting and sculpture from international and UK based artists. Showing an impressive range of established and emerging artists; the gallery is renowned for its stimulating modern and abstract exhibitions. Most artists show exclusively with the gallery, who exhibit the work in Europe, the States and the Far East.
@cubegalleryinfo facebook.com/cubegallerylondonbristol 0117 377 1470 www.cube-gallery.co.uk
12 Perry Road, Bristol, BS1 5BG (Map C3)
Innocent Fine Art Gallery
Innocent Fine Art, established in 1996, is situated in the heart of Clifton Village, Bristol close to Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge. Specialising in contemporary artists living in the South West, internationally known artists and the “School of Paris”. Innocent Fine Art also offers a comprehensive Art Consultancy Service, Framing and Restoration.
@InnocentFineArt Facebook: InnocentFineArt 0117 973 2614 www. innocentfineart. co. uk
7a Boyces Avenue, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4AA (Map C1)
Left from top: Paul Lewin, The Bishop and Gull Rock from Kynance Cliff Sally Stafford, Foxgloves and Golden Light Sarah Brown, The Promenade Clifton, Autumn. Main Image: Carl Melegari, Alda 35
Lime Tree Gallery Gallery
With stunning views overlooking the floating harbour, and free parking directly outside. Specialising in contemporary Fine Art from Scotland, the gallery is known for painting and drawing, colour and light. Ranging from the traditional to the modern, the figurative to the abstract, each exhibition is complemented by individual glass pieces and a fully illustrated web catalogue.
@LimeTreeBristol Lime Tree Gallery 0117 929 2527 www.limetreegallery.com
84 Hotwell Road, Bristol, BS8 4UB (Map D2)
M Shed Museum
M Shed tells the amazing history of Bristol through the stories of people who helped shape the city. Rich collections of objects, art and archives bring these stories to life in three interactive galleries: Bristol Places, Bristol People and Bristol Life. Ride the boats, cranes and train from Easter to October and check out the museum’s latest temporary exhibitions on the second floor.
30 Nov 2013– 23 Feb 2014 Tickets: £3/£2concs. Children £2 under 5s free Family tickets £8 M Shed, Princes Wharf, Bristol BS8 4RN Tel: 0117 352 6600
@mshedbristol www.facebook.com/mshedbristol 0117 352 6600 www.mshed.org
Opening times: Tues–Fri 10am–5pm Weekends 10am–6pm Closed Mondays (except school & Bank Holidays) Closed Christmas Eve from 2pm Closed 25 & 26 December Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.
© Hannes Lochner (South Africa) Curiosity and the cat (Detail of)
Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN (Map D3) 37
Paintworks Event Space Gallery & Event Space
This vast, blank, thrillingly flexible venue is perfect for launch events, exhibitions, conferences, weddings, award ceremonies, fairs, filming, photo-shoots and more. Steel girders, exposed stone and brick work, two stunning outdoor courtyards, and white walls flooded with natural light, this former paint factory in the heart of Paintworks, Bristolâ€™s creative quarter, is off-beat, yet glamorous.
Weddings and Parties at Paintworks Currently taking bookings for 2014 n
Stunning and versatile blank canvas venue which can be styled to create a unique and personal wedding
A dedicated and experienced Event team to help plan and manage your big day
Two beautiful adjoining outdoor courtyards for drinks receptions
Fantastic in-house caterer and bar company
Amazing on-site photo locations
@paintworksevent facebook.com/PaintworksEventSpace 0117 971 4320 www.paintworksevents.co.uk
Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH (Map E5)
Fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies
Close to City Centre and excellent transport links
For more information visit www.paintworksevents.co.uk or call 0117 971 4320
The RWA is Bristol’s first art gallery. One of only 5 Royal Academies of art in the UK, the RWA is a registered charity which has been self-supporting for over 160 years. Possessing an outstanding Grade II * listed building, galleries and permanent fine art collection, the RWA has HM Queen Elizabeth II as its patron. Hosting major exhibitions and events, right in the middle of Clifton.
Discover the RWA
Major art exhibitions and events in a beautiful historic gallery in fashionable Clifton
PAPADELI CAFE FAMILY WORKSHOPS AND KIDS’ EVENTS BRISTOL DRAWING SCHOOL SHOP @RWABristol fb.com/royalwestofenglandacademy 0117 973 5129
Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1PX Opposite the Victoria Rooms on The Triangle 0117 973 5129
Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX (Map C2) 39
Soma opened in Clifton Village in 2004 as a gallery space and shop promoting contemporary Art, Design, Illustration and Craft. Soma specialises in limited edition prints by Illustrators and Artists. Also on display are a wide range of artworks including textiles, jewellery and ceramics. Soma also has a comprehensive online shop selling homeware, jewellery and stationery.
@somagallery facebook.com/somagallery 0117 973 9838 www.somagallery.co.uk
4 Boyces Avenue, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4AA (Map C1)
Creative Centre & Cinema A cultural cinema and digital creativity centre at Bristol’s harbourside. A lively programme of independent film and events, plus occasional live music and festivals. Work that cuts across film, music, theatre, design, and visual art, encouraging culture and diversity to flourish in Bristol. Watershed’s friendly cafe/bar is warm and inviting, with local organic food, and free wi-fi internet.
@wshed www.facebook.com/wshed 0117 927 5100 www.watershed.co.uk
1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX (Map D3) 41
Weapon of Choice Gallery
Bristol’s first dedicated Graffiti & Street Art Gallery. Showcasing both solo and group exhibitions from Bristol’s upcoming and most sought out after graffiti, street artists and illustrators. Weapon of Choice started out as a monthly live Graffiti and Hip Hop night, inviting some of Bristol’s finest artists to paint in front of a live audience. Visit the shop for artists’ prints, clothing, books, toys & more.
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InkIe, Jody T, IaIn Sellar, BarBIe lowenBerg, Zoe VeneSS, andy CounCIl, CheBa, Cage one, lokey, deamS, Sepr, TIm JoneS, TIm ulewICZ, SpZero76, loCh neSS, Cooper, mr rIkS, ThIrd eye, koe one, Ben mCkay, anna
@Cheba_Bristol facebook.com/WeaponOfChoiceGallery 01179 291 865 www.weaponofchoicegallery.co.uk
8b Park St Bridge, Bristol, BS1 5HR (Map D3)
aTomIC, mIke o, John moleSworTh, mIller, mr ChrISTa, BIll gIleS, andrew wrIghT, kId Crayon, mark head, Sarah BreeSe, CharlIe mCfarley, ChIBa loVe, JameS STar, onepoInToh, eVa nafTel & more!
Weapon of choice gallery, 8B parK ST, BriSTol, BS1 5hr
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Thurs 12th Dec // The Bunker
Tues 3rd Dec // The Stag and Hounds
Fri 13th Dec // The Lanes
Thurs 5th Dec // Mr Wolfs
The Blue Aeroplanes
Sat 21st Dec // The Big Chill
Fri 6th Dec // The Fleece
Motherâ€™s Ruin Christmas
Dr Syntax & The Mouse Outfit
Sat 21st Dec // Mothers Ruin
Fri 13th Dec // Thekla
Lee Scratch Perry
Sun 23rd Dec // Fleece
Sat 14th Dec // O2 Academy
Boxing Day Xmas Party
Thurs 26th Dec // Dojo
Sat 14th Dec // Full Moon / Attic
NYE Free Party
Tues 31st Dec // The Big Chill
Fri 27th Dec // The Golden Lion
NYE - Department S Club Night
Tues 31st Dec // The Lanes
Tues 31st Dec // NYE Spectacular!
Nightlife 51 Stokes Croft Big Chill Bar The Bristol Ram The Bunker Cosies Crofters Rights Dojo Elbow Room Fleece The Full Moon and Attic Bar The Golden Lion Java Lakota The Lanes Mbargo Mothersâ€™ Ruin Mr Wolfs O2 Academy Pam Pam The Stag and Hounds Syndicate Thekla The Woods
Interview: Har Mar Superstar
Har Mar talks to us about his new album Bye Bye 17 Bristol’s Fleece has a track record of bringing world-class acts through its doors, from the likes of Oasis and Radiohead to Amy Winehouse. Last month, Har Mar Superstar joined the list of notable musicians to play the venue. American soul singer Har Mar Superstar has been steadily rising to fame since the release of his self-titled debut album in 2001. As well as his undoubted musical ability, his energetic live performances and eccentric personality have helped gain him a huge cult following. He even has his own ‘day’, September 20th is officially Har Mar Superstar Day in the city of Minneapolis. Interview by Rachel Morris Photography: Lukcasz Kaminski
Born Sean Tillmann, the singer has said that he initially created Har Mar Superstar as a way to get away with “the more fantastic things in life” but now he and Har Mar are one in the same. He has become known for his wacky live performances (think mass pillow fights), for which he says he doesn’t rehearse, “I just follow where the energy is and have fun.” His show at The Fleece set was, as expected, unexpected. He continually delighted his audience with his offbeat antics, including finishing one of his songs from headstand position. We had a chat with the singer beforehand.
Welcome to Bristol. How do you like touring in England? Thanks! It’s great -the drives are really short and the shows are really fun. I love it. What did you do in Bristol today? Uhh, got our laundry done and went to a movie. What did you see? We went to see Thor 2. It was pretty fun. You seem quite keen to strip off during your live shows. Are we going to be seeing any chest hair tonight? Probably! How much of Har Mar Superstar is you and how much is a persona? It’s not really that much of a character any more. It’s just me playing the songs that I wrote. It started off as me pretending to be more confident, but now I am more confident so I don’t need to pretend anymore.
Your sound is quite distinctive. How did you find it? I listen to a lot of soul music. Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder are some of my favourite artists, so I kind of took inspiration from there. You’re known best for your live performances. How do you plan those? Well it’s a natural thing. I don’t like rehearsing, I just go for it and figure it out! It comes naturally I guess. I just follow where the energy is and have fun. Your latest album Bye Bye 17 came out this year. What does the title mean? It’s a coming of age sort of thing. When you turn eighteen in the US it’s kind of a milestone, and I feel like this is the least tongue-in-cheek album I’ve made. It has a more mature sound. Do you have a favourite song from the album? It changes all the time. I really like the last song ‘Late Night Morning Light’ a lot. How would you describe your music to anyone who hasn’t heard it? I’d say it’s like soul, R&B, almost Motown-y but sometimes modern.
51 Stokes Croft Club & Bar
No 51 is one of the oldest public houses in Bristol, embedded in the core of the cultural quarter of Stokes Croft. Offering a vast selection of spirits, wines, lager and ale to accompany a delicious menu serving food on a daily basis. Open til late, 6 nights a week. Whatever you are looking for from a night out, No 51 is sure to deliver.
December 2013 listings Sunday 1st DJ’s ‘til Late FREE Monday 2nd DJ Jason Jones FREE Tuesday 3rd Blankety Quiz Plus Eat your Greens DJs. £1 to Enter Quiz Wednesday 4th Open Deck Night FREE Thursday 5th DJ’s ‘til Late FREE Friday 6th DJ Papa Moomin FREE Saturday 7th Dr Fly Sessions FREE Sunday 8th A-Master presents the Soul Searching Sessions FREE Monday 9th DJ Ocelot FREE Tuesday 10th Blankety Quiz Plus DJ’s ‘til late. £1 to Enter Quiz Wednesday 11th Open Deck Night FREE
Wednesday 18th Open Deck Night FREE Thursday 19th Shock the Might Sound System FREE Friday 20th DJ Harsh Nature FREE Saturday 21st DJ Alfie FREE Sunday 22nd A-Master presents the Soul Searching Sessions FREE Monday 23rd DJ Nathan Chambers FREE Tuesday 24th Christmas Eve Blankety Quiz Plus DJ’s ‘til Late. £1 to Enter Quiz Christmas Day CLOSED Thursday 26th Boxing Day DJ’s ‘til Late FREE
Thursday 12th DJ ‘til Late FREE
Friday 27th DJ Pauli and Little Tom FREE
Friday 13th DJ Paddy Jinnah (Dirty Old Town) FREE
Saturday 28th DJ Big Chief Weird Bird FREE
Saturday 14th DJ’s ‘til Late FREE
Sunday 29th DJs ‘til Late FREE
Sunday 15th DJ’s ‘til Late FREE
Monday 30th DJs ‘til Late FREE
0117 914 8048
Monday 16th DJ’s ‘til Late FREE
Tuesday 31st NYE 51 PARTY! £5 ADV TICKETS MOTOD!
51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP (Map C3)
Tuesday 17th Blankety Quiz Plus DJ’s ‘til Late. £1 to Enter Quiz
Big Chill Bar Club & Bar
A social hub bringing together a community with a love of quality music, drink and food and a passion for art & design. DJs and live music from Tuesday to Saturday plus their Mi Casa pop-up restaurant serves highly rated food every lunch and dinner. Open from 12pm until late Monday to Thursday and 3am at weekends. Entry is always free.
The weekly jam session. £2.50 pint plus discounted cocktails
+ fortnightly our new comedy night “a man walks into a bar...”
with Sip the Juice AND Hot Buttered Soul Underground House Music with GramRCY & guests
House / Techno / Party Plus in the Study - Steve Rice
Funk / Soul / Breaks Plus in the Study - Mr Fantastic
House / Party / Vibes Plus in the Study - Andres Cerervo
Christmas Special over 2 floors Intergalactic / Radio / Station
Vinyl / 45’s / Special Plus in the Study - Chris Farrell (Idle Hands)
Funk / Hip Hop / House
Last Ever Big Chill Performance! Plus in the Study - Soulworks
Disco / House / Electrofunk
0117 930 4217 www.bigchill.net/bristol
15 Small Street, Bristol, BS1 1DE (Map C3) 49
The Bristol Ram Public House
With locally sourced food made with the finest ingredients and a fine selection of beers, wines and spirits to accompany it, if you ever find yourself nearby and in need of some first class pub food, great beer, it really is the only place to go on Park Street. Not just that, The Bristol Ram hosts some of Bristolâ€™s best bands until the early hours of the morning. The Ram really does have it all.
@bristolram facebook.com/bristolram 0117 926 8654
32 Park St, West End, Bristol, BS1 5JA (Map D3)
The Bunker Nightclub
An essential addition to Bristol’s nightlife scene! Opening 6 nights a week from 9pm to 3am, this is Bristol’s No.1 student venue. Drinks starting at £1.00 are just the standard, queuing is kept to a minimum, big name DJs will be regularly attending, Bristol’s best promoters will be on the door, what more could you want?
@bunker_bristol facebook.com/bunkerbristol 0117 930 4604 www.thebunkerbristol.com
78 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1QU (Map C2) 51
Cosies Club & Bar
Low expense, no pretence still supplying the alternative, cheap booze, church pews, all set to music from the hippest cats and kittens. Thereâ€™s no shortage of top DJs playing at this legendary little venue. Playing well into the night, music wise the remit is mainly Reggae and Hip Hop, Bristol Bass and Funky Stuff with a friendly party vibe for all ages.
@cosiesbristol facebook.com/cosies.bristol 0117 942 4110 www.cosies.co.uk
34 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8RG (Map C4)
Crofters Rights Bar & Club
Situated in the heart of Stokes Croft, Crofters Rights brings you fine craft beer, exciting street food and a big versatile arts space for the local community. Passionate about beer, we are dedicated to seeking out the finest beers the UK craft beer scene has to offer. Our carefully selected list includes some lovely local beers from Bristol as well as some interesting international beers.
@Crofters_Rights facebook.com/CroftersRights 0117 2310 079 www.croftersrights.co.uk
117-119 Stokes Croft Bristol, BS1 3RW (Map C3) 53
NIghtclub Dojo has become one of Bristolâ€™s leading venues for underground electronic music. This intimate venues sees local and International DJs play to one of the best and most up for it crowds in the city. A good sound system, dancefloor and beautiful outdoor terrace makes this the perfect small venue. Last entry is now 2am for non members and 4am for members.
@Dojosbristol facebook.com/dojo.bristol 0117 9251 177 www.dojolounge.co.uk
12-16 Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5LJ (Map C3)
Elbow Room Bar & Club
Lively but laid back, both urban and urbane, ‘Purple Haze’ meets purple baize with two fantastic eight foot pool tables and walls decorated with graffiti by some of the nation’s finest artists. Open until 2am and until 4am at the weekend with free entry. A great place to hold a party for up to 100 guests with your own bar, DJ equipment, toilets and dance floor.
@elbowrroombris fb.com/The-Elbow-Room-Bristol 0117 930 0242 www.theelbowroom.co.uk
64 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JN (Map D3) 55
Live Music Venue Legendary live music venue previously hosting the likes of Oasis, The Strokes, Goldfrapp and Bloc Party. The venue hosts live music 7 nights a week and with new club nights coming soon The Fleece is a must for music lovers and students. The in-house promotions team are also responsible for promoting many gigs across the city in other venues so follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
@fleecebristol facebook.com/fleecebristol 0117 945 0996 www.thefleece.co.uk
12 St. Thomas Street, Bristol, BS1 6JJ (Map D3)
The Full Moon & Attic Bar The Full Moon pub, Attic bar with its Moonshine bar and Shisha bar are all the on the same grounds. This really is a hub for all night activities from events, parties, drink and food. DJ nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. To add to this there is also a backpackers hotel which adds an international vibe to a great night out. What more could you ask for?
DECEMBER Thursday 5th
TEMWA film night (details to follow)
8pm - 2am
£3 all night
Friday 6th Conscious vibrations:
Onlyjoe (live) Count Bobo & The Bullion (live) Lionpulse Sound DJ Misterlong 8.30pm - 2am
Free before 10pm, £3 after
Saturday 7th Supergroup action from:
8.30pm - 2am
Free before 10pm, £3 after
Friday 13th Irresisitible latin manoeuvres:
Baila La Cumbia (live) Vamos (live) Area Boys 8.30pm - 2am
0117 924 5007 www.fmbristol.co.uk
8.30pm - 2am
Free before 10pm, £3 after
Saturday 21st Fundraiser for the Phillipines disaster:
Bristol’s Gift - charity fundraiser for the Phillipines. Full line up coming soon.
Tuesday 31st You know it makes sense:
NEW YEARS EVE!! Laid Blak Cut Capers ASBO Disco (live)
And more surprise guests 8pm - 4am
Tickets available from Bristol Ticket Shop (call 0117 929 9008) or The Full Moon.
Zen Hussies (live) Mango Factory (live) DJ Boundary (Swing City) DJ Andres (Feel The Real) 8.30pm - 2am
1 North Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3PR (Map C3)
Free before 10pm, £3 after
Babyhead (live) more TBA
Free before 10pm, £3 after
Stokes Croft • Bristol • BS1 3PR
High Cross Society (live) Cut Capers (live) DJ Dad Stevie Bear
The full moon Attic Bar
Soca 96 (live) Three Kings High (live) Mike Dennis
The Full Moon & Attic Bar Free before 10pm , £3 after til 2am most nights
The Golden Lion Live Music Venue
Live music 6 nights a week with something for everyone! Mondays - Open Mic Night. Tuesdays - Live in the Lionsâ€™ Den: an evening of Folk music hosted my Nuala Honan. Wednesays - Uberphonic: A surprise mix bag encompassing the whole music spectrum. Keep up to date on our Social Media pages for full listings and details. Bar open â€˜til 1am Friday and Saturday, and midnight on Sunday Thursday.
@goldenlionbriz facebook.com/goldenlionbristol 0117 924 6449 www.goldenlionbristol.co.uk
244 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8NZ (Map A3)
Bar & Club Java is the upmarket venue for Bristolâ€™s elite clubbers. Java prides itself on producing phenomenal drinks made with premium ingredients and delivered with unbeatably friendly and professional service. With a truly unique VIP experience in the Mauretania and a lively and happening dance floor room playing credible commercial tunes.
@Java_Bristol facebook.com/JavaBristol 0117 930 4561 www.javabristol.co.uk
9 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5NF (Map D3) 59
Situated in a converted warehouse, hosting a wide range of underground events. It now welcomes a larger crowd of people owing to the mix in music styles on show. The club covers 3 storeys, 4 dance areas, a huge balcony. Lakota also boasts a massive outside smoking area. Lakota remains one of Bristolâ€™s big players pulling in the crowds from near and afar.
Lakota December 2013 Friday 6
Back to the Beginning: old skool, hardcore, gabber, hardstyle & D&B
Jungle, bassline, techno & more
Rave Unity Saturday 7
United Sounds & Skankers D&B, jungle, house, garage, grime, dancehall & more
Sip The Juice Hip hop Thursday 12
Wide Eyes House, garage & bass
@LakotaBristol facebook.com/lakotabristol 0117 923 2225 www.lakota.co.uk
6 Upper York St, Bristol, BS2 8QN (Map C3)
lakota.co.uk Lakota - Bristol LakotaBristol
Design by Devilmode Photography by Oneeleven
Devtek 5 Saturday 14
No Scrubs R&B, garage, hip hop, house, disco & more
Peja Slums Polish hip hop Friday 20
D&B Assassins D&B & jungle Saturday 21
Infected Turkey Techno, acid, hardgroove & more Tuesday 31
Wide Eyes NYE House, garage & bass
Live Music Venue & Bowling Alley
Rapidly establishing itself amongst the ranks of Bristols most respected music venues. As well as playing host to both international and local live music and clubnights, The Lanes also offers round the clock bowling, an Italian style pizzeria, karaoke, a vintage shop and even a bed for the night. All in a genuinely laid back atmosphere.
Thursday 5th December
Friday 6th December
SWING N TINGZ II
9pm - 3am £5 entry
Saturday 7th December
DEPARTMENT S CLUB NIGHT
9pm - 3am £5 entry
Friday 13th December Saturday 14th December Friday 20th December Saturday 21st December
John The Mod spinning 60’s garage beats, northern soul, 60’s grooves, rock & roll, two-tone, tamla, alt 80’s, mod & indie anthems. THE LOST BOYS playing live, support from WINTER MILAN.
9pm - 3am £5 entry
DEPARTMENT S CLUB NIGHT
9pm - 3am £5 entry
John The Mod spinning 60’s garage beats, northern soul, 60’s grooves, rock & roll, two-tone, tamla, alt 80’s, mod & indie anthems. THE CAEZARS playing live.
KEBAB SHOP DISCO 80s edition!
DEPARTMENT S CLUB NIGHT - XMAS PARTY John The Mod spinning 60’s garage beats, northern soul, 60’s grooves, rock & roll, twotone, tamla, alt 80’s, mod & indie anthems. THE WEST INDIES playing live, support from THE TRANSPERSONALS.
9pm - 3am Free entry
9pm - 3am £5 entry
Saturday 28th December
FAT LIP XMAS PARTY
9pm - 3am £4 entry
Tuesday 31st December
DEPARTMENT S CLUB NIGHT - NYE PARTY
9pm - 3am £10/£15 entry
facebook.com/lanes.bristol 0117 325 1979 www.thelanesbristol.co.uk
John The Mod spinning 60’s garage beats, northern soul, 60’s grooves, rock & roll, two-tone, tamla, alt 80’s, mod & indie anthems. THE SHIMMER BAND playing live.
22 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE (Map C3) 61
Popular with both locals and students with seriously low drink prices and a consistently lively atmosphere every night of every week. Fancy some unpretentious good old fashioned merriment followed by dancing the night away into the wee hours of the morning? Mbargo it is then!
@mbargobristol facebook.com/Mbargobristol 0117 925 3256 www.mbargo-bristol.co.uk
The Triangle, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1ER (Map C2)
Mothersâ€™ Ruin Bar & Live Music Venue
Bright Red, behind the market on St Nicks street, a three floor mad funhouse that specialises in super sweaty aural delights of Rock n Roll, Pop and Disco. Free to enter nearly every night, without compromising on entertainment. Upstairs or downstairs you wonâ€™t find anywhere quite like here!
@themothersruin facebook.com/The-Mothers-Ruin 07546 082 009 eepurl.com/ApQPv
7-9 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1UE (Map C3) 63
Live Music Venue & Bar Wolfies is the place for live music and late night party supporting the best live music from Bristol and beyond. It’s the place you’ll get the opportunity to see up and coming bands, to bust some moves on the dance floor, to watch talented artists paint live, to hear some quality musicians come together and jam their hearts out. Open 7 nights a week.
LiSTiNGS DECEMBER 2013 Sunday 1st DJ Joe Coates FREE
support Later: DJ ‘til Late £3/£4
Monday 2nd SongSmith Later: DJ Sho’Nuff FREE
Wednesday 18th Open Mic Night Later: LittleBoSelecta FREE
Tuesday 3rd Tanya’s Swap Shop With Live Music and DJ’s ‘til Late £3/£4
Thursday 19th Pheonix Live Productions Live Music ‘til 12 Later: DJ Lunchbox £3/£4
Wednesday 4th Open Mic Night Later: Dj Alfie FREE
Friday 20th Peyote Plus Support Later: DJ ‘til Late £3/£4
Thursday 5th Dirty Luck Shanade Later: DJ Vallee £3/£4
Saturday 21st Gecko Christmas Party Later: The Rat a Tat Tat DJs £3/£4
Friday 6th Trokya A dromedary and one velvet chestnut Later: DJ Lunchbox and DJ Mako and the Hawk £3/£4
Sunday 22nd Big Chief Weird Bird FREE
Saturday 7th Rubicon The Zeekats Later: Ewan Hoozami £3/£4 Sunday 8th DJ Lunchbox FREE
Tuesday 24th Christmas Eve Open Mic Night Later: DJ Lunchbox £3/£4 from Midnight
Monday 9th SongSmith Later: DJ Alfie FREE
Christmas Day Closed
Tuesday 10th Live music Later: Dave Remix £3/£4
Thursday 26th DJ’s ‘til Late £3/£4
Wednesday 11th Open Mic Night Later: Chazzie J FREE Thursday 12th Live music Later: DJ Sho’Nuff £3/£4
@mrwolfsbristol facebook.com/MrWolfs 0117 927 3221 www.mrwolfs.com
33 St Stephens Street, Bristol, BS1 1JX (Map D3)
Monday 23rd SongSmith Later: DJ Alfie FREE
Friday 27th The Great Big Bargain Later: DJ’s ‘til Late £3/£4 Saturday 28th Live Acts TBC Later: P.O.D.G.E £3/£4 Sunday 29th DJ’s ‘til Late FREE
Friday 13th Joe Driscoll, Ewan Hoozami Live. Later: DJs ‘til Late £3/£4
Monday 30th SongSmith Later: DJ Sno’Nuff FREE
Saturday 14th Muff Said EP Launch With The Sneak Eazies Later: DJ Vallee £3/£4
Tuesday 31st – New Years Eve WOLF’S NEW YEARS ROCK AND ROLL PARTY With The 45s, The Radio Nasties, Rollover Beethoven DJs, DJ Big Chief Weird Bird, £5 advance tickets, more on the door!
Sunday 15th Big Chief Weird Bird FREE Monday 16th SongSmith Later: DJ Sho’Nuff FREE Tuesday 17th Heymoonshaker plus
TEL: 0117 9273221
Live Performance Venue The o2 Academy is one of Bristolâ€™s best-known and busiest music venues, playing host to major touring acts as well as up-and-coming artists. o2 Academy have established themselves as one of the best music venues in the Southwest. Also home to Ramshackle - the biggest weekly Indie night in Bristol - every Friday. A great way to start the weekend.
@o2academybris facebook.com/o2academybristol 0905 5020 3999 www.o2academybristol.co.uk
Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA (Map D3) 65
Pam Pam Nightclub
Pam Pam is Bristolâ€™s newest and freshest late night destination, a stylish space to relax and unwind with friends. The former Joe Public has been given a fantastic new refurbishment that has to be seen. Luxurious and funky surroundings offer you the chance to party in style to a weekly line up that is second to none. Cliftonâ€™s hot new venue.
@pampambristol facebook.com/pam.pampam.94 0117 973 1249 www.pampam.co.uk
3 Queens Avenue, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1QU (Map C2)
The Stag & Hounds Public House
A well-established pub dating back to the 15th century, with friendly staff serving real ales and a great selection of pub classics until 8pm. The downstairs stage hosts some of Bristol’s best live bands and international artists, including jazz, punk, folk, and indie rock. “The Stag” is one of Bristol’s most eclectic live venues. Another reason to head into Old Market.
@Stagandhounds The Stag and Hounds 0117 329 2141
74 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0EJ (Map C4) 67
As soon as you walk through the doors you are immediately taken into a world of your own! You’ll find dancers on podiums, robots and creatures on stilts crawling around the massive dancefloor! If raving till morning isn’t your cup of tea, you can always chill in Syndicate’s 2nd room, filled with luxurious seating and a unique bar area. With amazing lights, 2 lasers and a sound system to blow your socks off.
@syndicateclub Syndicate Bristol 0117 945 0325 www.thesyndicate.com
15 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2JY (Map C3)
Live Music Venue & Club Bristolâ€™s only music venue and club on a boat! From live toe-tapping Americana to the dirtiest Dubstep this side of London and everything in between, we have all your musical needs covered. We play host to the cream of the cityâ€™s weekly club nights as well as national and international touring live acts every week. Welcome aboard!
@theklabristol facebook.com/theklabristol 0117 929 3301 www.theklabristol.co.uk
The Grove, Bristol, BS1 4RB (Map D3) 69
The Woods Bar
The Woods has been going strong for over five years. One of the biggest spirit selections in Bristol, not to mention a massive selection of bottled beers. When it comes to the weekend no bar does it like The Woods, open till 4am on Friday and 6am on Saturday, working through all the different types of music possible until the early hours.
thewoodsbristol facebook.com/TheWoodsBristol 0117 925 0890 www.thewoodsbar.co.uk
1 Park Street Avenue, Bristol, BS1 5JN (Map C2)
6oz prime beef with bacon and blue cheese: £9.55 Owner: Dan Berhradnia // Burger Joint
Special Bavarian Beerhouse Wurstplatte: £12.80 Bartender: Marc Brunet Pascal // Bavarian Beerhouse
Pan Roasted Monkfish (Christmas menu): £21.95 for two courses Head Chef: Iain Webb // The Spotted Cow
Lilly’s Afternoon tea: £11 Co-founder: Joney // Cox and Baloney
Spotlight: Chin! Chin! Bar and Kitchen
Falafel and hummus pitta: £3.99 Jose: Manager // Eat a Pitta
Owner: Darren Armstrong Pressed Pork Belly: £13.95 Adam our wonderful Head Chef has a number of signature dishes – and Chin! Chin! pork belly is one of them. It varies a little in tune with the season, but remains a best seller with customers. The secret’s in the cooking process (twice cooked) – and the spices. “You need to use good quality pork that has been treated with respect. First it’s braised for seven hours, then pressed with a weight that pushes out the fat and makes the meat relax. It’s then solid meat,” he explains. “Now in winter I’m doing it with black pudding and potato puree which looks like chocolate mousse, served with beautiful creamed Savoy cabbages that are in the market, and Granny Smith apple puree. It works beautifully with Indian spices.”
Orange Creme Brulee with Chilli Almond Truffle: £5.00 Sous Chef: Carl Eades // Rose of Denmark
Food and Drink Arch House Deli Bravarian Beerhouse Brace & Browns Bravas Burger Joint Chin! Chin! Cowshed Cox and Baloney Eat a Pitta Gallimaufry Grillstock Kings Arms The Mall Deli Myristica Rockfish Grill Rosemarino The Rose of Denmark Ruby & White The Social Soukitchen The Spotted Cow Stable Pizza The TownHouse The White Bear
Arch House Deli Deli & Cafe
UK Deli of the Year 2011/2012 and Bristol Best Deli 2012 & 2013. Arch House Deli is famed for its friendly approachable staff, ethos on using local products and for stocking interesting, exciting and most importantly, tasty deli food. The deli has a café as well as an outside seating area and is open 7 days a week.
BRISTOL BEST DELI 2012 & 2013
gift hampers from £25 to £200
A gift hamper is a great way to let somebody know that you’re thinking of them, whatever the occasion.
@ArchHouseDeli www.facebook.com/ArchHouseDeli 0117 974 1166
All hampers are individually made and gift wrapped to order from the finest local & international gourmet food and drink available from Arch House Deli. Order from the deli or online. Our hampers also make the perfect corporate gift at Christmas or for an employee that you’d like to reward with something special and unique.
0117 974 1166 Boyces Avenue, Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8 4AA (Map C1)
Bavarian Beerhouse Beerhouse
An authentic German experience with a variety of drafted ice cold beers served in huge stein glasses, accompanied by hearty Bavarian food and OompahTainment. Table service is provided by charming waitresses and waiters in traditional Bavarian dress. All meat, pretzels and bread is imported from Germany with their own â€˜Bavarian Beerhouseâ€™ freezing truck once a week.
BavarianBeerUK facebook.com/BavarianBeerhouseUK 0117 923 0031 www.bavarian-beerhouse.co.uk
46-48 Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol, BS1 4HX (Map D3) 75
Brace & Browns Restaurant
A relaxed atmosphere and finest quality food and drink. The head chef has introduced a new breed of tapas: ‘British Tapas’. Using locally sourced organic produce, this isn’t your traditional tapas bar. Think Pimms, gin & tonics, cider and apple slow roasted pork belly, and mini fish & chips. Outdoor dining area, and fantastic choice of wines and cocktails on offer.
@braceandbrowns Brace & Browns 0117 973 7800 www.braceandbrowns.co.uk
43 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LS (Map C2)
Bravas Tapas Bar
Born from the success of an in-house â€˜supper clubâ€™ style pop-up restaurant, Bravas opened on Cotham Hill in 2012. This authentic Spanish inspired tapas bar was awarded Best Tapas and Best Newcomer in Bristol in its first year. Enjoy casual dining with friends & family around the bar or at a table in an intimate setting.
@BravasBristol www.facebook.com/BravasBristol 0117 329 6887 www.bravas.co.uk
7 Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6LD (Map B2)
Burger Joint Restaurant
Since opening in August 2009, the burger joint has earned a reputation for selling the best burgers in Bristol. Unique in their combination of quality and value, the burger joint has consistently been voted among the top restaurants in Bristol, including Best Burger Restaurant in the Bristol Good Food Awards. Serious about burgers, and using only the freshest ingredients and finest quality meat.
THE BURGER JOINT CHRISTMAS MENU Starters Goats cheese bruschetta - crostini with chopped basil, tomatoes, garlic & goats cheese Wild mushrooms, sauteed with butter, garlic and parsley on a warm brioche Home-made duck’s liver pate, ciabatta toast and relish Main course Choose any of our delicious range of burgers, including *Beef * Lamb * Chicken * Veggie *Venison *Wild Boar Add any two of our choice of 22 toppings, two from our choice of 18 sauces and one of our 10 side dishes Try our Christmas burger with turkey, stuffing, brie and cranberry sauce Dessert Specially sourced Christmas pudding with home-made custard or cream Home made warm chocolate brownies with vanilla icecream and chocolate sauce Home made sticky toffee pudding
@danburgerjoint www.facebook.com/burgerjointbristol 0117 329 0887 email@example.com
83 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS6 6ND (Map C2)
Wines, beers and soft drinks at very reasonable prices 2 Courses £13.95, 3 Courses £16.95 Minimum 4 people. Menu only available if booked in advance. Available anytime between 25 Nov-23 Dec (Not Fri & Sat)
Chin! Chin! Deli & Restarant
A Deli-style cafe by day and an intimate and informal neighbourhood restaurant in the evenings, serving modern Great British and ‘Empire-inspired’ tasty food. Sourcing the freshest regional produce from the South-West and Wales and award-winning wines from around the world. Open all day, 7 days a week, serving Brunch, Deli-Style Lunches, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and a Great British Sunday Roast.
@ChinChinBristol facebook.com/ChinChinBarKitchen 0117 973 9393 www.chinchinbarkitchen.com
155 St Michael’s Hill, High Kingsdown, Bristol, BS2 8DB (Map C3) 79
Located on the bustling Whiteladies Road up in Clifton. The Cowshed focuses on serving local free range meat and a menu of good, simple, British food - with a twist on a classic thrown in here and there. With an exciting extension on the horizon for Autumn 2013, this gives guests even more opportunity to try some of Bristol’s best steak.
Christmas Dinner Party menu Monday to Friday - 6 Guests or More
3 Course 29.95 starters
Chef ’s Selection of Starters
Mains Slow Cooked Belly of Lamb Stuffed with Garlic & Rosemary, Sweet Potato Collcannon, Tenderstem Broccoli & a Red Wine Jus. GF The Cowshed Game Pie & Chips Fish of the Day, Seasonnal Salad
v Twice Baked Beetroot & Goats Cheese Soufflé v Wild Mushroom & Celeriac Risotto with Truffle Oil Ruby & White 31 day dry aged West Country Free Range Beef
10 oz Rump Steak Steak on Stone 8 oz Sirloin
(Cooked at the table by the customer, limited availability)
10 oz Rib Eye
6oz Fillet Steak (Supplement 3.50) Steaks Served with a Salad & Chips
Desserts Dark Chocolate Tart & Vanilla Ice-Cream Mulled Wine Poached Pear with Vanilla Pannacotta & Granola Pieces
Christmas Pudding Parfait & Shortbread @cowshedbristol facebook.co.uk/thecowshedbristol 0117 973 3550 www.thecowshedbristol.com
46 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2NH (Map C2)
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Clotted Cream Cheese Board (supplement 2.50) Coffee & Petit Four £5.50
Please note that this is a sample menu and that from time to time certain dishes or ingredients are restricted due to market availability. Dishes may contain buckshot. v Vegetarian, All our dishes may contain nuts or nut oil, please be sure to inform your waiter or waitress of any allergies. A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to a table of 8 or more.
THE COWSHED 46 Whiteladies Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2NH
0117 973 3550
Cox and Baloney Tearoom
A unique vintage-style tearoom serving lunch, brunch and afternoon tea on grandma’s favourite china! Famous for their cream tea towers and unique handblended Cox and Baloney loose leaf teas, sample the ‘Mr Darcy’ (English Breakfast) or ‘Granny Garden’ (Elderberry, Apple and Hibiscus). Next door to the delightful Cox and Baloney shop, crammed full of vintage treasures and one-of-kind pieces.
@coxandbaloney facebook.com/coxandbaloney 0117 944 3100 www.coxandbaloneytearooms.com
182 & 184 Cheltenham Road, Cotham, BS6 5RB (Map B3) 81
Eat a Pitta Market Food
Based in historic St Nicholas market in Bristolâ€™s old city, Eat a Pitta serves up the ultimate falafel sandwich. Handmade falafel is carefully prepared using a secret family recipe then cooked fresh right in front of your eyes. Add salad and home made hummus piled high either in a pitta or in a box. We promise you will not leave hungry!
@eatapitta Eat a Pitta 07825 659 525 www.eatapitta.co.uk
1-3 St Nicholas Market, Bristol, BS1 1LJ (Map C3)
An independent restaurant, bar, live music venue and arts space. Seasonal, locally sourced food is available all day (12pm11pm) with roasts & Bloody Mary specials on Sunday. Eat outside, downstairs or book a table in their mezzanine restaurant. It’s worth checking their website for up-to-date information on menus, live music & events, plus monthly featured local artists in the gallery.
Christmas at The Gallimaufry
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2 Courses £24.95 / 3 Courses £28.50 Only applies to bookings of 10 people or over Glass of English Sparkling Wine Bread and Butter
Starters Beetroot Cured Salmon, Apple & Celeriac Remoulade, Anise Crackers Jellied Ham Hock, Piccalilli, Toast Roast Squash, Goats Curd, Pecan Praline, Sage Roast Pigeon, Braised Red Cabbage Puree, Honey & Mustard Parsnips
Mains Wild Mushroom Pie, Savoy Cabbage, Chestnuts Whole Roast Partridge, Pear Stuffing, Roasted Celeriac, Bread Sauce Roast Haunch of Venison, Boulangere Potatoes, Smoked Shallots Pan Roasted Hake, Braised Fennel & Chicory, Red Wine Sauce
Desserts Warm Hazelnut Sponge, Nutmeg Semifreddo Apple Tart Tatin, Salt Caramel Ice Cream Triple Chocolate Brownie, Espresso Crème Brulee Gorwydd Caerphilly, Stichelton, Crackers, Port & Red Onion Jam @TheGalliBristol
Home Made Mince Pies and Satsumas
facebook.com/TheGallimaufryBristol 0117 942 7319 www.thegallimaufry.co.uk
26-28 The Promenade, Gloucester Rd, Bristol, BS7 8AE 26 The Promenade, Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AE, (Map A3)
TELEPHONE 0117 942 7319 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org WEB www.thegallimaufry.co.uk TWITTER @thegallibristol 83
After 4 years of bringing Grillstock BBQ & Music Festival to Bristol harbor-side, Grillstock finally have a permanent home in Bristol for their deep south style BBQ. Festival posters and images line the walls, and a soundtrack of delta blues plays loudly. All BBQ meats are freshly smoked on site for up to 18hrs. Visit Grillstock for some meat, music & mayhem. Open 11am-11pm Mon - Sat, 11am - 10pm Sun
@grillstock facebook.com/grillstockBBQ 0117 927 3200 www.grillstock.co.uk
Glass Arcade St. Nicks Market Bristol, BS1 4RS (Map C3)
Kings Arms Public House
The Kings Arms is a wonderfully diverse place, with a café bar, two dining rooms, a party hall and two lounges spread over 4 levels. Its quirky décor reflects the owner’s interior design background, and the kitchen is testament to her passion for food. The menu is sourced from local producers and ranges from great pub classics to tasty tapas.
Christmas Menu Starters Spiced chicken liver parfait, West Country cider chutney, granary toasts Smoked salmon mousse, home cured gravadlax, cucumber relish & lemon crème fraiche Baked brie & cranberry tartlet Honey roasted parsnip soup with thyme & crispy pancetta Main Courses Roast Norfolk black turkey with cranberry & chestnut stuffing & traditional trimmings Chargrilled Perrinpit Farm lamb steak, smoked mash, creamed leeks & redcurrant jus Pan fried sea bass fillets, potato rosti, braised fennel & brown shrimp veloute Roasted winter squash risotto, crispy sage, mozzarella & root vegetable crisps All served with a selection of seasonal vegetables
Desserts Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy butter Spiced apple & plum crumble, crème anglaise Bitter chocolate & orange tart with cointreau ice cream @kingsarmsdogs facebook.com/kingsarmsbristol
Selection of local cheeses, homemade chutney, oatcakes
3 Courses for £27.95
0117 973 5922 www.kingsarmsbristol.com
168 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2XZ (Map B2) 85
The Mall Deli Deli & CafĂŠ
A traditional deli & cafĂŠ in the heart of Clifton Village which stocks a wide range of tasty deli goodies, many of which are made daily in their kitchen using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Open 7 days a week, The Mall Deli also offers a catering service for everything from office lunches to party-teas and regularly takes orders for sparkly cupcakes and homemade occasion cakes.
@themalldeli Facebook: The Mall Deli 0117 9734440 www.themalldeli.co.uk
14 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4DR (Map C1)
Specialising in authentic, regional-specific Indian food and going far beyond what you’ll find on the highly Anglicised menus of normal curry houses. A much more exotic and extensive choice of fish and vegetarian dishes, and unlike many Indian restaurants who use one curry sauce as a base for all their dishes, at Myristica all sauces are made individually to order for true authenticity.
Festive Menu 2013 Lunch £17.95 per person Dinner £24.95 per person Please choose one starter, one main & one dessert. Side dishes & Naan Breads are complimentary. Minimum 4 diners required and all orders must be placed in advance.
On Arrival Poppodoms with home made chutney’s.
1. Hara Bhara Kebabs (V) Light patties of mashed potatoes with green spices, coriander and spinach served deep fried with mint chutney. 2. Achari Chicken Tikka Boneless pieces of breast of chicken marinated with ginger, garlic, tangy pickle, freshly squeezed lime juice with ground spices finished in the tandoor. 3. Fish Amritsari Pieces of Tilapia Fish marinated in yoghurt with ground spices and serve fried with tangy tamarind chutney. 4. Turkey- E- Resham Boneless pieces of turkey marinated in ground spices, fresh lemon and cooked in the tandoor. Served on skewers with peppers and onions on a bed of crisp salad leaves.
5. Chicken Patiyala Boneless pieces of marinated chicken simmered in a light sauce of onion, tomato and mild spices, wrapped in an omelette and served with saffron pulao rice. 6. Ghost Labadar Boneless tender pieces of lamb cooked in brown onion sauce with cabbage and mushroom, our own ground spices and served with garlic laced rice. 7. Hariyali Machhi Halibut fish curried with green spices, mint and spinach and served with steamed rice. 8. Kasturba Kofta (V) Koftas of minced vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffed with panner and dry fruits and cooked in a medium flavoured sauce with steamed rice.
Complimentary Side Dishes
9. Mater Panner (V) Indian cottage cheese cooked with fresh garden peas in tomato and onion gravy. 10. Aloo & Chana Masala (V) Rajasthani dish of chick peas and new potato’s with tomato’s, ginger and green chillies. 11. Dal Bhukara (V) Classic dal from the afghan region. Black lentils, red kidney beans with mixed pulses cooked slowly with garlic and finished with fresh cream. 12. Piping hot naan breads (V)
Desserts 13. Gajjar ka Halwa Freshly grated carrots soaked in syrup and flavoured with ground cardamom and sliced pistachios. Served with Saffron ice cream. 14. Raas Malai Dumplings of Indian curd cheese served in thickened sweet milk with pistachios. 15. Peshwari Samosas Filo pastry triangles filled with crushed nuts and coconut served hot with our own cashew nut and rose flavoured ice cream. 16. Vanilla and Cinnamon Cheesecake Our own cheese cake made with vanilla extract and freshly grated cinnamon.
facebook.com/amitlak 0117 927 2277 www.myristica.co.uk
Myristica 51 Welshback Bristol BS1 4AN Tel: 0117 927 2277 Email: Info@Myristica.co.uk www.Myristica.co.uk
51 Welshback, Bristol, BS1 4AN (Map D3) 87
Restaurant & Seafood Market Rockfish serve delicious fresh seafood and quality meat cooked over a charcoal burning fire. Named best seafood restaurant in Bristol for 2012 & 2013 (Bristol Good Food Awards), Rockfish believe that the key to great food is fresh ingredients and simple cooking. Rockfish source their fish daily from the wellmanaged fisheries in the South West of England and the quality is second to none.
Rockfish Menu Today’s wines by the glass & carafe Prosecco Rustico, Nino Franco
Sauvignon St. Bris, Clotilde Davenne, Bourgogne
Chianti Classico ‘I bastioni’, Toscana
Very fine & crisp with hints of golden apple
Hints of green apple with distinct loire like minerality
Exuberant and fruit driven
Antipasti Roasted peppers with olive oil & garlic
Portland pearl oysters £2.00 (each)
Fried Salt cod with parmesan £3.00
Starters Scallops roasted with white wine & garlic
Veal kidneys with garlic butter
Octopus carpaccio with fennel & tomato
Brown shrimps with mace & parsley
Cuttlefish braised in dolcetto
River exe mussels with garlic, bay & chilli
Main Courses Seafood
Steaks & chops
Royale Bream cooked in paper with garlic & rosemary
Grilled over charcoal
Roasted hake with sherry & capers
Prime aged angus rib eye - per 100g
Brill fried in breadcrumbs with tartare sauce
Pork T-bone with roasted apple & marsala
Roasted cod with peas & butter
Bavette with Anchovy butter
From the Charcoal Oven
Food To Share
John Dory fillet with tomato & fennel
Monkfish (900g) - grilled over the charcoal fire
Monkfish with rocket & fennel salad
Boston rib - A single rib of 28 day dry aged beef roasted over the charcoal fire
Sea Bass with clams & tomatoes Dover sole with new season’s olive oil
Side dishes @rockfishgrill Rock Fish Grill 0117 973 7384
Florence fennel gratin
Cavolo nero with wild fennel & chilli
A salad of san marzano tomatoes, capers & oregano
Jersey royal potatoes
www.rockfishgrill.co.uk T: 0117 9737384 E:email@example.com W:www.rockfishgrill.co.uk
128 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RS (Map B2)
Winners of ‘Best Breakfast’ & ‘Best Italian’ at the Bristol Good Food Awards 2012 & 2013. The emphasis is on freshly prepared food created using a combination of ingredients from locally based suppliers and exclusively imported Italian produce. Rosemarino is a little gem to enjoy any time of the day, whether you visit for a full Italian feast or simply a coffee over the papers.
@Rosemarino1 facebook.com/rosemarino 0117 973 6677 www.rosemarino.co.uk
1 York Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1AH (Map C2) 89
The Rose of Denmark Public House & Eatery
An old but perfvectly formed gem of a pub nearby the river and close to the flyover. Since the 1800s and maybe beyond, The Rose of Denmark has been a welcome pub with friendly folk, warming fires and tasty fayre. The weekly changing menu for lunch, dinner and tapas is superbly put together using only finest of local ingredients.
@roseofdenmark The-Rose-of-Denmark 07709 832 626 www.roseofdenmark.co.uk
6 Dowry Square, Hotwells, Bristol, BS8 4QL (Map D1)
Ruby & White Deli & Butchers
The More than just a butchers, the mezzanine area of the shop houses a Deli showcasing British artisanal charcuterie and cheeses, with a wealth of crackers, chutneys and complimentary handpicked wines from around the world. Customers are encouraged to sample the deli produce on offer in the new cafĂŠ, with lunchtime sandwiches and platters available to eat in or takeaway.
y Whit b u R e Kitchen New Winter Menu Now Available to eat in or takeaway All dishes are lovingly homemade
Take Us Home!
0117 973 0333
Sweet treats From Traditional British Farmhouse Dishes,
Our West Country
Hearty Meat Pies
using the freshest
To Showstopping Party centre pieces, All oven-ready for you to takeaway
Feeding the whole office? Ask about our multibuy discounts and delivery service* * restrictions apply
48 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2NH 48 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2NH (Map C2)
0117 973 0333 91
The Social Cafe & Restaurant
Located in the vibrant Stokes Croft, The Social provides a relaxed setting to enjoy delicious home cooked food all day. Offering great deals throughout the week itâ€™s the perfect place for a quick lunch with friends, a work meeting or evening drinks and dinner. The Social is wellknown for keeping their menu fresh and seasonal, with all produce being sourced locally where possible.
@Social_Bristol The Social Bar & Cafe 0117 924 4500 www.thesocialbristol.co.uk
130 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, BS6 5RW (Map B3)
Soukitchen arrived in Bristol 3 years ago, bringing Middle Eastern market food to Southville’s North Street. In this time, Soukitchen has already made waves with its unique concept and menu, offering an eclectic mix of dishes, from the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. Made-for-sharing food to enjoy with family and friends in relaxed and friendly surroundings.
FESTIVE FEAST MENU TO START A SELECTION OF MEZZE DISHES TO SHARE HOMEMADE ZATAR FLATBREAD
MAINS CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
CHARGRILLED VINE LEAF WRAPPED SALMON, LEMON, DILL + SUMAC, PERSIAN JEWELLED RICE + BEETROOT BOORANI CHICKEN BISTILLA (MOROCCAN FILO PIE), ORANGE, FENNEL, POMEGRANATE + PARSLEY SALAD SLOW BRAISED OX CHEEKS, HERITAGE CARROTS, QUINCE, HERB COUSCOUS STUFFED COURGETTE, TURLU TURLU, SLOW COOKED TOMATO + CINNAMON SAUCE, HAZELNUT + KASHKAVEL HERB CRUST
DESSERT CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
BAKED APPLE, KAYMAK + TAHINI HOT DARK CHOCOLATE + PISTACHIO BRIK + BARBERRY SYRUP SPICED OLIVE OIL CAKE, VERJUS CARAMEL + GREEK YOGHURT ICECREAM
£24.95 PER PERSON @soukkitchenbris
AVAILABLE FROM 2nd DECEMBER
facebook.com/souk.kitchen 01179 666 880 www.soukitchen.co.uk
277 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JP (Map E2)
THIS MENU APPLIES TO TABLES OF 8 OR MORE BUT IS AVAILABLE FOR SMALLER TABLES ∞ FOR TABLES OF 8 OR MORE WE WILL ASK FOR A DEPOSIT OF £5.00 PER GUEST AT THE TIME OF BOOKING ∞ DEPOSITS FOR ABSENT GUESTS WILL BE RETURNED IF NOTIFIED 48 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT ∞10% SERVICE CHARGE WILL BE ADDED TO THE FINAL BILL FOR TABLES OF 10 OR MORE
The Spotted Cow Bar & Restaurant
The Spotted Cow is a community pub with a large suntrap garden situated on North Street in the heart of Southville and Bedminster. Since opening it has built a great a reputation for its fantastic kitchen which produces a British inspired menu using only the best local suppliers, plus some ingredients from their very own roof garden.
CHRISTMAS! Two courses £21.95 or Three courses £24.95 Starters Chicken liver parfait with pear chutney & toast Maple & anise cured salmon with sourdough & pickled fennel slaw Venison carpaccio with beetroot, orange & horseradish Roast celeriac soup with apple crisps & mark’s bread Mains Free range turkey breast with pork, chestnut & sage stuffing Jasper’s beef sirloin with yorkshire pudding & horseradish Wild mushroom & dorset blue vinney wellington (v) Roast barbary duck breast with pomegranate jus (All served with traditional trimmings) Poached monkfish with shellfish broth & garlic potatoes Puddings Christmas Semifreddo with candied fruits & brandy cream Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce Local cheeses with fig, crackers & homemade chutney Dark chocolate tart with orange syrup & chantilly cream Or try our feasting menu
@spotted_cow facebook.com/thespottedcowbristol 0117 963 4433 www.thespottedcowbristol.com
£35 Per head including a glass of fizz on arrival Whole roast suckling pig feast served with traditional trimmings and a choice of starter and pudding To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0117 963 4433 www.thespottedcowbristol.com
139 North Street Bedminster Bristol BS3 1EZ (Map E2)
Stable Pizza Restaurant
Award-winning pizzas and over 60 varieties of cider. All pizzas are handmade on site, using organic British flour to create the famous sour dough base and all toppings are sourced from the best producers and growers in the region. Absolutely everything is fresh, organic (where possible), responsibly sourced and prepared. Family friendly and open everyday from 11am-midnight.
NOW TAKING CHRISTMAS BOOKINGS Festive menu from ÂŁ18.00 a head. Including pizza, pudding and our very own mulled cider. Sort out your group and book as soon as humanly possible!
@_TheStable facebook.com/StableRestaurants 0117 927 9999 www.stablepizza.com
Canonâ€™s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5UH (Map D3)
Set Menu available email@example.com | www.stablepizza.com | Beside The Watershed | 0117 927 9999 95
The TownHouse Bar & Restaurant
Embracing British culture and food with a warm and inviting setting akin to a 1920s dining room, with visual references to Churchill and Dickens, antique grandfather clocks and a cosy concoction of traditional and contemporary. Homemade classics like cloudy lemonade and spotted dick with custard. Service is excellent, striking the right balance between attentive and unintvrusive.
TownHouse Bar & Restaurant
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner Al fresco dining Cocktails Wine bar Private dining
For modern British cooking and classic regional dishes, look no further than The TownHouse.
@TownHouseBris facebook.com/TownHouseBristol 0117 973 9302 www.thetownhousebristol.co.uk
85 Whiteladies Road, Clifton Bristol, BS8 2NT (Map C2)
We get genuine pleasure from seeing a smile on your face, making sure your glass is filled and your taste buds are singing and dancing. But above all we want you to feel at home. Come and be our guests. 85 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2NT 0117 973 9302 firstname.lastname@example.org
The White Bear
THE WHITE BEAR
The White Bear is a pub that encapsulates the heart and soul of Bristol – from its rich and dynamic history through to its world-renowned theatre, art and music scene. It combines great food, drink and entertainment with a warm and friendly atmosphere to create a unique establishment. The lunch and dinner menus change daily using fresh ingredients sourced from leading independent suppliers.
WINTER MENU BAR SNACKS All lovingly handmade by our fabulous chefs and friends of the pub Lemon Roasted Greek Pistachios – Taste Award 2013 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£2.50 Hot Salted Almonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£2.50 Real Olive Company Olives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£2.50 Large Scotch Egg & Chutney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.95 Pork Pie & Piccalilli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.95 Hot Sausage Rolls & English Mustard . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3.95 Salted Pollack Fritters & Aioli (Hot from the Kitchen) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3.95
Deli Sandwiches All £4.95 (Served 12pm til 5pm) New Yorker –Pastrami, Emmental, Gherkins, Sauerkraut Fisherman – Fishfingers, Wasabi Tartare Sauce, Green salad Bear Club- Grilled Chicken, Emmental, Bacon, Green Salad, Tomato Smokey Robinson: Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Chives Balls Out- Our Spicy Beef & Pork Meatballs, Slow Cooked Pulled Pork, Melted Cheddar, Rocket & Chilli Sauce (£1 .50 supplement )
Small Plates and Starters All £4.95 ... all prepared within 15 minutes and perfect for a quick lunch or as an entree for evening dinner.
@TheWhiteBear facebook.com/whitebearbristol 0117 904 9054 www.whitebear-bristol.co.uk
Soup of the Day served w/ Bread & butter (See specials board for details) Mushroom Rarebit on Brioche Toast Beetroot Tart with Passata, Goats Cheese & Pine Nuts Smoked Mackerel Pate with Toast & a Worcester Sauce reduction Salmon Fishcakes, Candy Beets, Cucumber & Carrot Salad A Steaming Bowl of Stew (See specials board for details) & Bread and Butter Spicy Beef & Pork Meatballs in a Tomato & Basil Passata & Fresh Bread Mini Cottage Pie
Large Plates Linguini w/ Diced Sauteed Potatoes, Homemade Basil Pesto, Parmesan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.95 Roast Squash, Chilli, Parmesan, Garlic & Rosemary Risotto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.50 Aubergine filled, Mushrooms, Pearl Barley, Lemon, Thyme & Courgette Fritters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.95 Fruits de Mer en Papillote, Boulangere Potatoes, Watercress & Hollandaise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£10.50 Wiltshire Ham, Double Egg and Triple Cooked Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£9.50
Classic Homemade White Bear Burgers All £8.95 Choose from West-Country Beef, Free-Range Chicken or Grilled Honey Goats Cheese & Roasted Red Pepper (V) . All served with French fries, Coleslaw and Salad . Add any of the following for £1 or three for £2 Toppings: Chorizo, Smokey Bacon, Cheddar, Somerset blue, Somerset brie, Pinapple, Sauteed mushrooms, Fried egg, Black Pudding Dipping Sauces: Béarnaise, Hollandaise, Peppercorn, Bone marrow gravy, Aioli, Pesto, Red Onion Chutney, Sweet Chilli (Mild), Flaming Hot Bhut Jolokia chilli sauce .
WINTER WARMERS Portuguese Pulled Pork Stew with Butter Beans, and Black Eyed Peas served with Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8.25 Venison Sausage Casserole with Winter Greens, Creamed Mash and a Redcurrant Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£9.50 Slow-braised Lamb-shank, Boulangere Potato, Winter Greens and a Red Wine Jus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £11.50
Desserts All £4.50 Apple & Blackberry Crumble with custard or Vanilla Icecream Baked Cherry Bakewell Cheesecake with cherry coulis Chocolate Brownie topped with hot chocolate sauce & candied walnut
SIDES 133 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8BS (Map C3
Bread and butter £1 .95, Green salad £2 .50, French Fries £1 .95, Triple cooked fat chips £2 .95 97
Retro phone (more colours available) Iota // £49.99
Piston Tee £25 // Fox + Feather
Bird Walnut designed by Jacob Pugh for Matt Pugh Design No. 31 // £30.00
Karin Akesson Print £25 // Made Just So
Milk Jug by Hanne Rysgaard £39 // Blaze
Nike Air Max 90 Mid ‘Sneakerboot’ £114.99 // 5 Pointz
Shimmer Tweed Dress £65 // Fox + Feather
Shopping & Lifestyle 5 Pointz Amulet Artemis Blaze The Boot Room BS8 Clifton Rocks Clifton Workshop Cooshti Cox and Baloney Dig Ha端shizzle Dustbowl Vintage Dutty Flo-Jo Boutique Fox + Feather Gladrags iota Love From Random Made Just So Niche Frames No 31 Photographique Portabella Rag Trade Boutique Sobeys TShop WAY
Photography by Dani Baker Photography Make up by Jenny Davies Model Donatella Hazel Lilian Pegler Hair by Kyle at Hair@58 Photoshoot for Amulet Boutique
Fleece lined Levi denim jackets Sobeys // £45-£50
1950s quilted ski jacket with mouton collar Dustbowl Vintage // £120.
Gold plate and black diamond bird pendant £135 // Clifton Rocks
Vintage-style dresses by Limbo Clothing £95 // Cox and Baloney
‘Bristol & Bath’ local produce Gift Hampers £25 -£100 // Arch House Deli
Dutty Lifestyle Tee £20 // Shop Dutty
Mr Gugu & Miss Go Clouds sweater £40 // Way
Lowie Turkish socks £20 // Fox + Feather
Susie Watson hand painted pottery collection Artemis
Rascals-Green-Dip-Shirt £69.90 // Tshop
Driftwood Christmas Tree £125 // Haushizzle
Moomin accessories £various // Love from Random
Stay Hungry sweatshirt by Ichiban £59.99 // Tshop
Lynx Slipper Boots Amulet
Independent shopping in Bristol: Meet the owners... Thanks to schemes like the Bristol Pound and ‘Bristol Independents’, Bristol is a city that breeds a culture of independents -particularly when it comes to clothing - and so Bristol is home to some of the best independent clothing stores in the country. We talk to 5 Pointz owner, Dave Perry, about running one of Bristol’s biggest independent streetwear stores.
5 Pointz How did 5 Pointz start out? I’d had a personal interest in sneaker collecting, hip hop, independent streetwear brands and the whole surrounding culture for a good few years before the idea of starting a shop had ever occurred to me. My two older brothers who were running their own restaurant were offered a vacant shop in Old Market. They weren’t interested in it, but having gone with them I had the idea that it could be an urban clothing store. At the time I was relatively clueless and had no experience of retail but thought perhaps I could pull it off with my passion for hip-hop and everything that goes with that. So I signed a lease and tried my best to get some stock from a list of brands I had put together. This wasn’t easy, as I was just an eighteen year-old kid with no experience in the industry and
so I didn’t get taken too seriously. After a lot of bothering them by phone and email, plus plenty of trips to London, I eventually got a few accounts. 5 Pointz started trading in November 2004. What was your original idea behind the shop/brand? The name ‘5 Pointz’ is a reference to the infamous graffiti mecca in New York. Most of the brands we stock were founded either in New York or one of the big West Coast Cities, so I thought the shop name should reflect this somehow. What are the benefits for a customer coming to an independent shop, rather than shopping in big chain stores? When you visit an independent streetwear store like ours, the staff who serve you will be part of a small team who are passionate about the products and everything linked to the culture. I work closely with my staff and everyone knows a lot about the brands. In a big chain store the shop floor staff are unlikely to know the people who select the products and make
the decisions. I think that is a big difference and hopefully makes the experience of shopping at an independent store more enjoyable. Do you have any exclusive brands in 5 Pointz that shoppers won’t find elsewhere? 5 Pointz is the only store in Bristol to stock several of the biggest streetwear brands at the moment, including HUF, Crooks & Castles, The Hundreds and a good few others. Our aim has always been to be very careful with the selection of brands we stock, but to strongly represent the brands that we have believe in.
What is unique about 5 Pointz as an independent shop? I think every independent shop has its own unique qualities, and I strongly believe they are a vital part of our retail industry. Otherwise everything would be too uniform and boring... and I’m not just saying that as an independent business owner, I feel the same when I’m the customer. I think the most unique thing about us is the range of products we provide, which is rare for an independent. We’ve been able to achieve this because of the continued support of our customers and their appreciation for what we offer. What does the future look like for 5 Pointz? There are always new brands emerging with their own take on streetwear and the aim will continue to be to supply our customers with the best bits. The industry and the consumer is always heading in new directions and it’s important to keep on the ball with it. Our online store is always growing and we’re always trying out new things in regards to that. Also, it’s our ten year anniversary next year, so we’re trying to put together some things to celebrate that, so watch this space... www.5pointz.co.uk // 0117 9450 555 // 18 Nelson Street, Bristol
Clothing & Accessories 5 Pointz is the biggest Streetwear store in the South West, with 10 years experience in providing the best clothing from a wide selection of the most sought after brands such as: HUF, The Hundreds, 10 Deep, Crooks & Castles. Their footwear selection is also second to none, including Nike, Adidas Originals, Puma, Reebok and now Nike Air Jordan.
@5PointzBristol facebook.com/5pointzbristol 0117 945 0555 www.5pointz.co.uk
18 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE (Map C3)
Clothing Boutique Amulet boutique is an independent boutique that offers a one-stop shopping destination for women who love fashion. Each item has been hand picked by the owner Hemali Modha and has been chosen for its design, material, provenance and ethical policies. Clothing brands include: Fever, Ingenue, Emily & Fin, and Vero Moda. Jewellery includes Azuni, Ayala Bar and Mirabelle.
@amuletboutique facebook.com/AmuletBoutique 0117 239 9932 www.amuletboutique.co.uk
39a Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6JY (Map C2) 105
Jewellery & Gifts Artemis is run by mother and daughter team Catherine and Carrie - best known for designing and making unique silver jewellery with an in house jewellery workshop. Artemis also stocks a beautiful range of gifts all linked by their feminine nature and â€˜Downstairs @ Artemisâ€™ is a gallery space where local artists have the opportunity to exhibit their work. Open 7 days a week through December.
@Artemis_Bristol facebook.com/artemisbristol 0117 924 1003 www.artemisbristol.co.uk
214 Gloucester Road, Bishopston Bristol, S7 8NU (Map A3)
Jewellery & Gifts Blaze is well known as being among the best of Bristol’s most original and eclectic crafts and gift co-operatives. Featured in the Observer as one of Britain’s ten quirkiest shops, Blaze has established itself as a purveyor of all things surprising, beautifully made and completely original. From ceramics, jewellery, books, art and all manner of hand-made crafts Blaze probably has just what you’re looking for.
@BlazeShop facebook.com/Blaze Shop 0117 904 7067 www.blazestudio.co.uk
84 Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5BB (Map D3) 107
The Boot Room Footwear
Located at the heart of Park Street for 18 years, The Boot Room is â€˜so much more than a room of boots.â€™ Stocking an enormous range of footwear, it offers one of the largest limited-edition collections of Converse in the South West. Now also stocking the beautiful Louche Clothing alongside an extensive range of gifts and jewellery, it is the perfect one- stop shop.
Facebook: The Boot Room Bristol 0117 922 5455 www.bootroombristol.com
22 Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JA (Map D3)
Clothing & Accessories Bs8 stock one of a kind clothes from a variety of independent Bristol brands, as well as up- to-the minute affordable style from big names like Motel. Blasting out the best tunes from current DJâ€™s and unique decor throughout, you can browse through vintage tees, edgy prints, tribal jewellery and gifts for a unique shopping experience from the minute you walk in.
@bs8official facebook.com/BS8.bristol 0117 929 0115
34 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG (Map D3)
Clifton Rocks Jeweller
Clifton Rocks is a jeweller with a unique contemporary collection featuring work by talented national and local designers, including pieces by the shopâ€™s owner Clare Chandler. The collection is constantly updated, so keep visiting. Clifton Rocks also has an on-site workshop, where Clare can make alterations, repairs and one-off commissions at the request of her clients.
@cliftonrocks Facebook: Clifton Rocks 0117 9731342 www.cliftonrocks.co.uk
31 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4JG (Map C1)
Clifton Workshop Homeware
Located at the bottom of Jacobâ€™s Wells Road, Clifton Workshop design handmade products from lampshades to cushions, cards, bags, stationary and various other homeware gifts. Everything created and hand screen printed in the workshop using water based ecofriendly inks. Clifton Workshop also offer a professional graphic design and digital printing service.
facebook.com/cliftonworkshop 0117 909 5266 www.cliftonworkshop.co.uk
139 St Georgeâ€™s Road, Bristol, BS1 5UW (Map D3) 111
Clothing & Accessories Cooshti is Bristolâ€™s longest running independent fashion & streetwear store. Established in the early 90s and still going strong, the store on Park street has become a bit of an institution & is the first port of call for top tier new and retro sneakers, premium streetwear, denim & casual fashion. The store has a laid back vibe with friendly and knowledgeable staff.
@Cooshti www.facebook.com/Cooshti 0117 929 0850 www.cooshti.com
57 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5NU (Map D3)
Cox and Baloney Clothing & Homeware
A gorgeous boutique with everything you could possibly need for creating a truly vintage lifestyle, from clothing (ladies and gents) to furniture and home ware. Cox and Baloney also run a number of unique workshops throughout the year including sewing, furniture upcycling, and lampshade making. When youâ€™re done shopping, pop next door to visit the Cox and Baloney vintage tea room!
@coxandbaloney facebook.com/coxandbaloney 0117 944 3100 www.coxandbaloney.com
182 & 184 Cheltenham Road, Cotham, Bristol, BS6 5RB (Map B3) 113
Dig Ha端shizzle Furniture & Homeware
At the top of Christmas Steps is Dig Ha端shizzle,selling furniture and decorative items that are antique or vintage. Individually selected to work within the stores themes of rough luxe, industrial and victoriana. There are large tables, an array of chairs, taxidermy, mirrors, lighting, books and lots more individual pieces for people wanting something a little more unique for their home.
@DigHaushizzle facebook.com/DigHaushizzle 07789 145 175 www.dig-haushizzle.co.uk
51 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AX (Map C3)
Dustbowl Vintage Clothing & Accessories
Dedicated to sourcing the best in American mid-century menswear and accessories. Run by the same people as the long-established Uncle Sam’s American Vintage, they are passionate and knowledgeable about their stock; from pomade to workwear, gaberdine jackets to motorcycle leathers and lots more besides. Two doors down from Uncle Sam’s on Park St, open Wednesday - Saturday.
DUSTBOWL VINTAGE fine mid-century american menswear
@dustbowlvintage facebook.com/dustbowlvintage 0117 929 8382 www.dustbowlvintage.com
2nd floor, 52 park st, bristol, bs1 5jn www.dustbowlvintage.co.uk @dustbowlvintage · 0117 929 8382
52 Park Street, 2nd Floor, Bristol, BS1 5JN (Map D3) 115
Clothing & Accessories The multi-faceted ‘Dutty’ brand began its story as both a club night and vintage/ customised clothing store. Today, Dutty offers an alternative vision to that of the High Street, stocking up-to-the-minute fashion, 80’s/90’s vintage, streetwear and customised clothing from a wide range of Bristol’s own designers, including fashion labels from the two owners “Butchi & Gosmos” and “Dutty Girl”.
@ShopDutty facebook.com/shopdutty 0117 924 9990 www.shopdutty.com
116 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, BS6 5RW (Map B3)
Flo-Jo Boutique Clothing & Accessories
Nestled amongst the busy independent shops on the Gloucester Road, Flo-Jo Boutique is a quality fabric, haberdashery and gift shop. Stocking a gorgeous range of cotton prints, ribbons, trims, sewing accessories and hand made goods. More than just a shop, the tailor made workshop is a hub of creativity, offering a wide variety of courses, workshops and sewing parties.
@Flojoboutique www.facebook.com/Flo-Jo-Boutique 0117 904 1498 www.flo-joboutique.co.uk
36b Gloucester Road, Bristol. BS7 8AR (Map A3) 117
Fox + Feather Clothing & Accessories
Located on the longest stretch of independent stores in Europe, we offer the best UK brands for men and women. Fox + Feather are exclusive Bristol stockists of womenâ€™s brands Louche, Sugarhill Boutique, Poppy Lux and Goldie London. Their menswear range includes Bellfield, Native Youth, Cuckoo and Banker & Benefit. Shortlisted for UK Young Fashion Independent of the Year.
@foxandfeatherUK facebook.com/foxandfeather 0117 329 2575 www.foxandfeather.co.uk
43 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AD (Map A3)
Clothing & Accessories Two must-visit shops in Clifton, Gladrags 1 and 2 offer two very different experiences -both as impressive as the other. Visit Gladrags 1 for lovinglyselected designer wear at a fraction of the original price, including American ‘butt lifting’ jeans, dresses, jewellery and belts. Gladrags 2 houses an elegant selection of evening wear, glamorous accessories, fascinators and glitzy costume jewellery.
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0117 973 6733 / 07977 454 422
Gifts & Homeware Gloucester Roadâ€™s antidote to the anonymous and anodyne. The self-styled purveyors of lovely things stock everything from contemporary clocks. iconic Tintin posters to sleek, jewellery youâ€™d love to receive and home accessories ranging from the classy to the classically kitsch. Perfect for those in desperate need of gift inspiration or those who want a little something for themselves.
@iotabristol facebook.com/iotabristol 0117 924 4911 www.iotabristol.com
167 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8BE (Map A3)
Love From Random Gifts. & Collectables
On Park Street you will find Love From Random, a haven of wacky and wonderful gifts, stationery and unusual things for the home. With a whole floor of vintage and one- offs, stock is constantly changing and there’s always something new to see in store. Browse Kitsch Retro downstairs and ‘World O Vintage’ upstairs. Love from Random also stocks a large range of cards, wrap, books and prints.
@lovefromrandom facebook.com/LoveFromRandom 0117 929 8566 lovefromrandom.co.uk
59 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5NU (Map D2) 121
Made Just So Gifts & Homeware
Made is dedicated to bringing you the best accessories for you and your home. Contemporary jewellery, cards, cushions, prints and a framing service and much more. Made also offer a bespoke lampshade making service, you can choose the fabric and they will create something that fits your dĂŠcor perfectly. Showcasing new independent designers, everything sold is designed and made in the UK & Ireland.
ROBIN & MOULD
@madejustso facebook.com/madejustso 0117 370 6180 www.madejustso.com
32 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4DS (Map C1)
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32 The Mall, Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8 4DS // 0117 370 6180 www.madejustso.com
Niche Frames Framers
Niche is a family-run business thatâ€™s been custom framing since 1985. All work is carried out on the premises in an impressive 5,000 square foot gallery and workshop. No matter how big or small your project, visit Niche for custom framing, mounting, canvas and digital printing. Niche also offer a large format scanning service for artists who wish to reproduce their artwork.
@nicheframe Niche Frames 0117 942 2213 www.nicheframes.co.uk
26 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QD (Map C3) 123
Gift Shop & Homewares No.31 is a design led gift shop in the heart of Bristol’s Old City, housed in a beautiful Georgian building. As well as stocking Urban Graphic’s own well established card range, you will also find luxury fragrance, jewellery, and home ware. With new exhibitions and screen print facilities coming up in the future, drop in to have a look around and say hello to the friendly staff!
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31 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1RG (Map D3)
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Print & Photographic Services Located in Bristol city centre, Photographique offers specialist services including film development, digital printing and picture framing. Photographique also stocks film cameras and accessories and is an official Lomo stockist. Film development and digital prints can be ready in as little as 30 minutes. They also provide a professional passport photograph service.
@photosuk facebook.com/PhotographiqueUK 0117 930 0622 www.photographique.co.uk
27 Clare Street, Bristol, BS1 1XA (Map C3) 125
Clothing and Accessories Nestled in the heart of Clifton Village, Portabella offers great everyday fashion at an affordable price. New styles are added to the rails daily as well as beautiful contemporary jewellery, stylish leather footwear and handbags too. Delphine & Alex really enjoy giving style advice and will help you choose whatâ€™s right for you. Students with a valid NUS card can claim 10% discount too!
@PortabellaShop facebook.com/portabellashop 0117 924 1247
5 Princess Victoria Steet, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4BX (Map D1)
Rag Trade Boutique Clothing & Accessories
Selling immaculate pre loved women’s clothing and accessories. Offering for sale top end high street, boutique and exclusive brands. From Whistles to Westwood, Hollister to Harvey Nics and everything in between. Discover the fabulous hidden gems. A unique shopping experience in Bristol, where you can buy, sell and trade quality pre loved women’s wear. “Recycle, re love, reuse, revisit, revamp.”
@RagTradeBristol Rag Trade Boutique 0117 376 3085 www.ragtradeboutique.co.uk
2 Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS2 8DJ (Map C3) 127
Clothing & Accessories Formerly based in BS8 for seventeen years, Sobeys is proud to welcome the ladies and gents of Bristol to a new independent shop. Presenting a carefully selected range of vintage and reworked clothing, you are invited to discover your own hidden gems in a wide selection of classic, not-on- the-high street fashion in a unique atmosphere. A warm welcome awaits you!
@SobeysBristol facebook.com/SobeysVintageClothing 0117 929 8923
24 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JA (Map D3)
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Tshop is way out in front, with the best streetwear from indies to majors and introducing labels from across the globe. Stay for a coffee and let Tshop help you find the best tees, sweatshirts, hoodies, jeans and caps from labels including Sixpack France, Stussy, Rascals and XCVB. Don’t miss the legendary Cypha open-mic Hip Hop sessions on the shop floor.
0117 929 8126
5 Perry Road, Bristol, BS1 5BQ (Map C3)
Clothing Boutique Gloucester Road’s newest addition of independent shops, Way is a unisex streetwear shop. Stocking funky street style clothes like printed sweatshirts, t-‐ shirts and leggings plus some snapback hats, beanies and jewellery. You can be sure to find something unique at Way, so pop in on your way...
@WAY_Bristol facebook.com/WAYbristol waybristol.blogspot.co.uk
67a Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AD (Map A3)
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