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Issue 201 Oct 2019 Bedminster/Southville/Ashton/Ashton Vale/Windmill Hill/ Totterdown & Knowle

Revised plans for St Catherine’s Place Plans for the comprehensive redevelopment of St Catherine’s Place have been revised in response to local feedback and to ensure they fit the new Bedminster Green framework, which guides development for the area. At the heart of the regeneration of Bedminster Green and the surrounding area, the proposals are for a mixeduse development with over 200 new homes, together with shops and leisure facilities. The overall aim is to deliver a major step-change for East Street and the wider area. In the amended proposals, the height of the tallest building has been contd on page 4 INSIDE THIS MONTH

Winter Lantern Parade launched

Organisers have recently launched Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade, and work is now going ahead on the popular project.

Lead artist Alan May is hosting ideas and training sessions with teachers from local primary schools and group organisers, which will help create the illuminated lanterns contd on page 4

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E: news@the-pigeon.com contd from front page - Revised plans for St Catherine’s Place lowered from 22 storeys to 16 storeys. The overall bulk of this building has also been scaled back by removing four storeys from the rear, taking it from 13 storeys to 9. The other four buildings in the scheme are all 8 storeys in height or under. These changes have reduced the overall number of homes being created from 271 to 205. The developers have also now earmarked buildings in their amended plans for affordable homes, with a target of 20% of the homes in the scheme. The other major change to the plans is the provision of land by Firmstone for a new dedicated bus lane running along Dalby Road to ensure the council’s emerging Strategic Transport Assessment for the area can be delivered. Firmstone has decided to alter its plans in response to local feedback to the proposals it submitted last October and in light of the new Bedminster Green Framework.

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contd from front page - Winter Lantern Parade launched which will take to the streets after the festive holidays. Two extra community workshops have also been planned, one in half term and another in November. A temporary street closure for the parade route has been requested for Saturday 11th January 2020. Parade chair Malcolm Brammar said: “This means we’ll have to keep up the momentum a little longer during the project but it should give us more time to recruit volunteers to keep the parade safe, as well as more opportunities to reach our financial target to run an even more spectacular event.” At one stage this year’s project was under threat but a determined community fundraising appeal and welcome extra support from local businesses meant the organisers could give the go ahead. For more information, please email info@bwlp.org.uk or visit the Facebook page.

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NEWS Arts and crafts cafe opens on North Street into arts and crafts, mainly because my mum had her own workshop when I was young, which is why I wanted to add that element to the cafe. I’ve always wanted to own my own cafe so it feels great to finally open. “We’re also going to sell craft kits and we’re thinking about introducing arty things for kids.” For more information, visit the Farahway Facebook page.

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A new cafe with a focus on arts and crafts has recently opened in North Street, Ashton. Farahway, which replaces Madras Express, sells hot and cold drinks and toasties with plans to expand the menu in the future. There is also a workshop which can be hired out by artists and makers at the back of the cafe. Farahway owner Farah Merali said: “For a long time I’ve been

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‘TAP for Bristol’ homelessness points The UK’s first-ever contactless donation system to raise money for homelessness prevention services as well as directly supporting people who are currently homeless has recently launched in Bristol. ‘TAP for Bristol’ aims to help make Bristol the city that solves homelessness. It is being delivered by Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID)

in partnership with Caring in Bristol and Quartet Community Foundation. The first ‘TAP for Bristol’ points, where people can tap their contactless credit or debit card to donate £3, are now open in shop windows and on hand-held devices in central Bristol. For locations of the ‘TAP for Bristol’ points, visit tapforbristol.org.

Monica Wills House Set in the heart of Bedminster, stylish one and two bedroom apartments offer all the advantages of independent living with a vibrant community scene. From the panoramic roof garden vistas, to delicious dining, discover why the St Monica Trust offers the very best in retirement living.

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Art on the Hill is back for its 13th year on 5th and 6th October. Running over two days, across 39 venues and with 78 artists, it promises to be a celebration of the talented artists in Windmill Hill. Visitors will see painters, photographers, woodturners and ceramicists among the crafts on display and many of the artists will be doing live demonstrations of their work as visitors walk around. The trail will take place from 11.00am - 5.00pm and you can pick up a brochure from pubs and community venues, or you can visit artonthehill.org.uk for more information.


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The 19th Front Room Arts Trail will be taking place between Friday 15th - Sunday 17th November in venues across Totterdown - and this year the trail will be generating an engineering theme. The aim of the event is to highlight local talent by inviting visitors to the space where the art is made. Most venues in the trail are

The essence of Bedminster, through its people and places has been captured in a new film made by Bristol-based artist, Colin Moody. The short video is an ode to the unique and colourful neighbourhood south of the river with cameo appearances by some of BS3’s most cherished and loved residents and business owners. In the new film, Moody welcomes viewers directly into the community that spans North, East and West Street. With glimpses into businesses such as West Street’s Mezzaluna, East Street Fruit Market and Lion Stores on North Street as well as close ups of the familiar faces that make the community such a vibrant place to work, rest and play, this short video invites viewers to come and enjoy the Bedminster experience for themselves. To view the new film, please visit bedminster.org.uk.


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Topping out at Wapping Wharf Construction work has now reached a milestone on creating over 250 new homes at Wapping Wharf, as the structures of the buildings reach their full height. To mark this landmark moment, the main partners behind the project from both the private and public sector gathered to celebrate with a traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony. To celebrate the main structures of the buildings reaching their highest levels, the final bolt was tightened

into place on one of the rooftops and the partners signed their names on the steel rooftop structures. The development at Wapping Wharf includes one, two and three bed homes. Of the 256 homes currently being built, 93 will be sold to Sovereign Housing, 49 of which will be for shared ownership and the rest for private rent. After completion of the first 256 new homes, a further 81 affordable homes will be built separately as part of phase two.

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Three local businesses are currently hoping to get as much support as possible on social media in order to obtain grants and business skills support. Windmill Hill City Farm, Redcatch Community Garden and Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust have all been named as finalists in the Bristol leg of the M&S Community Business Challenge. After business plans are presented by the finalists to a panel of judges, grants and business skills support will be announced at a celebration event at The Station, Silver Street in Bristol on Thursday 3rd October. The event is open to the general public and is free to attend, but spaces are limited. You can show support for the businesses by filling in the form at communitybusinesschallenge. co.uk/bristol or by naming the community business alongside #CBChallenge on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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A petition has been started to protect Riverside Garden Centre from proposed road schemes. The petition states: “We demand that the mayor and Bristol City Council review the Western Harbour road plans and remove the threat of the closure of Riverside Garden Centre. “Riverside Garden Centre is under threat due to the proposed construction of a major four lane

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Changes to Ashton Vale bus plans Plans to make the number 24 bus, which serves Ashton Vale, into a double-decker have been changed, after local residents in Ashton Vale complained that re-routing all the way around the Long Ashton Bypass would make otherwise short journeys too long. The double-decker bus service now terminates at the Robins pub at the start of Ashton Road into Ashton Vale, and residents wanting

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Plans for seven new tower blocks in south Bristol have recently been rejected by the development control committee. A2Dominion were hoping to build high rise towers on Malago Road, Bedminster, which were planned to be between 8 and 12 storeys high and would have contained 550 student flats and 40 affordable homes. However, more than 100 people objected to the scheme, and following a recommendation to refuse the plans, members agreed by seven votes to three to reject the proposal.

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It’s That Time Of The Year Again! It’s time to go into Bedminster Pharmacy, roll your sleeve up and get your free NHS flu jab. With no appointment needed, anyone who is a carer, works with or in close contact of anyone at risk of getting flu or in a particular health group, and is aged over 18 can get protected. These include anyone: • aged 65 years and over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31st March 2020) • with a weakened immune system (HIV/AIDS, cancer treatment) • with certain medical conditions (asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease ) • all pregnant women • all unpaid and paid carers for an elderly or disabled person • people aged 18 or over living in long-stay residential care homes or

other long-stay care facilities • paid social care and hospice workers • paid nursing home care workers • household contacts of a person with a weakened immune system • with a chronic liver or kidney disease This year, we are keen to increase update of the jab among pregnant women, unpaid carers, family contacts of immunocompromised patients, paid nursing home and social care workers. “Flu jab in October? But I’m still in shorts!” Early vaccination is encouraged because it takes about two weeks after the jab to gain optimal protection. The flu strains can change, so you need to have a vaccination every year. Each year in the UK, up to 10,000 deaths are attributable

to flu. “Well, I never get flu...” Even if you only get a mild reaction to a flu virus, you can still pass it on to others. To attain what is termed ‘‘herd immunity’’ – vaccinating enough of the population to protect us all - your jab counts. It protects you and contributes to protecting everyone else, including the elderly and vulnerable in the community. Deal or no deal, flu is no EU problem. Go and get your jab today. Remember, the Bedminster Pharmacy walk-in service means you can turn up, get your jab and that’s it for the year. We will even notify your GP surgery for you. No appointments, no delays and alongside our low-cost travel vaccination service, we also offer private flu jabs. As with previous years, stock will run out early so do not delay.

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NEWS Get Down and Disco at Southbank A disco is going to be taking place on Saturday 12th October at Southbank Club in Southville, in order to raise vital funds for two charities. The event is going to be a groovy night of dancing with an old school retro dance theme with a DJ, glitter ball, competitions and much more. There will even be prizes for those who bring out their best dance moves and wear the best

gladrags! The disco aims to raise money for Parkinson’s UK, who aim to improve the quality of life for people affected by Parkinson’s, and The Thin Green Line Foundation, who provide vital support to Park Rangers and their communities. The event will take place from 7.30pm - midnight. For tickets or more information, please visit the southbank website - southbankclub. webs.com.

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competitive swimming club with members of all ages from across Bristol that train mainly at Easton Leisure Centre. The club is going from strength to strength thanks to the hard work and dedication of its swimmers, coaches, committee members, gala officials, team managers and other volunteers. For more information, please contact Ben Mullen on ben. mullen@bristolpenguins.com.

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This Halloween, delve into Bedminster’s gruesome history on one of Show of Strength’s ‘Blood and Butchery in Bedminster’ tours. Created by the theatre company Show of Strength, Blood and Butchery in Bedminster begins at The Rope Walk on Bedminster Parade and explores tales of murder, mystery, betrayal and bullion, visiting pubs and landmarks along the way. October tours take place on 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th October at 7.00pm and last around two hours. For more information, please visit showofstrength.org.uk.

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An apple pressing event is going to be taking place at the Community Orchard in Totterdown, BS4 3BJ this autumn. Taking place on Sunday 13th October, the apple harvest is looking to be a good one this year so do make sure to bring containers and bottles for lots of apple juice to enjoy! The event will start at 11.00am, and all are welcome to go along and enjoy the apple harvest.

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Plans unveiled for Temple Quarter The detailed designs of buildings and public spaces to be created at Temple Quarter on the site of the former Royal Mail sorting office have been revealed, with the University of Bristol looking to create a new landmark for the city through its new campus. Plans include two glazed buildings, landscaped public spaces, and new pedestrian and cycle routes joining the city centre to the east of

the city. The detailed designs show both the outside and inside of the main academic building. The buildings have been designed to be sensitive to the setting of Temple Quarter, while also reflecting the modern nature of the campus. Proposals also include a new transport hub at the entrance to the Cattle Market site. To view the plans, please visit bristol.ac.uk/templequarter.

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Volunteers needed This October, why not join BS3 helping others group and learn where and how to volunteer in the local area? The group meet on Monday evenings at 6.30pm and on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome and there is even a free cup of tea for those who attend! For more information, email bs3helpingothers@gmail.com.

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LUNCHTIME

Weekly performances in a variety of genres

St. Francis’ Church Ashton Gate North Street BS3 1JP nr. Tobacco Factory

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Performance Diary – October 2019 North Street Nursery aims to create a unique We provide care for babies from 6 months right Celli Amici childcare experience for ourOCT neighbourhood. up to pre-school toddlers, located at the heart of Enjoy the richthe sound two cellos, played by3good Something within easy reach for parents which NorthofStreet community, with dedicated friends Jonathan Palmer and David Ellery.garden Also with provides opportunity, character and simplicity, rooms and a unique roof terrace for whilst enriching and caring for its community. outdoor play activities. We feel cello. strongly about Jolyon Laycock piano andand Rachel Woolmer Children learn to be strong and independent parents in their child’s journey, using Baroque, 19thincluding Centuryour and Contemporary. through warm positive relationships. We believe a secure digital tool to track their development a child will thrive in a rich, nurturing environment, and keep you updated on their progress and our that includes the cultures and diversities around nursery news at every step. Steve Day words and music them and in turn, develop aOCT positive sense of or join our waiting list at www. Poet, Steve Day Contact returns,uswith the debut of About The their own identity. nurseryvillage.co.uk.

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An allegorical tale of Belief and the power of the Imagination to create a new Reality. An original story told by Michael Loader, actors Fabian Muldoon and Emily Keeble, with live music Knud Stuwe, recorded music Shafeeq Alsadi and Zaid Hilal.

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Following the success of the 2018 festival, Simple Things returns with an expanded, ambitious schedule including first-time commissions, world premieres, and one of their broadest, boldest musical programmes to date. The event, which is divided into day and night sessions, hops through musical genres to create a real one of a kind and eclectic experience. Headliners this year include Berlin-based American composer Holly Herndon presenting her critically acclaimed PROTO album in full, Manchester’s post-punk survivors A Certain Ratio and

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hyperdub DJ Kode9 presenting a live set inspired by video game music with visuals by a celebrated Japanese animator Kōji Morimoto. Standouts from the rest of the lineup include a set by legendary DJ Andrew Weatherall, an outing for the mind-bending, chaotic live show from Snapped Ankles (expect some odd costumes to complement the mad sounds) and lauded, rapidly rising London punks Big Joanie.

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“The event hops through musical genres to create a real one of a kind and eclectic experience.”

06: Hootie & the Blowfish O2 Academy; £39.50 -08: Creep Show Trinity; £17.50 -11: Miles Kane SWX Bristol; £20 -14: The Divine Comedy O2 Academy; £30 -14: John Newman SWX Bristol; £22 -18: Paul Oakenfold Motion; £16.50 -20: Adam Green Thekla; £16 -21: Easy Life SWX Bristol; £14 -22: Gary Numan O2 Academy; £12.50

HOT CHIP 21 OCT. O2 ACADEMY. Hot on the heels of the release of their seventh studio album, acclaimed as a ‘return to form’ in the music press, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, Hot Chip embark on a worldwide tour. The album had its genesis in the sessions that

LITTLE SIMZ 28 OCT. THEKLA.

Touring to support her third long player Grey Area, rapper, singer and actress Little Simz brings her growing reputation to the newly renovated Thekla. After increasing her fanbase exponentially throughout 2017 by

going on the road with Gorillaz, during their tour to support the release of Humanz, she has come back with a record which the NME says is, “the best rap record of the year so far”. With seven EPs, four mixtapes and three albums already under her belt, it’s no surprise that she is an accomplished performer who has also garnered praise from Kendrick Lamar, and she’s only just turned 25 so there’s a lot more to come from Little Simz yet. Catch her in an intimate setting while you still can. Little Simz plays Thekla on 28th October.

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Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard had with Katy Perry in 2017 to put together tracks for her Witness album. Bandmate Felix Martin said: “We ended up with the leftover bits they’d written, being very much obvious pop stuff, and those songs ended up being something more interesting than that.” Expect a set littered with tracks from the new record including the stand out lead single ‘Hungry Child’ alongside hits such as ‘Ready for the Floor’, ‘Over and Over’ and ‘One Life Stand’. Hot Chip play O2 Academy on 21st October.


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JOKER Dir: Todd Phillips Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron Out: October 04

Disregarded by society, Arthur Fleck begins a slow dissent into madness as he transforms into criminal mastermind the Joker.

Ever since his debut in 1940, with Batman #1 which marked the dawn of the Golden Age of comics, the Joker has made for a captivating figure. Gleefully evil, he terrorised Gotham not just for profit or anger, but for his own sense of twisted fun. The Joker’s chaotic nature made him the antithesis of Batman’s own sense of law and order, which made the dynamic between them a perfect vein to mine for stories. It was only natural then, that when Batman made his film debut in 1989, that the Joker would be his foil, driving the film to an astonishing $400 million-dollar box office. Heath Ledger’s Joker in 2008’s The Dark Knight was an altogether different prospect: a whirlwind of chaos, bound to no laws or morality, his performance was the cornerstone of what is undoubtedly the best Batman film, and arguably the best superhero film, ever made. Perhaps due to Warner Bros. inability to capitalise properly on

their DC superheroes and so they feel they can take the risk, but the Joker now gets his own film, spotlighting the character away from Batman and the rest of the DC Universe. Joker is an origin story, but not of the Joker we have come to know. Divorced from the heightened reality of the superheroes, Joker seems to be an exploration of a man who is driven to the edge of insanity by “...Phoenix invests the role with far more humanity than the Jokers before him...”

tragedy, responding in the only way he knows: with violence and humour. Joaquin Phoenix invests the role with far more humanity than the Jokers before him but yet his actions seem all the more horrific because of how we empathise with him. Joker will be daring, dark, and controversial, but all the same, it’s a must-watch. LC

D: Ang Lee C: Will Smith, Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

October 11 Two-time Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, collecting the top gong for cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain in 2006 and Life of Pi six years later in 2012, brings distinct curiosity to this sci-fi action concept. With the project having been initially conceived over two decades ago, a series of high profile actors including Sean Connery, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood all linked with the role, it would eventually be Will Smith thrust into battle as the cloned government assassin, Henry Brogan. Trying to bring the curtain down on his career, Brogan encounters a formidable foe capable of anticipating his every move - himself. Processing the somewhat unnerving truth, Hancock must uncover how he came to be hunted by The Fresh Prince, taking aim at the corrupt system and his devious former boss Clay Verris (Clive Owen). Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean) brings his impressive CV as producer. SC


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TERMINATOR: DARK FATE D: Tim Miller C: Mackenzie Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger

October 23 He said he’d be back and, not for the first time, he is. Twenty seven years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger revives the T-800 ‘Model-101’, recruited by Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton is, also, back) to help defend a targeted young woman. Adding to the returns, Edward Furlong a.k.a John Connor is, uh, back, while perhaps the most notable returnee comes behind the camera, James Cameron returns, back as producer/writer. SC

JUDY D: Rupert Goold C: Renée Zellweger, Michael Gambon

October 04 Adapted from Peter Quilter’s Olivier and Tony nominated play End of the Rainbow, which saw time in both the West End and Broadway, Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones’s Diary) stars as the iconic Judy Garland. Set in the winter of 1968, which would ultimately be the year before her untimely death, Garland would play a series of sold out concerts in London to the backdrop of both personal and financial turmoil. Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell and Finn Wittrock offer support. SC

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP D: Ruben Fleischer C: Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Bill Murray

October 18 With promotional material reminding of a time before Facebook dominated the social media map, a spoof Myspace site helps usher the reuniting of Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin. Times have changed since the 2009 original yet the crew face a familiar venture, albeit in the unfamiliar heartland of America, once again crossing the zombie horde while negotiating fellow survivors and, most concerning, their co-existence. SC

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STREAMING - OCTOBER 2019 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (above), the movie sequel to the hit TV series, debuts on Netflix 11th October. The film picks up where the TV show left off with Jesse Pinkman’s escape from the white supremacists’ compound. // Eddie Murphy portrays reallife legend Rudy Ray Moore, who became a 1970s blaxploitation phenomenon in Dolemite Is My Name

coming to Netflix on 25th October. // A stellar cast unites for The Laundromat receiving its Netflix premiere on 18th October. A widow (Meryl Streep) investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world’s financial system. // Billy Bob Thornton returns as lawyer Billy McBride in Goliath Season 3 (left) coming to Amazon Prime Video on 4th October.

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL D: Joachim Rønning C: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning

October 18 Mixed reviews yet commercial success, the stage was seemingly set for the return of Angelina Jolie’s antihero after the initial tale provided the biggest box office splash of her career. Five years on and a marriage proposal to goddaughter Aurora (Elle Fanning) sparks a conflict with queen of the kingdom, Michelle Pfeiffer. SC


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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Upon returning home from war, a group of soldiers attempt to settle back into civilian life, but it might not be so easy, especially when love is on the line – how do you return to the way things were and find true happiness? When it first formed in 2000, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory performed King Lear in the partially derelict first floor of the Tobacco Factory Theatre to an audience of only 12, but by the end of the year they had achieved sell-out audiences and

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were attracting the attention of mainstream UK newspapers like the Independent and the Guardian. Since then, the theatre company have gone from strength to strength and have reimagined many of Shakespeare’s most treasured plays. The company are now celebrating their 20th season with a brand new production of Much Ado about Nothing; one of the Bard’s most riotous and unpredictable plays. Having had huge success with the critically acclaimed Henry V, Elizabeth Freestone has returned to direct Shakespeare’s complex comedy, transplanting its timeless themes of love, infidelity, deception and gender into a modern setting. JL

“...by the end of the year they had achieved sell-out audiences and were attracting the attention of mainstream UK newspapers...”

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Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont have enjoyed great success in Hollywood and are two of the hottest stars of the silent movie era, but things are always

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12 OCT - 16 NOV. BRISTOL OLD VIC. A new verse adaptation of Cyrano De Bergerac by Peter Oswald, directed by Tom Morris, arrives at Bristol Old Vic this autumn.

different behind the scenes and big changes are afoot. The emergence of ‘talking pictures’ might spell the end for the squeaky-voiced Lina and she’ll need the help of a talented young starlet to do the singing… and the talking for her. The Bristol Amateur Operatic Society promise all of the energy and magic of the 1952 hit musical, complete with every iconic moment and a soundtrack splashing with unforgettable songs and dance numbers to keep your toes tapping throughout. JL Meet Cyrano De Bergerac an enthusiastic poet whose insecurity about his large nose leads him to be reluctant to persue his crush - the beautiful and witty Roxane, who has known him since childhood and is oblivious to his love... This great love story, which was immortalised on film by Gérard Depardieu and Steve Martin, is brought to life by Bristolian actor Tristan Sturrock, with the aim to get everybody questioning: what is love if not a poet’s fantasy?

CALENDAR 01-05: Reasons To Stay Alive Bristol Old Vic; £10 and up -04 Oct - 1st Nov: Rumpelstiltskin The New Room; £18 -18: That’ll Be The Day The Playhouse; £28 -22: Getting The Third Degree The Wardrobe Theatre; £10 -23-26: Great British Mysteries: 1599? The Wardrobe Theatre; £10 -27: Dead Men’s Eyes Tobacco Factory; £12 -30: The Witching Hour Arnos Vale Cemetery; £10 -31: Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties Redgrave Theatre; £15.50


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Berry Maze’s intergenational day grandparent planting day. “The community is made up from neighbours, and too many neighbours don’t know each other, too many people live alone, thinking that no one is interested in them. We think this is wrong and that planting offers a great opportunity of easing one’s nerves about speaking to someone they don’t know and getting the conversation flowing. Also, children can benefit a lot from their interactions with elders.” Following the success of the plugs donated by Urban Buss earlier this year, the teams will be planting rosemary, lavender and many plugs ready to plant in various parts of the maze, courtesy of a grant made possible by Bedminster’s Secret Gardens. There will also be cake to be had and lots of friendships to be made! For further information, please email our.berry.maze@gmail.com.

Glass and mug decorating at craft club

On Thursday 10th October, South Bristol Craft Club will be holding a craft event where you can decorate a mug or glass. Taking place at Bedminster Down Ex Service Club at 7.30pm, the club will supply all materials but if you have a mug, glass or small vase you’d like to spruce up, why not bring it along and have a go at decorating it? The club will be using nail varnish to give a

marble effect. South Bristol Craft Club is a group where people can come together to make and craft. It’s about having a go at new things and meeting new friends while enjoying a cup of tea and a chat. This group is open to anyone over 16 years old. If you would like more information, please see the group’s Facebook page.

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Bedminster Berry Maze, in association with Bedminster Secret Gardens, is preparing a surprise for the residents of south Bristol - a special day to celebrate the love of nature, no matter the age! On Saturday 5th October, between 10.00am - 12.30pm, the organisers will be welcoming grandparents and grandchildren to the maze for a special day. They will be given a chance to plant together some of the herbs and flowers that will create ground coverage for the plots of berry plants. Organisers will pair up children and their parents with elder residents if they don’t have a grandparent to take along, so that nobody is left out. Organiser Raluca McKett said: “The maze has always been a place where everyone is welcome but now we decided to make this crystal clear with our first targeted intergenerational event: bring your

A closed toilet block in East Street will go to auction in November, with property website Zoopla pricing the building at £30,000. Several toilet blocks in Bristol have been converted into businesses including The Cafe on the Square in Sea Mills and The Cloakroom, located on Park Row in central Bristol. The toilets were closed alongside several others due to budget pressures last year, with Bristol City Council creating a Community Toilet Scheme instead. A council spokesperson said: “Since the launch of our Community Toilet Scheme over 100 businesses and venues have stepped up to provide access to their toilets, 87 of which have fully accessible facilities. This is a significant improvement on the facilities previously available.”

Finzels Reach

The next stage of plans for new city centre development Finzels Reach have been given approval. The plans by Bristol developer Cubex for the former headquarters site of Avon and Somerset Fire and Rescue will deliver 297 homes, including 231 build-torent apartments and over 20% affordable homes. Finzels Reach will also include local hotspot Bocobar’s third restaurant, which will be based on the ground floor of the Fermentation Buildings. Bocabar has also shared its plans to have exhibitions of local artwork at the site. By the end of the year, 2,500 people will live or work at Finzels Reach.

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Memories of Bedminster Mondays 7th Oct - Mysteries and More Elizabeth Rhodes returns to relay facts from her researches. 14th Oct – Cat2tag A talk by Chris explaining the medical alert system. 21st Oct – Local Interest Scenes Chairperson Chris Hurn will provide a DVD. 28th Oct – Members Afternoon Halloween party for members. All meetings are held at South Bristol Christian Centre at 1.30pm. New members are always welcome to attend. Fun Quiz 4th October A fun quiz will be taking place at 7.30pm, St Paul’s Church on Coronation Road, Southville. Teams of four are welcome to attend at a cost of £5.00 per person with light refreshments included. All are welcome.

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BS3 Community AGM 4th October Taking place at 6.00pm at the Chessel Centre, this is an opportunity to hear about the charity’s progress over the last 12 months and learn more about their work. Coffee Morning 5th October A coffee morning is going to be taking place at Bedminster Methodist Church from 10.30am - 12 noon. Stalls will include books, cakes and bric-a-brac. SpeakUp Club 10th October People who struggle with communication such as difficult conversations, assertiveness in meetings, and public speaking are invited to join the SpeakUp club at Knowle Constitutional Club at 6.00pm. For more information, call 07813 480986 or email tony@tonycoll.co.uk.

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Repair Cafe 26th October The next BS3 repair cafe takes place at 1.30pm at Bedminster URC. Bring along any broken items to be repaired. Social Club Bingo Friday afternoons Bingo afternoons take place at Ashton Social Club from 1.30pm - 3.00pm for over 18s. Please call Tina on 07539 274124 for more information. Lunchtime Live Every Friday Lunchtime Live takes place from 1.10pm - 1.50pm at St Francis’ Church, Ashton Gate, with weekly performances. This month includes: 4/10 Cello duo; 11/10 Words and music; 18/10 Jazz band; 25/10 Storytelling with music. Tea and coffee will be available before each performance. Free entry; retiring collection.

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Storytale Festival Bristol’s first city-wide children’s Storytale Festival is taking place during the half term holiday from Saturday 26th October Sunday 3rd November. Co-founders, Ellie Freeman and Kate Frost have organised Storytale events in Southville, Bedminster and Windmill Hill at venues including Storysmith, Elephant House, Tobacco Factory, Bedminster Library and Windmill Hill City Farm and more. All events are either free or under £5. There will also be creative story-crafting workshops for young people who love a tall tale and are keen to create their own! Pridie Tiernan from The Wild of the Words said: “Our Rewilding The Word workshops offer young people a fresh new perspective when it comes to experiencing literacy, language and literature. Both aspiring authors and reluctant writers will discover plenty to engage and enthuse them as we set about sharpening story-crafting skills in sessions for older children. “Every session is focused around a sensory storytelling

Classes held in warm pools across Bristol

STORY-CRAFTING SESSIONS Marksbury Road Library. Catch Cat with Andy Council (3-11 yrs). Saturday 2nd November, 1.00pm. Bedminster Library The Big Stink with Lucy Freegard (3 yrs upwards). Monday 28th October, 10.30am.

set. Once we’ve enjoyed a tale or two together, we can dissect the stories and track the impact of particular literary devices with a series of practical activities that will encourage young people to approach tales and texts from weirder and wackier perspectives. “This crazy combination of sensory exploration and storytelling encourages students to articulate new and exciting ideas about texts; prompting them to experiment with different and more dynamic description and detail in their own writing.” Storytale Festival will have activities and workshops for everyone, from tots to teens. For further information, visit storytalefestival.com or email: hello@storytalefestival.com.

Elephant House Superkitty by Paula Bowles (3-6 yrs). Saturday 2nd November, 10.30am. Windmill Hill City Farm Tell Me a Tale: Interactive Storytelling (18 mths-8 yrs). Tuesday 29th October, 2.00pm. The Southville Centre Storytelling with Jenny (0-7 yrs). Wednesday 30th October, 1.00pm and 2.30pm. Storysmith Time Travelling: Creative Writing Workshop with Kate Frost, (812 yrs). Sunday 27th October, 10.00am. Smart Kitties and Mucky Pups with Nicola Colton (5-8 yrs). Friday 1st November, 11.00am Creative Workspace Sticky Ends: The Spooky Edition with Brave Bold Drama (5 yrs upwards). Wednesday 30th October, 11.30am.


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WE THE CURIOUS Anchor Road, Bristol BS1 5DB TEL: 0117 915 1000 www.wethecurious.org

BS3 COMMUNITY Beauley Road, BS3 1QG Tel: 0117 923 1039

SOLAR SYSTEM ODYSSEY (2D and 3D) Regular daily shows taking a closer look at the Earth, Sun and Moon. Suitable for ages 6 years up. SPACE EXPLORERS (2D) Ongoing, regular daily shows. Suitable for children under 6 years old. AUTUMN STARGAZING (2D or 3D) Regular daily 3D shows for families. Not suitable for children under 6 years old. Target audience 8 years upwards. ROCKETSHIP ADVENTURE (2D) Regular daily shows on weekends and school holidays. Suitable for children aged 4-6 years old. AIR DETECTIVES AND PALM OIL DEBATE Ongoing and free with standard admission. Drop-in sessions but check times on arrival. Suitable for children 7 years upwards and their families. REWILD OUR PLANET Ongoing, drop-in sessions running on weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. Suitable for families. WINDMILL HILL CITY FARM Philip Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4EA www.windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk Tuesday to Friday FARM ADVENTURERS (2-5 yrs old) 9.15am-12.15pm. Tuesday and Thursday only 1.00pm4.00pm Wednesday POCO DROM SINGALONG 10.30am-11.00am. All ages welcome. No need to book, just drop in. Thursdays AFTER SCHOOL CLUB Children aged 6yrs - 9yrs old. 3.45pm-5.15pm. Lots of outdoor fun and fresh air, doing fun stuff such as pizza making, feeding and putting the animals to bed, crafts, shelter and fire building. Tel: 0117 963 3252 * Note: Term time only

Monday LAUNCHPAD CLASSES * 2.00pm-2.50pm Tel: 07966 864696 ACTING OUT DRAMA CLASSES * 4.00pm-5.00pm, 4-11yrs Tel: 07956 962422 or 07823 773179 Tuesday JOLLY TOTS! * 10.00am-10.45am Tel: 07970 678872 GRANDPARENT & TODDLER GROUP * 10.30am-12 noon Weekly term time drop-in for children aged 2+ accompanied by their grandparent. Jasper Room at the Chessel Centre. FREE to attend. Tel: 0117 9231039 TAEKWONDO 4.30pm-5.30pm, children Tel: 0117 339 0069 CHILDREN’S GENTLE MEDITATION * 5.00pm-5.30pm, 5-12 yrs Tel: 07717 725958 Wednesday PARENT AND CHILD PLAY GROUP * 9.30am-11.30am E: info@bs3community.org.uk FIRST STEPS SOCCER * 4.10pm-5.00pm, Reception to Year 1. 5.10pm–6pm, Year 2 to Year 4. Tel: 07825 994671 Thursday BABY SENSORY * 10.00am–2.00pm (3 classes) Multi-sensory sessions from birth. Tel: Sian 07306 665623 bristolsouth@babysensory.co.uk FIRST STEPS SOCCER * 4.10pm-5.00pm. Reception and Year 1. Tel: 07825 994671 Friday FIRST STEPS SOCCER 9.55am-10.35am, 11.00am-11.40am (pre-school children). Tel: 07825 994671

TAEKWONDO 5.00pm-6.00pm (children) Tel: 0117 339 0069 ASHTON VALE COMMUNITY CENTRE Risdale Road, Bristol BS3 2QY Tel: 07849 018403 Tuesday JUDO 7.00pm-8.30pm (children aged 5-16yrs). First session free. Tel: 07538 280512 E: bedminsterjudo@gmail.com Wednesday FUNKY MONKEYS PLAYGROUP 9.30am-11.00am Tel: 07928 797843 SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS 5.30pm-6.30pm Tel: 07943 529980 REDCLIFFE AND COMPASS POINT CHILDREN’S CENTRES Redcliffe BS1 6RR Tel: 0117 3772340 Monday CHILDMINDER GROUP 9.30am-11.00am COMPASS POINT Tuesday CHILDMINDING GROUP 9.30am-11.00am FREELING HOUSE STAY AND PLAY 9.45am-11.00am ST. MICHAELS & ALL ANGELS Wednesday SWIMMING 9.00am-10.00am Meet at REDCLIFFE CHILDREN’S CENTRE GYM TOTS 9.15am-10.30am FAITH SPACE COMMUNITY HALL BABY GROUP 1.30pm-2.30pm COMPASS POINT Thursday STAY AND PLAY 9.30am-11.00am COMPASS POINT BABY GROUP 1.30pm-2.30pm FREELING HOUSE


Pigeon J u n ior WINDMILL HILL Community Centre Vivian St, Windmill Hill, Bristol BS3 4LW Tel: 0117 963 4159 Tuesday NEW KIDSLINGO 11.00am-11.30am (0-18mths) and 11.30am-12 noon (19mths-4yrs). Learning Spanish with Kidslingo! Tel: 07717 204226 Wednesday CHILDMINDERS PLAYGROUP 9.15am-11.30am. Tel: 07977 249664 BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ BRIGADE 6.00pm-7.30pm (ages 5-11 yrs) Tel: 0117 9491687 Thursday DRAGON BIRD THEATRE 10.30am, 3rd Oct. Children’s theatre and play. Tickets: dragonbirdtheatre.co.uk. REDCATCH COMMUNITY CENTRE Knowle, Bristol BS4 2EP www.redcatchcc.com Wednesday CHILDREN’S DRAMA WORKSHOP 4.30pm-5.15pm (4-7 yrs old). 5.15pm-6.00pm (8-11 yrs old). Tel: 0117 3825303/07960 467742 WINDMILL HILL junior parkrun www.parkrun.org.uk/ windmillhill-juniors/ Sunday (all year round) WINDMILL HILL junior parkrun 9.00am (Victoria Park 2km run for children aged 4-14 yrs old). Tel: 07960 467742 SOUTHBANK CLUB Dean Lane, BS3 1DB Tel: 0117 9665552 Thursday ROCK THE TOTS 10.30am-11.30am (1st Thursday of month). Friday BALLET FOR CHILDREN * 3.00pm-7.30pm E: info@thebristolschoolofdancing.co.uk BEDMINSTER METHODIST CHURCH British Road, Bristol BS3 3BW Tel: 0117 966 3671 Monday ESTHER’S RHYMETIME * 10.00am (toddler session). 10.45am (baby session). Tel: 07751 022902 E: info@rhymetime.com

Wednesday ESTHER’S RHYMETIME * 9.30am (toddler session). 10.15am and 11.00am (pre-schooler sessions). Tel: 07751 022902

Sunday THE ACTORS’ WORKSHOP 3.00pm-6.00pm. Teenage classes, 11-18 yrs. Tel: 07970 748640

Thursday ESTHER’S RHYMETIME * 10.30am toddler sessions. 11.15am baby sessions. Tel: 07751 022902 info@rhymetime.com

AXIS TRAMPOLINE CLUB Unit 14 Liberty Industrial Park, South Liberty Lane, BS3 2SU Tel: 0117 9661878 www.axistrampolineclub.co.uk

ELEPHANT HOUSE 1 Dean Street, Bedminster, BS3 1BQ info@theelephanthouse.net Monday SPANISH FOR KIDS 11.45am-12.45pm Tel: 07450 684541 BABEL BABIES 1.30pm-2.30pm E: cate@babelbabies.com Tuesday ADVENTURE BABIES 12 noon-2.45pm T: 07807 000529 Wednesday MUSIC WITH MUMMIES 2.15pm-4.15pm E: katiemusicwithmummy@gmail.com Friday ADVENTURE BABIES 12.30pm-3.30pm Tel: 07807 000529

TRAMPOLINE CLASSES Axis Trampoline Club hold weekly classes for children and adults at their unit in South Liberty Lane. For class start times, please visit the website axistrampolineclub.co.uk. PUDDLE DUCKS AND SWIM ACADEMY www.puddleducks.com Swimming classes from newborn to age 10. Weekly lessons take place locally at Parson Street School, Bedminster Road, Bristol BS3 5NR and St Mary Redcliffe School, Somerset Square, Bristol BS1 6RT. You can join at any time: please visit the website for timetable or call 0117 971 7165. WATER BABIES Tel: 0117 9466919 www.waterbabies.co.uk

FACTORY 8 Upton Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1QZ www.gatheringvoices.org.uk

BABY SWIMMING Classes take place regularly at Oasis Academy, Hungerford Close, Bristol BS4 5EY and Freeways, Leigh Court Day Centre, Pill Road, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RA. For course start times and for further information, please visit the website waterbabies.co.uk.

Tuesday NEWROOTS 5.00pm-6.00pm. Choir for children aged 8-11 yrs old. Tel: 07980 765947

THE RISING SUN Alfred Road, Windmill Hill, BS3 4LU www.facebook.com/The Rising SunWindmillHill

WORLDROOTS ACAPPELLA 6.30pm-8.30pm. Harmony choir for teenagers aged 12-18 yrs old. Tel: 07980 765947 Saturday BLACKBIRD EARLY YEARS MUSIC 9.30pm-11.00am. Musical foundation course for children 3½-7 yrs old. Tel: 07931 931603 BLACKBIRD EARLY YEARS CHOIR 11.15am-12 noon. Singing for children aged 4-8 yrs old. Tel: 07931 931603

Thursday COLOURFUL MINDS 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st Oct 10.30am-11.30am. Arts, crafts, baking and science activity ideas and workshops for little (and big!) kids. Friday HAPPYMESS (pre-school, ages 1-4) 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th Oct 10.00am-11.00am. Art, craft and messy play. HAPPYMESS (after-school) 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th Oct 3.30pm-4.20pm. Art, craft and messy play.


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THE WARDROBE THEATRE

30 Oct - 2 Nov

rtain Family theatre & ente The Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, Bristol BS2 0DF Tickets: thewardrobetheatre.com

WOODLAND TALES WITH GRANDDAD

27th October - 2nd November 11.00am & 2.00pm A magical new puppetry show from Pickled Image for ages 3-8 years old and their families with an important environmental message. Woodland Tales With Granddad is the third Granddad show from Pickled Image

TOBACCO FACTORY THEATRE Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF Tickets: tobaccofactorytheatres.com

CHARMANE

30th October - 3rd November Wed-Fri 11.00am, Sat-Sun 11.00am & 2.00pm Join two best friends as they learn about themselves and how to truly see each other. Charmane is a story about acceptance, courage and learning how to find your inner ROAR! A subtle exploration into gender for children aged 5 years upwards and their families.

REDGRAVE THEATRE Percival Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3LE Tickets: redgravetheatre.com

MARTY MACDONALD’S TOY MACHINE

20th October 2.00pm Join Marty, Sally the Scarecrow, Pongo the Pig, Molly-Moo the Cow and Sheena the Sheep in a fun, musical, interactive adventure to repair the toy machine, save the day and give the world back its toys!

WALLACE AND GROMIT - THE CURSE OF THE WERE RABBIT

28th October 10.00am The plucky characters from a series of animated shorts, Wallace (Peter Sallis) and his dog, Gromit, make their feature debut at Redgrave Theatre during the half term school holiday. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a 2005 stop-motion animated comedy film produced by Aardman Animations. Suitable for all the family.

THE DEEP SEA SEEKERS Box Office : 0117 987 7877 | bristololdvic.org.uk Following on from the stellar success of The Star Seekers and The Time Seekers, comes a brand new mission: The Deep Sea Seekers! Join Alph, Betty and Gammo for an exhilarating, warm, audience driven children’s show that journeys through the oceans, meeting incredible creatures, exploring unmapped shores and tackling unwelcome plastic. Get ready to join in with songs, humour and lots of audience interaction. Alph, Betty and Gammo need Bristol’s Deep Sea Seekers to help them complete their latest mission and answer one of the greatest questions of all time: what is a humpback whale’s favourite song? The Deep Sea Seekers takes place at Bristol Old Vic, King Street from 30th October - 2nd November and is suitable for children aged 3-8 years old and their families. Various start times.

THE SPOOKY SHIP: SHIPWRECKED! Grab your passport and step aboard Brunel’s SS Great Britain after-dark this Halloween - and settle in for a good old-fashioned Victorian fright-fest! Taking inspiration from the darkest parts of SS Great Britain’s history, professional actors will be roaming the decks and spectres hiding around every corner bringing the ship vividly to life. Tours run from 31st October - 2nd November and can be booked at bristololdvic.org.uk.


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Pick Your Own Pumpkin Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park is bringing back ‘Pick Your Own’ this October in celebration of being open for 30 years. The park has a patch of over 15,000 pumpkins for you to choose from as well as having wheelbarrows on hand for the absolute whoppers! A washing station is also available to clean pumpkins before taking them home. The Pumpkin Patch is situated alongside the park and is open on selected dates between Saturday 5th - Thursday 31st October. For further information, please visit avonvalley. co.uk or call 0117 9864929.

Just One Brick - Lego Appeal Bedminster Library would like to set up a Lego® Club and needs Lego bricks and accessories to make it happen. If you have any Lego bricks, wheels, figures, or baseboards lying around that you no longer need and are happy to donate then the library could put them to good use. Just pop into Bedminster Library and talk to a member of staff.

Children’s Halloween Party This half term, a children’s Halloween party is going to be taking place at Long Ashton Community Centre. The party will be open to all children up to the age of around 10 and will take place between 3.00pm – 5.00pm on Thursday 31st October. There will be plenty of food and Halloween fun for all the children. Any money raised will go to the next party arranged at the centre. Tickets are available at a cost of £5.00 from the Long Ashton Community Centre or visit the LA Children’s Halloween Disco Party page for information about online payments.

Horseworld Open Day On Saturday 19th October, Horseworld is going to be holding a Halloween-themed charity open day. Taking place from 10.30am - 4.00pm, there will be tractor tours, face painting, a cake sale, food and drink, and a costume competition. You can also meet the rescue horses! Entry and parking is free. For more information, call 01275 832425 or email info@horseworld.org.uk.


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Half Term Activities Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW arnosvale.org.uk

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol BS48 1NT nationtrust.org.uk/tyntesfield

DAY OF THE DEAD

29th - 31st October 10.30am & 1.30pm A Hunky Punk stone that normally sits on top of the chapel at Tyntesfield, Wraxall will come to life during the half term holiday causing mayhem across the estate for the Gibbs family. Help is needed in tracking down the missing Hunky Punk stone before settling down to enjoy lots of Halloween fun. Activities will include pumpkin carving, spooky craft activities and creating a clay Hunky Punk to take home. Bookable online.

27th October 12.30pm - 1.30pm, 2.00pm - 3.00pm 3.30pm - 4.30pm A Dia De Los Muertosn (Day of the Dead) workshop in learning how to decorate sugar skulls with piping icing in the traditional Mexican way is taking place at Arnos Vale Cemetery this autumn school holiday. Sessions will include learning how to make traditional paper marigold flowers as well as decorating a sugar skull mask to wear and take home. Adults are welcome to take part, too.

STOMPING STORIES - FUNNYBONES 29th October 10.30am - 11.15am, 11.30am - 12.15pm 1.00pm - 1.45pm Children can enjoy this brilliant tale by the amazing Janet and Allan Ahlberg as they discover the world of the Funnybones family and their adventures in a Halloween walk around Arnos Vale. The skeletons are definitely not scary so suitable for little ones who can enjoy the walk, hunt the ‘bones’ and then make some ‘skelliart’ to play with at home.

Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park, Pixash Lane, Bristol BS31 1TP avonvalley.co.uk FEAR SCREAM PARK October 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th & 31st, Nov 1st & 2nd 6.00pm - 11.00pm Not just for the scare fans, this is a Halloween festival of freakalicious fun for everyone! The event will have immersive street theatre with a notorious cast of characters and infamous stilt walkers. There is also an immense fire, laser and light show, an escape room, paintballing, fairground rides, music, food and bars. This event is not advisable for children under the age of 12 years old. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18 or over) at all times.

HUNKY PUNK ADVENTURE

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall, Bristol BS48 1PG noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk PUMPKIN FEST 5th October - 2nd November 10.30am - 5.00pm There’s a lot happening at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm this half term holiday... As you make your way around the park, look out for the hidden pumpkins that lead to all the Halloween activities taking place. For the first time this year, there is a pumpkin patch for visitors to select their very own pumpkin to carve. There is also a pumpkin bowling alley, and for those of you that like creepy-crawlies there is a chance to get up close to a range of bugs including snails, cockroaches and stick insects. Visitors can also learn about which animals like to eat pumpkins.

Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol BS8 3HA bristolzoo.org.uk SKELOWEEN 26th October - 3rd November 9.00am Get into the eerie Halloween spirit at Bristol Zoo Gardens this half term holiday with ‘Skeloween’. The event is inspired by bones and will include activities learning about creepy creatures’ anatomy. Children can also test how brave they are by walking through the cobweb-covered boneyard, play games, make some Halloween decorations and try fearsome face painting. Activities are included in the admission price.


Calendar of ADULT CLASSES & COMMUNITY EVENTS

BS3 COMMUNITY CLASSES ASHTON VALE Community Centre

Risdale Road, Ashton Vale, BS3 2QY Tel: 07849 018403

MONDAY

CLARE HUGHES YOGA 5.30pm-6.30pm clarehughesyoga@gmail.com

DANCE 4 FITNESS 7.00pm-8.00pm contact...............07790 108795

WEDNESDAY

WANNA B FITNESS 7.00pm-8.00pm contact................07432 151114

PIANO, CELLO & THEORY CLASSES 4.30pm-7.30pm contact................07896 747499

TAEKWONDO 5.50pm-7.15pm (adults) contact................0117 3390069

PILATES 5.30pm-6.25pm, mixed abilities Pilates. 6.30pm -7.25pm Pilates for cyclists. Chessel Centre. contact................07544 482775

PREGNANCY YOGA 7.15pm-8.45pm contact................07815 325260

TAI CHI

AFRICAN DANCE

8.30pm-9.30pm contact...............07759 583688

6.45pm-7.45pm contact...mundidance.com

FRIDAY

FRIDAY

6.10pm-7.30pm (adults). Beginners always welcome. First month’s training free. contact..............0117 3390069 _________________________

7.30pm contact................0117 3052365 _________________________

TAEKWONDO

SOUTHBANK CLUB

Baynton Rd, Ashton, BS3 2EB

MONDAY

11.30am-12.25pm. Qualified dance teacher. All ages and abilities. contact............... 07896 346486 _________________________

POLICE BEAT SURGERY

7.30pm-9.30pm contact................01749 850474

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

(1st Thursday every month only) 1.00pm-3.00pm contact................07889 658262

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE BRISTOL

6.30pm-7.30pm contact................07790 108795 _________________________

BS3 COMMUNITY Beauley Road, Bristol BS3 1QG Tel: 0117 923 1039

MONDAY

PIANO, CELLO & THEORY CLASSES 3.30pm-6.30pm contact................07896 747499

YOGA FOR EVERYONE 5.45pm-7.15pm & 7.30pm-9.00pm contact................07570 507494

BAREFOOT4LIFE PILATES 6.30pm-7.30pm contact................07772 713498

PERFORMANCE & THEATRE SKILLS’ 7.45pm-9.30pm contact................01225 469131

TUESDAY

GRANDPARENT & TODDLER GROUP 10.30am-12 noon Jasper Room at the Chessel Centre. Drop-in for children aged 2+ accompanied by their grandparent. FREE to attend. contact................0117 9231039

POST NATAL MUM AND BABY YOGA 11.00am-12.15pm contact................07815 325260

7.30pm-9.30pm. French tuition with Alliance Francaise de Bristol. contact...............07903 821655

WEDNESDAY ZUMBA

1.30pm-2.30pm (fortnightly). Free for over 55s. E: ruth.green@bs3community. org.uk

PIANO, CELLO & THEORY CLASSES 3.30pm-6.30pm contact................07896 747499

PREGNANCY YOGA WITH PURELY PREGNANT

2.00pm 6.15pm-7.15pm E: luke@3rdstagedance.com

KRAV MAGA 7.00pm-9.00pm contact................07814 353664

SALSA DANCE CLASS

2.00pm-3.00pm contact...............0117 3052365

6.00pm-8.00pm contact................07980 937726

THURSDAY

SOUTHVILLE RUNNING CLUB

10.45am-11.45am (beginners). contact...............0117 3052365

PILATES

6.00pm for a 6.30pm start southvillerunningclub.co.uk

ZUMBA FITNESS 6.30pm-7.30pm contact................07766 101790

8.00pm, 1st Tuesday of month

10.15am-11.15am. Free for over 55s on first Thursday of the month. E: ruth.green@bs3community. org.uk

PIANO, CELLO & THEORY CLASSES 4.30pm-7.30pm contact................07896 747499

ADAPTIVE JUDO 6.15pm-8.15pm contact................07463 115517

Cromwell Street, off West Street, BS3 3NH Tel: 0117 3052365

TUESDAY

KATHERINE’S RETROBICS AND CONDITIONING

QI JONG

MONICA WILLS HOUSE (No Parking)

TUESDAY

NIA MOVEMENT

THURSDAY

EXERCISE & DANCE CLASS

7.30pm-10.00pm contact................07779 850608

6.00pm-7.00pm and 7.15pm8.15pm. Advanced booking necessary. E: info@purelypregnant.co.uk

6.15pm-7.15pm contact................07866 918683

MONDAY

7.45pm-8.45pm (TTO) contact................07434 964490

HORROR FILM CLUB

WEDNESDAY

LOW MOBILITY TAI CHI

TAI CHI FOR OVER 55s

FRENCH FOR OVER 55s

ZUMBA GOLD IN THE CHAIR 4.30pm-5.30pm contact...............0117 305 2365

FRIDAY

ART CLASS FOR OVER 55s 10.00am-12 noon contact...............0117 305 2365 _________________________

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

KUNG FU

Corner of West Street, Bedminster, BS3 3PG Tel: 0117 3052365

7.00pm-10.00pm contact................07759 583688

WEDNESDAY

10.00am-11.00am

SWING DANCE 7.00pm-10.00pm (classes) swingdancebristol.com

SWING SOCIAL 8.00pm-11.00pm contact................0117 9665552

ZUMBA GOLD

11.00am-11.45am. Low impact dance fitness. contact................0117 9634104

THURSDAY

ZUMBA TONING

SOUTHVILLE RUNNING CLUB

10.30am-11.15am. Fun resistance for all. contact...............0117 9634104

6.00pm for a 6.30pm start southvillerunningclub.co.uk

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THURSDAY

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CINEMA CLUB over 55s

DANCE 4 FITNESS

Dance Studio @ Workout

Dean Lane, BS3 1DB Tel: 0117 9665552 southbankbristol.biz

PEOPLE OF NOTE COMMUNITY CHOIR

THURSDAY

DANCE NIGHT


Calendar of ADULT CLASSES & COMMUNITY EVENTS

BS3 COMMUNITY CLASSES contd FACTORY 8

Upton Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1QZ gatheringvoices.org.uk

MONDAY

DANCE CLASSES 6.00pm-6.45pm. Beginners jazz for 16 years upwards. 7.00pm-7.30pm. Body conditioning for 16 years upwards. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Advanced jazz for 16 years upwards. contact...............07970 748640

TUESDAY

GROUP SINGING LESSONS for men 5.00pm-6.00pm contact................07970 748640

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GROUP SINGING LESSONS for women 6.00pm-7.00pm contact................07970 748640

BRISTOL SHOW CHOIR 7.00pm-9.00pm. Musical theatre choir. contact................07837 441308

WEDNESDAY

THE ACTORS’ WORKSHOP 4.30pm-10.00pm. College foundation course. contact................07970 748640

URBAN YOGA 7.30pm-8.30pm. Fitness yoga. First class free! contact................07525 735500

THURSDAY

GROUP SINGING LESSONS 5.00pm-6.00pm. For teenagers aged 14 upwards. contact................07970 748640

WINDMILL Hill Community Centre Vivian St, Windmill Hill, Bristol BS3 4LW Tel: 0117 963 4159

MONDAY

POST NATAL PILATES 10.30am-11.30am contact................07920 408013

30 MIN FAT BURNING HIIT 6.15pm-6.45pm contact................07920 408013

BOLLYWOOD WORKOUT 6.30pm-7.15pm contact................07800 597718

JAZZ IN THE BAR 8.00pm, 20th Oct. ________________________

ST FRANCIS CENTRE

8.00pm, 21st Oct. contact................07901 874375

10.00am. New members welcome. contact...............0117 9372280

TUESDAY

YOGA

FITNESS PILATES 6.00pm-6.50pm contact................07920 408013

BOXERCISE 7.00pm-7.45pm. For details contact ...............07920 408013

JEET KUNE DO 8.00pm-9.30pm. For details E: southville@backoff.club

WEDNESDAY

POST NATAL FITNESS 10.30am-11.30am contact................07920 408013

THURSDAY

WOODCRAFT FOLK 6.15pm-7.30pm E: cebathurst@yahoo.com

SOUTH BRISTOL WELLBEING CHOIR

8.00pm-9.00pm contact................07800 597718

11.00am-2.00pm. College foundation course. contact................07970 748640

SUNDAY

BOOK GROUP

SOULROOTS ACAPPELLA

THE ACTORS’ WORKSHOP

8.00pm-11.00pm, for members and guests.

MONDAY

HOUSE PARTY DANCE WORKOUT

SUNDAY

SOCIAL EVENING

7.30pm-8.30pm contact....info@jumpfituk.com

6.00pm-7.00pm contact................07970 748640

7.30pm-8.30pm contact................07970 748640

SATURDAY

JUMPFIT

7.00pm-8.30pm (term time only) contact.................07846 248977

PILATES FOR PERFORMERS

Friday, 8.30pm, 25th Oct. Good fun. All welcome.

St Francis Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JP Tel: 07443 452448

STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR PERFORMERS

7.00pm-9.00pm. Adult female a cappella choir. contact................07980 765947

QUIZ NIGHT & SUPPER

FRIDAY

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY! 9.30am-10.30am contact................07800 597718

FAT BURNING HIIT 6.15pm-6.45pm contact................07920 408013

FITNESS PILATES 7.00pm-8.00pm. For details contact................07920 408013

OVER 50s KEEP FIT

6.45pm-8.15pm contact...............0117 9661346

TUESDAY

ADULT BALLET 11.30am contact...............07727 240048

TAI CHI 6.30pm contact................07813 006569

KUNG FU 7.30pm contact................07813 006569

WEDNESDAY BINGO

1.15pm contact...............07776 235435

THURSDAY DOG TRAINING 7.00pm contact...............0117 9073887

FRIDAY

LES PETITS ZOUZOUS 9.30am for babies and toddlers. contact...............07816 590609

ADULT BALLET

SUNDAY

SWINGDANCE 4.00pm contact...............07549 590269

ZUMBA DANCE FITNESS 6.45pm-7.45pm, all ages and abilities. contact................07593 278934 _________________________

BEDMINSTER LIBRARY

St Peter’s Court, Bedminster BS3 4AQ Tel: 0117 903 8529

WEDNESDAY

BABY BOUNCE AND RHYME 10.30am-11.00am and 11.15am11.45am (term time). contact................0117 9038529

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP 2.00pm-4.00pm contact................0117 9038529

THURSDAY

COMPUTER CLASSES for over 55s 2.00pm-4.00pm, booking essential. contact................0117 3052365

SATURDAY IT SUPPORT

12 noon-1.00pm, booking essential. contact................0117 9038529 _________________________

ELEPHANT HOUSE

1 Dean Street, Bedminster, BS3 1BQ info@theelephanthouse.net

MONDAY

THE MOTHER VILLAGE 10.00am-11.00am E: info@the-gentle-touch.com

TAI CHI QIGONG SHIBASHI 3.00pm-4.00pm (from 23rd Sept) E: vowlesmel@gmail.com

ZUMBA 6.30pm-7.30pm contact................07786 365616

11.30am contact...............07727 240048

TUESDAY

ZUMBA DANCE FITNESS

10.00am-11.15am contact................07984 532535

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Hello to new students! We want to say a big hello to all new students! A great way to get to know your new home and make meaningful connections is to volunteer to a great cause. Take a minute to look at our Volunteer Makers platform where you can register and browse local volunteering opportunities - visit bs3community.volunteermakers.org.

Half term holidays We are now taking bookings for half term holiday club so contact family.services@ bs3community.org.uk for more information, or to register your child and book spaces.

Christmas market Plans are coming together to make our popular craft market a really festive event. We will have music, craft activities, delicious food, and a huge array of gifts. Entrance is free but we will be collecting donations to our Older People’s Monday Club Christmas lunch. At time of publication, we only have a few spaces left for stalls but we will be starting a waiting list. For more information, contact info@bs3community.org.uk. The contents of this publication are the copyright of The Pigeon and may not be reproduced in any form what-so-ever without prior written permission. Whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy in the information contained in this magazine, The Pigeon or its publisher cannot be held liable for any errors or inaccuracies that may occur. Any opinions expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher. The Pigeon and its publisher can not guarantee the validity of goods or services advertised in these pages and can not be held responsible for any situations that may occur between readers and advertisers. All studio images and content is used for the purpose of publicity and no copyright infringement is intended.

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Goodbye to Tim! It is with great sadness for us and great happiness for him, that we said goodbye to Tim Clark, our long-standing executive head of Early Education and Childcare. Tim has worked for BS3 Community for just over 11 years, in fact before he worked for us when he was at college, he undertook his work experience placement here! A decade and one wedding and four children later, Tim left last month to start his new role as a senior lecturer in Early Years Education at UWE. Congratulations Dr. Clark, you will be missed!


A Word

Your

Windmill Hill Councillors

From Your MP KARIN SMYTH Labour

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South Bristol Community Hospital

Jon Wellington Windmill Hill Labour @johnnywelly

Lucy Whittle Windmill Hill Labour @redrose_lucy

I’ve spoken before about my concern over the recommissioning of adult community health services in the region. Last month, Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) announced it had awarded a £1bn 10-year contract to deliver adult community health services to a new provider – Sirona. Changing provider is a high risk move and I’m concerned about the impact of this on health services in Bristol South. One of my main concerns is what it will mean for South Bristol Community Hospital (SBCH). The CCG has acknowledged that the healthcare need is greater in Bristol South. We fought hard to get this important facility built in Bristol South in 2012. It has so much potential to deliver a whole range of services but seems to be underused currently. I am determined to change this. I’ve spoken with people who have used the hospital and have heard lots of positive comments about the space, the staff and the treatment they receive and how easy it is to access the services. The Hengrove hospital currently provides care to about 32,000 patients annually in Bristol South. The SBCH has an urgent care centre which is open daily from 8.00am 8.00pm. No referral or pre-booked appointment is necessary: you can just arrive and be seen. For minor

injuries and illnesses, there’s no need to go to the city centre. The SBCH is easy to reach with good public transport links. The hospital offers a range of screening, physiotherapy, sexual health services and dental healthcare. It is also home to groups which support carers and older people. The building is just seven years old and still has that new feeling. There’s been investment into the grounds, with a garden and children’s play area created by hospital charity Above & Beyond. There is still work to be done. A 2016 HealthWatch report suggested adding a patient shop, making more use of volunteers and strengthening ties with the local authority with a view to being able to discharge people earlier. And, should there be funding for enough staff, SBCH hospital has the potential to be able to offer a whole host of new services. The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, released its 2025 vision earlier this year. It proposes to deliver: ‘a future model of care for South Bristol Community Hospital as a vibrant local community health and care facility for the people living in the south Bristol locality’. That is something I really want to see. I will keep speaking up for firstrate NHS provision in Bristol South, and look forward to seeing SBCH better used.

Karin Smyth MP

Contact:

Mark Bradshaw: Bedminster

Karin Smyth for Bristol South,

Tel: 0117 353 3160, email: cllr.mark. bradshaw@bristol.gov.uk

Surgery: Please call the office on 0117 953 3575 for further information or to request an appointment.

Tel: 0117 953 3575, email: karin.smyth. mp@parliament.uk. Write to House of Commons, London SW1A OAA @karinsmyth

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Bedminster Green

This month saw a significant victory for the community as the council’s planning committee, on the recommendation of planning officers, refused the first application to come forward for the Bedminster Green site between the railway line and East Street in Bedminster. Regular readers of this column will perhaps be tiring of me writing about this issue but this really is a significant moment in the whole saga and vindicates the position of residents and of local planning group WHaM who have been campaigning against tower blocks and poor developments on this site for several years. The developers of the old Pring and St Hill site brought an application for a series of 8-12 storey tower blocks for student accommodation that were higher than the guidelines set out in their own framework which they themselves wrote, and were submitted to planning committee ahead of the strategic transport plan that has yet to be published or consulted on with the public. It also drew criticism from the council’s design team for its over-intensive height and massing, as well as an objection from the Environment Agency for flood risk. This was an irresponsible application, given these faults and the fact that a successful application could put at risk the cohesion of the

Celia Phipps: Bedminster Tel: 07469 413312, email: cllr.celia. phipps@bristol.gov.uk

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Celia Phipps Bedminster Labour @celiaphipps

Mark Bradshaw Bedminster Labour @mark_bradshaw

Adult social care

It’s good to hear that in times when finances have been so restricted, new ways of working can make real difference to people’s lives. Adult social care supports 6,000 people in Bristol, 2,000 of whom live in a residential or nursing care setting. The Better Lives programme aims to improve outcomes for all people with care and support needs and

enables as many people as possible to live independently. Up until recently, placement in a care setting in Bristol has been higher than many other local authorities. Last month, the Cabinet approved a change to the pricing strategy for residential and nursing placements for people with long term impairments to allow the council to use a price guide as the basis of negotiations, rather than allowing providers to set their own price for the care needed. A range of guide prices which reflect the differing needs of those who require services can be set, while understanding that for some, a residential care setting may still be the best setting. The people’s directorate is committed to promoting independence in the least restrictive provision available, as this is the preferred option for most people. These changes are good news as they will have a beneficial effect on the ability to deliver a wider range of independence at home options, including assistive technology items, extra care housing and supported living. These changes make very positive steps towards better independence by preventing, reducing or delaying the need for long term support. We are pleased to discuss issues so please drop in to see us on the first Saturday each month, at Mezzaluna on West Street, 11.00am - 12 noon or contact us via phone or email.

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Southville Councillors

Stephen Clarke Southville Green @southvillesteve

Charlie Bolton: Southville

Jon Wellington: Windmill Hill

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Stephen Clarke: Southville

Lucy Whittle: Windmill Hill

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Cumberland Basin

The council are considering the future of the bridges and flyovers constructed in the 1960s around Cumberland Basin which will require significant repair (costing upwards of £40m) if they are to remain in use. They say they are asking people to comment on three ‘new ideas’ to create a simpler road network and ‘unlock a mixture of new homes, retail and leisure development…’ Many of the people we have spoken to up to this point like none of the three offered options and would like to keep the basic network the same and repair what is there. Unfortunately, this was not an option in the consultation (which is now closed but please let us know your views and we will pass them on). There are also many people who consider that the process has been clumsy and too secretive; for example the first Riverside Garden Centre knew about it was when the public announcement was made and two out of the three options probably mean they would have to close. In addition, we are told that there were originally ten options and we are only being offered three; what happened to the rest? In our view, the council should be open and transparent about all the possible options and should really listen to the people who will have to live with any changes for the next 60 years or so.

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whole site which the Framework document represents. I understand that the developers are considering appealing the council’s decision, though given that several material considerations were ignored and there were firm objections from the Environment Agency, I don’t see what their grounds would be. Nevertheless, it highlights the power that developers have over councils, who can incur significant financial costs if the appeal goes in the developers favour. I am very pleased that the council has stood up to the developers who are threatening poor quality buildings against the will of local residents and the city. We are likely to see more applications for tall buildings on the site in the coming months coming to planning committee. Local planning group WHaM do a great job keeping the information on their website up to date. Have a look at whambristol.org.uk.

Bedminster Green

The other major piece of physical infrastructure that will shape the area for generations to come is at the other end of the ward: Bedminster Green. There have been discussions and rumours about a number of large scale developments here for years but in September the first formal planning application came to the council for decision. We both want there to be more houses on this semi-derelict, old industrial land but what was proposed (large tower blocks mainly full of students) was hugely disappointing and was rejected. Surgeries: Various venues - please contact your councillor for surgery times and dates or see above. Contact all councillors by email or telephone.

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Monday 14

Expect immersive entertainers, walkabout characters, CO2 Jets, sparks and confetti explosions, psychedelic-themed carnival decor, giant inflatables, headline DJs, live acts and more at this popular festival at Motion. Where: Motion, Avon Street, Bristol BS2 0PX When: 10.00pm W: motionbristol.com

Brought up on a diet of Motown and northern soul, John Newman’s powerful songwriting with a vintage R&B flare has launched him into fame. He performs at Bristol's SWX. Where: SWX, 15 Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2JY When: 7.00pm W: swxbristol.com

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Saturday 05 - Sunday 06

ART ON THE HILL

Windmill Hill and Victoria Park's annual arts trail returns this October across houses and venues in the local area, with a wide range of arts, crafts, workshops, live performances and even a treasure hunt for all to enjoy! Where: Various When: Various W: artonthehill.org.uk

Sunday 06

DOGTOBERFEST

Dogtoberfest is a whole day dedicated to the Oktoberfest celebrations so you and your dog can enjoy plenty of beer, Bavarian music, a twist on traditional games and plenty of entertainment. There will be treats, prizes, goody bags, dog classes and even a childfriendly session. Where: Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4PH When: Various sessions W: dogfuriendly.com/ dogtoberfest/

JOHN NEWMAN

Thursday 10 - Sunday 13

PAPAYA FEST 2019

Presented by Bristol-based arts collective Popelei, this new theatre and music festival brings together British and Latin cultures alongside a LGBTQ+ friendly message. Artists include DJ Panther Panther and the Fontanas among others. Where: Old Market Assembly & Wardrobe Theatre, West Street, Bristol BS2 0DF When: Various W: papayafest.com

Friday 11 - Saturday 12

OKTOBERFEST

This October, the Passenger Shed at Bristol Temple Meads will be transformed into a Bavarian Wunderland, offering a taste of German culture, tongue-in-cheek German stereotyping and debauchery. Where: Passenger Shed, Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH When: Various W: oktoberfestbristol.co.uk

Friday 11 - Wednesday 16

CENTRESPACE OPEN STUDIOS

Visitors are invited to get involved in Centrespace's creative workshops, demonstrations, a silent mini art auction, Centrespace's infamous dog life drawing and more. Both the studios and the gallery space will be open. Where: Centrespace, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol BS1 1EA When: 11.00am - late W: centrespacegallery.com

Thursday 17

RORY BREMNER

Rory Bremner has been poking fun at the political establishment for more than 30 years. But what about the man behind the impressions? Matthew Sweet invites the audience to peer behind the mask as he engages with the satirist discussing his fascinating career live on stage. Where: St. George’s Bristol, Great George Street, BS1 5RR When: 8.30pm W: stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

Thursday 17 - Saturday 19

SIMPLE THINGS FESTIVAL

Bristol’s premier multi-venue music festival returns for 2019 with a programme high on cutting edge talent. Attendees can go to see upwards of forty acts across Bristol’s venues with six different sites and twelve stages. Headliners include Holly Herndon and Ata Kak. Where: Various When: Various W: simplethingsfestival.co.uk


Thursday 17 October Saturday 02 November

EXHIBITIONS

Circus City 2019 is back this autumn, and will see circus blended with spoken word, hip-hop, theatre, film, dance, cinema, aural experimentation, community celebration and Halloween horror! Events include acrobatics, gymnastics and film showings to suit circus lovers of all ages. Where: Various When: Various W: bristolcircuscity.com

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CIRCUS CITY

Friday 18 - Saturday 19

PAUL OAKENFOLD

Acclaimed trance DJ and record producer Paul Oakenfold performs in Bristol this autumn. This latest show at Motion is a nod to his tremendous contribution to dance music. Where: Motion, Avon Street, Bristol BS2 0PX When: Fri 10.00pm, Sat 5.00pm W: motionbristol.com

Sunday 20

CHOSEN WEDDING FAYRE

With over 50 local exhibitors showcasing the talent the area has to offer, Paintworks will be dressed to inspire with live entertainment, fantastic music, live blogging and more! Where: Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EH When: 11.00am - 3.30pm W: paintworksbristol.co.uk

Sunday 20

PRELOVED VINTAGE KILO

Preloved Kilo will be holding a sale, with tonnes of preloved, vintage and retro clothes at a price of £15 a kilo. Where: Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR When: 10.00am - 5.00pm W: colstonhall.org

Wednesday 23

30 YEARS OF WALLACE AND GROMIT

In this special 30th anniversary event, Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park will be interviewed by Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams. There’ll be clips from the films, behind-the-scenes footage, special guests and much more. Where: St. George’s Bristol, Great George Street, BS1 5RR When: 7.30pm W: stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

Saturday 26

BRISTOL EPIC 10K

The Bristol Epic 10k is new for 2019 and will take place within Bristol's Ashton Court Estate. The event is set to be one of the most highly anticipated 10ks in England, and is open to both seasoned trail runners and newcomers. Where: Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN When: 11.00am W: toughrunneruk.com

Sunday 27

ANTIQUE, VINTAGE & COLLECTABLES FAIR

Taking place at Ashton Court, this fair will be an Aladdin's cave for gifts including jewelley, silver, clothing and much more. There will also be cream teas for sale. Entry is £2.00 for adults and free for children. Where: Ashton Court Mansion House, Bristol BS48 9JN When: 10.00am - 3.30pm W: antiques-atlas.com

The destructors is a major new film commission by Londonbased artist Imran Perretta. Drawing on the artist’s own experience as a young man of Bangladeshi heritage, the film explores personal and collective experiences of marginalisation and oppression. Where: Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, BS1 6UX When: 12 noon - 5.00pm W: spikeisland.org.uk

29 September-01 December

RWA 167 OPEN EXHIBITION

This dynamic and varied exhibition invites painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation and mixed media submissions from artists across the country and beyond. Where: RWA, Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX When: 10.00am - 5.30pm, Tuesday - Saturday; 11.00am 5.00pm, Sunday W: rwa.org.uk

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Magic, the exhibition, will introduce you to the lives of those who practice it, the objects that embody it and the beings that exist between the natural and the supernatural. This exhibition will reveal how magic is used across the world. Where: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Queens Road, BS8 1RL When: 10.00am - 5.00pm W: bristolmuseums.org.uk To contact When and Where, What’s On, call 0117 3224939 or email: diary@the-pigeon.com


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