Face of the High Street: James - JamesB Hair

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James believes in sustainability, creating a community and that hair and beauty should be a service for yourself and not for others. His brand new salon at the top East Street combines all of those things into a beautifully designed haven of self care.

James first opened JamesB Hair on West Street in March 2017 after several years of renting a chair in various salons in Bedminster. Since then, his team has grown to 5 stylists and he’s hoping to add a sixth as early as next week as they grow and expand into their new space on East Street that will soon be your one-stop shop for beauty and wellness.

When asked what his favourite part of Bedminster was he simply said: “Bedminster is Bristol.” He’ll always send friends who are visiting to Bedminster to give them a real idea of the city, its people and its community spirit.

JamesB Hair is a sustainable salon. The products they use are vegan and cruelty-free, the shower hoses use 60% less water than conventional salon hoses and every piece of equipment was bought second hand. James is working closely with his suppliers to find methods to up-cycle things like the foil used for highlights and the hair that is swept off the floor each day is used by his partner in their garden at home, an excellent and natural pest deterrent he says. The salon recycles everything that it can and only throws out one bag of rubbish per month!

James has big plans for the future, including adding a ‘hair lab’ that will tackle issues such as hair loss, scalp issues and other challenges people are faced with. All services that James and his team provide exist to help people feel better about themselves and lead to a better quality of life.

Come in and meet the team at JamesB Hair, sit around the table while your hair is being coloured and chat with other clients and get your hair washed in the amazing room where sounds and lights take your through an immersive and relaxing experience. The salon is open Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am-6.00pm.

CALLING BEMMIE DESIGNERS!

This summer, the Bedminster BID will release a new tote bag that will be available in your favourite Bemmie businesses. The tote will represent what it means to live, work and play in Bedminster. We’re looking for local designers to make their mark on this new tote and create a design that shows Bedminster’s passion, community spirit and independence.

The winning design will appear on at least 2000 tote bags, distributed around the area and will help Bedminster become more sustainable in our bid to reduce the usage of plastic bags for shopping in the area!

The Brief:

Design a logo to be printed on the Bedminster BID’s tote bags that exemplifies Bedminster’s local, independent, community spirit.

Design must haves:

  • Be related to Bedminster, showcasing its original Bristol spirit

  • Help the tote to be a must have item for shoppers in Bedminster

  • 3 colours only

  • 280mm x 260mm

Timeline:

2 June: Deadline for submissions

4 June: Short List of finalists announced via social media

6 June: Winner announced!  

Money Talks:

The successful artist will receive a £300 payment, once the design is submitted, the Bedminster BID will cover the cost of printing and distribution of the tote bags. The artist will be profiled on the BID website and social media channels, with the tote being featured on at least 2000 bags in the area.

Ready to Enter?

Submit a high res file of your design to bedminster@weareplaster.com by 5.00pm Sunday 2 June 2019, with any accompanying rationale or background on yourself and your inspiration.


The small print:

  1. Contest is only open to residents of the United Kingdom who are at least 18 years old on the date that they submit the entry.

  2. Entries that have been completed by a third party, are illegible or are plagiarised will not be considered.

  3. By submitting your entry and any accompanying material, you agree that, in the event that you are the winner of the competition, you waive all intellectual property rights with full title guarantee to your entry over to the Bedminster BID.

  4. The Bedminster BID will process information about you in accordance to current GDPR standards. Once the winner is decided on all information will be destroyed and none will be passed on to any third party organisations.

  5. If you are a short-listed finalist or the winner, you agree that the Bedminster BID may use your name in all announcements in relation to this design contest.

  6. Short listed finalists  will be selected by the members of the Bedminster BID board, with the winner selected by online and social media votes in the BID social media channels.

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Face of the High Street: Georgia & Charlotte- Ivory Flowers & Olive Tree Beauty

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Running a business alongside a friend sounds about as close to ‘The Dream’ as you can get and that’s exactly what Charlotte and Georgia are doing in their wonderful shop on North Street, home to both Olive Tree Beauty and Ivory Flowers. Charlotte is the face behind Olive Tree Beauty, Georgia heads up Ivory Flowers and together, they’re taking on the wild world of business ownership.

The two grew up as neighbours on Raleigh Road and love calling Bedminster home, so made sense to build their careers in this amazing community. Georgia and Charlotte have seen the area expand and develop into an incredible place to live and do business. They spoke of how nicely the new has complemented the traditional and how the community feel has never gone away. They feel supported by their fellow business owners in the area and love that they can walk down the street and recognise the customers they’ve developed such an amazing relationship with.

Georgia began working at Ivory Flowers when was starting out as a florist. At the time the shop was owned by Xanthe Ivory who, 18 months ago, decided she would be selling the business after the birth of her child.  Seizing the opportunity to own her own business, Georgia began learning the ins and outs of business management from Xanthe, who trained her to eventually take over the business at the end of last summer.

Georgia got into floristry a bit by chance. She was studying sociology at UWE when a family friend organised a two-week work experience for her at their shop. After those two weeks, Georgia was all in. She left university to begin learning the trade and building her career, all of which eventually led her to North Street and Ivory Flowers.

Ivory Flowers has always had another business share the space, up until last summer it was Zara’s Chocolates who has since expanded into a bigger shop further down North Street. When the space opened up, Georgia was quick to get in touch with Charlotte, whose beauty therapy business was the perfect fit.

Charlotte trained as a massage therapist when she left school and has since received qualifications in reflexology, waxing and threading to round out her beauty therapy offerings. She was working at the Clifton Lido when Georgia came to her with the idea to open up her own business with her on North Street.

It’s been an amazing nine months for Charlotte; with future plans to extend her offering, hire an employee and maybe expand into some extra space at the back of the shop, she doesn’t seem to be slowing down either.

Charlotte and Georgia are a new breed of business partner, running two separate businesses side-by-side, both selling very different products but having each other to work with and be supported by. It’s the direction a lot of small, young businesses are moving in, choosing to opt for a co-working environment rather than being completely on their own. We’re happy to see this kind of collaboration happening in Bedminster, too. This option gives small businesses the opportunity to be on the high street and develop their brands together.

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Face of the High Street: Lindsay & Joel- Toyville

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Lindsay is from Trinidad, Joel is Welsh and they met working together in London, moved to Bristol eight years ago and opened Toyville on North Street in 2016. It’s that kind of journey that’s so common amongst the business owners in Bedminster, a mix of backgrounds and experiences that shape this amazing community of traders.

When Lindsay and Joel moved to Bristol, they chose Bedminster through a recommendation from a friend and haven’t looked back. The two have seen the area evolve and developed strong loyalties with the area’s traders. Lindsay’s Bedminster favourite would have to be Clarks Pies, while Joel very proudly pointed to his Friendly Records t-shirt when asked the same question. For them, it was very clear that when the time came for the duo to open their new shop, there was no other option than the place they already called home.

The idea for Toyville came from an observation that South Bristol was missing a good quality toy store. The products that line the shelves have a certain timelessness to them, as if you know when you buy one that it will be cherished and passed down between siblings or even generations. The couple’s five-year-old son makes sure that all new additions to the offering are thoroughly tested before hitting the shelves, so rest assured they’re 100% kid-approved.

Although the front windows are lined with toys, crafts and games for children, Toyville also carries a huge selection of board games for the big kids of the world, too. Carrying the tried and true classics and some of the more obscure, Lindsay and Joel are on hand to help guide anyone in their quest for the perfect board game. Toyville hosts two games nights a month in partnership with the Hen & Chicken and Bristol Beer Factory for those who are looking for a different kind of pub night, or to test out a game before they buy (to make sure the friendships stay intact...). 

Lindsay and Joel say that the best thing about doing business in Bedminster is being part of such an amazing community. Their customers have become friends and they appreciate the support they’ve received in the last two years.

Thinking forward to Christmas time, their eyes bulge out of their heads a bit when they think about their little store supporting the increased stock and people that time of year brings. There is talk of moving to a bigger space but only on one condition: that bigger space is on North Street.

 

Toyville is open Monday-Saturday 10.00am-6.00pm and Sunday 12.00pm-4.00pm or you can shop online at www.toyvilleshop.co.uk

What's on this May in Bedminster

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And just like that, we’re into May!

With two big school holidays and the weather kicking into summer mode, there’s so many things going on this month.

Here are our favourites, we’ve even included a new Restaurant of the Month feature for you to eat your way around BS3!

FOR THE KIDS

Let’s Make Art: Design an Album Cover @ Friendly Records

Saturday 11 May, 10.30am-12.00pm, £6.50, children 8+

Let’s Make Art takes over the Friendly Records event space for a Saturday morning of creativity for children 8 and up. Using paper cut collage, kids will be able to design and create their own album cover to take home! All materials are included.

25 years of Tobacco Factory @ Tobacco Factory

25-26 May

Cirque de Silk, Upfest, Kids crafts, swing bands, an extended market and so much more to celebrate 25 years of the Tobacco Factory over the bank holiday weekend. Bring the family and come by for a truly Bedminster day out.

A NIGHT AT THE PUB

Jokewalk @ The Ropewalk

Sunday 12 May, Doors: 7.30pm, Show: 8.00pm

FREE Stand-Up comedy from the finest comedians in the Southwest! Happening every second Sunday, head upstairs in the Ropewalk for an unbelievable night of knee-slapping comedy.

Payday @ North Street Standard

31 May, 8.00pm

On the last Friday of every month, the North St. Standard brings in a live DJ to take us into the weekend. This month, Revert will be spinning the tunes from 8-close! Dust off those dancing shoes and pop by for a pint, or three!

RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

Thai Garden

Thai Garden offers the most authentic Thai experience and it’s in the heart of Bedminster. With good food, reasonable prices and a welcoming atmosphere, it should be next on your list of places to visit! Plus, it’s BYO!

GIG FEATURE

Sister Nancy and Legal Shot @ Fiddlers

Friday 3 May, Doors: 7.30pm, £19.08

With her song ‘Bam Bam’ being named the best dancehall song of all time by Pitchfork, Sister Nancy and Legal Shot Sound System come to Fiddlers to kick off a summer of music in Bristol. Get ready to dance all night long with these reggae legends. Plus support from Da Fuchaman and Splitz P (Solo PA).

 

 

Face of the High Street: Barcan + Kirby

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It’s been a big month for the team at Barcan + Kirby, a new North Street office and a Bristol Life Award, how impressive is that?!

What’s more impressive is the team behind this month’s major accomplishments, and the many others that have been achieved on North Street and in Bristol as a whole.

Barcan + Kirby do things a little differently from all of the other high street law firms and we really enjoy that over on this side of the river.

What we love the most is how they’ve figured out that in order to deliver the best service to their clients, they need to make sure that staff are in top shape. That means mental health support, flexible working arrangements and other development programmes that ensure employees are cared for; because you can’t give from an empty cup.

The team of 36 also take part in trying to make Bedminster, and Bristol, a better place. A cause that is near to their hearts is supporting the Bristol Dementia Action Alliance in their goal of making Bristol the UK’s first dementia friendly city. This begins with every member of the staff being trained as a ‘dementia friend’ as part of their new starter on boarding. The team at Barcan + Kirby are also reaching out to all businesses in Bedminster to support them in becoming dementia friendly, too. Do you want your business to join them? Reach out at https://barcankirby.co.uk/contact/bedminster/ for more information on how you and your staff can attend free training at the Southville Centre.

Barcan + Kirby’s services range from family law, wills, property and their newest division, commercial services, aiming to help entrepreneurs and small businesses navigate their new endeavors. With such an amazing team behind everything they do, you’re sure to be in good hands. Pop by their brand new office on North Street to say hi!

Face of the High Street: Ange- Grenville Wick

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Ange Packer is Bedminster born and bred and has seen the area change from factories to foodies over the years, from the Bedminster of yesterday to what we all know so well today.

Grenville Wick is the place you go to spread joy, happy wishes, deepest sympathies or to just send a quick hello to family and friends who are maybe right next door or across the globe. Cards and small gifts fill the walls and shelves, all destined to go to someone who Ange’s guests are thinking about.

The shop opened 13 years ago and as email and social media have taken over, Grenville Wick has cracked on, connecting people and sharing in life’s milestones.

Ange talks about Bedminster with pride and even tells a story of the time that she almost moved away but thanks to for North Street, the birds on her walk to work and the neighbouring businesses she’s still here!

The shop has evolved over the years, now carrying lovely books about Bristol and a line of organic skin and hair care products. Ange speaks of how retail has changed and how the shop must change with it, providing a space for community and a place where local artists can have their work on display. Stop in and have a chat, Ange is always ready, ask about her favourite line of cards and hear that famous Bedminster ‘love’ roll right off her tongue.

Bedminster Wilko to host Great British Spring Clean community event

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The chairman of the Bedminster Business Improvement District is calling on local people and businesses to ‘be part of the pick’ for the 2019 Great British Spring Clean.

Taking place on Tuesday 9 April from 12:00 – 4:00pm the Great British Spring Clean aims to improve the environment right on our doorsteps. The event is part of the nationwide initiative led by the charity Keep Britain Tidy, and aims to inspire over 500,000 volunteers from businesses, community organisations and the general public to collect and safely dispose of litter from British streets, parks and beaches.

One of the businesses involved in the 2019 Great British Spring Clean is household goods specialists Wilko and Simon Dicken, Bedminster BID chairman and store manager of the East Street Wilko, will be rolling up his sleeves to get behind this campaign.

Simon had this to day: “I am incredibly proud to support The Great British Spring Clean at a local level here in Bedminster, as well as a citywide capacity. Outside of Bedminster, the stores at Clifton, City Centre, Knowle and Avonmeads will all be getting involved in the Great British Spring Clean.

 “Wilko regional manager Sian John and talent and development officer, Emma Gravell, from the Wilko head office will be taking part and we’d love to see other local Bedminster and Bristol businesses and residents get involved on the 9th.”

Bristol Waste will also be supporting the Great British Spring Clean, by providing litter picking kits for volunteers. For more information on the Great British Spring Clean and to sign up to participate in the Bedminster clean-up, visit https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/events/wilko-5c98868f48a41

What's on this April in Bedminster!

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Spring has arrived in Bedminster and it feels so good!

The terraces are filling up, parks are alive and we’re looking forward to spending more time outside this April and getting to know Bedminster again after a long and dark winter.

Here’s our list of outdoor activities, music and creative crafts to fill your cup up this April.

FAMILY

Farmcraft @ Windmill Hill City Farm

Thursday 11 April 10.00am-12.00pm, 6-10yo, £10

The folks at Windmill Hill City Farm have taken cues from the popular kids’ computer game, Minecraft and developed Farmcraft, a real life outdoor adventure session. Kids will have to collect ore, stone, wood and gold around the farm and swap for tools and equipment. Items collected can then be used to build a fire, feed an animal, make a potion or carve a walking stick. A great day outside that is sure to get the imagination going!

The Great British Spring Clean @ East Street Wilko

Tuesday 9 April, 12.00pm-4.00pm

Roll up your sleeves, Bedminster! Wilko is joining the nationwide campaign calling on local businesses, community organisations and residents to collect and safely dispose of litter from British streets, parks and beaches. Sign up to join the growing members of the business community in making East Street and other areas of Bedminster a cleaner place to enjoy the outdoors.

FREE Easter egg painting @ Trylla

Saturday 13 April, 11.00am-6.00pm

Take advantage of Trylla’s huge range of glaze paints to paint your own ceramic Easter egg! The eggs will be fired in the on-site kiln and ready for pick up Saturday 20 April. Open to adults and children, sign up via the link to the website.

DAYS OUT

Record Store Day @ Friendly Records

Saturday 13 April, 9.00am-11.30pm

A special day where independent record stores celebrate music and culture with special released albums, live music and an amazing party! Friendly records will have all of the special releases along with live bands and DJs throughout the day and into the night.

Bristol City FC v Derby County @ Ashton Gate Stadium

Saturday 27 April, 3.00pm

The points are tight at the top of the championship league, cheer on the Robins in the last home game of the season as they make a run for the playoffs! Enjoy the sun and enjoy a terrace or two on your way down North Street for the game, need a pub or two? Check out our favourites here!

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Smack the 80s @ Fiddlers

Saturday 27 April, 8.00pm, £11

A lively, fun-packed and authentic 80s tribute band that is sure to have you dancing from the beginning! Embrace the theme with your best 80s outfit and get ready to go back in time.

Face of the High Street: Alice- Trylla

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There’s something about walking into a shop and feeling like you instantly know it’s owner just by what’s on display. Walking into Trylla on North Street feels just like that. The colourful clothing, carefully picked toys, beautifully handmade ceramics and the workspace in the back just scream Alice before you even have the extreme pleasure of getting to know her.

Alice grew up in Cheshire and settled in Bristol, by way of London, four years ago. From quite a creative family, Alice studied illustration in uni and always knew a creative career was on the books for her. Upon arriving in Bristol, Alice got a job at a pottery painting cafe and quickly began crafting ideas for her dream business, one that combined all of her favourite things, in her favourite part of the city.

Trylla opened on North Street in Bedminster almost a year ago and really has something for everyone; carefully curated second hand clothes line the walls while nostalgic My Little Pony and Troll toys are placed among handmade items from local makers and Alice herself. A ceramic studio and kiln live in the basement to complete the space and this creative hub.

Alice holds pottery and knitting workshops, a fortnightly open Clay Club where attendees can play as they wish and have access to clay, glazes and kiln firing for only £12 and is developing ideas of hosting birthday parties and hen dos. Trylla really is a haven of colour and creativity in Bedminster and after almost a year, we can’t wait to see what’s next!

As a special Easter activity, Alice is hosting a free paint your own egg pendant event Saturday 13 April. Book into 10 minute time slots and pick up your egg the following week in time for Easter lunch!

Face of the High Street: Annie- The Rope Walk

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It isn’t long after you step into the Rope Walk and meet Annie that you realise this isn’t your typical pub and Annie is definitely not your typical pub owner.

The pub is a collection of Annie’s life, a passion project that brings together art, music, community, great food and of course, a full bar.

Annie is a North Bristol girl and her lifelong career in the hospitality industry has led her to buying the Rope Walk just over three years ago. Sceptical at first of coming south of the river, Annie hasn’t had a reason to look back.

The Rope Walk is Annie’s way of bringing her love for art, music and community together in one place. The walls of the large outdoor garden are covered in beautiful Bristolian street art while inside, a rotating exhibit of fine art is displayed among the comfortable leather chairs, wooden tables and stained glass windows.

Annie has seen Bedminster, and Bristol at that, evolve her whole life. Like most people who have grown up in Bristol, she’s excited about all of the creativity that lives in Bedminster and the evolution the area has taken over the years, and now that she’s made it across the river, she’s thrilled to be a part of the Bedminster business community and isn’t going anywhere soon.

The pub is a gathering place where anybody is welcome. With a function space that is perfect for meetings, events and anything you can think of and music events happening every week, the Rope Walk is your next favourite pub!

Face of the High Street: Ozzy - Mezzaluna

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This is Ozzy, who three years ago this month took over ownership of the lively West Street Italian restaurant, Mezzaluna. Originally from Turkey, Ozzy has been in Bristol for 20 years and has fallen in love with the city’s charm. It’s easy to catch his eyes lighting up when he talks about his love for Bristol. What he loves the most is how amazing the people are and how strong the community spirit is, especially in Bedminster.  

An engineer by trade but with a past in hospitality management, Ozzy craved the connection to people that the restaurant business provided and left the engineering world to buy Mezzaluna. Over the years Ozzy has added his touch to the restaurant; a colourful interior, a menu full of delicious Italian classics of pasta and pizza and a garden seating area that is second to none.

Alongside Ozzy, at the heart of the restaurant, is an incredible team of staff. Most of them have been at Mezzaluna for over two years and are a tight-knit, incredible group that take pride in providing excellent service to their guests and creating an atmosphere that people continue to return to.

Visit Ozzy and the team at Mezzaluna Monday 11.00am-10.00pm. Tuesday-Saturday 11.00am-11.00pm and Sundays 11.00am-9.00pm for brunch, lunch, dinner or just a drink or two from the very well stocked bar, the amazing food and the atmosphere are sure to have you planning your next visit.

Face of the High Street: Lidia and Stacy - Zero Green

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Celebrating their one-year anniversary this weekend, Lidia and Stacy, the team behind Zero Green on North Street, are almost in disbelief. Between the response from the community over the first year and the fact that an entire year has even gone by since their doors opened, it’s all a bit surreal.

The two met working together at the National Trust in Swindon and became great friends. After striving on their own to reduce their own plastic use, Lidia and Stacy saw an opportunity to go into business together.  Bristol was the perfect place for them to open the store and Bedminster couldn’t be happier to have them!

Specialising in foodstuffs like pasta, baking products, spices and coffee, and plastic free alternatives to everyday home products, Zero Green has filled a hole in the Bristol retail landscape that aims to provide the city with a solution to the single-use plastic problem that has caused such a strain on our environment.

For Lidia and Stacy, this year has been a real community effort and they’re proud to call Bedminster home. Local customers are getting involved too, offering handy-man services and other bits of their time as well as Bristol makers and artisans providing product to fill the shelves.

Birthday celebrations will go throughout the weekend of 8-9 March, revealing a renovated space that is more than ready to take on year two and beyond. Come by and celebrate, have some cake, and take home some new products that help you step even more towards a plastic-free future.

What's on this March in Bedminster!

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It seems like we were counting down the New Year last weekend and here we are in March!

As we roll on into spring, and the days get longer here’s what’s at the top of our list for this month; amazing live music, creative workshops and interactive theatre performances are all on the bill and we couldn’t be more excited!

FAMILY:

Fused Glass Workshop @ Creative Space Bristol

Saturday 9th March, 2-3:30pm or 3:45-5:15pm

Design & create a Bristol balloon fused glass suncatcher at this fun 1.5hr workshop. Suited for adults and children over 10.

Zero green one year anniversary @ Zero Green Bristol

9-10 March, all-day

Come celebrate one year of Zero Green Bristol on North Street! The zero waste shop will be unveiling a new look and celebrating all weekend long, including cake, of course!

A Play in a Day: A midsummer night’s Dream (8-11yo, 12-16yo) @ Tobacco Factory Theatres

Sunday 17th March, 9:30-4:30 (8-11yo) and 9:30-5:30 (12-16yo)

Kids will work as an ensemble and devise, direct and create a short performance that will be shared with family and friends and the end of the day. No previous experience required!

PUB ALTERNATIVES

 Stephen Hawking: His Life, Work & Legacy @ Hen and Chicken

Tuesday 19th March, 7-9pm, £12

Join award-winning author and science journalist Dr. Stuart Clark for a look into the life and work of one of the most recognisable scientists of all time.

Blood and Butchery in Bedminster @ Show of Strength Theatre Company

Tuesdays at 7-9pm, £10 + buy your own drinks

This walking theatre production will take you through Bedminster and into a few pubs along the way as you hear the fascinating tales each one has to tell including the gruesome fate of John Horwood: the man eaten by a lion and Bedminster’s own Romeo and Juliet.

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 Swindle Live @ Fiddlers

Thursday 21st March, 8pm, £13.08

Blending UK jazz, grime and hip hop with horns strings and beats, Swindle has no doubt found a sound that is all his own. After spending three years crafting his latest album and incorporating astonishing talent, Swindle has really set the bar for UK hip hop.

 

 

The Face of the High Street...Dan and Timo of Bikesmiths

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The Bikesmiths workshop is nestled in a roller door garage off of North Street and if it weren’t for the A-frame sign with an arrow pointing you off the main road, you could very well miss it.

Dan brought Bikesmiths to this little shop in Southville almost two years ago. Before that, he was working out of his garage in Long Ashton and travelling to the Tobacco Factory Sunday Market tinkering with bikes and more importantly, helping people get to know how to tinker with their own.

Dan and Timo are long time friends with Timo joining the team in May of 2018. Since then, the shop has become a place to get your bikes fixed or rent a bench and learn how to fix your bike yourself. Dan and Timo offer it all from complete refurbishments to fixing a flat tyre as well as offering tuition courses on bike repair and selling the tools needed to do it.

The team also sells the children’s bike brand, Squish. As parents themselves, Dan and Timo understand that your little ones grow quickly and will buy back old bikes they’ve grown out of and put that money towards an upgrade.

They haven’t left the Tobacco Factory Market either as you’ll frequently see them there helping with quick fixes while getting to know the people who wander the stalls on a Sunday afternoon. Dan and Timo are in the community business and love getting to know people when they stop in for a repair. They’ll always offer a coffee or tea and great conversation as you wait.

You can find Bikesmiths at 6 Myrtle Street, Bristol, BS3 1JE, the shop is open 9:30-5 Mon-Fri. They’re also at the Tobacco Factory Sunday Market most Sundays from 10-2:30.

Drop-ins for quick fixes are always welcome and you can book in more substantial repairs online at www.bristolbikesmiths.com or by calling the shop at 01179 633 891.

Where to catch The Six Nations 2019 in Bedminster

And just like that, February has rolled back around and we’re in for another year of Six Nations Rugby action!

Grab some friends, here’s our top five pubs to cheer your team on in Bedminster:

The Luckwell Hotel (147 Luckwell Road)

The Steam Crane (4-6 North Street)

The Assembly (110-112 East Street)

The Robert Fitzharding (24 Cannon Street)

Ashton Gate Sports Bar (Ashton Gate Stadium, Ashton Road)

We’re not picking any sides but… common England!

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What's on this February in Bedminster

Now that Dryanuary is over we can all come out of hiding and enjoy Bedminster without the worry that our resolutions will be broken. And if Dryanuary just wasn’t your thing, you might see the pubs a little bit fuller starting this month, which can only mean better times!

But Bedminster is more than just amazing pubs and there’s no short list of exciting things going on even if February is the shortest month of the year!

Here’s a round-up of some of the events that have us excited, from health and wellness to live music and family events, BS3 has you covered for February.

 

Family

The Tobacco Factory Theatres Half Term Sessions @ Zion Community Arts Centre

8-12 years: 18 February, 5-7 years: 19 February, 8-11 years: 20 February, 10:00am-3:30pm

An exciting day of drama games and activities that explore what makes a hero and a villain. Build your own costumes and dream up your best character with the help of experienced facilitators.

 

Mini Pizza Making Workshop @ Windmill Hill City Farm

21 February, 1pm-3pm

Families will be able to design and cook their very own mini pizzas in Windmill Hill City Farm’s wood burning oven! Drop-in session, no bookings required.

 

BS3 Repair Cafe @ West Street URC

23 February, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Do you have a broken toaster? The kid’s bike could use some TLC? Come and get it repaired by some expert volunteers who will give your broken pieces new life. Stick around for a nice cuppa and homemade cake and rummage through the jumble sale while you’re at it.

 

Health and Wellness

Yoga Workshops @ Trika Yoga

Various dates throughout February

Whether you’ve been looking for the place to start or you’re a die-hard yogi looking to improve your practice, Trika Yoga has a wide variety of workshops and courses for exactly what you’re looking for.

 

UV Boulder Party @ Redpoint Bristol

2 February, 12pm-2am

A day and night of climbing, dancing and fun under a UV light and an Outer Space theme! Kids and adults alike can participate in the climbing competition or just come by and enjoy the fun and watch some of Bristol’s best climbers take on the showcase finale!

 

How to be Lonely @ The Albatross Cafe

The second of a series of four discussion evenings where The Albatross explores a negatively perceived word from the other side, aiming to prove that anything we feel or are can be a truly positive thing. Free to come, but you’re encouraged to support The Albatross by buying your favourite hot or cold drink.

 

February Gig Feature

Dorian Concept (Brainfeeder) & Jameszoo @ Fiddlers

15 February, 8:00pm

Spend your Friday night with electronic jazz artists Dorian Concept and Jameszoo. This double bill will bring some heat to the cold February nights. Tickets are £15.26 and available here.

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