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12 September 2015

Bristol Open Doors at Knowle West Media Centre

Knowle West Media Centre opened its doors this morning with tours of its straw bale eco building - and a toy workshop. Youngsters were entertained by the Arts team which showed them how to create new toys from old, broken and discarded ones. The Forgotten Toys Compendium is encouraging people to look in their lofts, sheds and garages for toys and games which can be re-used and re-purposed. The Media Centre was one of 70 charities, businesses and buildings opening up to let the public have a peek behind-the-scenes at the work it does. It was reported to be the most popular Open Doors yet - with thousands turning out in the sunshine to view buildings across the city.
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7 September 2015

Make Sunday Special

The latest 'Make Sunday Special' was held in Hartcliffe's Willmott Park at the weekend - with a range of workshops, stalls and entertainment for all ages. Live music all day and DJs from Bass Radio, crazy bikes and a dog show were just some of the attractions. The ferret show and a Wild West showdown also proved popular. These family-friendly, community-led events have been held in neighbourhoods across Bristol - the next one is in Avonmouth on September 13.
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5 September 2015

Arcadia returns to Bristol

Bristol-born Arcadia returns to the city with a performance in Queens Square featuring a robotic 50 tonne spider created from recycled military and industrial machinery, breathing fire from biofuel. The spectacular show "Metamorphosis" - run in partnership with Bristol Green Capital - uses cutting edge technology and effects - from acrobatics to lasers alongside a DJ sound system. Arcadia has travelled from Glastonbury to Bangkok - and returns to its home this weekend.
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31 August 2015

Celebrating success of Bristol Whales in Millennium Square

The hugely popular Bristol Whales art installation will be moving to the Portway shortly. To celebrate its success - the BBC's Big Blue Live was screened in Millennium Square, showing footage of the threatened blue whale in Monterey Bay, California. The installation highlights the fragility of our oceans and is made of willow from Somerset and 70,000 plastic bottles. Bristol Green Capital is urging people to swap plastic bottles for reusable ones to help save our seas. http://www.apeuk.org
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4 August 2015

Tree of Life sculpture at Knowle West playground

It is worth visiting this sculpture in the newly opened Inns Court playground created by Yate Wood Carver Andy O'Neill. It is based on the Tree of Life and took ten days to complete using a chain saw on a giant redwood tree trunk. It's also to celebrate the One Tree per Child Project across Bristol - which aims to give every primary school child a tree to plant over a year.
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3 August 2015

Amnesty Garden Party at Goldney House

The annual garden party at Goldney House to raise funds for Amnesty International took place on Sunday in blazing sunshine. A chance to visit the shell-filled grotto, listen to jazz, wander the grounds or simply relax on the grass with a cup of tea and home made cake.
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21 July 2015

Bristol Harbour Festival

Crowds flocked to the Harbour Festival for feel-good bands, food stalls and dare-devil displays on the water. The flag-festooned boats, stages around the centre and the French market make this a key date on the Bristol calendar. There's no way of avoiding the crowds unless you head for a cafe and observe from on high...
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9 July 2015

Networking in the fields

Networking inside is so last season... when you can break away from the traditional office or cafe and hold events on a hill with breathtaking views of Bristol. Knowle West Media Centre's Would Like to Meet event took place in the field at the top of Nover's Steps. Visitors from the creative industries who came to mingle were also able to see the end of the Run to Knowle West challenge - with people sprinting up the 183 steps to the finish.
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8 July 2015

Shaun the Sheep trail - Frank at Broadwalk

Meet Frank - one of the 70 strong flock of Shaun the Sheep that have been placed all over the city. Designed by the Royal Mail and covered in postage stamps, Frank can be seen at Broadwalk Shopping Centre being photographed by shoppers. He is one of only a handful in South Bristol.
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3 July 2015

Green Mingle

A monthly gathering of eco-minded individuals and organisations from across the city at Bordeux Quay. They meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5-7pm for a chat and to share ideas or meet new likeminded people.
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