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https://bristolshoppingquarter.co.uk/dr-martens-sequins-and-iridescence/

At Dr. Martens in Broadmead, festivities take on a more rebellious side. Their holiday pack has all the glitz of party-wear but with an edgier streak. They’ve dressed up some of their most classic silhouettes with light-catching sequins and out-of-this-world iridescence. And cultivated nocturnal looks for after hours.

 

The Sequins collection features the 1461 shoe and 1460 boot in all-over black sequins and rainbow sequins. These styles are made from reversible sequins that can be brushed to reveal a whole new colourway.

There are mini-me versions of these fun-but-tough Docs as well as matching accessories.

Dr Martens

For a more unusual take on holiday sparkle, their Iridescent collection hits the right note. The 10-eye Jadon Hi and 1460 boot gleam in an oil-slick, holographic material. These Docs are rounded off with a multi-coloured heel-loop, welt-stitch and laces.

Dr Martens

There’s also a matching satchel to ramp up the rainbow sheen.

Dr Martens

About Dr.Martens

The first pair of Dr. Martens boots rolled off the production line of 1 April 1960. With its trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop, it was a boot for workers, initially worn by postmen and policemen; comfortable, durable and lightweight in comparison to its competitors at the time.

Throughout Dr. Martens history, the brand has been adopted and subverted by diverse individuals, musicians, youth cultures and tribes. These are the people who stand out from the crowd and their journey of self-expression has always been accompanied by a pair of DM’s.

The simple silhouette allows people to customise each pair; while on a utilitarian level their famous durability and comfort make them ideal footwear for the world of gigs and street fashion. On an emotional level, they are a flag of attitude and empowerment.

The Northamptonshire factory where it all began still exists to this day, in the village of Wollaston. A specific range of ‘Made in England’ products are manufactured here by a small, close-knit team of people schooled in traditional shoe-making and the unique process that makes Dr. Martens like no other shoe on earth.

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http://thebristolparent.com/2018/11/your-next-treat-longleat-festival-of-light/

If you’re looking for a jaw-dropping, absolutely magical family experience this Christmas, Longleat’s Festival of Light is it. As my sister said when I showed her some pictures last night, it simply doesn’t look real; at some points you feel like you’ve been transported to another world. If you’ve never heard of it, then, briefly: at this time of year Longleat Safari…

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https://kwmc.org.uk/childreninneed2018/

Young filmmakers from Bristol have worked with Knowle West Media Centre’s creative agency Eight to produce three films about projects in the South West that are supported by Children in Need (CiN).

Eight supported a group of young people from Bristol to produce and direct the ‘where the money went’ films for BBC Points West, hiring young people from KWMC and partners Off the Record and Creative Youth Network as apprentices to work on the production.

In October 2018 the young people chose the three projects they wanted to visit to capture their stories: Alliance Homes, Jamie’s Farm and National Star. They conducted broadcast interviews with staff, volunteers and people supported by the projects, shooting and editing the films with support from Eight’s experienced filmmakers. The young people also co-produced original soundtracks for the films, working with music producers from KWMC.

In November 2018 the films were broadcast on BBC Points West on three consecutive evenings. You can watch the films by following the links below:

Alliance Homes
Jamie’s Farm
National Star

Check out the behind the scenes footage where the filmmakers are interviewed about their experiences too.

Some of the filmmakers attended the live Children in Need broadcast on 16 November 2018 at the Bottleyard Studios in South Bristol, where filmmaker Donnell Asare and Mena Fombo, KWMC’s Young People’s Programme Manager, were interviewed on air.

Liam McKinnon at Off The Record commented: “We were super-excited to be involved in this filming project with BBC Children in Need. Off The Record is all about empowering young people so it was fantastic to see that a real emphasis was placed on giving young people the opportunity to create and film their own piece, in their own words. The young people from our Zazi project really enjoyed the experience.”

About the partners

KWMC’s programme for young people – Jump Studios – is supported by BBC Children in Need and offers a range of creative activities, training, coaching and support for young people aged 10+ to develop their skills, networks and confidence.  Our creative agency, Eight, provides a range of creative services for clients ranging from web design to filming and editing. Eight’s traineeship scheme enables junior creatives to learn and earn as they undertake these commissions with the support of experienced mentors.

Off the Record (OTR) is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Project Zazi is the name for OTR’s work with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) young people tackling issues of inequality, discrimination, oppression, culture and identity, promoting good physical and mental health, healthy relationships and positive lifestyles.

Creative Youth Network works to help young people remove or overcome the barriers they face by:

– Building trusting relationships with young people that enable us to address their individual needs
– Advocating for young people to influence policy and get young voices heard
– Providing a wide range of programmes and activities to help young people reach their potential

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https://kwmc.org.uk/childreninneed2018/

Young filmmakers from Bristol have worked with Knowle West Media Centre’s creative agency Eight to produce three films about projects in the South West that are supported by Children in Need (CiN).

Eight supported a group of young people from Bristol to produce and direct the ‘where the money went’ films for BBC Points West, hiring young people from KWMC and partners Off the Record and Creative Youth Network as apprentices to work on the production.

In October 2018 the young people chose the three projects they wanted to visit to capture their stories: Alliance Homes, Jamie’s Farm and National Star. They conducted broadcast interviews with staff, volunteers and people supported by the projects, shooting and editing the films with support from Eight’s experienced filmmakers. The young people also co-produced original soundtracks for the films, working with music producers from KWMC.

In November 2018 the films were broadcast on BBC Points West on three consecutive evenings. You can watch the films by following the links below:

Alliance Homes
Jamie’s Farm
National Star

Check out the behind the scenes footage where the filmmakers are interviewed about their experiences too.

Some of the filmmakers attended the live Children in Need broadcast on 16 November 2018 at the Bottleyard Studios in South Bristol, where filmmaker Donnell Asare and Mena Fombo, KWMC’s Young People’s Programme Manager, were interviewed on air.

Liam McKinnon at Off The Record commented: “We were super-excited to be involved in this filming project with BBC Children in Need. Off The Record is all about empowering young people so it was fantastic to see that a real emphasis was placed on giving young people the opportunity to create and film their own piece, in their own words. The young people from our Zazi project really enjoyed the experience.”

About the partners

KWMC’s programme for young people – Jump Studios – is supported by BBC Children in Need and offers a range of creative activities, training, coaching and support for young people aged 10+ to develop their skills, networks and confidence.  Our creative agency, Eight, provides a range of creative services for clients ranging from web design to filming and editing. Eight’s traineeship scheme enables junior creatives to learn and earn as they undertake these commissions with the support of experienced mentors.

Off the Record (OTR) is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Project Zazi is the name for OTR’s work with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) young people tackling issues of inequality, discrimination, oppression, culture and identity, promoting good physical and mental health, healthy relationships and positive lifestyles.

Creative Youth Network works to help young people remove or overcome the barriers they face by:

– Building trusting relationships with young people that enable us to address their individual needs
– Advocating for young people to influence policy and get young voices heard
– Providing a wide range of programmes and activities to help young people reach their potential

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https://kwmc.org.uk/childreninneed2018/

Young filmmakers from Bristol have worked with Knowle West Media Centre’s creative agency Eight to produce three films about projects in the South West that are supported by Children in Need (CiN).

Eight supported a group of young people from Bristol to produce and direct the ‘where the money went’ films for BBC Points West, hiring young people from KWMC and partners Off the Record and Creative Youth Network as apprentices to work on the production.

In October 2018 the young people chose the three projects they wanted to visit to capture their stories: Alliance Homes, Jamie’s Farm and National Star. They conducted broadcast interviews with staff, volunteers and people supported by the projects, shooting and editing the films with support from Eight’s experienced filmmakers. The young people also co-produced original soundtracks for the films, working with music producers from KWMC.

In November 2018 the films were broadcast on BBC Points West on three consecutive evenings. You can watch the films by following the links below:

Alliance Homes
Jamie’s Farm
National Star

Check out the behind the scenes footage where the filmmakers are interviewed about their experiences too.

Some of the filmmakers attended the live Children in Need broadcast on 16 November 2018 at the Bottleyard Studios in South Bristol, where filmmaker Donnell Asare and Mena Fombo, KWMC’s Young People’s Programme Manager, were interviewed on air.

Liam McKinnon at Off The Record commented: “We were super-excited to be involved in this filming project with BBC Children in Need. Off The Record is all about empowering young people so it was fantastic to see that a real emphasis was placed on giving young people the opportunity to create and film their own piece, in their own words. The young people from our Zazi project really enjoyed the experience.”

About the partners

KWMC’s programme for young people – Jump Studios – is supported by BBC Children in Need and offers a range of creative activities, training, coaching and support for young people aged 10+ to develop their skills, networks and confidence.  Our creative agency, Eight, provides a range of creative services for clients ranging from web design to filming and editing. Eight’s traineeship scheme enables junior creatives to learn and earn as they undertake these commissions with the support of experienced mentors.

Off the Record (OTR) is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Project Zazi is the name for OTR’s work with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) young people tackling issues of inequality, discrimination, oppression, culture and identity, promoting good physical and mental health, healthy relationships and positive lifestyles.

Creative Youth Network works to help young people remove or overcome the barriers they face by:

– Building trusting relationships with young people that enable us to address their individual needs
– Advocating for young people to influence policy and get young voices heard
– Providing a wide range of programmes and activities to help young people reach their potential

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http://www.bristolbites.co.uk/2018/11/26/george-inn-abbots-leigh-review/

 

George Inn, Abbots Leigh - Exterior

 

When The George in Abbots Leigh closed in early 2018, local residents were anxious that it would go the same way as other local pubs and be converted to flats or shops. Luckily, though, the community pulled together and two local businessmen bought the lease.

The main pub itself isn’t a huge place, but it’s filled with community spirit. After you’ve parked (bear in mind there are only spaces for around 10 cars max), head in through the front door and you’ll find yourself enveloped in a warm and welcoming bar that – if our visit was anything to go by – will be rammed to the gills with single drinkers and diners, families, couples and dogs alike, all contributing to a great buzz.

There’s an upstairs too, home to further seating and the most gorgeous beamed ceiling, with an intricate chandelier as its crowning glory. And in the summer months, the capacity of the place probably triples, with a huge garden complete with outdoor bar and pizza oven.

 

George Inn, Abbots Leigh - Ceiling

George Inn, Abbots Leigh - Garden

 

Behind the bar at The George Inn you’ll find plenty of choice on draught, from lagers like Amstel, Moretti and Heineken to a couple of Thatchers ciders and ales that include Betty Stogs, Butcombe and Sharps Atlantic. There’s plenty of choice when it comes to bottles too, and the wine list is pretty extensive.

On the food front, there’s something for everyone – no matter their tastes and dietary requirements. Our group of five included me (still trying to shift baby weight and occasionally making healthier choices) as well as a gluten-free vegan, and we were both pretty happy with the choices on offer. There are tons of veggie and vegan options on the menu, burgers can be served in gluten-free buns, and there’s vegan cheese for your pizza if you want it, too.

And we ordered a pretty wide range. For me, it was the superfood salad (£9.50) with added smoked salmon (another £2.50). The kitchen team were happy to accommodate my request for the dressing (simply oil and balsamic) to be served on the side…but bizarrely, the salad wasn’t quite as advertised. There was plenty of salmon (well worth the extra £2.50), and the spinach, cauliflower, chia seeds and quinoa that the menu promised were all there and in good quantities. The cauliflower was pretty raw – not a problem for me, but smaller florets would have been easier to manage.

No sign of the tomato or kale, though: instead, a smattering of pomegranate seeds – and a few questions over the worthiness of the £9.50 price tag.

 

George Inn, Abbots Leigh - Superfood Salad

 

Next to me, though, the beer battered fish and chips (£10.50) was a big hit. The batter was possibly a little overdone but wasn’t at all greasy, and cut through with a satisfying crunch to reveal perfectly cooked fish. The skin-on chips were delicious, the pea purée sweet and still with some texture, and the whole thing looked pretty damn good.

 

George Inn, Abbots Leigh - Fish and Chips

 

Across the table, a Mediterranean vegetable panini (£5.50) with a small side salad and vegetable crisps was devoured without complaint, and the more awkward order of a vegan burger with added vegan cheese and a gluten-free bun was pronounced delicious.

We loved the fact that the BS8 postcode hasn’t influenced the prices at The George Inn, too: the burgers and pizzas are all £12 max, and the most expensive main is an £18.50 8oz sirloin. Our meal for four with drinks (two of them alcoholic) came to just over £50 – an absolute bargain.

The dog in our party was pleased to have a bowl of water by the front door to drink from, and the baby enjoyed chewing on the children’s menu before we sat him in a highchair and spoon-fed him bits of fish and pea purée.

The service was super-friendly and really helpful – definitely a big selling point, too. My main was probably the most disappointing part of the meal, but everything else was pretty good – we’ll definitely be back, and best of luck to The George Inn with its new lease of life!

 

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https://secretldn.com/battersea-power-station-christmas/

Battersea Power Station and Circus West Village have some serious festivities going down in their hood.

From festive dishes and workshops to an interactive neon tree, the Christmas spirit is sure to be found at Battersea Power Station. And it’s all part of Battersea’s ‘Light Up Winter’ festival.

Photo: @janellerabe
Photo: @janellerabe

If you fancy getting your hands dirty, check out one of their craft workshops. Have a pop at paper or bauble marbling, candle-making or make your own recyclable wrapping paper. Take a look at the full itinerary here.

Photo: @kufstudios
Photo: @kufstudios

As well as their traditional pine, there’ll also be an interactive neon tree that uses movement sensors to trigger an animated light show. Designed by Studio Bruyant, a Paris-based creative studio, the tree invites you to play as it creates varying patterns of light as different numbers of people approach it. There’s also space to explore the installation from underneath, where you can admire the light from different perspectives.

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As for the food, you can expect Christmas menus from the likes of Fiume, Tapas Brindisa, Wright Brothers and Tonkotsu. Or, for a festive evening of jazz, head to Cinnamon Kitchen on Friday from 8pm, where there’ll be a vocal and piano duo to wine and dine to.

Christmas at Battersea (Photo: @skasrafulhaque)
Christmas at Cinnamon Kitchen (Photo: @skasrafulhaque)

Finally, there’ll be live music from local buskers on Thursday and Friday evenings, as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

For more info about the festive lineup, head to Battersea Power Station’s website.

(Photo: @batterseadailyprss)

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https://bristolshoppingquarter.co.uk/new-room-christmas/

There is a lot happening at the New Room, John Wesley’s Chapel, in Broadmead in the lead up to Christmas, below are the key dates.

Key dates

Saturday 1 December, 10.30am-4pm
New Room Christmas Fayre, with special Curator’s Highlights tour of the New Room museum
With a selection of stalls selling Fairtrade Christmas treats, second-hand books, stocking fillers and independent artisan crafts.
Tours leave from the chapel at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm – £6 per person, including museum entry.

Thursday 13th December – 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Folk at the New Room presents Sam Sweeney – SOLD OUT
Tickets £16/£12 Conc. (Adv £12/£10 Conc.)
An intimate acoustic performance from Bellowhead violinist Sam Sweeney as he launches his solo album ‘The Unfinished Violin’.

Wednesday 19th December
1pm – Shoppers Carols at the New Room
6pm – Carols by Candlelight at the New Room
Join the New Room’s annual Christmas celebration of traditional Christmas carols in a beautiful candlelit 18th century chapel.

Thursday 20th December – 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Folk at the New Room presents Three Cane Whale
Tickets £14/£12 Conc. (Adv £12/£10 Conc.)
An atmospheric chamber-folk Christmas special with Bristol-based multi-instrumental acoustic trio Three Cane Whale.

They will also have an Advent calendar up in the Broadmead courtyard like last year – adding a new window every day. If people wish to use the New Room as a quiet space to take a break from the Christmas busyness, then the chapel is a place where all are welcome to come for a time of peace and reflection – open Monday-Saturday 10.30am-4pm.

Cards for Good Causes pop-up shop

Cards for Good Causes is the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation. Their popular pop-up shop is open at the New Room from 10.30am-3.30pm Monday to Saturday until Tuesday 18 December. Expect cards, wrapping paper, Advent calendars, small gifts, and more

Christmas and New Year opening hours

The New Room will be closed on 23, 24, 25 and 26 December.
It will be open on December 27, 28 and 29.
(closed 30 December as per usual hours).

It will also closed for New Year on 31 December and 1 January.
It will open again on Wednesday 2nd January.

For further information visit www.newroombristol.org.uk

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