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https://bristolmum.com/2019/05/14/stories-sea-faring-fun-from-the-ss-great-britain-saturday-18th-may-at-junction-3-library/

Set sail for a voyage of storytelling and sea-faring fun on Saturday 18th May with Brunel’s SS Great Britain!

Held at Junction 3 Library in Easton from 10am-2pm, Stories from the SS Great Britain will offer exciting activities for children all ages in this free, drop-in event.

Costumes, games and smells will bring to life the tales of the passengers and crew who once sailed the SS Great Britain and from 11am-12.30pm there will be maritime storytelling with games and sensory play.

Children will also learn how Victorian children on the the SS Great Britain entertained themselves and about the games they played through making their own Victorian toys to take home!

You can find this event at Junction 3 Library on Baptist Mills Court, Easton, BS5 0FJ.

For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1690435091101798/

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BRISTOL ARTIST CREATES ‘SHREDDED GRAFFITI ART’

Long standing and highly respected Bristol graffiti artist, Soker, known for his flamboyant and detailed ‘Wild Style’ lettering has created a concept artwork in the heart of Stokes Croft.

Shredded!

For the first time ever, as far as we know, he has created a piece of graffiti art that has been shredded!
Soker who was once in the same graffiti crew as Banksy in the early 1990’s, decided to embark upon this concept because of how close his artwork would be to Banksy’s Mild Mild West, and was influenced by Banksy’s stunt at the London auction house in late 2018, when the Girl with the Heart Shaped balloon was shredded shortly after being sold for more than £1 million. By all accounts this doubled the value of this piece of Banksy art.

Concept, design and paining by @_sokem_ (Instagram)
Produced by Where The Wall

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https://www.avonvalleyrailway.org/expired/volunteers-day/

Sunday 19 May

Volunteers are essential to the running of the Avon Valley Railway and we always welcome additional help.

There are many aspects of the railway you can get involved with depending on where your interests and skills lie. Opportunities include working on the trains, in our restoration workshop, gardening, fundraising and retail.

We would like invite anyone that would be interested in becoming part of our railway to our next Volunteers Day. You’ll be able to meet current volunteers from across the organisation and find out more about what goes on.

More Volunteering Details

Email us about becoming a Volunteer with us

New Volunteers Form

Information for new working members

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https://secretldn.com/baby-ravens-tower-of-london/

Four baby ravens were born at the Tower of London last month.

Last month, on April 23, proud parents Huginn and Muninn welcomed four healthy chicks into the world. They’re the first ravens to hatch at the Tower since 1989.

Legend has it that if the six resident ravens ever leave the Tower of London, the kingdom will fall. There are actually seven ravens currently residing at the landmark—plus these newborns—so it looks like the kingdom is safe.

The conceiving duo first arrived at the Tower last year, and it was in mid April that the Tower’s Ravenmaster Chris Skaife noticed that they’d built a large nest. Of course it wasn’t long before he heard chirping chicks!

They’ve grown extremely fast; from 8cm hatchlings just a few weeks ago, to 30cm tall toddlers—you can even see their shiny black feathers coming through! They’re currently feeding at least every two hours; feasting on a diet of quail, mice and rats, all provided by the Ravenmaster. Huginn, the father, prepares the food before passing it to Muninn who feeds the chicks.

As they were born on St George’s Day, they’re planning to name one of the chicks George or Georgina (shortened to ‘Georgie’, I hope — I’d quite like a raven namesake) and it will stay at the Tower. It will then join the others in the summer, when it’s a bit older.

Here’s Chris Skaife sharing the good news: 

More info here.

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Folk at the New Room is a candlelit concert series taking place in a beautiful 18th Century chapel.

Launched in November 2017 with Methera, Folk at the New Room has welcomed artists including Sam Sweeney from Bellowhead, Three Cane Whale, Boldwood, Ian A.Anderson, Daniel & Emma Reid, I Fratelli Tarzanelli, and Bristol Folk Singers, with many more exciting local and international artists to come.

Gigs usually take place on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm, with doors at 7pm. The New Room cafe is open beforehand from 6.30pm serving drinks, soup, and a delicious selection of homemade cakes.

Tickets from £14 (£12 advance), £12 concessions (£10 advance), and are available online, in the New Room shop and on the door.

2019 dates

Saturday 18th May – Andy Cutting

Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician’s musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Musician 2008, 2011 & 2016): a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune.

Thursday 24 October – Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Merging folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic, Norwich based folk trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies.

Thursday 14th November – Dana and Susan Robinson

Americana-roots and folk duo from Cabot, Vermont, Dana and Susan Robinson combine vivid songwriting and storytelling, with fiddle tunes, clawhammer banjo, elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing.

Thursday 12th December – Ben Walker and Rob Harbron

Ben Walker and Rob Harbron offer audiences an evening of spellbinding music and the stories behind it, combining solo sets with a selection of traditional and original tunes played together, with seasonal folk tidings from Bristol Folk Singers.

For further information, and to book online, visit eventbrite.co.uk/o/folk-at-the-new-room-15097935895

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Woky Ko launch new menu Nestled in Wapping Wharf on Bristol’s buzzing harbourside, Woky Ko: CARGO swung open its doors in late-October, 2016 – capturing attention with a bold menu of delicate flavours. Talented chef-owner Larkin Cen has recently added to the family with Park St’s Woky Ko: Kauto, and the two combined offer some of the finest […]

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Woky Ko launch new menu Nestled in Wapping Wharf on Bristol’s buzzing harbourside, Woky Ko: CARGO swung open its doors in late-October, 2016 – capturing attention with a bold menu of delicate flavours. Talented chef-owner Larkin Cen has recently added to the family with Park St’s Woky Ko: Kauto, and the two combined offer some of the finest […]

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

Folk at the New Room is a candlelit concert series taking place in a beautiful 18th Century chapel.

Launched in November 2017 with Methera, Folk at the New Room has welcomed artists including Sam Sweeney from Bellowhead, Three Cane Whale, Boldwood, Ian A.Anderson, Daniel & Emma Reid, I Fratelli Tarzanelli, and Bristol Folk Singers, with many more exciting local and international artists to come.

Gigs usually take place on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm, with doors at 7pm. The New Room cafe is open beforehand from 6.30pm serving drinks, soup, and a delicious selection of homemade cakes.

Tickets from £14 (£12 advance), £12 concessions (£10 advance), and are available online, in the New Room shop and on the door.

2019 dates

Saturday 18th May – Andy Cutting

Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician’s musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Musician 2008, 2011 & 2016): a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune.

Thursday 24 October – Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Merging folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic, Norwich based folk trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies.

Thursday 14th November – Dana and Susan Robinson

Americana-roots and folk duo from Cabot, Vermont, Dana and Susan Robinson combine vivid songwriting and storytelling, with fiddle tunes, clawhammer banjo, elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing.

Thursday 12th December – Ben Walker and Rob Harbron

Ben Walker and Rob Harbron offer audiences an evening of spellbinding music and the stories behind it, combining solo sets with a selection of traditional and original tunes played together, with seasonal folk tidings from Bristol Folk Singers.

For further information, and to book online, visit eventbrite.co.uk/o/folk-at-the-new-room-15097935895

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