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September 30 2016 Arts in the Park gets Knowle buzzing

Arts in the Park gets Knowle buzzing

The second Arts in the Park event on September 11 filled Redcatch park in Knowle with hundreds of people and dozens of activities from painting to drama, pottery to music. Here Rachel Heaton, one of the event organisers at Entertaining Local Knowle, gives her account of the day. .. Read More

September 06 2016 Domestic abuse revealed in South Bristol

Domestic abuse statistics revealed in South Bristol as film fest seeks to draw a line

BRISTOL Zero Tolerance has released new statistics about the extent of domestic abuse in South Bristol in advance of its first creative media event, the Bristol Zero Tolerance Film Festival. The micro-format film festival will take place on September 27 at The Station in central Bristol, from 6.30-9.45pm... Read More

September 02 2016

Prizes for Voice balloon photo contest winners

MEET the winners! The top three in the South Bristol Voice Balloon Fiesta photography competition went to Greenwoods estate agents in Wells Road, Knowle, this week to be presented with their prizes... Read More

August 26 2016 Fun and a run and a dog show in Viccy Park

Victoria Park fun day

VICTORIA Park will come alive on Saturday September 17 when its annual fun day and festival promises something for everyone... Read More

August 26 2016

Yarn bombers object to Bedminster towers

DEVELOPER Urbis says it wants its housing plots on Bedminster Green to meet the council’s full target for 30 per cent of homes to be affordable... Read More

August 26 2016

People power saves the 51 bus

THE 51 bus service has been saved – after a rival operator stepped in when First Bus claimed it was not economic. Wessex will take over the 51 route, considered a vital link between Hengrove, Whitchurch and parts of Knowle to the Broadwalk, when First ends its service on September 4. .. Read More

August 26 2016 Late lift off for balloons

Late lift off for balloons

The 39th event in what is surely the best ballooning gathering in the world, finally wowed South Bristol – despite disappointment when high winds meant balloons could not take off until Saturday evening. .. Read More

August 26 2016 Anyone can find a voice at Acta

Anyone can find a voice at Acta, a theatre with a difference, finds Beccy Golding

For the last 15 years South Bristol has been home to an innovative, internationally-renowned community arts organisation that many people locally may not know about. Once a YMCA, then derelict for years, the Acta centre is on Gladstone Street, halfway between North Street and West Street. The beautiful and peaceful community garden outside, maintained by volunteers, was once a tennis court. The centre now has a large rehearsal and performance space, a meeting room, and a props and costume store which is fabulous to explore! In 2015 a new studio and café was opened. .. Read More

August 21 2016 Windmill Hill photographer jailed for drug rapes

Windmill Hill photographer jailed for drug rapes

A PHOTOGRAPHER who drugged and raped two men at his home next to Victoria Park has been sentenced to 11 and half years at Bristol Crown Court on August 12. Nigel Brent Wilkinson, 43, of Hill Avenue, Windmill Hill, admitted two counts of rape, three counts of administering a substance with intent to rape and possession of class C drugs flunitrazepam (also known as Rohypnol) and nitrazepam... Read More

August 02 2016

Protest against sudden axe for 51 bus

A PETITION has been launched against the sudden decision by First Group to cut the 51 bus route from September 4. First says the route is not profitable – but campaigners disagree, and say the move will have a devastating effect on people who depend on the 51... Read More