Freedom for laundries! Despite the express instructions of District Judge Rowe at Bristol County Court last month that they negotiate an immediate solution to ‘The Ridiculous Case of the Shuttered Laundry’ at Antona Court within two weeks, Bristol City Council’s legal and housing goons have done the EXACT OPPOSITE and made no effort whatsoever to settle the dispute. The case, now regularly featured in the local and national press as a post-Grenfell ... more
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  • So far this month, I have…
    Seen a heron right up close.Been to Tintern Abbey for the first time in many years.  Considered legal action.Considered whether to continue making music, given that I would definitely rather not be a social media content provider, marketing agent, publicist, booker, ticket agent, plugger, writer, runner, chauffeur, caterer, engineer or any of the other things deemed essential for musicians to do before spending any time making music, in this place/time where ... more
    Clayton Blizzard
    20 hours ago
  • Leaders need to take responsibility for their actions and inactions
    An editing version of the first part of my recent blog post 'Opposing cuts in services' was published in the Bristol Post. It has sparked a reply, which is great because the more we discuss austerity and cuts and the need to oppose them the better. Below is a copy of my response:I'm glad that there is some common ground between myself and Bob Farmer, who replied (Post 19 July) to my letter ... more
    Sustainable Cities
    2 days ago
  • On Being Given A Garden…….
    Plants are always one of our biggest challenges and we are very fortunate to have some local nurseries and garden centres who regularly donate to us, either stock they can no longer use or plants that we have cheekily asked for. However, gardens such as the Bearpit and the Quakers Burial Ground, our Edible Park, […] The post On Being Given A Garden……. appeared first on Incredible Edible Bristol. ... more
    Incredible Edible Bristol
    3 days ago
  • 2017 Festival dates announced!
    Bristol Radical Film Festival – 14th – 17th October 2017 And WE’RE BACK! This year – at Trinity – the festival opens with the newly released doc ‘Brexitannia’; includes a Russian Revolution centenary double-bill feat. the story of the transition from ‘Tsar to Lenin’ and a doc about the early-20th century Russian art movement; ‘Cradle Will Rock’, a [*shock-horror*] Hollywood musical about labour movements, art and power in the 1930s; ... more
    Bristol Radical Film Festival
    5 days ago
  • Weston Hospital A&E closed at night. Politicians’ minds closed 24/7
    Weston General Hospital A&E is closed at night from 10pm to 8am. Indefinitely.They have had huge difficulty recruiting staff, including A&E docs, so they have had to use locums, who with the best will in the world cannot be efficient as they keep having to ask how things work in Weston. The Care Quality Commission, (the NHS version of Ofsted) declared the A&E unsafe, so the Hospital Board closed it.Weston ... more
    6 days ago
  • Bristol Rising Tide and local activists block storage yard of Cuadrilla’s fracking drill rig.
    For immediate release: 13 July 2017 For photos contact Photos available via Reclaim the Power Flickr Contact: 07404 016676 Today Protesters have blockaded the entrance to PR Marriott, a company providing the drilling rig for Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road. The drilling rig is expected to be transported from PR Marriott’s storage yard near Chesterfield any day now. Bristol Rising Tide [1] joined with activists from ... more
    Rising Tide
    7 days ago
  • Artist in residence at Wales Arts Review
    It's the 1st July which means my month-long residency at Wales Arts Review has begun!I'll upload all the links to this one post so as not to have a bazillion separate posts on the blog throughout the month.The work I'm producing for the residency explores issues of home, travel, migration and the refugee crisis. I'll also be sharing snippets from a WIP that explores the refugee crises in 2016 and ... more
    Sian Crooked Rib
    1 week ago
  • The Lives and Afterlives of Plastic: Week Three
    We’re into the third and final week of The Lives and Afterlives of Plastic, it’s been wonderful so far, and I’m looking forwards to working through the last set of presentations. This week we have a keynote from professor Ian Shaw that looks at plastics and endocrine disrupting chemicals, as well as panels on public awareness of marine plastics, plastics and microfibres/fabrics, waste management, and last of all materiality. In ... more
    Media Ecologies
    1 week ago
  • Fighting for LGBT+ Liberation
    Socialist Party members at Bristol PrideBristol Socialist Party Public MeetingIs Equality Possible Under Socialism?7.30pm, Tues 11th July, Malcolm X Centre (smaller building), BS2 8YHWe will be looking at how discrimination affects different groups of people and how it can be fought. The introduction will focus on gender and, in particular, the struggles that trans men and women face in today's society. The discussion is open for any points, questions or contributions ... more
    Bristol Socialism
    2 weeks ago