We first came to Bristol way back in the 70s, not long after Brunel’s SS Great Britain had been rescued and towed all the way back from the Falkland Islands. Like Concorde it was very much part of our new neighbourhood. Since then we’ve seen the ship restored to her former glory and now transformed … Continue reading Ship-ahoy! Summer fun at Brunel’s SS Great Britain @ssgreatbritain #summerspectacular
I always used to think the eighties (shell suits and shoulder pads!) pretty much passed me by, but not even I (stuck in the groove of nappy changing and ‘nursery teas’) could miss the impact of the film and TV series Fame whose style and music even made it into our local keep-fit classes. Everyone … Continue reading ‘Fame’ at the Bristol Hippodrome – #FametheMusical 2019 Tour
Wednesday evening saw the culmination of a project which began a year ago when Bristol photographer Colin Moody and community arts group the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft found themselves bemoaning the restricted and stereotypical images of Bristol seen in holiday postcards. A competition was mooted and the city invited to send in alternatives along … Continue reading Launch of Proper Bristol Postcards: no more suspension bridges, easy on the balloons!
So up to now I’ve had a passing acquaintance with classical sculpture and got to know quite a bit about Amelia Paton Hill, the Victorian sculptor who figures prominently in In the Blink of an Eye. However she too was working in a broadly classical tradition, so the kind offer of tickets to the RWA Sculpture Exhibition (on … Continue reading Sculpture: Open Exhibition at @rwabristol
I guess most Bristolians are familiar with the Paintworks development, a small business enclave off the A4 which is home to a host of creative companies (including Tangent Books) and the popular Bocabar Restaurant. Having recently got wind of a couple of new arrivals from the world of photography (yes!) I decided it was time … Continue reading Bristol’s Photography Quarter: a well-kept secret?
Last week I mentioned a great new short fiction collection by L. M. Brown. The stories in Treading the Uneven Road are linked by a strong sense of place with some characters reappearing. In tone it reminded me of Donal Ryan’s The Spinning Heart. So here is Lorna, as promised, to tell us more about herself … Continue reading Interview with Lorna Brown