You don’t need to break the bank with these free things to do in Bristol
Lacking the cash after one too many nights out at Motion? Well fear not, there’s a mountain of free things to do in Bristol, 34 of them in fact!
— M Shed (@mshedbristol) August 11, 2015
2. See Alfred at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
— Bonnie Griffin (@BonnieBeasties) September 5, 2015
3. Jump aboard ‘The Matthew’ ship
5. Pop up to the Clifton Suspension Bridge (you can also slide down the infamous rock slide)
6. Walk about in Leigh Woods
— Jim Cossey (@jimcossey) September 4, 2015
Unfortunately the boats have now gone!
7. Sit and watch the Bristol balloon fiesta
8. Drink lots of cider at Bristol Harbour Festival
9. See the deer at Ashton Court
10. See the pigs at St Werburgh’s City Farm
Visit our new pigs! Here's Del, an Oxford Sandy & Black sow, with the Farm for a few months to keep Penny company. pic.twitter.com/3CFT1gBZuE
— St Werbs City Farm (@StWerbsCityFarm) August 17, 2015
11. Check out an exhibition at the Arnolfini
12. See all the street art around Bristol… it’s not just Banksy!
13. Marvel at loads of kites during the Bristol Kite Fest
Great shot from a user on Instagram! pic.twitter.com/f34Mf8HMf0
— Bristol Kite Fest (@bristolkitefest) August 28, 2015
14. See the inside the spectacular St Mary Redcliffe Church
15. Walk through the beautiful Arnos Vale Cemetery
16. Take part in the annual naked bike ride
17. Check out some awesome Bristol art at the Fifth Wall
18. Sit on the Durdham Downs
19. Cycle down the Bristol to Bath railway path
20. See lots of graffiti at Upfest
21. Pet some animals at Windmall Hill City Farm
22. Pop up Cabot Tower
23. Hang out in Eastville Park
24. Organise a flash mob in Bristol… like 1 of these 6
25. See the big shiny mirror ball in Millennium Square
26. Visit the stunning Blaise Castle
— Gianina Turner (@Gianina_Baba) June 21, 2014
Found at: Blaise Castle House Museum, Henbury Road, Bristol, BS10 7QS
27. Eat a sandwich in Castle Park
— Sophie Morgan (@SophieMorgan24) July 8, 2015
28. Admire the beautiful Bristol Cathedral
— Olga Alexandru (@MidoriZine) September 12, 2015
29. Pop into John Wesley’s Chapel
30. Watch the St. Pauls Carnival… whenever it’s on again!
31. Get all Downton Abbey at check out the Georgian House
— GeorgianHouseMuseum (@HouseGeorgian) July 22, 2015
Found at: The Georgian House Museum, 7 Great George St, Bristol, BS1 5RR
32. Check out old stuff about Bristol at the Bristol Record Office
— Bristol Archives (@bristolarchives) February 17, 2015
Found at: Bristol Record Office ‘B’ Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN
33. Have a read at one of Bristol’s 28 libraries
— Bristol Libraries (@BristolLibrary) August 7, 2015
34. Walk across Pero’s Bridge
— Rebecca Enderby (@Enderbee) February 21, 2015
You’ll also probably finding out about alternative Bristol tourist information.
The 20 Best Bristol Street Art Pieces Of 2017
Best Bristol Street Art
It’s been another great year for the local street art scene. Here’s a list of some of the best art from 2017, some of it is still there to view and some has been replaced; all part of the natural evolution of the art form. We were treated to another stellar Upfest festival which is the biggest in Europe and in my opinion the best. Anyway, here is the list. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram (@streetartbristol) for many more photos from this year and fresh work as we make our way into 2018. Happy new year!
1. Paul Monsters (@paulmonsters) & Copyright (@copyrightart)
2. 3dom (@3dom22)
3. Liz C Illustration (@lizc_illustration)
4. Irony (@whoamirony) & Boe (@placee_boe)
5. Kobra (@kobrastreetart)
6. Voyder (@voyder) & 3dom (@3dom22)
7. Woskerski (@woskerski)
8. Kristx (@kristx_)
9. Aspire (@aspireartwork) & D7606 (@d7606)
10. N4T4 (@n_4_t_4)
11. Dzia (@dzia)
12. Andrew Burns Colwill (@andrewburnscolwill
13. Lemak (@lemak_art)
14. Si2 (@hull_graffiti)
15. Melike Painting (@melikepainting) & Nino Viegas (@nunovviegas)
16. Bex Glover (@bexgloverart)
17. Unknown Artist
18. Cheo (@cheograff)
19. Louis Masai (@louismasai)
20. Angus (@angusart85)
Bristol’s Hidden Street Art Part 1
Hidden street in Bristol: Shop Shutters
I used to think I kept fully up to speed with the urban art scene in Bristol and knew the majority of locations to find anything of interest. Then one day I went for my usual wander around Bedminster and realised this wasn’t totally the case. This did happen to be 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning so more importantly what the hell was I doing up and out at that time?! This was during the week before Upfest 2017 so I wanted to make sure I had photos of all the pieces soon to be lost.
All along North Street was art I hadn’t seen before; on shop shutters! I probably had seen a couple of them on a previous weekend wander but there were maybe 6 or 7 completely new to me, some more classical graffiti and some more so ‘street art’ by brilliant artists. This started a quest to walk around my usual graff/art spots of the city on weekends or after closing times to see what other art was waiting for me. Here’s is some of what I found.
1. Andy Council (@andycouncil) – North Street, Bedminster
2. Dan Leo (@danleodesign) – Stokes Croft
3. Sled One (@sledone) & Smak (@smaktown) – Moon Street, Stokes Croft
4. Ok so this one isn’t a shop shutter but still deserves a shout. By 3dom (@3dom22) in Brislington/St Annes
5. Alex Lucas aka Lucas Antics (@lucas_antics) at Stokes Croft Vintage Market
Alex has done more recent shutters on North Street that I don’t have a photo of (yet!) but it’s white butterflies on black background, go find it and tag your Instagram photo with #streetartbristol ??
6. Mayflower Chinese Restaurant near bus station, artist unknown
7. Mr Impossible by Loch Ness (@lochnessart) on North Street
8. Jamaican Diner, North Street. Artist unknown
9. One of my favourites on North Street is this one by Copyright (@copyrightart)
10. Lokey (@lokey_bristol) at North Street Standard
11. The Bollywood Beauty Lounge on North Street
12. Tamrakar on North Street
13. SHAB (@s.h.a.b) at North Street Standard
14. A few doors away from Hamilton House in Stokes Croft
15. Dons Car Wash painted by Sepr (@sepr) in St Pauls
16. Another from Stokes Croft
17. Pete’s Barbers, West Street, Bedminster
18. Vandal by Nick Walker (@nickwalker_art) on St George’s Road
19. Another Mr Men & Little Miss themed shutter from Upfest 2016
20. Bird is the word, one on North Street…for a change ?
That’s it for this article, part two of the list will be coming your way in the near future. If you enjoyed this please come and follow us on Instagram and tag your Bristol street art pics with our hashtag. Thanks for reading.
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Bristol Pub Quizzes
It’s time for a good old fashioned Bristol pub quiz
There are endless places where you can find some good Bristol pub quizzes. Fridays and Saturdays are unlikely but here are loads of places Sunday – Thursday.
Monday Bristol Pub Quizzes
- The Flyer at 8pm on Gloucester Road
- The Lounge at 8pm on North Street
- The Shakespeare at 8pm in Redland
- Golden Lion music quiz at 8.30pm on Gloucester Road
- The Wellington at 8.30pm on Gloucester Road
Tuesday Bristol Pub Quizzes
- The Brass Pig at 9pm in Clifton
- The Bristol Ram at 7.30pm on Park Street
- Victoria Park at 8pm in Bedminster
- Mother’s Ruin at 9pm in the centre
- Bag of Nails at 8pm in Hotwells
- The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer at 7.30pm on Kings Street
Wednesday Bristol Pub Quizzes
- Crack Magazine Music Quiz at 9pm on the Christmas Steps
- Duke of York at 8pm in St. Werburghs
- The Cadbury at 8pm in Montpellier
Thursday Bristol Pub Quizzes
- The Hare on the Hill at 8pm in Kingsdown
- The Ship Inn at 8.30pm on Park Row
- The Red Lion at 9pm on Whitehall Road, St George/Easton/Redfield. BS5.
Sunday Bristol Pub Quizzes
- The Spotted Cow at 8pm in Fishponds
- The Anchor at 8pm on Gloucester Road
- Old Market Tavern Pride Quiz (first Sunday of each Month) in Old Market
Blankety Quiz – Found across Bristol and voted the best pub quiz in Bristol
Got any that we’ve missed? Pop them in the comments below.
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