The very best Bristol Instagram accounts you need to be following
Do you ever get tired of cycling through a never ending stream of cat, food and baby photos on Instagram? Well it’s time to broaden your insta-horizons and check out these Bristol Instagram accounts that will spruce up your Instagram feed.
Run by the brilliant Jess, Mitch, Ben and Rich this is your number 1 Bristol account to follow. Tag them in your photos and use #igersbristol for a chance to be featured.
Moderator of the aforementioned IgersBristol, Jess’ colourful photos are absolutely spectacular. She’s now amassed over 41,000 Instagram followers, making her a Bristol powerhouse on Instagram.
A former moderator of Bristol Igers. Jon is a landscape photographer and his Bristol photos are absolutely majestic.
Armed with his Iphone and Go Pro, regular Best of Bristol contributor Colin Moody takes a picture a day and captures Bristol at its most candid.
Another of the igersbristol gang. Mitch’s photos are stunning, look out for his photos high up in the sky on the hashtag #antimitchclimbs.
Another moderator of the wonderful igers gang and the founder of Bristol Art Collective. Ben has been taking awesome photos of Bristol for a few years now. You can see 10 of his best here.
Dylan is a Best of Bristol favourite, regularly scaling Bristol heights to get stunning photos. Obligatory don’t try this at home kids.
One of our overall favourite Bristol photographers. Neil has been taking gorgeous photos of Bristol and other places across the UK for a many a year. Check out 15 of his epic photos.
One of Bristol’s best photographers, you’ll find some out of this world Bristol photography from Jim Cossey.
We’re huge fans of Carolyn’s photos, regularly featuring her on the BoB instagram page. She takes a brilliant variety of photos across Bristol.
Rich is another moderator for @igersbristol and takes absolutely glorious photos across Bristol.
At over 86,000 instagram followers, Josh is absolutely killing it on instagram. Every photo he posts is absolutely stunning.
13. Visit Bristol
Bristol’s resident tourist information showcase a lot about Bristol. Use #VisitBristol for a chance to make it onto their page.
Another member of Bristol’s blossoming colour photography scene. Ella manages to show the vibrant colours of Bristol in every single shot.
Tim Saunders showcases stunning shots from across Bristol.
Carl takes a unique perspective on Bristol’s decaying under belly. Finding the beauty in shabby Bristol. You can see 10 of his best shabby Bristol photos here.
Lot’s of epic shots of Bristol and others from across the UK for good measure.
Paddy takes brilliant photos of Bristol. The above one is probably our favourite Bristol photo of 2016!
Loads and loads of great colorful Bristol instagram photos. Glorious!
This local street artist is worth following just to see what his next piece might be.
Creators of some of the most famous street art in Bristol in 2016, check out what they get up to in 2017.
You’ve got to adore Rosie’s photos. Another who focuses on the vibrancy of the many colourful places in Bristol.
Captures Bristol’s iconic street art culture. You can share your art and pictures using #spraybristol.
Another account that shoots Bristol”s street art. Use #streetart_bristol when you’ve seen some Bristol street art that’s instagram worthy.
Matt Gibson showcases brilliant Bristol instagrams across the city.
Jessie takes absolutely gorgeous photos of Bristol. We’re bag fans of this rain dropped soaked one!
Lots of awesome Bristol photos from Tom.
Big fans of this Bristol based photography collective. This sunset photo of Clifton Suspension Bridge is one of favs of 2016.
Bristol’s erstwhile monthly magazine and website showcase the best of Bristol. Use #bristol247 for a chance to have your photo end up in their magazine.
Richard takes a wealth of tasty photos across Bristol.
Another account from sichan.he, this one is iphone only and has regular stellar pictures.
Riverslade takes very unique photos of Bristol. You’ll find multiple amazing shots taken in the reflection of water.
Rich is a freelance photographer in Bristol who takes photos across the world but his Bristol ones are of course our favourite.
Loads of really interesting captures from Craig on his account.
Max has been killing it recently with his awesome Bristol photos.
One of the moderators of igersbath. Lloyd takes absolutely stunning photos, granted they’re mostly of Bath but hey that’s fine to. The Bristol shots that appear are some of the best in Bristol.
We absolutely love Bristol pictures… pictures. Awesome colourful photography across Bristol that brings this city to life.
Ryan manages to capture glorious photos of Bristol at night.
Benji is an amateur photographer based in Bristol and you’ll find fantastic shots from across Bristol and London on his page.
Rich takes stunning photos on his nikon D5300 and iPhone6s. Glorious!
41. Live Bristol
Now one of the biggest aggregators of Bristol content with over 14,000 followers. You’ll also find lots of great Bristol competitions here as well.
Natalie’s instagram is pure food porn. This girl eats her way around Bristol’s best food establishments and her instagram will do nothing other than make your mouth water.
43. Bits of Bristol
Bits of Bristol is another aggregator of Bristol content with some marvellous choices. Also posts some belters from their personal account as you can see above.
Ryan takes brilliant colourful and moody photos of Bristol in a style that’s becoming incredibly popular within the Bristol instagram community.
A Spanish photographer who’s based in Bristol and is killing it at the moment with his stunning images of Bristol.
Rob unique and moody photos of Bristol makes him a must follow in Bristol.
Jamie is nailing it with his photos at the moment. His drone pictures are some of our favourite in Bristol at the moment.
We’re huge fans of Kris Avery’s photographer, regularly sharing his stunning photos on our Facebook. Kris does a wonderful job of capturing the best of bristol.
Burnt Dog is looked after by photographer Dan Kelly and associate Kieran Mcconnell. We’re a bit fan of some of the sets which have been taken with a film camera, not to mention that they donate £2.50 of each sale to charity ‘Peace of Mind’.
Another fantastic food based instagram. Bristol foodie eats their way around Bristol and this delicious instagram will make you very hungry.
Got an awesome Bristol photo or video? Then don’t forget to use #bestofbristol or tag @bestofbristol to be featured.
Did we miss your favourite account? Then be sure to tell us in the comments.
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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