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7APR

How The Arcade’s independent businesses are responding to the coronavirus crisis

A Grade II listed shopping arcade in the heart of Bristol, The Arcade is home to several local, independent businesses.      But as the Coronavirus pandemic continues, The Arcade's independents have had to establish new ways...
7APR

Caring in Bristol launch free food delivery service for homeless people

Cheers Drive is thought to be the UK's first free food delivery service for the homeless.   Days after launching their biggest-ever Emergency Appeal campaign with posters across the city, Caring in Bristol have set up Cheers Drive, a delivery...
7APR

Laughter in lockdown: Slapstick Festival to release unseen archive footage

Bristol’s annual Slapstick festival of silent, visual and classic screen comedy has come up with a clever way to lift people’s spirits amid lockdown.   Kicking off this Thursday (9 April), Slapstick festival will release previously...
6APR

This interactive map shows which Bristol independents are delivering during lockdown

Want to support Bristol's independent retailers and producers during these uncertain times? It has never been easier.    Thanks to a group of local volunteers (Ed, Matisse, John, Dan and Ken), Bristol now has access...
6APR

Charity compilation album of Bristol music launched in response to coronavirus

The compilation will raise money for The Quartet Foundation's 2020 Coronavirus Response Fund.   Today (Monday 6 April) a brand-new compilation album of Bristol music has launched.   The album, titled The Ark, is being distributed...
3APR

Trinity Centre to broadcast selected #TrinityPresents shows online

The Trinity team are determined to deliver as much of their events schedule as possible during the Coronavirus outbreak.   With venues closed and events cancelled across Bristol and beyond, what is usually a busy period for touring artists...
3APR

Bristol Hippodrome to suspend performances until June

The theatre will remain closed until 31 May amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.   After the official closure of all Ambassador Theatre Group venues in the UK was announced in March, it was confirmed today that the Bristol Hippodrome would...
2APR

John Barrowman to star in 2020 pantomime at the Bristol Hippodrome

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?   This year, the Bristol Hippodrome will welcome Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs as its annual pantomime.    And, as always, the pantomime will welcome an all-star...
2APR

The Wild Beer Co to host beer tasting session via live stream

Local businesses are coming up with ingenious ways to keep busy amid the coronavirus crisis.   Whilst dozens of Bristol breweries and coffee shops are providing upped delivery service, Thekla has launched a weekly podcast.   Not...
2APR

How you can support The Arcade’s independent businesses during lockdown

A Grade II listed shopping arcade in the heart of Bristol, The Arcade is home to several local, independent businesses.    But as the Coronavirus pandemic continues, The Arcade’s independents have had to establish new ways to keep...
1APR

Oh My God! It’s The Church announce rescheduled Bristol date

Rejoice! The irreverent Oh My God! It's The Church have announced a rescheduled Bristol date.   Due to coronavirus, the outrageous OMGITC postponed their upcoming tour dates.   But luckily, the non-stop party church service...
1APR

New provisional dates announced for Love Saves The Day 2020

On Friday (27 March) Love Saves The Day announced a new, provisional date for their 2020 festival.   In response to the Mayor’s cancellation of all public events until July due to the coronavirus outbreak, Love Saves The Day announced they...
1APR

Thekla launch new podcast: Isolation Discs

The first episode features Bristol MC Gardna.    It’s a difficult time for the music industry.   In a new period of social distancing and self-isolation, live events, gigs and mass gatherings have been postponed.   However,...
31MAR

Famed blues guitarist Eric Gales announces Bristol show

He’s been hailed as one the world’s best blues guitarists, and now he’s coming to Bristol: catch Eric Gales at The Fleece in February 2021.    As part of a U.K.-wide tour, the acclaimed guitar maverick will be stopping...
31MAR

Support Bristol Coffee Shops & Roasters: 8 Spots Providing Local Delivery

Missing your favourite coffee shop already? Same here. But you can still support them.    While Bristol coffee shops are closed for the time being, many are working to deliver quality coffee beans and grounds to caffeine fiends across...
31MAR

How you can support NHS staff on Deliveroo

The delivery firm are fundraising to bring free meals to healthcare staff.   We're all struggling amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, but NHS staff are bearing the brunt of the outbreak as they work under incredible strain to treat...
31MAR

You can now order beer from The Gryphon, Bristol’s real ale and heavy metal pub

Bristol’s adored real ale and heavy metal pub, The Gryphon, has announced it is now taking beer orders for local delivery.    Known for its strict real ale policy (strictly guests, no repeats), like many, The Gryphon is currently...
30MAR

Gin, hoodies & hand sanitiser: Bristol Dry Gin launch online store

Find a full range of products from Bristol's favourite gin producers.   Bristol-based distillers Bristol Dry Gin have updated the inventory on their online store, now offering up hoodies, T-shirts, tote bags and limited edition hand sanitiser...