Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Cultural Growography Course at Feed Bristol Thursday, April 4, 2013 by nadiacatkinhillman

2:00pm until 4:30pm

Cultural Growography at Feed Bristol is 9 week course of learning about plants through observation, drawing, playing, story-telling, photography, painting, collage, poetry… and much more! As we go through the course we’ll be creating interesting and educational displays about the plants at the Feed Bristol site, in preparation for Feed Bristol’s participation in the Get Growing Trail on 8-9 June.

No artistic experience required – only a sense of fun.

The course will take place EVERY Thursday in April and May 2013 @ Feed Bristol

This is a FREE course but places are limited so book now!

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Who should feed Bristol? by nadiacatkinhillman
February 14, 2012, 8:40 am
Filed under: Food, food-growing, free space, permaculture, Workshops

Next Bristol 2050 meeting  “Who should feed Bristol?”,18 February, 2 pm to 5 pm, Artspace college, free event

2pm – 5pm Sat 18th Febuary @ Artspace college BS3 5JJ

We are hoping to create a shared vision of the future that the people of Bristol can get behind. We ran a poll on our website to decide what issue we should tackle first and you chose food.

The theme for the February the 18th meeting will be “Who should feed Bristol” The title is borrowed from the “Who feeds Bristol report” by Joy Carey. The report would be a useful thing to read before coming along.

  • Should we be producing more food locally
  • How viable is urban farming in Bristol
  • Can care farming help us address our cities drug problems

The meeting will again be run using the “open space” model.

Artspace College who are kindly hosting the event have a on-site food project.


Bearpit Mash-Up by nadiacatkinhillman
February 12, 2012, 5:34 pm
Filed under: free space, media, music, social

The Bearpit has, for too long, been a neglected part of Bristol. In recent years some people have been trying to do something about it and finally there would appear to be some progress.
Bristol City Council recently announced they would be improving it and helping to facilitate the Arts there in various ways.

To celebrate this we’re putting on a Rush-Hour Mash-Up special in The Bearpit on Wednesday 15th featuring DJ Cheeba, Eclectic Method and a wide range of other Creative Commons artists.
It’ll start when it’s dark and finish when we’re done.

Please invite your friends and wrap up warm.
It’s February!

Coming up next from OC in March will be 2 sets in one night in The Cube as part of Bristol Radical Film Festival. After that expect news of a regular slot in Stokes Croft.

An International Days of Action for Squats and Autonomous Public Spaces by nadiacatkinhillman
April 4, 2008, 9:48 pm
Filed under: free space, Fun, social, Workshops

An International Days of Action for Squats and Autonomous Public Spaces has
been called for on the 11th and 12th of April 2008. Across Europe diverse groups of enraged
creatives will be reclaiming spaces for art, housing, workshops,
discussions, talks, films, food, swap-shops, music, performances & open mics
to name but the bare essentials.

Whilst their motives are locally specific, these autonomous actions are
drawn together by common threads:
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Planting Places – cultivating urban greenspace by nadiacatkinhillman
January 21, 2008, 11:58 am
Filed under: food-growing, free space, gardening, Urban Design

“Calling all urban greenspace champions!:
Help us plant the seeds of truly sustainable communities in the South West

Are you someone who recognises the growing importance of greenspace networks in our towns and cities – for health, biodiversity, local food production, low carbon access, recreation and play, sense of place, quality of life…and all round sustainability? Do you have a vision for the ‘garden’ towns and cities of the future? Would you like a stronger voice in debates about the development of the region? Growth plans are set to create lots of new neighbourhoods in urban areas of the South West alongside plans to regenerate many of our existing communities. Continue reading

Emergency CallOut to Save Seven Generations! by nadiacatkinhillman
September 29, 2007, 8:44 pm
Filed under: free space, Friends, News

This week it was announced that Seven Generations will close in a month’s time. This will be a huge loss to the community, especially in the abscence of another social/community space in the area. Some of the staff there want to ensure that 7G continues to serve the community andhave been discussing taking on the lease and developing the space into a wholefood cafe, bookshop and space for events and the arts. There is also the idea of using the place for skill-swapping in support of the burgeoning Freeconomy Community . They are open to any ideas and would really value your support. Please go along to an emergency meeting to be held at Seven Generations this Monday Oct 1st evening at 7.30 p.m. Please pass on this info to anyone who you might think able to help or get in touch by e-mail or phone if you can’t make the meeting.

a few little things… by andykisaragi
July 9, 2007, 12:50 pm
Filed under: free space, government, media, social


Just a few things I thought deserved a mention on here, but didn’t want to write a whole separate entry about each one…

People’s Republic of Stokes Croft
Maybe everyone knows about this already and I’m massively behind the times, but you know all the great arty / grafitti stuff that’s been going up on Stokes Croft, around Turbo Island and the Jamaica Street studios..? Well I didn’t realise but it’s all part of a massive (in ambition) geurilla art project all around the area. They’ve got big plans, so if you’re an artist and fancy prettying up the place a little, check out their site.

Zero Carbon Britain
This is a report put together by people from CAT, where I’m studying, on how Britain can reduce it’s carbon emissions to zero, relying upon it’s own resources, by 2027. The website is here and will have the full downloadable report on there in the next few days (or you can order a hardcopy if you like. Apparently they’re very pretty. You materialistic swine.) It’s been getting a fair bit of press, eg in the Guardian, and they’re off to the House of Commons to present it later this month. I’m not usually one for top down, government policy approaches to things, but if anyone can come up with a good government policy it’s these guys. Whether they’ll be paid any attention is another matter, but spread the word, the more we talk about this stuff, the more they have to listen…

and finally
…I enjoyed this cute advert for wind power