Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

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.


Some events at the Architecture Center. by nadiacatkinhillman
March 26, 2008, 5:33 pm
Filed under: media, peak oil, Urban Design


Designing sustainable neighbourhoods
Exhibition: Main Gallery
20 March ­ 8 June, 2008
Like them or loathe them, the ‘leafy suburbs’ are where the vast majority of
us live. But challenges such as housing shortage and climate change mean
that the suburbs face potential radical change. Can we respond by creating
neighbourhoods that are low-carbon, healthy and happy places to live?
This thought-provoking exhibition sets out the key issues and asks how we
might make outer urban areas more sustainable.
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Reccommended Speaker and a Screening of the inspiring film Power of Community by nadiacatkinhillman
March 26, 2008, 5:28 pm
Filed under: food-growing, media, peak oil, permaculture, Transition

A talk by Megan Quinn – film maker of Power of Community – How Cuba survived
Peak Oil.
Tuesday 7.30 pm on Monday 1st April
At Easton Community Centre, Kilburn St, Easton, BS5 9AW.
Megan will cover the basics of peak oil and climate change, but focus on the
potential solutions including curtailment strategies for housing,
transportation and food, and the importance of local community living and
community values in addressing the challenges at hand.
Followed by an open space session.
£3 donation on the door

For those who cant make that date Transition Bristol are screening film The Power of
Community also
At 7pm on Monday 31st March
At The Pickle Factory, All Hallows Rd, Easton

Chance for inexperienced Veggie Growers to be in a Channel 4 series. by nadiacatkinhillman
March 13, 2008, 3:14 pm
Filed under: Food, food-growing, GROFUN, media, News, Transition

Have you ever dreamed of growing your own food and rearing your own animals but never thought you had the skills or space to get started?

Are you fed up with relying on shops and supermarkets for your every need?”

Then….why not join in with the GROFUN scheme OR contact KEO Films-the makers of River Cottage.

They want families with no experience of this sort of thing who are ready to commit to an experiment in self-sufficiency.

To find out more about this life-changing challenge please e mail or call 0845 8672694 and leave a message or phone 07811 443961 and ask to speak to Vanessa or Charlotte.

(I’m thinking of proposing that they come make a programme about GROFUN instead-it would be much better, tension, sweat, tears, compost, drama, slugs and laughter!!!!)

In other news-I have been interviewed by, not one, but two major broadsheets in as many days!!!! Yep, The Independent and The Telegraph have both been sniffing about the GROFUN headquarters (my bedroom) !!!

Look out for something in The Independent a week today or the following Thurs!

How exciting this all is………but its nothing without you-so join up to the scheme if youre at all interested and book in your Action Days asap and lets get things rolling!

Anyone interested in GROFUN is invited along to another informal meeting at The Albany, Shaftesbury Avenue, Montpelier, Wed the 19th, 6.30 for 7 where I’ll also be screening the film. There’s no obligation to sign-up its just a chance to find out more…….


GROFUN Film now available to watch on YouTube by nadiacatkinhillman
February 28, 2008, 1:33 pm
Filed under: Food, food-growing, Friends, Fun, gardening, GROFUN, media, Transition

Dear BBB Readers,

I am proud to report that the short film we made which chronicles the first year of the GROFUN Project is now on the web!

With the help of Kyra, a local film maker/editor and Naomi it is great that I can now point those interested to an engaging and informative film to further promote the benefits of this growing, grass-roots project. My friend Steve produced the music especially for this film.

Thankyou Steve

You can watch the film here and comment or go to and watch and comment there. In terms of promotion of the scheme YouTube probably has bit more clout!

Please feel free to leave constructive comments, but go easy, much of the footage was unuseable due to poor sound or light quality and the final cut is the best it could have been with the raw material we had available. It’s not exactly Palme d’Or stuff, but it’s sort of innocent in tone dont you think?

Free Film Night at Seven Generations! by nadiacatkinhillman
November 19, 2007, 7:50 pm
Filed under: media

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Seven Generations Trust
A vibrant hub where people can share ideas and explore visions of a sustainable future.

Seven Generations is a community owned & run social enterprise which seeks sustainable solutions to the problems humanity currently faces.
We are a conduit for ‘missing information’ to enable us to make life changing decisions – for ourselves, our children & the generations to come.

We have the best eco-cafe-bookshop, in the heart of the Montpelier, just 10mins walk from Bristol’s city centre.

0845 330 3934
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The Heart of the World – Film Screening by nadiacatkinhillman
November 7, 2007, 12:54 pm
Filed under: international, justice, media

Sustainable Solutions and Survival International are showing the film ‘The Heart of the world’ – a film about the Kogi people of Columbia who have a message to give to the world.
Their survival is under threat and so are many other indigenous tribes in the world. This will be followed by a short film by Survival International and a discussion.
Event is free
Venue-the Fielden Theatre at the City Academy, Russell Town Avenue
Time – 7.15 for 7.30 start on Thursday November 8th
Bar and refreshments available before the film.