Culture

Through the keyhole: Bristol Open Doors

Right, then. Who wants to be an architect? This month sees your chance to grill three practices getting involved in a new strand of the Bristol Open Doors progr...

Russ Conway: Bristol’s First Popstar

Darryl W Bullock gives Bedminster boy and self-taught ivory-tinkler Russ Conway his due and suggests a permanent memorial in the city Whenever we talk of fam...

Bristol arts:
A change of scenery

With extensive refurbishments, multi-million pound developments and exciting programmes of events, there are big changes on the horizon for Bristol’s theatre an...

INTERVIEW: Orbital

The Hartnoll brothers, AKA Orbital, are back – and in Bristol next month as part of The Downs’ all-star festival line-up. Having spent three decades making musi...

The Clifton Club:
200 Years Young

Behind the closed doors of Clifton’s private members’ club, Jessica Hope explores its 200-year history If we turned the clock back a couple of centuries, Bri...

Balloon Fiesta:
40 factoids for 40 years

When people think of this neck of the woods, they think of hot air balloons. Fact. Having been a silky part of the city fabric for decades, Bristol Internationa...

Interview: Gabrielle

Crystal Rose meets the soulful Brit singer-songwriter ahead of her visit to Trinity, Bristol on 2 September Welcome back! After 11 years, you’re about to rel...

Review: Birdsong at
Bristol Old Vic

Jessica Hope reviews the stage adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong, on at Bristol Old Vic until Saturday 14 July Following its release in 1993, Sebastian ...

WG Grace: Bristol Baller

His life may have been bookmarked by violent events but WG Grace enjoyed a life of free-spirited exuberance, that of the gentleman cricketer. Words by Stephen R...