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August Newsletter

posted Sep 10, 2014, 4:47 AM by George Grace

Town Team and BID Annual Planning for 2014/2015
This month the Town Team is planning projects for the next 12 months. If you have any ideas you wish to be considered then please either come along to one of the meetings listed below (preferred) or drop us an email. Thanks.

East Street - 6pm Tuesday 5th August at The Steam Crane, North Street
Simon Dicken (
North Street (West) - 6pm Tuesday 5th August at The Hen & Chicken​
Claire Baker (
North Street (East) - 6pm Monday ​4​th August at The Steam Crane, North Street
Emma Williams (
West Street - 5.30 Tuesday 5th August Mezzaluna81 West Street
Jeff Clark ( Brammer (
Marketing Arts and Culture - 4th August 6pm at Tobacco Factory
George Grace (
Built Environment - 7th August 2pm at Smiley’s Plaice, East Street
George Grace (
Town Team Annual Report
In case you missed it last month the Town Team circulated its first year report - please click here for a full review of our activities for 2013/14, plus details of meetings coming up in August to plan projects for the forthcoming year - please do come along and share your ideas in a series of small informal groups. 

Other News 

Pop Ups on East Street

East Street now has 3 pop shops:
1.‘Unit 10’ is located at St. Catherine’s Place – and has a Dream and Draw Evening, Tuesday, 12 August, 6-8pm. ‘Do you normally pay attention to your dreams? Do you wonder about their meaning? Would you like to express them through drawing, painting or simply words? If so please join us at Unit 10 for an informal evening of dream sharing where you will have an opportunity to re-visit your dreams.
2.Free event, donations welcome. Suitable to anyone interested. Materials provided. If you have any questions and to book a place please e-mail us at
3.Gathering Voices. Managed by arts organisation Gathering Voices, St Catherine's Place has been transformed into an innovative means of adding creative value to the overall plans for regeneration in Bedminster. The space is used by Gathering Voices for some of their own projects but they are also looking to engage with other creative facilitators, groups and organisations in using the space - in addition to those working in the area of holistic health and wellbeing.
4.UWE - University of West of England aim to open their pop up on 8th August which will show case creative/arts space, entrepreneurial space and general information about the University. Drop in to 123 East Street from the end of this week.
Finally, can you help?

Action for Blind People who are running an employment hub with 2 visually impaired people, who have expressed an interest in having a realistic mock interview (i.e. in a location they have never visited before and with a manager they have never met). For visually impaired people, even physically getting to an interview in a location they have not visited before can pose its own challenges, plus explaining their disability to someone who may never have worked with a person who has sight loss can be a daunting task. I want to create a safe space where these challenges can be faced and my service users can receive constructive feedback. They require some rooms to carry out the interviews in a central Bristol location and at least one member of staff who has experience of interviewing candidates. There would need to take place on Monday 18th August and would take approximately and hour and a half (45 mins per candidate). If any businesses would be able to assist  please contact Alice Archer, Tel: 0117 9341705, Mob:

Key Contacts

Simon Dicken, Wilkinson, East St:
Ben Barker, GBCP: 
George Grace: