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October 2017 Bulletin 24

Welcome to this month’s e-newsletter for HCCA sharing community news from Hotwells, Cliftonwood, Spike Island and wider Bristol. If you wish to contribute to our next bulletin, please send us a short paragraph and link/s where relevant by 31st October.  Visit our website for more! 

In this issue:

  2. West Bristol Arts Trail 14-15 October
  3. Art Trail at the Piazza
  4. Festival in Hotwells and Cliftonwood
  5. Rownham Mead – National Winners
  6. Clean Streets Autumn Litter Blitz 16-29 October
  7. Bristol Harbourside Monday Morning Social Running
  8. Healthy City Week 7-14 October
  9. Pavement Parking Petition
  10. We the Curious
  11. Salt Café’s Italian Film Season
  12. Africa Writes
  13. Social Justice for Refugees
  14. Bristol Somali Cultural Festival
  15. Forest School and Outdoor Education courses
  16. Fermenting Fun
  17. Bristol Food Network 

1. AHOY THERE! 4th October 2017 at 7pm at the CREATE Centre, Smeaton Road, Hotwells
Apologies for the short notice, but the Hotwells & Cliftonwood Local History Society are presenting a talk tomorrow evening. 'Were you there to wish ‘bon voyage’ to the Matthew when it left Bristol for Newfoundland?   Do you remember the magic moment when Concorde flew over the Suspension Bridge just as the Matthew went beneath it? CLIVE BURLTON has written a new book ‘THE MATTHEW OF BRISTOL’ Hear the whole story from the first idea to build a boat to celebrate Cabot’s epic journey in 1497 to what it is like to be responsible for the boat today.

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Bees, Butterflies and Play- adapting 1960s design to a 21st century city

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Watching the boats by Anna Wilson

Sylvia Crowe designed the Cumberland Piazza as part of a much bigger landscaped scheme covering all the Ashton and Hotwells flyover. She explored many ideas about play and leisure that were cutting edge in the 1960s. One of the ideas for the Piazza was that people could sit and watch the boats coming in and out of Bristol Harbour. there were so many things she couldn't have known about that have arisen as major concerns in the intervening years. Although we can still watch the boats come and go from our new pocket park, we often watch through a haze of speeding cars- who knew in the 1960s that traffic levels would quadruple within 50 years?

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