Fat Paul and the Exchange’s rebirth as Bristol’s first community owned venue
For the past decade, he has been one of the key “behind-the-scene” players in Bristol’s music scene, and now building a new era at The Exchange.
She Makes War is a Bristol musician who wants her country back
Laura Kidd aka She Makes War on her journey from putting on her own nights to crowdfunding entire albums.
Idles: the Bristol band making it big talk music, masculinity and mental health
Men talking about their feelings shouldn't be groundbreaking, but it is.
Saffron Records: the all-womxn project breaking open the music industry
The music industry is often dominated by men, but Saffron Records are blazing a trail for female artists in Bristol.
Inside the UK’s first ever city centre drug testing facility- in the heart of Bristol
As charity The Loop reduced harms by testing drugs at Love Saves The Day this weekend, Bristol also became the first place in the UK to offer city centre testing.
Bristol MPs back plans for music venue champion
Bristol’s grassroots music scene fights back in the face of developments and financial struggles.
Two more iconic Bristol music venues close within a week
After a recent breakthrough in securing landmark planning reforms, Bristol's music scene faces yet another setback.
UPDATE: ‘Seismic victory’ for music venues as government backs new law
Legislation supported by Bristol MPs and music venues now looks certain to help protect the future of the city’s nightlife.
“It’s not just about venues, but the culture of this country”: Fleece owner Chris Sharp
After the #SaveThekla campaign breathed new life into the conversation around protecting Bristol’s nightlife, the Cable spoke to The Fleece’s Chris Sharp, who’s seen it all
First step towards planning law to protect nightlife from developments
The legislation that would stop venues being shut down by noise complaints has even received backing from Paul McCartney.
Calls for Bristol Night Czar to fight for city’s nightlife
Nightclubs and music venues increasingly under threat from new developments, experts say Bristol can take a leaf out of London’s book. Photo: DHP Family
Dear Bristol, let’s have a conversation (and get off the fence)
“We have to be the ones to make the change, now is not the time to be on the fence about things.”
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