Spoke ‘n’ Chain present The Adventures of Aaron Errant, Cyclist Errant

Spoke ‘n’ Chain present The Adventures of Aaron Errant, Cyclist Errant

Posted by: on Aug 25, 2014 | No Comments

Kev and Sylvie (Spoke ‘n’ Chain) carry a Kamishibai theatre on the back of a big bicycle. With two clowns, they tell the story of Aaron Errant, a cyclist errant who sets out on his bike to follow his dream. They’ve returned to Bristol after a year touring Europe and we’re delighted to be hosting them on Thursday September 4.

Popup clothes sale for Labour Behind the Label, Aug 1-3

Popup clothes sale for Labour Behind the Label, Aug 1-3

Posted by: on Jul 29, 2014 | No Comments

Our upstairs meeting room, The Hub, will be transformed into a popup clothes shop for three days from Friday August 1 to Sunday August 3. Organised by Bristol Textile Recyclers, a portion of proceeds from clothes sales will go to one of our favourite charities, Labour Behind the Label.

We are 1! First birthday party, Sat July 26. Come along!

We are 1! First birthday party, Sat July 26. Come along!

Posted by: on Jul 17, 2014 | No Comments

Well would you believe it? A year has passed since we opened. And we would be very, very happy if you’d come along and celebrate that year with us at our first birthday party on the evening of Saturday July 26. We owe a lot of people a lot of thanks for helping us get this far, so we’d love to see you.

Live Tour de France coverage every day

Live Tour de France coverage every day

Posted by: on Jul 14, 2014 | No Comments

The biggest bike race in the world continues until July 27 and we’ve got live coverage of every stage on our big screen, plus highlights on the evenings that we’re open. 

Bristol Cycle Festival, July 5-13

Bristol Cycle Festival, July 5-13

Posted by: on Jun 24, 2014 | No Comments

Yes! It’s that time again. The nine days in summer from which RftS was begotten. Bristol Cycle Festival is back for its fifth edition, and the lineup is as great as ever.

Photo exhibition: Humans of Bristol (June 20-31)

Photo exhibition: Humans of Bristol (June 20-31)

Posted by: on Jun 18, 2014 | No Comments

Humans of Bristol is a group photography exhibition examining, well, humans of Bristol. Based on the legendary Humans of New York, the pictures capture and tell the stories of our fellow city-folk.

OutStories Bristol: a history of Polari (Sat May 31, 2.30pm)

OutStories Bristol: a history of Polari (Sat May 31, 2.30pm)

Posted by: on May 19, 2014 | No Comments

Jez Dolan, one of the dolly omipalones from Polari Mission (polarimission.com) gives a whirlwind illustrated history of the secret language of gay men, made famous by Julian and Sandy in Round the Horne.

Photography exhibition: In the Mouth by Alex Starr (May 16 to 31)

Photography exhibition: In the Mouth by Alex Starr (May 16 to 31)

Posted by: on May 16, 2014 | No Comments

Alex Starr is a Bristol-based photographer. In this exhibition – part of Bristol Festival of Photography – he presents a series of images  from an ongoing project entitled ‘In the Mouth’. The pictures explore attitudes towards the environment, centred around Avonmouth, Bristol.

International Citizens’ Service fundraising evening (May 15)

International Citizens’ Service fundraising evening (May 15)

Posted by: on Apr 19, 2014 | No Comments

Volunteer Jamie Rudman hosts an evening of entertainment to raise funds for International Citizens’ Service, including music, raffles, talks and a photo exhibition.

Mid-century Kid Bikes: post-Bespoked party (April 17)

Mid-century Kid Bikes: post-Bespoked party (April 17)

Posted by: on Apr 8, 2014 | No Comments

Roger Whiter, friend of RftS and son of a North London framebuilder, returns to his roots with hand-built, fillet-brazed, lightweight bicycles for mid-century kids. Custom built with an eye to batch production in the future.