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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.