Clifton Suspension Bridge

January 16th, 2009

Rooted Records

January 1st, 2009

Stomping The Streets – Bristol’s Christmas Lights

December 2nd, 2008

Have you ever noticed how most of Christmas’s best things are luminous? The dazzle of snow, the glow of a log fire, the sparkle of tinsel, and - of course - Christmas lights, and Bristol has no shortage of those: Clifton’s Winter Wonderland - the arcade glittering with fairy-lit trees; in Bristol Zoo, fairy-light monkeys clamber above the real menagerie; the lit-up homes in Southmead that would put a smile on even Ebeneezer’s Scrooge’s face; and St Nicholas Market and the Christmas Steps were made for this season – if it wasn’t for the fake snow, it would be like walking into a Dickensian grotto.
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Who’s wearing what at Cabot Circus!

November 10th, 2008

Sophie Davies, 18
Favourite CC shop: Zara because the clothes are individual and quirky.
Tips for winter styling: Woolly tights and chunky knit jumpers.
Describe your style: Vintage with a modern twist.
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Stomping the Streets - Roll up; roll up, the Circus is coming…

November 7th, 2008

Well actually it’s already here but if you were hoping for tigers, elephants and clowns, you may be disappointed. Yes, after four long years of builders’ bums, cement dust and around £500 million, Cabot Circus has finally opened its doors to the public!

And what a sight for sore, shopping-deprived eyes it is: There are over 120 shops including 25 flagship stores as well as a humungous 13 screen luxury cinema, complete with lounging sofas and a posh restaurant, slap bang in the heart of the city. Fashionistas can get their nails done while sipping pink champagne at Harvey Nichol’s while foodies can salivate over celeb chef, Raymond Du Blanc’s seasonal offerings at Brasserie Blanc. But for all the glamour, the luxury and the achingly-cool design, this new, unfamiliar skyline is causing something of an identity crisis for the city and its inhabitants.

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Stomping The Streets - Guide to all the Areas of Bristol 2008

October 1st, 2008

Welcome to a regular SY feature which we revel in calling Stomping The Streets. Each month we get on our walking shoes or bicycle clips and go out and explore the wonderful areas of Bristol, investigating what makes a certain spot so special. STS features can range from whole districts of the city, down to individual streets or just a bridge. There’s a whole lot to love!

For our student issue, we’ve got an overview of everything you need to know about the various areas of Bristol. The cities a damn large and interesting place so we’ve had to be pretty broad with the geographical paintbrush but once you’ve acclimatised yourself with these main areas, you too will be able to differentiate and understand the differences between Montpelier and St Werburghs, or Southville and Bedminster. For the time being however, thumb through this guide and go get stomping yourself!
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SY’s ultimate guide to the pubs, bars, cafés and clubs of Bristol - 2008

September 27th, 2008

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Bristol: An Introduction

September 27th, 2008

Grab a shirt sleeve and join me on an expedition of inner city discovery. Before we cut loose, are you dressed for this journey? I don’t want you excluded from a ‘Can’t Miss’ drum and bass night because your tee-shirt is mouthing the wrong slogan. But relax for now, I’ve got a street-sense SatNav strapped to my chest using electrical tape stolen from a wounded DJ - he slipped on a Reflex flyer and got sliced by his decks; very messy night. Pay attention and don’t go a-wandering.

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Park Your Bum in a Park You Bum!

August 5th, 2008

SY’s Guide to the Best Parks Bristol has to Offer

There are more than a handful of parks across Bristol that each offer something different and can tickle anyone’s fancy. For “research” purposes I started in the centre and worked my way outwards ending at the Downs, visiting as many parks as I could along the way.
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Stomping the Streets - Westonbirt Arboretum

August 5th, 2008

The National Arboretum, on the outskirts of Bath, is home to one of the most incredible tree gardens in the world. A collection of over 3,000 different trees and shrub species, many of which are rare or endangered in their native lands, fill this beautiful site which covers over six hundred acres in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The most remarkable thing is that more than 40% of Bristolians have never even visited this site and yet it sits on our doorstep.
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