The SY Tenner Fashion Challenge

October 13th, 2008

Who said money can’t buy you style? Well they were right. Being a savvy and stylish student living on a shoestring doesn’t mean you have to look any less fabulous. To prove just how easy fashion on a budget can be, Suit Yourself invited three Bristolians to take the £10 style challenge…

The Rules:
1. Spend no more than £10 on the bulk of the outfit
2. You can accessorise with items you already own
3. The outfit must be something you would wear out in public
4. Be stylish!
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Art Review – Metainsecta

September 3rd, 2008

Saturday 23rd – Thursday 28th August 2008 @ Centrespace Gallery

On Friday I braved the battle ground otherwise know as Corn Street and popped in to Centrespace gallery to review the group show ‘Metainsecta’. The brainchild of Alistair Park, the exhibition featured 16 local artists, painters, ceramicists, wood carvers, printmakers and illustrators all with a common interest in bugs and beasties.

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Bristol Art Show 2008

August 31st, 2008

Friday 5th September – Wednesday 1st October 2008 @ Centrespace Gallery

In 2006, Centrespace Gallery hosted Bristol Art Show 06 as a cheeky answer to the British Art Show 6) that Bristol then hosted at venues across the city. The exhibition was an open submission show and Centrespace Gallery hoped that the artworks selected from the submissions would reflect the hard work being done by Bristol’s arts community; and they weren’t disappointed. Artworks in all their diverse, weird and wonderful forms came pouring in, creating an exhibition that sang with promise.
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Graffle - The Urban Art Raffle

August 5th, 2008

Graffle is a raffle of urban/street/graffiti art where esteemed international artists are asked to donate an original piece of artwork which is then raffled off at a cost of only £10 per ticket with all the money raised going to children’s charities.

The first Graffle took place in Bristol back in January and 32 street artists donated pieces, raising a total of £20,000. The outstanding success of the event and it’s great reception from the urban art scene has meant the organisers will be hosting another Graffle this summer!
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Flying Saucers - The Painting Pottery Café

August 5th, 2008

Walking around the Triangle is an intensely physical experience, the word meant in its crudest sense: the main attraction of this admittedly beautiful and buzzy area of our darling city is food. Apart from a constantly full local Sainsbury’s and 24-hour convenience stores, it offers a truly amazing array of shops, restaurants, cafes, take-aways and other establishments dedicated to the noble cause of feeding 24/7. Not that food is bad, of course – living on the Triangle I have come to appreciate the importance of said establishments for my physical and mental well-being; however I do occasionally feel that the place is saturated (pun unfortunately intended) and that a new wind should blow in the Triangle, allowing our mind to escape from the ‘Food Craze’.
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Sweet Tooth? = Sweet Shop!

August 5th, 2008

Sooo where can you spoil yourself in Bristol for under a fiver? Well for the sweet toothed out there I beckon you to St Nicholas covered market. Situated off Corn Street in town, I discovered this badly kept secret after a morning spent exploring the market one Saturday. The urge came on strongly for some kind of pick me up and this is what I stumbled upon.
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Artspace Lifespace Update

June 30th, 2008

Since the Pro Cathedral project finished last December, Artspace Lifespace have been busy negotiating and putting plans together for their biggest undertaking to date. Working closely with developers Urban Splash, the group have now secured the old city centre fire/police station formerly known as Bridewell and renamed it ‘The Island’. As ever Artspace Lifespace hopes to demonstrate how important it is that buildings in our community are used in a positive, if not necessarily traditional way; demonstrating the value of transforming derelict buildings in to vibrant spaces.
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Jamaica Street Artists Open Studios

June 2nd, 2008

Following an extremely successful Open Studio Weekend last summer, Jamaica Street Studios are throwing their doors open and hosting their annual exhibition on the weekend of Friday 13th June. The impressive 4 storey studio building in the heart of Stokes Croft houses 42 artists working across a diverse range of media and disciplines and also is home to the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft. Artists will be present in their studios to demonstrate their work and exciting installations are planned for the glorious old lift shaft.
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Goldish @ Centrespace Gallery

May 23rd, 2008

Goldish will run 23th May – 5th June

I love the Centrespace gallery, tucked away down Leonard Lane, a narrow twisting alleyway just off Corn Street. Just walking there is quietly exciting – it makes me think of medieval times, of Bristol as an ancient, organic city. If you haven’t been there yet, you really should, and ‘Goldish’ is the upcoming show I am most looking forward to this May.
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Fopp Is Back!

May 23rd, 2008

The shelves are stocked full; the books are back and we have a chance of completing the Pink Floyd back catalogue that we began the first time we discovered the store that allows us to snap up the must albums of all time for a mere £5 each.
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