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We're celebrating 5 years in business with our biggest giveaway yet!

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We're celebrating 5 years in business with our biggest giveaway yet!

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE It's 5 years since we opened our virtual doors and launched The Bristol Shop, January 29th 2018 is officially our 5th Birthday. The Bristol Shop is a curated marketplace for Bristol's best independent artists, designers, creatives and brands. For 5 years our mission has been to provide a platform for our city's emerging talent so they can grow and thrive by reaching new audiences throughout the UK and beyond. To celebrate this milestone we're giving away 8 fantastic Bristol made prizes - our way of saying a big thank you for the...

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I'm Boxing for Cancer Research UK - eeek!

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I'm Boxing for Cancer Research UK - eeek!

I've decided 2018 will be the year I challenge myself in all sorts of ways, I looked online for my first challenge and discovered ultra white collar boxing, perfect I thought, heres why.... A friend of mine invited me along to his boxing club in 2017 as he knows I enjoy strength training (I'm not so hot on the conditioning side of things...as I discovered...).. I went once.. and within 20 minutes I was outside throwing up (sorry for the detail)...I'm so unfit, I never went again.. seeing this challenge and having the opportunity to raise money for Cancer Research...

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Bristol Artist Interview: Jenny Urquhart

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Bristol Artist Interview: Jenny Urquhart

Jenny is one of The Bristol Shop’s most prolific artists, she currently has 58 products listed with us, including beautiful, colourful works of art, most of which have a strong Bristolian theme, coasters & placemats and even a Bristol colouring book! Recently Viv Kennedy caught up with her to find out more about her inspirations, practice and latest news. I am told that you didn’t pick up a paint brush until 2010, I’m not sure I believe that’s true... (laughs) Oh dear, that sounds like such a boast doesn’t it? I did GCSE art but hadn’t painted anything since then;...

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The Wonder of Bamboo

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The Wonder of Bamboo

Can you think of a material that can be used to make super soft clothing but that can also be hard enough to protect your precious Apple smartphone, while at the same time being about as eco-friendly as it gets? The answer is Bamboo. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, capable of reaching the height of a double-decker bus in just seven days. It is naturally organic, needing neither pesticides nor fertilisers to thrive, and requires minimal irrigation, and it’s not just carbon neutral – it’s carbon positive. When blended with organic cotton, bamboo can be used...

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Bristol Pound is getting ready to party

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Bristol Pound is getting ready to party

The Bristol Pound, our city’s very own currency, turns three this month and is hosting a party at St Nick’s Night Market to celebrate. The Bristol Pound was the UK’s first city wide currency, designed to support the independent business sector by helping us commit to spending locally. It helps forge new business relationships because if we pay using Bristol Pounds the businesses accepting them have to spend locally too. The money is kept in Bristol where it circulates again and again. Bristol Pounds come in printed form, available from £B Cash Points around the city or via the online...

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