Bristol

Keep Lamp Posts Weird

Clare Reddington | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. In order to fully explore the possibilities, it is vital we listen and share these questions with people across the world.

Why Go to Small Live Music Venues?

Chloe Bevan | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chloe Bevan

Over recent years the likes of Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, as well as, London have all since some of their smaller music venues lost to time and the lack of an audience, but why? When the underground rock music scene is healthier than it has ever been, with even more great and unique bands coming up the ranks.

Bristol's Fog Bridge - With Fujiko Nakaya

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Amelia Carruthers

Fujiko Nakaya is a Japanese artist (born in 1933), whose "fog sculptures" represent the culmination of her life long collaborations with nature.

Mental Health Services for Young People Need Money and New Ideas, Not Outrage

Dr Simon Newitt | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Dr Simon Newitt

Since we lack the political introspection to ask more urgent questions about the health of our increasingly unequal world and the political and economic aetiology of mental ill health more specifically, the basic issue of resources seems to me the most urgent place for our contemporary politicians to fix their gaze.

Reliving the Summers of Love

Livvy and Chrissie | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Livvy and Chrissie

He also told us that he and Paul McCartney used to go around London by bus sometimes, and people would look at Paul in a wondering sort of way and then think "no, can't be" and leave them alone. Not something that would happen today with all the camera phones and selfies.

Under Attack From a Beige Establishment: Why the Green Party Are Now a Major Political Force

Karl Davis | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The Green Party have a duty to continue to provide for the nation a fresh, fair and radical alternative to the 'business as usual' establishment, just as media chiefs from the BBC, ITV, SKY et al have a duty to promote and encourage a wide, engaging and relevant debate involving those extended the right to vote and elect.

This Terrible 'Joke' Tweet About Hitting A Cyclist Costs Stockbroker His Job

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

A stockbroker has been fired for tweeting that he hit a cyclist with his car and failed to stop. Police are investigating after Rayhan Qadar report...

'My Joy, My Hope, My Strength': Tributes For Tragic Bristol Mother & Baby

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Around 300 family and friends gathered on Friday to mourn the loss of a mother and her newborn daughter. Charlotte Bevan, 30, and four-day-old Zaan...

Seriously, Why Don't All Post Boxes Speak?

The Huffington Post UK | Protein UK | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

As any honest city dweller will tell you, the flashing lights, crowds of people and constant sirens found in urban environments can take their toll on...

From Bristol to Hollywood and Back - Cary Grant Comes Home for the Weekend

Paul Murphy | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Murphy

Yesterday I had also learnt how to walk and talk like Cary Grant, as well as how to mix the iconic Gibson cocktail. I was beginning to get a sense of what Archie Leach had meant when he said, 'Everybody wants to be Cary Grant, even I do.'

This Low Quality Blurry Photograph Definitely Proves That Ghosts Exist

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

It was supposed to a happy occasion, seeing his friends getting married in a Victorian chapel. So imagine the horror when Oliver Davey took a pictu...

From Devon to Bristol: On Transitions, Moving and a Sense of Home

Roberta Verdant | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Until I was eighteen, I'd moved house once. I'd always lived in the same general (suburban) area. Aged eighteen, I left home for university. I've stopped counting how many times I've moved since. This is a combination of factors. I like to roam.

The 15-Year-Old Bristol Girl Who 'Could Become Jihadi Bride'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

A missing British girl believed to be heading to join extremists in Syria could become a "jihadi bride" when she gets there. Yusra Hussien, 15, fro...

Now Two Teens May Be Heading To Syria

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Two teenage girls have gone missing and may be trying to get to Syria to join extremists in the war torn state. A 15-year-old from Bristol and a 17...

Man Queues Days For iPhone To 'Win Back Wife'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech

Darius Wlodarski from Bristol queued 44 hours at the Bristol Apple Store in order to 'win back' his wife by buying her an iPhone 6. The Bristol Pos...

Shadow Play

Clare Reddington | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

This week marks our first Playable City conference (Making the City Playable) and the unveiling of Shadowing, the winner of our second Playable City Award, which animates the lamp posts of Bristol to capture and play back the shadows of passers by.

Bristol Workmen Have Actually Managed To Misspell 'Bus'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

At least if a bup should ever come along, it'll know where it needs to stop. Workmen have managed to misspell the word 'bus' during roadworks. "Bup...

Gory Discovery Made In Recycling Plant

PA | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK

Human remains discovered at a depot may have got there after being chucked in with a recycling collection, police have said. A police cordon remain...

Snap, Snap, Is The Bristol Croc Back? (PICTURE)

Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Bristol’s most exotic and elusive resident has been spotted again – and this time he’s been photographed too. A series of somewhat unlikely ...

Student Union Elections: Does Your Vote Matter?

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

With candidates making promises to have a pay-as-you-go gym, a free annual music event or free printer credits, it seems a shame that the elections still fail to capture the attention of the majority of the student population. Students should try to engage more with Guild politics to get the most out of their university experience and ensure that they are fully represented by the best possible candidate.

Out of the Shadows...

Clare Reddington | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

Making the City Playable conference in September and will run for two months. From now and until then we will work with the creators to question, explore and make the most engaging, surprising, thoughtful project we can. I love how much this project moves on the notion of a Playable City and look forward to demonstrating again that playful city interventions can be more than just fun.

Art Project Covers Bristol In Ghostly Shadows (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech

A new art installation in Bristol creates 'ghosts' of people by projecting their shadows down onto the streets after they've left. Once the sun set...

About Neighbours

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

In the last 17 months a blaming culture and racist attitude has damaged the lives and reputation of thousands of Romanians in the UK. The British public was continuously served with scaremongering about Romanians who, in their vast majority, are hard working people, honest, committed, pay taxes and contribute to the growth of this country.

Tigerlilly Quinn's Top Picks From Bristol

Fritha Strickland | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

There were a great selection of Indian and Moroccan themed picture frames in a variety of different shades. I love mix matched frames to create feature walls, I think it's a great idea to choose different sized frames too and not to be too concerned about aliment or spacing.

Bristol's Park Street Is One Giant Water Slide

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK

A massive water slide in Bristol has attracted hundreds of people eager to take advantage of the unique thrill event. The 90m (295ft) beast has tak...