Bristol’s Anti-Austerity protest march

Another weekend, another protest march. You can tell when the Tories are in power. Bristol’s mayor called for this rally to protest at the government cuts imposed on the city. Funding is being savagely cut from budgets across all parts of the city. So it was...

Save our NHS protest march

There’s nothing quite like strolling along, in the road, on a loud and vibrant Save the NHS protest march. It was well attended, and well received, by the public as we went along. You might not have appreciated it if you were stuck in a car or bus behind it...

Beltane Celebrations – Dancing the Summer in

The first Saturday afternoon in May and people gather to greet Jack in the Green on Horfield Comon. Jack arrives to welcome the Summer in and every year there are many more people waiting for him than before. The first hint that Jack is on his way is the distant...

“Here’s to thee, old apple tree…”

‘Waes hael. A relatively mild and dry day to pop along to the annual Wassail at the Horfield Organic Orchard. As ever, the event attracts more visitors year on year. This reflects a growing popularity towards these old customs, especially amongst young families....

Remember, Remember!

Ah! Guy Fawkes Night. We usually give this a miss but this year we took my daughter and granddaughter to the big fireworks display nearby. We had perfect Guy Fawkes Night weather this year, slightly chilly and dry. There’s a lot of standing around waiting for...

Priddy Folk Festival 2016

Our annual trip to the top of the Mendips for what would be our 10th Priddy Folk Festival. It’s a well organized but nicely laid back event, and home to exceptionally good music and tasty cider. We emerged from a marquee late on Saturday night to find that the...