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Review: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

One distinctly average, rainy Wednesday in Bristol, I roamed the globe and experienced many natural phenomena, all the while not straying more than two miles from my house. It is entirely possible to see a bear catching salmon in Russia, a dugong (I didn’t know, either) sweeping the depths of the ocean floor and a […]

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There Must Be More : My Mate Max

There Must Be More : My Mate Max

  Your third year at Bristol University; the banal repetitive questions about your future, the sinking feeling in your stomach when you find out the clever one from your tutorial group is applying for the same grad-scheme as you and the daily phone calls from your parents telling you how well your cousin is getting […]

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Preview: Flatlands

Flatlands is the latest exhibition from artist David Batchelor at Spike Island. Spike Island is an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design, home to a gallery, café and working space for artists, designers and creative businesses. A vibrant hub for production, presentation and debate, they offer opportunities for audiences to engage […]

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Preview: 161st Annual Open Exhibition

Once again, the Annual Open Exhibition at the Royal West Academy (RWA) showcases the best of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and architecture selected and curated by an expert panel from thousands of submitted works. Last year’s show featured 541 works by 351 artists, with every piece for sale. Prices starting from just £25 make […]

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Preview: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Fascinated by wild animals? Enjoy a bit of photography? If your answer to these questions is yes, then you’ll love Wildlife Photographer of the Year at MShed. And even if it’s no, let this exhibition change your mind! Encounter the rich array of wildlife on our planet in this world-renowned exhibition from the Natural History […]

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Preview: Thirteen

Thirteen is an exhibition running at The Parlour Showrooms in The Big Room from 26th November-1st December 2013. It explores the diversity of multi-disciplinary printmaking from letterpress to lithography. The exhibition displays work by thirteen recent Masters graduates from the University of the West of England. The techniques portrayed include etching, lithography, screen-printing, letterpress, laser […]

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Life of Pi- A Book Besmirched by Cinema / Fiction’s Corner #5

Life of Pi- A Book Besmirched by Cinema / Fiction’s Corner #5

Superficially, Life of Pi is placid. Underneath, it is harrowing, brutal, feral, lurid. Part One, set in Toronto and Pondicherry, is the surface: an Indian man in Canada tells the story of his youth in ex-French Pondicherry, where his father owned a zoo. His affinity for God compels him at age 14 to supplement a […]

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Preview: Faces of Theatre: Portrait Photographs

World-renowned photographer Angus McBean took photographic portraits of some of the most famous faces in twentieth century British theatre. A fine selection of these go on display at Royal Fort House next week as part of InsideArts, the University of Bristol’s festival of the arts and humanities. Faces of Theatre: Portrait Photographs by Angus McBean […]

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Students, Beware The Old Devils / Fiction’s Corner #4

The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis follows a group of middle-aged friends (Peter, Malcolm and Charlie) in small-town Wales. They are all bitter, unhappy with their spouses and addicted to alcohol. The past and the lugubrious regret it incites in them are kept at bay by pretension and heavy drinking. One day, however, it becomes […]

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Preview: Human Library

Human Library challenges Bristol not to judge a book by its cover. For two days in November, Bristol will become home to the Human Library, a participatory project co-produced by The Showrooms Projects, MAYK, and Wunderbar, as part of In The City Series. Taking place in The Parlour Showrooms, from 16th-17th November, the Human Library […]

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