A specially curated guide to help you enjoy the next 48 hours (or more) in Bristol
A FIGHTING CHANCE |LONDON TO BRISTOL CYCLE
IDLES frontman Joe Talbot leads 128-mile bike ride for Bristol charity
The lead vocalist for rock band Idles, along with fellow musician Willie J Healey, will be cycling between two record studios, from London to Bristol, to raise money for youth charity Empire Fighting Chance.
Their challenge begins today, following an IDLES gig at London's Banquet Records, and finishes at Friendly Records here in Bristol tomorrow.
Empire Fighting Chance is a mental health charity combining non-contact boxing with personal development, therapy and careers support. Many of the young people it works with live in poverty and face challenges such as difficulty in or exclusion from school, involvement in gangs and crime, addiction and chaotic home lives. In addition, a large number face complex mental health issues and have lived through trauma or abuse.
Using boxing to engage with young people, EFC coaches are professionally trained to deliver personal mentoring or therapeutic sessions on a one-to-one basis. Their unique approach breaks down the barriers often associated with traditional forms of therapy for young people. This bespoke support enables young people to grow in confidence, improves access to education and employment, reduces involvement in crime and enhances wellbeing.
As always, our next issue will have a collection of great features by our team of wonderful writers as well as beautifully presented advertising by Bristol's best businesses. We hope you'll enjoy the read!
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Hot, sweet and distinctively, delectably tasty, Peri-Peri chicken (originally a Portuguese dish with origins in Angola and Mozambique) has, courtesy of a certain 'hip' Johannesburg-based restaurant chain, slowly but surely secured a foothold on the upper reaches of Britain's favourite takeaway dish charts. So why not get your fast food Peri-Peri chicken fix at home this weekend, using very few ingredients; if you know what I'm referring to when I say this is a definite High Five recipe, you're in for a real treat.
Ingredients (serves 4)
4 plump, free range chicken legs, skin on, bone in
For the chicken marinade: Whisk 4 plump garlic cloves (peeled and crushed), with the juice of ½ a lemon
For the Peri Peri sauce 2-4 red chillies (to taste) 2 plump garlic cloves, peeled and crushed Juice of 1 lemon 1 level tbsp smoked paprika 1 level tbsp soft brown sugar (or runny honey) 1 level tsp salt 50ml olive oil To serve: fries or spicy rice, coleslaw and buttered corn on the cob.
1. Lay the chicken legs in a large roasting tin and coat thoroughly with the marinade. Season well, cover and allow to marinate in the fridge for at last 1 hour.
2. Meanwhile, either put all the Peri-Peri sauce ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth, or mash the dry ingredients in a pestle and mortar before adding the olive oil and stirring thoroughly (yup, it really is that easy).
3. Preheat the oven to 190ºC/gas mark 5 and take the chicken out of the fridge to allow to come to room temperature while the oven heats up. Roast the chicken for 35-45 minutes until cooked through, basting occasionally.
4. When the chicken is thoroughly cooked, heat a large frying/griddle pan (or grill) to medium hot, brush the cooked chicken legs with Peri-Peri sauce and pan fry or grill for a few minutes on each side, until charred.
WEEKEND WINE |VENI, VIDI, BIBI... VINHO VERDE
A taste of Portugal
Perfect for the bank holiday weekend and lazy lunchtime drinking, a lip-smackingly delicious vinho verde ticks all the boxes.
With delicious, fruity aromas of light apple, peach, lemon and grapefruit alongside herbal notes, a good vinho verde is medium-bodied and has a joyfully refreshing texture on the palate. It also has a lovely, generous finish plus there’s that added touch of spritz.
You’ll be wanting grilled sea bass, a simple salad and a few French fries to accompany to the crisp, fresh taste and transport you to a Portuguese beachside chiringuito... Some good sun here would help too.
Here are three absolute beauts: Vinho Verde Signus - Quinta da Lixa £8.95 Flowers Vinho Verde - The Quinta da Lixa £8.85 Alvarinho Pouco Comum - Quinta da Lixa £12.95
Montblanc’s cabin luggage is a statement travel accessory. These stylish, compact four-wheel carry-ons in a hard-shell polycarbonate with leather trim, featuring beautiful Jacquard lining with snowcap motif, are perfect for those who travel for business.
Shown: Montblanc Nightflight #MY4810 silver polycarbonate and leather trolley cabin suitcase with front pocket measures 38 x 55 x 23cm, £680, and Montblanc Nightflight #MY4810 silver polycarbonate and leather pilot’s suitcase. Measures 43 x 40 x 22cm, £590
Both of the above are generally accepted as cabin luggage. However, as size and weight restrictions on hand and cabin luggage often vary between airlines it’s always a good idea to double check the regulations of your flight before travelling.
Chanel presents a collection of intense shades with its cult-favourite liquid lip colours; Rogue Allure Laque and Rogue Allure Ink Fusion. The Chanel Makeup Creation Studio developed 12 unique new hues of the long-wearing lipsticks. The formulas hug the curves of your lips, delivering colour and intensity. Their water-resistant formulas stand up to the rubbing and smudging of daily wear. A blend of finely ground pigments allows the colour to reveal its full strength.
Delivers an intense matte look, so the wearer can adapt their lip colour and finish however they please – £33; chanel.com
FASHION MUST-HAVES |COOL, CALM, SOPHISTICATED
Benedict Raven's Luxe bomber in midnight navy
From the latest range of made-in-England pieces, the Luxe jersey bomber jacket is a stylish addition for your casual collection. Layer over a crew-neck T-shirt, with slim-fit jeans and trainers for relaxed, refined style. Featuring an antique silver branded zip and practical side pockets, the Luxe bomber makes for a look you'll want to bring out every season.
The action officially kicked off on 24 August, with the opening ceremony at the Japan National Stadium.
Among the stars representing ParalympicsGB are swimmer Ellie Simmonds, appearing in her fourth Games, sprinter Jonnie Peacock, and Dame Sarah Storey – the swimmer-turned-cyclist who has the chance to become the most successful British Paralympian in history.
Channel 4 will be showing live coverage across 16 live streams throughout the 12 days of the Games.
When a sailor is found dead on submarine HMS Vigil, DCI Silva flies out to investigate. This exciting new six-part BBC drama stars Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie, Shaun Evans, Martin Compston and Paterson Joseph. Episode one will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 9pm on Sunday 29 August, with episode two at 9pm on the Bank Holiday Monday, 30 August. Vigil will then continue each Sunday night, with new episodes premiering weekly on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
King Frank and the Knights of the Ecoquest by Martin Kiszko
The world’s first epic eco-poem for children! The poem exists as a book with 16 characters, reads as a play, and has been hilariously illustrated by Sarah Vonthron-Laver and designed by Simon Bishop.
King Frank is also a 15-part radio drama with 19 characters. It was commissioned by Fun Kids and broadcast in 2021. The station won the Sony and Arqiva Digital Radio Station of the Year award and broadcasts across the UK as well as online. Accomplished producer Andy Cartwright of Soundscape Productions produced the series. Find the podcast at: funkidslive.com
The series has a diverse cast of actors and stars singer and actress Toyah Willcox and Andrew Dunn from Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies TV series.
The poem is an amusing cross between an eco-Camelot and an eco-Monty Python and the Holy Grail! It’s a universal read but will find its best home with a family audience.
Martin Kiszko is also the author of Inversebrates just published in May 2021, Green Poems for a Blue Planet, Verse for the Earth (both illustrated by Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park) and Major & Minor Adventures in Lah Lah Land. He is fondly known by audiences worldwide as ‘the UK’s green poet’.
Martin’s one-man show has toured from India to LA, China to Dubai, Malta to the Edinburgh Fringe, and will land at the Royal Albert Hall this October for the Great Exhibition Road Festival. He will also be interviewed at Imperial College London about his poetry and environmental campaign.
Serving and saving the planet through the power of poetry!
TABLE is an elegantly produced food magazine that is supposedly biannual but we’ve only seen five in the last five or six years, more’s the pity because it’s one of the best. The latest has a bit of everything – interviews, recipes, restaurant profiles, travel design and so on but it broadens things even more, being an ‘art’ issue that puts the focus on artists from all fields, from chefs to painters to sculptors and bar tenders. We often describe something a ‘work of art’ – a dress or a cup of coffee for example – when we’re referring to something other than fine art and that’s what’s explored here. £12
Magalleria is a Bath-based shop and online retailer, selling fine and interesting magazines from independent and selected publishers from all over the globe. Visit the website to find out more: magalleria.co.uk
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HEALTH AND NATURAL THERAPIES | LIMITED SPACES
Online open day with College of Naturopathic Medicine
Passionate about health and natural therapies? Register for a free ticket to the College of Naturopathic Medicine’s online open day on 4 September. Limited spaces remain so book today: eventbrite.co.uk
EXHIBITIONS |ART OF ALL VARIETIES
BS9 Arts Trail, at various locations throughout BS9, 4 & 5 September
BS9 Arts Trail kicks off this year’s Bristol art trail season on 4 September, after an enforced pandemic break. There’s so much to see in one postcode which includes Henleaze, Stoke Bishop and Westbury-on-Trym and there’s plenty of green space too. Sixty-five artists are exhibiting in a mixture of group venues and private houses. It’s a great way to buy affordable art of all varieties: jewellery, mosaics, paintings, prints, ceramics, photography, sculpture, textiles and more. You also have the opportunity to chat to the artists about their work.
Have you ever watched George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces on TV and felt inspired to take on a project like that? Yuup – Bristol’s online marketplace for unique experiences and things to do – has a workshop that will give you the hands-on knowledge to plan and start your very own converted campervan project. This two-day experience is led by hosts Scott and Sue from Black Paw in Glastonbury. You will build a freestanding sink and cooker unit to buy and use in your converted space for the cost of materials. You will also cover all aspects of your project including layout, van design and storage. The experience costs £255 per person – no skills required, just a can-do attitude! Head to Yuup’s website for more information.
Shop Kilo returns on 5 September, operating its ‘buy-by-weight’ vintage fashion pop-up shop from 10am – 4pm. As part of the UK’s largest vintage events company, Shop Kilo has overtaken other vintage clothing events and is firmly established as the favourite for bargain hunters, eco-conscious shoppers and vintage enthusiasts alike. All items are priced at just £15 per kilo – and there’s no minimum spend, so expect to pay as little as 50p for a vintage gem!
Early bird tickets: 10am – 11am: £3; general admission: 11am – 3pm: £2; under 12s go free. Pre-book tickets online or pay on the door.
Brislington local shortlisted for Weather Photographer of the Year
Dramatic clouds, majestic halos and rainbows, rare lightning sprites, floods and magical mists are just some of the photos making up the shortlist in the Royal Meteorological Society Weather Photographer of the Year 2021.
Ian Wade, from Brislington, made it in with his photo entitled Galaxy of Ice, which was taken from his back garden.
Following a recent cold spell when the air temperature dropped below freezing, Ian headed out to his garden to see if there were any photo opportunities. He soon spotted these amazing shapes and forms in some ice in his pond, reminding him of a galaxy bursting with colours and millions of stars and planets.
A panel of experts have decided their top three winners in the main category of the competition, in association with AccuWeather, and the public now has a chance to vote for their favourite from the 21 finalists, with all winners announced on 16 October. To see the shortlisted images and vote for your favourite, visit photocrowd.com/wpotyvote. The vote is open until 23 September at midnight.
The annual competition continues to grow, with more than 8,900 photographs submitted by over 3,300 photographers from 114 countries, showcasing the awe and majesty of the world's weather and the consequences of climate change.
The search for the 2021 Weather and Young Weather Photographer of the Year began earlier this year with a call for the best photographs depicting weather from around the world. New for this year was also a mobile phone category, which attracted over 3,250 entries.
The winners will be announced at RMetS WeatherLive: From One Extreme to Another. This online event, aimed at weather enthusiasts, will explore and discuss a range of weather extremes that have occurred over the past year, from extreme heat, wildfires and drought, to flooding and storms. It takes place on 16 October, 1pm – 4pm (BST). For more details and to register, please visit rmets.org
The calendar, featuring all the winners and finalists of Weather Photographer of the Year 2021, will go on sale via the RMetS online shop later this year.
Inspired by fun, beauty and travel, Marcus Cresswell's awesome creations – supported by his girlfriend Alice Temperley MBE – add something completely original and very special to your home.
The disco pizza oven was made originally as a gift from Marcus to Alice for Christmas 2018. With her long-standing love of disco balls and his love for pizzas, it was the perfect gift that went on to inspire the launch of Temple Home, creating original, fun and functional pieces for the entertaining home.
The oven is an eye-catching centrepiece at a party and looks equally beautiful and sparkly in the day or at night. Its very easy to cook a multitude of recipes with, beyond pizzas; slow-cooked roast meats, stews, smoke-cooked meats. Most of all, it's fun for everyone.
Image: The Alice – the original and premium piece; 180cm diameter disco ball sitting on a base with wheels, with a 100cm oven comfortably able to cook two or three pizzas at a time. £POA (suitable for commercial applications)
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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK |HARBOURSIDE LIFE
Nova Scotia Place, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1
This is a fantastic town house located in a quiet cul-de-sac directly on the historic Bristol Harbourside with panoramic views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Royal York Crescent, Harbourside, the SS Great Britain and Underfall Boat Yard.
This spacious (155m sq/1668sq ft) property is beautifully presented throughout to a high specification with a bright modern coastal theme and is being sold with no onward chain.
The property is light and airy throughout with a double-height living room and several large floor-to-ceiling windows that provide different vantage points to enjoy the fantastic changing views to the front and rear. A full-width terrace also offers iconic views of Bristol Harbourside.
On the ground floor, there is a beautiful kitchen/diner with solid oak units, granite worktops, integrated appliances, freestanding range cooker, oak flooring and underfloor heating that also extends through the hallway. The rear courtyard garden has a patio area for outside dining surrounded by shrubs and a maple tree. To the front of the property is the third bedroom that could alternatively be used as a snug or study. There is also a small utility room, a WC and a built-in cloaks cupboard in the porch.
On the first floor are two good-sized double bedrooms with the master having an en-suite shower room. The front bedroom has fantastic views of the harbour that you can enjoy in bed with your morning coffee! The lovely family bathroom has a white suite, handmade tiles, and Amtico flooring.
On the top floor you can take full advantage of the views. It offers a wonderfully spacious full-width living room with vaulted ceiling, solid oak flooring, window seat and there is a lovely terrace with a built in BBQ/fire hearth. The room is again light and bright thanks to the dual aspect and skylights.
A mezzanine floor with frosted glass partitioning provides a fourth guest bedroom/study, with an en-suite shower room. In addition the property benefits from a highly-desirable good-sized double garage to the rear with automatic doors and all set in a secure electric-gated compound with communal parking space. A truly magnificent property that has to be viewed to be fully appreciated. Guide price £850,000.