A specially curated guide to help you enjoy the next 48 hours (or more) in Bristol
MAJESTIC NEW MURAL |FROM INSANE 51
Upfest's latest arrival – best seen through 3D glasses
As part of Upfest's huge 2021 mural project, which is seeing 75 artists brighten 75 Bristol walls, Insane51 added his mark this week.
Insane51 uses photorealism, layering two murals on top of each other. What you cannot see with the human eye appears if you look through 3D glasses.
On his Instagram post, he explains what the mural represents:
"NYX holding SELENE 🌕
Nyx is the Greek goddess of the night. A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation and mothered other personified deities such as Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death), with Erebus (Darkness). Her appearances are sparse in surviving mythology, but reveal her as a figure of such exceptional power and beauty that she is feared by Zeus himself.
"Selene is the goddess of the Moon. She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, and sister of the sun god Helios and the dawn goddess Eos. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens."
Ingredients (makes one large rectangular tart to serve 4-6 people)
250g asparagus 150g radishes, halved 100g frozen peas 6 spring onions, sliced 200g feta cheese 150ml Greek yogurt 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed The zest and juice of 1 large lemon 1 x 320g ready rolled, all-butter puff pastry sheet Optional: a generous handful of pomegranate seeds
1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas mark 5.
2. Snap the woody stalks off the asparagus and discard (or save to make vegetable stock). Chop the spears into bite-sized chunks and tip onto a baking tray. Add the halved radishes and sliced spring onions, drizzle with olive oil, season well and roast for 35-40 minutes, until the asparagus is nicely charred. Allow to cool slightly.
3. Meanwhile, roughly crush 150g of the feta in a bowl. Add the yogurt, garlic, lemon zest and half the lemon juice (reserve the remaining juice for serving) and season with plenty of black pepper (you probably won't need to add any salt at this stage, as the feta is usually salty enough.)
4. Unroll the pastry onto a large, greaseproof paper-lined baking sheet and lightly score a border around 1–2cm from the edges, taking care not to cut all the way through the pastry. Using a fork, lightly prick the pastry's surface within the border all over, again taking care not to puncture the pastry all the way through.
5. Spread the feta/yogurt mixture over the pastry all the way up to the border, followed by the roasted vegetables. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the pastry around the edges is turning golden.
6. Five minutes before the end of cooking time, toss the frozen peas in a little bit of seasoned olive oil and scatter across the top of the tart before returning to the oven for a final short blast of heat.
7. Remove the tart from the oven, scatter with the remaining 50g crumbled feta cheese, the reserved lemon juice and the pomegranate seeds, if using.
8. Allow the tart to cool slightly before slicing and serving with a nicely-dressed green salad.
SUMMER MENU |THREE COURSES AND A COCKTAIL
Harvey Nichols' summer dining menu launches
Harvey Nichols Bristol has begun serving up its much-loved summer dining offer, consisting of three courses and a cocktail for just £30, available until 30 September.
Created using regionally sourced ingredients, the menu features three starters, three mains and three desserts. At the Second Floor Restaurant, Harvey Nichols Bristol, guests can choose between dishes such as falafel, red pepper hummus, tahini, pickled onions, rocket to start, followed by Brazilian fish stew, coconut, tomato and chilli broth, rice, lime (gf) for main and vanilla parfait, raspberry coulis, elderflower to finish. Finally, customers have a choice of two cocktails to accompany their meal; a Beluga Garden Spritz or The Russian Passion.
Hailed as one of Spain's most innovative producers, Ramón Bilbao was established way back in 1924, when Don Ramón Bilbao Murga set up his home in the heart of Rioja's wine region. Today Ramón Bilbao creates some of the finest wines in Spain and is celebrated worldwide for its excellent bottles. Here are just five from the producer's wonderful selection at The Great Wine Co.
On the nose, tropical notes of pineapple and passionfruit interspersed with golden apple and stone fruits mix with white floral aromas. The palate is refined with unctuous notes of apricot and mango, and a delicious tropical fruit finish with a refreshing acidity. £13.95.
This wine is amazing, with aromas of fresh dark fruit, such as blackberries and blackcurrants and hints of blackberry. It has a lovely ripeness and generous fruit character, whilst retaining good structure. One of The Great Wine Co’s best red wines around the £10 price point. £11.95.
Rioja Viñedos de Altura
A wine that portrays the beautiful fruit produced by high-altitude vineyards: in this case 50% Tempranillo from La Rioja Alta and 50% Garnacha from La Rioja Baja. This has lilting violet and plum aromas, and vibrant, intense fruit on the palate. Medium-bodied and supple-textured, it is both full of personality and dangerously easy to drink! £16.50.
LaLomba Rosado 'Finca Lalinde'
This wine's intricacy, finesse and balance is possibly the finest rosé we had ever tasted. Combining feather-touch delicacy with enormous personality, it displays delicious juicy blush pear fruit, tempered by savoury bay leaf aromas, electric-bright acidity and a genuine impression of 'minerality'. Bone dry, yet with fabulous flavour intensity and sustain, this is a masterpiece. £25 (£49.50 for a magnum).
Monte Llano Blanco Rioja
Pale lemon in colour with green hues. On the nose, aromas of tropical fruits such as banana and citrus fruits can be found. The palate is fresh, vibrant and fruity with a balanced acidity. £10.95.
OMEGA’s role as the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games began in 1932 and has been a passion and a commitment ever since. The special edition Seamaster Olympic Games collection is inspired by the Olympic rings and OMEGA's traditional stopwatch design from the past.
This 39.5mm model, with polished stainless steel case, features a black domed Arabic and baton dial with an easily readable railway minute track, sporty, contrasting hands and date window at six o'clock.
There is also a pulse reader on the dial to measure 20-second timing intervals of the wearer’s heartbeat. The stylish simple look is complemeted by a micro-perforated black calfskin leather strap.
On the caseback, there is a black anodised aluminum ring which includes all known host cities and dates from OMEGA’s Olympic Games journey, from Los Angeles 1932 up to Los Angeles 2028.
Inside, the watch is driven by the Master Chronometer calibre 8806 automatic movement and the watch is water resistant to 60 metres. Priced at £4,630.
One to try: Chance Aau Tendre scented bath tablets
Take time for self-care with luxurious bath and body products from the Chance line.
Drop one effervescent tablet into a warm bath and let it dissolve to release the floral-fruity notes of Chance Eau Tendre which leaves your skin with a light, delicate scent. Once your bath ritual is complete, be sure to spritz your favourite Chance fragrance.
Printing Fashion is a completely new magazine providing an enlightening meditation of the role of print media (and the fashion magazine in particular) in the digital age. The print versus digital discourse is well-worn but here it’s explored in a much more expansive, thought-provoking and refreshing way. This first issue is themed around ‘time’ as it relates to the process of planning a magazine, creating the visual and textual content and finally printing it. There’s some light academic jargon in use – it’s created by lecturers from the prestigious MA in fashion studies at The New School Parsons Paris – but anyone interested in fashion, fashion magazines or just magazines in general will simply fall into it. £15.
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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SUMMER FUN |FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Haynes International Motor Museum
The multi award-winning Haynes International Motor Museum is a must-see family attraction, with brand new exhibitions to explore this year including 'Williams F1: The Drivers and The Driven'.
At the home of the UK's largest collection of cars and motorbikes, you can get up close to some of the very first cars invented in 'The Dawn of Motoring'; learn how a car works with the working cutaway; explore reds around the world in the Red Room and feed your need for speed with some of the most iconic Formula One cars in Williams' history. There is plenty to keep the whole family entertained with interactive pitstops, an on-site café and outside playground. If you are feeling competitive, the on-site karting at Haynes track (booked separately) is also open for a fun race. To book your family day out this summer visit the website or call the museum directly.
Organised by BID Clifton, a summer celebration involving 40 locally owned, cherished classic cars, is set to take place this Sunday.
A vintage car collection will come together at The Quad, Clifton College, where ex-pupil and Top Gear presenter Chris Harris will see the autocade off at 10am. The public will then be able to see the rally as it heads down Princess Victoria Street and up through The Mall, before driving in formation across the Suspension Bridge, giving spectators a superb view of the cars. The colourful entourage will then head down to Clevedon Seafront, where it will briefly stop before returning to Clifton.
On the way back into the city, the cars will regroup at midday, at the near side of the Suspension Bridge, before taking part in a grand (and noisy!) parade around the central part of the Village. This will be a real treat for all car enthusiasts, with plenty of fantastic viewing points and opportunities to see these beautiful cars up close. The rally will then bid farewell and return to Clifton College for a private barbecue for the entrants.
This free event will allow residents local to Bristol and Clevedon a unique opportunity to see an array of much-loved, vintage cars in all their glory. The collection includes Austin Healeys, various Triumph TR models, E Type Jags, various MG models, Rolls Royce, Landrovers, Mini Coopers, a Lea Francis, Alvis, TVRs, to name but a few…
Black Girl Con: artist & activist leadership development retreat
Applications are now open for Black Girl Convention's artist and activist leadership development retreat – designed to be a transformational experience to develop women and girls personally and professionally.
Black Girl Con believes in the everyday practice of leadership; from self leadership through to the mass organising of movements and people.
Running from 12-14 September, the programme will include workshops, inspiring speakers, small group talks, pairs work, individual reflection time, creative wellbeing and some free time.
There is an emphasis on active engagement and participation – this is a space for sharing, learning and growth.
Sessions will be facilitated by experienced coaches and leadership development specialists Dr Mena Fombo and Bobbi O’gilvie, with guest speakers.
Places are free to successful applicants thanks to support from Dove, as part of the CROWN UK Fund.
Applicants can be from anywhere in the South West, the Midlands or Wales.
Bristol Craft Beer Festival makes post-lockdown return!
The festival will take place from 30 – 1 August 2021 at the Lloyds Amphitheatre at Bristol Harbourside. While safety is obviously priority number one, the event aims to be a really special celebration of good beer, and Bristol's independent food scene.
The festival will feature some of the finest local DJs, while also bringing together a curation of the very best craft breweries and local food traders as well as other artisan producers for three days of fun. There's more than 40 breweries to choose from, pouring hundreds of delicious beers, and impressive additions to the brewery line-up this year include Alpha Delta, Pastore, Beak and Bullhouse.
Bristol Craft Beer Festival will feature some of the USA's most exciting breweries: Mountains Walking, Adroit Theory, The Brewing Project, Brix City and 18th Street.
European legends Beerbliotek and Brouwerij Frontaal will be available alongside some of Britain's finest such as Gipsy Hill, Salt Beer Factory and Dark Star...and it wouldn't be Bristol Craft Beer Festival without the good folk of Wiper & True, Lost & Grounded, Left Handed Giant, Good Chemistry, Moor, Harbour and Wild Beer.
As well as a weekend of world class brews, Bristol Craft Beer Festival promises some of Bristol's most stellar street food: Jikoni's x Arawelo Eats, Little Taquero, Popti & Beast x Asado and Two Belly.
Tickets are available now from bristolcraftbeerfestival.co.uk at £49.50 plus booking fee which includes entry, festival pours of any beer or cider from any brewer, a full music line-up, access to the people that make the beer themselves and a free beer tasting glass.
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AUCTION HOUSE |UPCOMING AUCTIONS
Clevedon Salerooms: valuation days
Free drive-through valuation days are also taking place on:
Monday 5th – Tuesday 6th July
Monday 26th – Tuesday 27th July
9:30am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm
All held at the salerooms; no appointment necessary.
Oriental Rugs of Bath is home to an eclectic collection of authentically handcrafted rugs, kilims and furnishings from the Middle and Far East. Visit the showroom to discover a fine range of cushions and beautifully handwoven rugs.
This is a sumptuous and beautifully presented garden flat, arranged over the lower ground floor of a Grade II listed townhouse, built in the Italianate villa style with the added benefit of off-street parking, private entrance and superb rear garden.
Lovingly restored and beautifully maintained by the current owner, the accommodation is spacious and occupies the lower ground floor.
Steps lead down from the cobbled front parking space to an entrance hall and inner hall which leads to a beautiful and well-equipped kitchen and open-plan dining room at the rear of the property. From here, there is access (as well as from the entrance hall) to a delightful sitting room, with high ceilings and original features, filled with light from the rear garden. Double doors lead to the main bedroom, which can also be accessed via the inner hall; it’s a wonderfully proportioned room and has French doors leading out to the front terrace.
In addition, there are two further bedrooms, with a particularly spacious second bedroom which offers a huge degree of versatility and makes a perfect work-from-home office space – still with plenty of room for a king-size sofa bed. The bathroom is well-appointed with beautiful fittings.
To the side of the property (which can be accessed independently from the front and rear), is a storage wing, with vaulted ceilings it has a variety of rooms as well as a utility room and separate WC.
Outside, the rear garden has been beautifully landscaped with thought given to space to sit, dine, relax and entertain.