Plans for Clifton Village eyesore finally submitted 

'Bristol Res' Blog • 01 March 2019

The owners of the derelict site on the corner of Clifton Down Road and Boyce’s Avenue in Clifton Village have finally submitted revised plans for its redevelopment.

The parade of shops which used to be home to WHSmiths, was last used by the public in 2014 when the area in front of it became a temporary Christmas ice-rink. The ‘Clifton on Ice’ signage can still be seen beyond the graffiti on the building despite the rink only being open for one Christmas season four years ago

The application from owners THAT Group have requested for the site to be completely demolished and then a three story mixed use development to be built including offices, retail space and a cafe/restaurant.

A planning statement prepared by Tetlow King Planning in support of the application said: “Following refusal of the previous application, the applicant’s team has completely rethought its proposals for the site, including the proposed uses, reducing the height of the building by one-storey, and setting-back the corners of the building, to reduce its scale, mass and impact on the street scene.

The site has been lying dormant for some time and we have taken this time to explore the site’s full potential and meet the expectations and aspirations of the local community – making this site again an integral part of Clifton life.”

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Leonardo da Vinci exhibition displays in Bristol

To mark the 500th anniversary of his death 144 of Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest drawings from the Royal Collection are currently being displayed in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK .

Bristol’s exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, can be viewed at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on Queens Road in Clifton from now until the 6th of May.

Each venue features 12 drawings, all selected to reflect the full range of Leonardo’s interests – painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany.

At the end of the 12 exhibitions the full collection of over 200 drawings will go on display in May at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, and then the exhibition will move in November to The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.

For further details of the Bristol Exhibition or the other 11 locations please click here.


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Line up announced for the Downs Festival 2019

Since 2016 The Downs Festival has asserted itself has one of the biggest days in the Bristol calendar.  Previous headline acts of Massive Attack, Elbow and Noel Gallagher have attracted crowds of over 25,000.

This week the organisers of the festival have announced their biggest lineup to date,  with the biggest band to emerge from Bristol in years and a world-renowned overseas superstar among the acts set to perform on August 31.

American singer, songwriter, rapper and founding member of hip-hop pioneers The Fugees Ms Lauryn Hill will headline the Downs Stage on Saturday night and will become the festival’s first ever female and international headliner.

Joining her on the star-studded bill is Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, producer, model and actress Grace Jones.

The stage will also be graced by Bristol band IDLES, who will play their largest ever gig in Bristol at the festival, following a huge 12 months for the band. The local five-piece’s popularity has soared in recent years following the release of their 2017 album Brutalism, and more recently Joy as an Act of Resistance in 2018.

Tickets go on sale March 8th and further details can be found on The Downs Festival website.


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