Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas Steps Arts Quarter Late Night Shopping!

Late Night Christmas Opening In The Arts Quarter! 

 Thursday 19th December

Shops and cafes throughout the Arts Quarter will be opening extra specially for some late-night Christmas shopping on Thursday the 19th of December – some up until 9pm!

Many of the shops will be offering mince pies and other Christmas treats, and you can check out the Arts Quarter Christmas Lights along the way!

What’s not to like?

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Your Christmas Steps' Christmas Lights pics 2013!

It's that time of year again - Christmas!, keep up -  and so we're again asking you to provide us with your extra special christmassy photos of the Christmas lights on the Christmas Steps!

We'll be compiling them here below...

 Your Christmas Steps' Christmas Lights pics 2013!






The Arts Quarter Christmas Lights Switch On 2013!

The 4th annual Christmas Steps Arts Quarter Christmas Lights Switch on was again a huge success, as large crowds gathered to mark the official (because we are the home of Christmas, obviously) start of the Christmas period!

A huge thanks go to the children from St. Michael's on the Mount Primary School for another wonderful performance of carols this year. And also to the staff of the school for organising them so brilliantly and taking up countdown duties.

Also a thanks to SHOP, who again serviced, installed and will be providing the power for the lights, and who also provided the mince pies, home-baked goodies and mulled wine (though it didn't last long!) for the switch on.

Here's some pics...
The carol leaflet lovingly created by St. Michael's.

Gone in 60 seconds - The mince pies and mulled wine
The expectant crowd gathers...
And though we don't count ... it might have been record crowds!
The carols
Singing along!
And they're on! (At the second attempt)
And don't they look just lovely...

Monday, 21 October 2013

Apple Day 2013

Saturday the 17th October was the second, yearly celebration of Apple Day in the Christmas Steps Arts Quarter.

Bristol Cider Shop provided the apple rolling hilarity and SHOP provided silly games and food.

Here's some pics!

 The Apple ID Parade - Can you guess all six types of apple?
Guess these famous Adam's by their Adam's APPLE only! Can you?
Children amass for the first round of Apple Rolling
Tasty Apple Snacks!
Apples, Games and Snacks - a perfect Saturday afternoon in Autumn;
Ready - Set - ROOOOOLLLL! Photo by @brizzelness

Friday, 6 September 2013

SUMMER CINEMA ON THE STEPS: Battleship Potemkin review in pics.

 The evening of Thursday 5th of September saw the return of the open-air cinema to the steps, as part of a programme of fringe events in the build up to the Encounters Film Festival and what a night it turned out to be!


Large numbers turned up to see Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin and the assembled crowd were treated to an excellent live improvised soundtrack from local Bristol DJ Spin Thief (Adam Pinfold)


The event was a great success and much thanks go to Geneva Stop and SHOP for organising it on behalf of the Arts Quarter and to Bristol Cider Shop for providing the bar.


Here's some pictures and lo-res video...