[ Nu.Bristol ]

A thrilling collection of essays and blog posts on such exciting topics as:

  • Yuppification
  • The Broadmead expansion
  • Ethical cleansing
  • Social engineering
  • Crooked politicians
  • Third sector carpetbagging
  • Cultural enclosure

…And much more! (In time, my friend, in time…)


The yuppification of inner city Bristol?

6 responses to “[ Nu.Bristol ]

  1. I is very much old Bristol, but can you tell me whats going on with the Ashton Court festival, i`ve been in London for the last 8 years and last went to Aston court in 2004, does it still exist?

  2. In short, no.

    Last year’s suffered from bad weather, high costs and reduced footfall, and the organisation running it wound itself up.

    A new organisation has been working towards putting on a new festival – the catchily named Bristol Festival – which should happen this year. However, whilst admirably trying to start smaller and get it off the ground first, this new festival will not be at Ashton Court, it will be in the Lloyds ampitheatre/Millennium Square area of the docks. It will also be a ticketed event. This means it will opening itself up to comparison with the Harbourside Festival, which is held in the same area (and beyond), and which is free.

    I’d point you in the direction of the Wayback Machine, but it’s only archived the Ashton Court Festival website up to April 2007; perhaps there’ll be more there sometime in the future.

    In the meantime, have a look at the Bristol Festival website, or search this here blog for ‘Bristol Festival’ and ‘Ashton Court’.

    Cheers for stopping by 🙂

  3. Cheers dude, do you know if we are allowed to bring are own alcohol into the ticketed area? and how much are they daring to charge? and why dosen`t Nu Bristol revolt and have their own free festival with out Orange and the like?. You know i found out recently from a TOP engineer that the reason they closed the suspension Bridge was that cliftonites did`t want the masses to cross over into Clifton after Ashton court, so they FOUND a problem to close it. Still at least St Pauls Carnival is still going on. Thanks for the info.

  4. Also dude, can you do me favour, and take my surname off the ol web site, i know i`m an idiot i shouldn’t have put it up, cheers

  5. No worries 🙂

    Well, I think this new Bristol Festival is an attempt to start up a new community-based festival from the ground up, avoiding some of the problems that attached themselves to Ashton Court. As for the Orange sponsorship deal, well, when the contract came to an end, they buggered off!

    As for St. Paul’s Carnival, well that’s another story… Police has been dogging that for several years now, raising objections, threatening committee members, getting it cancelled etc. Last year’s was postponed until September thanks to the serge mafia!

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