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Driving Lessons Bristol

Many congratulations to Tristan Greene from Bristol who passed his Practical Driving Test with just 3 minors on Wednesday March 2017 at Weston-Super-Mare driving test centre.   32 more words

Driving Lessons

Festival highlights

Less than a fortnight to go: It’s time to start getting excited about Bristol’s own festival. I’ve already previewed it for my friends at LondonJazzNews, but here’s another helping – with comments on some personal highlights. 570 more words


The Housing White Paper - diversifying the market

The long awaited Housing White Paper hit the headlines recently, with its promise of ‘fixing our broken housing market’. There’s was a lot of fanfare and a lot of promises but my overall impression was one of ‘so what’s new?’. 1,057 more words


Bristol jazz week - Feb

Need to make sure this goes up today as there’s a notable early gig this week – namely Led Bib at the Canteen tomorrow (Tuesday). The rocking, raucous outfit are back with a new CD after a three year break from recording, and touring all over – congrats to the Canteen for booking them in. 125 more words



When is a sketch not a sketch? This one from October took almost two hours, which seems to take it beyond ‘sketchiness’, losing some of the looseness and energy along the way… It was done on my third visit to Bristol docks with… 67 more words


Notable jazz visit

The usual weekly listing on Bristol247 doesn’t seem to be up yet this week…   No time to do one of my own, but do note that the very interesting New York also player… 82 more words


Appreciating Andy Sheppard

What does it take to get to know a jazz player’s work well? Repeated listening, obviously. Recording allows that. But then there’s more to be gained by hearing them live, preferably in different settings. 707 more words