Bespoked Bike Show 2013

Life moves in cycles and the Bespoked Bristol Bike Show has the best cycles in the business so we hope that you join us for the weekend!

Between Friday, April 12th, and Sunday, April 14th, the Bespoke bike show comes to Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol and this annual extravaganza proves popular every year.

This is the UK’s biggest showcase of handmade bicycles with something for everyone. Some of the best craftsmen in the country will be here. Visitors to the fair can enjoy a fully custom process where they get bikes made exactly the way they like them.

Bespoke Bristol Bike Show

Bespoked has connections with and representatives from high end niche markets so that you can get products which are unavailable anywhere else.

Whether you want a bit of gentle cycling, sports biking for speed or outdoor racing, everything from wheels, hubs and saddles are here to enjoy. You can learn how to make bikes or get bike parts sent to you from abroad.

The event has a fantastic atmosphere with lots of chatting and interaction, to make it ideal for novices and bike enthusiasts alike.

Fittingly Brunel’s Old Station is easy to reach by bike with a network of cycling and walking paths nearby. There are also bus services from all over Bristol that pull up right outside this huge, historic venue. And of course it is right next to Temple Meads station so you can get here from any train station in the country, or drive here with ample parking in the back. We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 Bespoked Bike Show.

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All About Art 2013

Brunel’s Old Station is very pleased to welcome the Teaching Art Society (SAA) for their annual exhibition between Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6.

This is the first in a series of events around the country for 2013 when visitors to the exhibition can celebrate their love for art. The Society for All Artists will also be at London and Belfast later this year.

It’s All About Art 2013 is the UK’s largest series of art events which bring art out into the community and help people to learn techniques used by experts. Whether you are a beginner or a dab hand at painting and drawing, come along and you are sure to find something that is inspirational.

Art festival in Bristol

The SAA gives everyone who loves art and painting the chance to unlock the creative potential and our venue in the heart of Bristol is sure to attract a large crowd from across the South West.

Brunel’s Old Station is on the main train lines running north, south and east, as well as being close to the M4 and M5 motorways. Once here you can easily access any part of Bristol and surrounding areas via an extensive coach and bus network, cycling and walking paths. Bristol airport is even nearby!

John Hope-Hawkins, the SAA Chairman, stated on the website: “At the SAA we pride ourselves on offering the best possible support to all who love to paint. We love to receive ideas from members and to hear about your painting activities. Happy painting!”

Tickets for the event start at £8. Visit It’s All About Art 2013 for more information.

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The Spring Love Food Festival

Fabulous local chefs will be plying their trades at the Love Food Spring festival held at Brunel’s Old Station this weekend.

Not only can you sample their excellent cooking but these masters of cuisine will be teaching Bristol residents how to make dishes for themselves at home on a shoestring budget.

Look out for Rachel Demuth of Demuths cookery school, Josh Eggleton from The Pony and Trap, Liz Knight of Forage and Sam Moody of The Bath Priory.

Handily any ingredients they use in their sumptuous concoctions will be available to buy in the huge indoor food market which will occupy the large hall of Brunel’s.

Spring Love Food Festival

Sought after producers such as The Black Mountains Smokery, Trealy Farm, Thoughtful Bread and Quickes Cheddar will be selling their very best foods.

On top of our incredibly popular demonstration theatre, The Red and White wine school will host a tasting room. There master guides Liam Steevenson and Ben Austin will teach you how to taste wine and appreciate its provenance. They will even introduce you to some superb ales and cheeses that complement certain dishes perfectly.

And to round off what is a paradise for gourmands there will be an amazing array of street food dishes from around the world including The Gaucho BBQ, Gourmet chorizo, Agnes Spencers Jerk chicken, ‘The Kernow Creperie’ and more.

For further information or to get involved in what promises to be an unforgettable event at Brunel’s Old Station contact lorna@lovefoodfestival.com

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Real Ale Festival

The 16th Bristol beer festival will take place at Brunel’s Old Station this Thursday, running until Saturday.

Brunel’s Old Station could not be better located as it is right next to Temple Meads station. That means you can get here by train from local Bristol train stations and all the important rail stations across the country. If you prefer to drive the venue is easily served by the M4 and M32 going into Bristol.

But as public transport is usually preferable for an event which involves tasting from a choice of more than 150 real ales, ciders and perries, Brunel’s also has bus and coach links, as well as fantastic walking and cycling paths into the centre of the city. You could even get the ferry up the river!

camra real ale 2013

The CAMRA real ale festival is an annual highlight of the Bristol calendar. You can make a day of it here as there is live entertainment and scrumptious food available for all sessions. The ticket admission price includes a program, a commemorative pint glass and £5 worth of tokens.

So join us for the following times:

  • Thu 7pm-11pm (£10, including £5 of tokens)
  • Fri 11.30am-4pm (£10, inc £5 of tokens), 7pm-11pm (£10, inc £5 of tokens)
  • Sat 11.30am-4pm (£10, including £5 of tokens), 7pm-11pm (£9, including £5 of tokens)

Card-carrying CAMRA members also get voucher for a free 1/2-pint of beer, cider or perry.

Admission is by advance ticket only and tickets strictly non refundable).

Please check www.camrabristol.org.uk to buy tickets online.

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Love Food Festival 2013

It’s that time of year again when food lovers will be rubbing their tummies in anticipation of the fabulous Love Food Festival.

The 2013 edition of the Love Food Festival will take place at Brunel’s Old Station between Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March.

What better way to celebrate the start of Spring that with a gastronomic feast? The Saturday leg runs from 10.30am to 6pm while on Sunday delicacies are available from 11am to 5pm.

The event is now in its fourth year and attracts the best chefs and producers from the surrounding regions.

Love food festival 2013

This years’ highlight will be The Demonstration Theatre which will showcase tasty talent including the ‘The Devilled Egg Kitchen Academy’.

Look out for Tim Maddens, the Head chef at ‘River Cottage HQ’, who regularly appears alongside Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on our television screens.

Emma Grazette of Channel 4’s ‘Spice Trip’ will be sharing her infectious love of all things spice.

She said: “I Love the Love Food Festival ethos and share the want to bring food back to the people – producers and passionate foodies in whatever way. Bristol is a fantastically vibrant and diverse city with a great food culture.”

Tickets are a mere £3 for adults with concessions available at £1.50 and children getting in free.

Only 11 days left until this banquet for the senses takes place! Tickets are now on sale, move fast you don’t want to be left empty handed or empty stomached!

For further information or the chance to get involved in this fantastic event contact: lorna@lovefoodfestival.com

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2013 Bristol Vintage Fair

The biggest vintage fair in the country will be at Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol this weekend.

Over 80 stalls will be packed into Brunel’s, a massive event venue which has space for 900 people.

There is plenty of space to browse a large selection of homewares, accessories, jewellery and collectables in this huge hall which used to serve as a Passenger Shed for travellers arriving at Temple Meads railway station.

This is a full day of afternoon of fun taking place between 12pm and 5pm with afternoon tea served at a vintage tea salon.

2013 bristol vintage fair

Hundreds of people are expected to flock here from across the South West on Saturday, March 9, as they will be able to pick up great deals on forever fashionable clothes from across the eras.

The Vintage Fair Organiser, Lou Lou Glover, said: “We hope to see you down at the stunning Passenger Shed. It’s the old train station and it will hold up to 100 stalls of fashion, craft & homeware, live acts, a huge tea party, stylists, alterations ,the vintage hair lounge and more!”

“If anyone has ever been to one of our fairs they’ll know how hard we work to bring the very best of the UK’s vintage scene under one roof. The Passenger Shed is a huge venture and it will be jam packed with the best vintage on offer.”

For more details of future fairs join the facebook fan page on www.facebook.com/bristolvintage

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Vintage Extravaganza at Brunel’s

After holding successful vintage fairs across the country, this fashion extravaganza is finally coming to Bristol.

This weekend Brunel’s Old Station will hold the most popular and eclectic vintage fair in the UK.

The fair was a smashing success in the city of Leicester, the Northampton Vintage Fair and the award winning Norwich Vintage Fair.

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Now Bristol will play host to this huge event with its diverse fashion stalls and selections of homeware and craft. Whether you want to pick up a wedding dress, match the fashions of iconic film stars or get decadent clothes from decades between the 40s and the 80s, this is the place to see and be seen.

There is also a Vintage Hair Lounge styling hair and makeup salon at The Bristol Vintage Fair this weekend. Email enquiries@vintagehairlounge.com for appointments.

Brunel’s Old Station is the first choice for events and exhibitions in Bristol because this is a huge, centrally located venue which has long been used to entertain and welcome.

Originally built as a Passenger Shed for those arriving at Bristol Temple Meads by train, this is a historic venue which has seen more than a century of important events in Bristol. Come and join us and be a part of history!

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