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The Spark has relaunched in Bristol as a sister publication to Bristol 24/7

This is the old Spark website.

Please go to: www.bristol247.com

New Spark contact:

Email: annspark@bristol247.com

or tel 0117 2309 247


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More info....

Be Part of the Spark's Great News Story

The Spark magazine is now back in print, in collaboration with B24/7 magazine: the essential, monthly events and culture guide for Bristol.

The Spark's upbeat editorial has always supported people taking life into their own hands through their health, personal, community and green choices. B24/7 adds a vibrant, new readership to many thousands of loyal Spark readers in Bristol.

B24/7 was created by a group of independent publishers as a CIC (Community Interest Company) to benefit Bristol, so it is an ideal match for The Spark. It's independent editorial style is proving a great success with educated, culturally active people of all ages interested in their city and their world.

Regular Quarterly Spark

The full Spark magazine will publish every three months - distributed with B24/7 to reduce costs - as well as extra copies to reach key traditional Spark sites such as complementary clinics and whole food shops, community centres and markets.


Putting The Spark into B24/7

For the months between quarterly magazines, a branded Spark section in B24/7 covers local green and health news, services and products.


Distribution

A print-run of 20,000 free copies will be distributed via supermarkets, community centres, venues and independent outlets across Bristol - giving an estimated readership of 70,000.


How you can Get Involved

We'd love to hear from you.

Please send us your news, ideas, adverts (essential fuel for The Spark) and suggestions for the new Spark. Please email Ann at: annspark@bristol247.com as soon as possible for a chance to appear in these issues or call Ann on 0117 230 9247

The Spark / B247
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Bristol, BS4 3EN


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The Spark Events

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Events for Saturday 1st Aug 2015

Lammas Day


Lammas Day, from the Anglo-Saxon loafmas or festival of the wheat harvest. In Celtic and Pagan tradition this day is celebrated as Lughnasadh, started by the god Lugh as a funeral feast for his fostermother, Tailtiu, who died exhausted after clearing the plains of Ireland so that people could grow crops. Traditionally people would bring a loaf made from the new crop to church on this day to be blessed. A book of Anglo-Saxon spells states that the Lammas bread should be broken into four pieces and placed at the four corners of the barn to protect the harvested grain. In many parts of England tenants were expected to present freshly harvested wheat to their landlords on or before August 1, a ceremony referred in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as “the feast of first fruits”. The blessing of first fruits was performed in churches on either Aug 1 or 6. The former coincides with the feast of St. Peter in Chains, the latter being the feast of the Transfiguration of Christ.

sad endings


Anne Frank wrote her last diary entry on this day in 1944.

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Events for Sunday 16th Aug 2015

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Bela Lugosi’s dead: the Dracula star passed away on August 16, 1956.

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