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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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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

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The Spark Events

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Events for Thursday 1st Sep 2016

mon 1 - sun 7 september

mon 1 - sun 7 september

Zero Waste Week invites you to reduce landfill waste and cut down your impact on the environment while saving money. Get involved and make your pledge to be a zero hero: you’ll get daily emailsthrough the week to keep you on track and you’ll be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes too.

Sign up at:

http://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Friday 2nd Sep 2016

mon 1 - sun 7 september

mon 1 - sun 7 september

Zero Waste Week invites you to reduce landfill waste and cut down your impact on the environment while saving money. Get involved and make your pledge to be a zero hero: you’ll get daily emailsthrough the week to keep you on track and you’ll be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes too.

Sign up at:

http://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Saturday 3rd Sep 2016

mon 1 - sun 7 september

mon 1 - sun 7 september

Zero Waste Week invites you to reduce landfill waste and cut down your impact on the environment while saving money. Get involved and make your pledge to be a zero hero: you’ll get daily emailsthrough the week to keep you on track and you’ll be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes too.

Sign up at:

http://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Sunday 4th Sep 2016

mon 1 - sun 7 september

mon 1 - sun 7 september

Zero Waste Week invites you to reduce landfill waste and cut down your impact on the environment while saving money. Get involved and make your pledge to be a zero hero: you’ll get daily emailsthrough the week to keep you on track and you’ll be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes too.

Sign up at:

http://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Monday 5th Sep 2016

5 september


Congratulations to western outlaw Jesse James and the late pop superstar Freddie Mercury, who both celebrated their birthdays on September 5th.

mon 1 - sun 7 september

mon 1 - sun 7 september

Zero Waste Week invites you to reduce landfill waste and cut down your impact on the environment while saving money. Get involved and make your pledge to be a zero hero: you’ll get daily emailsthrough the week to keep you on track and you’ll be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes too.

Sign up at:

http://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Tuesday 6th Sep 2016

mon 1 - sun 7 september

mon 1 - sun 7 september

Zero Waste Week invites you to reduce landfill waste and cut down your impact on the environment while saving money. Get involved and make your pledge to be a zero hero: you’ll get daily emailsthrough the week to keep you on track and you’ll be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes too.

Sign up at:

http://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Wednesday 7th Sep 2016

mon 1 - sun 7 september

mon 1 - sun 7 september

Zero Waste Week invites you to reduce landfill waste and cut down your impact on the environment while saving money. Get involved and make your pledge to be a zero hero: you’ll get daily emailsthrough the week to keep you on track and you’ll be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes too.

Sign up at:

http://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Thursday 8th Sep 2016

8 september

8 september

literally saying something

For over 40 years now, UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day by reminding the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning.

Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy.

http://www.unesco.org/new/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/lite

*yellow entries are paid for ads

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Events for Monday 12th Sep 2016

12 september


happy endings

poets and star-crossed lovers Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning were married on Sept 12, 1846.

Cycle To Work Day


If you miss it today do it tomorrow... or the next day... or the next day...

http://www.cycletoworkday.org/

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Tuesday 13th Sep 2016

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Wednesday 14th Sep 2016

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Thursday 15th Sep 2016

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Friday 16th Sep 2016

16 september


The international Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

is celebrated on the 16th of September, to mark the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, in 1987.

http://www.un.org/en/events/ozoneday/

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Saturday 17th Sep 2016

tues 17 - sun 22 sep

tues 17 - sun 22 sep

film fest

Bristol’s annual Encounters Festival brings some of the best unseen short films, animations and new talent to the city with pop-up cinemas, workshops and music to enjoy. Ich bin’s Helmut, (above, Nicolas Steiner, 2009) is just one of the Swiss-themed attractions this year.

http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Sunday 18th Sep 2016

tues 17 - sun 22 sep

tues 17 - sun 22 sep

film fest

Bristol’s annual Encounters Festival brings some of the best unseen short films, animations and new talent to the city with pop-up cinemas, workshops and music to enjoy. Ich bin’s Helmut, (above, Nicolas Steiner, 2009) is just one of the Swiss-themed attractions this year.

http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Monday 19th Sep 2016

tues 17 - sun 22 sep

tues 17 - sun 22 sep

film fest

Bristol’s annual Encounters Festival brings some of the best unseen short films, animations and new talent to the city with pop-up cinemas, workshops and music to enjoy. Ich bin’s Helmut, (above, Nicolas Steiner, 2009) is just one of the Swiss-themed attractions this year.

http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Tuesday 20th Sep 2016

tues 17 - sun 22 sep

tues 17 - sun 22 sep

film fest

Bristol’s annual Encounters Festival brings some of the best unseen short films, animations and new talent to the city with pop-up cinemas, workshops and music to enjoy. Ich bin’s Helmut, (above, Nicolas Steiner, 2009) is just one of the Swiss-themed attractions this year.

http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk

fri 20 - sun 22 september

fri 20 - sun 22 september

yoga is as yoga does

Events are taking place in Camerton, Exeter, Plymouth, Torbay, Bristol, Manchester and Brighton for this year’s Yoga for Peace weekend. Why not join in, help celebrate peace & raise money for charities supporting people affected by war?

http://www.yogasara.co.uk

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Wednesday 21st Sep 2016

tues 17 - sun 22 sep

tues 17 - sun 22 sep

film fest

Bristol’s annual Encounters Festival brings some of the best unseen short films, animations and new talent to the city with pop-up cinemas, workshops and music to enjoy. Ich bin’s Helmut, (above, Nicolas Steiner, 2009) is just one of the Swiss-themed attractions this year.

http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk

fri 20 - sun 22 september

fri 20 - sun 22 september

yoga is as yoga does

Events are taking place in Camerton, Exeter, Plymouth, Torbay, Bristol, Manchester and Brighton for this year’s Yoga for Peace weekend. Why not join in, help celebrate peace & raise money for charities supporting people affected by war?

http://www.yogasara.co.uk

21 september


International Day of Peace

On the 21st of September, millions of people join together across the world to create a day of peace.

http://www.internationaldayofpeace.org

21 september


Zero Emissions Day. Take a 24 hour break from using fossil fuel energy.

http://www.zeroemissionsday.org

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Thursday 22nd Sep 2016

tues 17 - sun 22 sep

tues 17 - sun 22 sep

film fest

Bristol’s annual Encounters Festival brings some of the best unseen short films, animations and new talent to the city with pop-up cinemas, workshops and music to enjoy. Ich bin’s Helmut, (above, Nicolas Steiner, 2009) is just one of the Swiss-themed attractions this year.

http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk

fri 20 - sun 22 september

fri 20 - sun 22 september

yoga is as yoga does

Events are taking place in Camerton, Exeter, Plymouth, Torbay, Bristol, Manchester and Brighton for this year’s Yoga for Peace weekend. Why not join in, help celebrate peace & raise money for charities supporting people affected by war?

http://www.yogasara.co.uk

22 september


World Carfree Day

Take the bus, dust off your bike or grab your walking boots, it doesn’t matter which alternative you choose, just leave the car at home today!

http://www.worldcarfree.net/wcfd/

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Friday 23rd Sep 2016

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Saturday 24th Sep 2016

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Sunday 25th Sep 2016

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Monday 26th Sep 2016

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Tuesday 27th Sep 2016

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Wednesday 28th Sep 2016

sat 28 & sun 29 september

sat 28 & sun 29 september

doors of perception

Bristol Green Doors brings together householders & organisations to celebrate how people can make their homes fit for the future: a unique chance to peek behind front doors & discover energy-saving measures from low-energy lighting to biomass heating systems.

For more on making your home green see this issue of The Spark & our spotlight on energy.

http://www.bristolgreendoors.org

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

saturday 13 & sunday 28 september

weston super suppers

Love food? Then you’ll love the Weston Super Food Festival, a celebration of all that’s good about the wonderful food & drink made in the West. Explore vibrant food markets, grab a snack from the street food stalls & pick up some tips from professional chefs.

photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

http://www.westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Thursday 29th Sep 2016

sat 28 & sun 29 september

sat 28 & sun 29 september

doors of perception

Bristol Green Doors brings together householders & organisations to celebrate how people can make their homes fit for the future: a unique chance to peek behind front doors & discover energy-saving measures from low-energy lighting to biomass heating systems.

For more on making your home green see this issue of The Spark & our spotlight on energy.

http://www.bristolgreendoors.org

*yellow entries are paid for ads

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