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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 Wednesday 1st Jun 2016

1-7 june

1-7 june

get involved

National Volunteers Week is an annual campaign celebrating the contributions of volunteers across the world, and encouraging others to get involved.

In 2013 the focus is saying Thank You to the millions who regularly contribute to our society.

http://www.volunteering.org.uk

1 june

1 june

Igive a kid a chance

nternational Day for Protection of Children, observed in many countries as Children's Day on June 1 since 1950, was established by the Women's International Democratic Federation on its congress in Moscow (22 November 1949).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_Day

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Events for Thursday 2nd Jun 2016

1-7 june

1-7 june

get involved

National Volunteers Week is an annual campaign celebrating the contributions of volunteers across the world, and encouraging others to get involved.

In 2013 the focus is saying Thank You to the millions who regularly contribute to our society.

http://www.volunteering.org.uk

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Events for Friday 3rd Jun 2016

blackbird I’ll ‘ave ‘ee


June 3 is the feast day of St Kevin, the patron saint of Blackbirds.

1-7 june

1-7 june

get involved

National Volunteers Week is an annual campaign celebrating the contributions of volunteers across the world, and encouraging others to get involved.

In 2013 the focus is saying Thank You to the millions who regularly contribute to our society.

http://www.volunteering.org.uk

Baker day

Baker day

Today is the birthday of legendary dancer, singer and actress Josephine Baker.

Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was known as the "Black Pearl." Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine later became a citizen of France in 1937. She was fluent in both English and French. Baker was the first African-American woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934) or to become a world-famous entertainer. Baker, who refused to perform for segregated audiences in America, is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Baker

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Events for Saturday 4th Jun 2016

1-7 june

1-7 june

get involved

National Volunteers Week is an annual campaign celebrating the contributions of volunteers across the world, and encouraging others to get involved.

In 2013 the focus is saying Thank You to the millions who regularly contribute to our society.

http://www.volunteering.org.uk

4-9 june

4-9 june

science in the city

Cheltenham Science Festival looks to be the best yet. Some of the world’s greatest scientists and thinkers – including theoretical physicist Peter Higgs – will be exploring everything from DNA & comets to the humble cup of tea.

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

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Events for Sunday 5th Jun 2016

1-7 june

1-7 june

get involved

National Volunteers Week is an annual campaign celebrating the contributions of volunteers across the world, and encouraging others to get involved.

In 2013 the focus is saying Thank You to the millions who regularly contribute to our society.

http://www.volunteering.org.uk

4-9 june

4-9 june

science in the city

Cheltenham Science Festival looks to be the best yet. Some of the world’s greatest scientists and thinkers – including theoretical physicist Peter Higgs – will be exploring everything from DNA & comets to the humble cup of tea.

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

5 june


World Environment Day activities take place throughout the year however all the work is bought together and celebrated on the 5th of June, which aims to be the most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action.

http://www.unep.org/wed/

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Events for Monday 6th Jun 2016

1-7 june

1-7 june

get involved

National Volunteers Week is an annual campaign celebrating the contributions of volunteers across the world, and encouraging others to get involved.

In 2013 the focus is saying Thank You to the millions who regularly contribute to our society.

http://www.volunteering.org.uk

4-9 june

4-9 june

science in the city

Cheltenham Science Festival looks to be the best yet. Some of the world’s greatest scientists and thinkers – including theoretical physicist Peter Higgs – will be exploring everything from DNA & comets to the humble cup of tea.

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

it’s fun to stay at the...


On 6 June 1844, the YMCA, now a worldwide movement with more than 45 million members, was founded in London.

http://www.ymca.org.uk

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Events for Tuesday 7th Jun 2016

1-7 june

1-7 june

get involved

National Volunteers Week is an annual campaign celebrating the contributions of volunteers across the world, and encouraging others to get involved.

In 2013 the focus is saying Thank You to the millions who regularly contribute to our society.

http://www.volunteering.org.uk

4-9 june

4-9 june

science in the city

Cheltenham Science Festival looks to be the best yet. Some of the world’s greatest scientists and thinkers – including theoretical physicist Peter Higgs – will be exploring everything from DNA & comets to the humble cup of tea.

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Wednesday 8th Jun 2016

who loves the sun?


June 8 is dedicated to St Medard, the patron saint of good weather, prisoners and of toothache.

4-9 june

4-9 june

science in the city

Cheltenham Science Festival looks to be the best yet. Some of the world’s greatest scientists and thinkers – including theoretical physicist Peter Higgs – will be exploring everything from DNA & comets to the humble cup of tea.

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Thursday 9th Jun 2016

Les anniversaires


Guitarist and composer Les Paul, who popularised multi-track tape recording, electronic reverb and had a guitar named after him, was born on June 9, 1915.

4-9 june

4-9 june

science in the city

Cheltenham Science Festival looks to be the best yet. Some of the world’s greatest scientists and thinkers – including theoretical physicist Peter Higgs – will be exploring everything from DNA & comets to the humble cup of tea.

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

*yellow entries are paid for ads

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Events for Tuesday 14th Jun 2016

14-22 june

14-22 june

BIG Green Week

Britain’s biggest festival of green ideas, sustainable entertainment and eco arts, returns to Bristol with talks, debates, markets, tours, family events, art, films, music, comedy, theatre and poetry to entertain, engage and educate everyone. Held over nine days, BIG Green Week includes the annual Festival of Nature, a free celebration of the natural world in the heart of the city (14 & 15 June), and rounds off with Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride (Saturday 22 June). Thousands of people will be getting involved: why not join in?

http://www.biggreenweek.com

14 & 15 june

14 & 15 june

The Bristol Festival of Nature brings together more than 150 organisations across Bristol’s Harbourside for the UK’s biggest free natura-history festival. Giving wildlife enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to discover, explore and enjoy the natural world in the heart of the city, the festival promises a wild weekend of interactive activities, animal encounters, live entertainment and good food!

Follow @BristolFON

http://www.festivalofnature.org

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Events for Wednesday 15th Jun 2016

14-22 june

14-22 june

BIG Green Week

Britain’s biggest festival of green ideas, sustainable entertainment and eco arts, returns to Bristol with talks, debates, markets, tours, family events, art, films, music, comedy, theatre and poetry to entertain, engage and educate everyone. Held over nine days, BIG Green Week includes the annual Festival of Nature, a free celebration of the natural world in the heart of the city (14 & 15 June), and rounds off with Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride (Saturday 22 June). Thousands of people will be getting involved: why not join in?

http://www.biggreenweek.com

14 & 15 june

14 & 15 june

The Bristol Festival of Nature brings together more than 150 organisations across Bristol’s Harbourside for the UK’s biggest free natura-history festival. Giving wildlife enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to discover, explore and enjoy the natural world in the heart of the city, the festival promises a wild weekend of interactive activities, animal encounters, live entertainment and good food!

Follow @BristolFON

http://www.festivalofnature.org

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Thursday 16th Jun 2016

14-22 june

14-22 june

BIG Green Week

Britain’s biggest festival of green ideas, sustainable entertainment and eco arts, returns to Bristol with talks, debates, markets, tours, family events, art, films, music, comedy, theatre and poetry to entertain, engage and educate everyone. Held over nine days, BIG Green Week includes the annual Festival of Nature, a free celebration of the natural world in the heart of the city (14 & 15 June), and rounds off with Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride (Saturday 22 June). Thousands of people will be getting involved: why not join in?

http://www.biggreenweek.com

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Events for Friday 17th Jun 2016

bip bip


Atari’s Asteroids and Lunar Lander were the first videogames to be copyrighted, on June 17, 1980.

14-22 june

14-22 june

BIG Green Week

Britain’s biggest festival of green ideas, sustainable entertainment and eco arts, returns to Bristol with talks, debates, markets, tours, family events, art, films, music, comedy, theatre and poetry to entertain, engage and educate everyone. Held over nine days, BIG Green Week includes the annual Festival of Nature, a free celebration of the natural world in the heart of the city (14 & 15 June), and rounds off with Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride (Saturday 22 June). Thousands of people will be getting involved: why not join in?

http://www.biggreenweek.com

17-23 june

17-23 june

National Picnic Week

Celebrating the picnic in all its glory. Use the website to find great picnic spots, recipes and to check the weather!

http://www.picnicweek.co.uk/

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Events for Saturday 18th Jun 2016

happy birthday Paul (and Delia)


Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney was born June 18, 1942, the same day as culinary queen Delia Smith (who’s a year older than Macca).

14-22 june

14-22 june

BIG Green Week

Britain’s biggest festival of green ideas, sustainable entertainment and eco arts, returns to Bristol with talks, debates, markets, tours, family events, art, films, music, comedy, theatre and poetry to entertain, engage and educate everyone. Held over nine days, BIG Green Week includes the annual Festival of Nature, a free celebration of the natural world in the heart of the city (14 & 15 June), and rounds off with Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride (Saturday 22 June). Thousands of people will be getting involved: why not join in?

http://www.biggreenweek.com

17-23 june

17-23 june

National Picnic Week

Celebrating the picnic in all its glory. Use the website to find great picnic spots, recipes and to check the weather!

http://www.picnicweek.co.uk/

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Sunday 19th Jun 2016

14-22 june

14-22 june

BIG Green Week

Britain’s biggest festival of green ideas, sustainable entertainment and eco arts, returns to Bristol with talks, debates, markets, tours, family events, art, films, music, comedy, theatre and poetry to entertain, engage and educate everyone. Held over nine days, BIG Green Week includes the annual Festival of Nature, a free celebration of the natural world in the heart of the city (14 & 15 June), and rounds off with Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride (Saturday 22 June). Thousands of people will be getting involved: why not join in?

http://www.biggreenweek.com

17-23 june

17-23 june

National Picnic Week

Celebrating the picnic in all its glory. Use the website to find great picnic spots, recipes and to check the weather!

http://www.picnicweek.co.uk/

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Monday 20th Jun 2016

14-22 june

14-22 june

BIG Green Week

Britain’s biggest festival of green ideas, sustainable entertainment and eco arts, returns to Bristol with talks, debates, markets, tours, family events, art, films, music, comedy, theatre and poetry to entertain, engage and educate everyone. Held over nine days, BIG Green Week includes the annual Festival of Nature, a free celebration of the natural world in the heart of the city (14 & 15 June), and rounds off with Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride (Saturday 22 June). Thousands of people will be getting involved: why not join in?

http://www.biggreenweek.com

17-23 june

17-23 june

National Picnic Week

Celebrating the picnic in all its glory. Use the website to find great picnic spots, recipes and to check the weather!

http://www.picnicweek.co.uk/

20 june


Many countries have been holding their own Refugee Days for years. One of the most widespread was Africa Refugee Day on the 20th of June and therefore it was decided in 2001 by the United Nations, to make this date officially World Refugee Day.

http://www.un.org/en/events/refugeeday/index.shtml

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Events for Tuesday 21st Jun 2016

14-22 june

14-22 june

BIG Green Week

Britain’s biggest festival of green ideas, sustainable entertainment and eco arts, returns to Bristol with talks, debates, markets, tours, family events, art, films, music, comedy, theatre and poetry to entertain, engage and educate everyone. Held over nine days, BIG Green Week includes the annual Festival of Nature, a free celebration of the natural world in the heart of the city (14 & 15 June), and rounds off with Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride (Saturday 22 June). Thousands of people will be getting involved: why not join in?

http://www.biggreenweek.com

17-23 june

17-23 june

National Picnic Week

Celebrating the picnic in all its glory. Use the website to find great picnic spots, recipes and to check the weather!

http://www.picnicweek.co.uk/

20-21 june

20-21 june

ancient sunrise

Celebrate this year’s summer solstice at one of Britain’s oldest heritage sites: Stonehenge. Druids, pagans, pilgrims and the curious, flock to welcome in the longest day of the year. Access to the stones is from 7pm to 8am.

http://www.english-heritage.org

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Events for Wednesday 22nd Jun 2016

14-22 june

14-22 june

BIG Green Week

Britain’s biggest festival of green ideas, sustainable entertainment and eco arts, returns to Bristol with talks, debates, markets, tours, family events, art, films, music, comedy, theatre and poetry to entertain, engage and educate everyone. Held over nine days, BIG Green Week includes the annual Festival of Nature, a free celebration of the natural world in the heart of the city (14 & 15 June), and rounds off with Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride (Saturday 22 June). Thousands of people will be getting involved: why not join in?

http://www.biggreenweek.com

17-23 june

17-23 june

National Picnic Week

Celebrating the picnic in all its glory. Use the website to find great picnic spots, recipes and to check the weather!

http://www.picnicweek.co.uk/

20-21 june

20-21 june

ancient sunrise

Celebrate this year’s summer solstice at one of Britain’s oldest heritage sites: Stonehenge. Druids, pagans, pilgrims and the curious, flock to welcome in the longest day of the year. Access to the stones is from 7pm to 8am.

http://www.english-heritage.org

22 june

22 june

Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride

5 routes, from easy to challenging.

For more info & to register visit

http://www.betterbybike.info/bikeride

acting up


Actresses Prunella Scales and Meryl Streep both celebrate their birthday on June 22.

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Events for Thursday 23rd Jun 2016

17-23 june

17-23 june

National Picnic Week

Celebrating the picnic in all its glory. Use the website to find great picnic spots, recipes and to check the weather!

http://www.picnicweek.co.uk/

*yellow entries are paid for ads

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Events for Saturday 25th Jun 2016

happy birthday George


Eric Blair, better known to most as the author George Orwell, the man who brought you the anti-establishment classics 1984 and Animal Farm, was born this day in 1903.

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