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  • Emporium now has a ramp

    the emporium is now accessible on both levels by wheelchairs. the shop front already had a from-street ramp, but we have now installed one further in which takes you to the small second level in the space. the incline is quite steep, please be warned, and unfortunately the toilet which we fixed up is not a big space, and there are no handles. we would love any feedback, input and advice as to how to make the space more accessible to anyone. please email!
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FineLine Exhibition Wed 25 – Sat 28 Nov.

Open 3-7 till Saturday!

Exhibiting daily, 3pm to 7pm.

I am  a traditional stone engraver/ stone mason (qualifying in level 3 at the city of bath  college 2009) by trade.

While working on putting together this exhibition, chosing pieces to go into it which have  apersonal meaning to me, the phrase sprang to mind that its  a fine line between art and a fair few things (fill in the blank).

A fine line is also what I have been trying to achieve in much of my work recently, drawing and re-drawing lines to find the prefectly balanced position of strings of points which are the units of which letters and figures are created to become aesthetically pleasing aka fine.

I am exhibiting amongst other things a floor carved in Portland whitbed limestone, photographs and paintings and a lettered ball finial hand carved in Bath stone.

I hope you enjoy them.

I last exhibited my work in Bath in walcot chapel in April 2009.

for more information go to my website: FinAlexander HomePage

open daily 3-7pm


A Somali culture and art exhibit: 11th-19th of November

Somali Youth Project 11th-19th November
Somali Youth Project 11th-19th November

SDG presents: Somali Culture

Bristol’s second largest ethnic group is Somalian. Many are refugees, or have come from traumatic experiences. There is a clear lack of understanding for Somali culture within the city and this exhibition aims to raise awareness as well as educate Bristolians about these people. The exhibit is hosted by local non-profit organisation; Somali development group, whom work with young Somali’s at risk of offending.

The exhibit will feature a bit about what we do and why we’re needed, as well as a display of photography, and media created by Somali youth, with a focus on the similarities our homelands share and thing could learn from each others differences. There are big issues affecting many Somali people which can have very negative effects on their behaviour. We want to encourage the public to ask themselves how they can make a step towards better social integration to such a different culture, and to think differently about how we view and treat other ethnic minorities. Rather to embrace their interesting perspectives on life, and humble ourselves with more respect for the many struggles they often face, than to create obstacles in their paths.

BURNING CANDY! ‘Some Raw Business’ 5-9 November 2009

guido had the right idea

guido had the right idea

SOME RAW BUSINESS : Feat – Cept, Cyclops, Dscreet, Gold Peg, LL Brainwash, Rowdy, Sweet Toof and Tek 33

The Emporium 37 Stokes Croft Bristol BS1 3PY

Opening Night – Nov 5th, 6- 10 pm then daily 12 – 7pm till Nov 9th

This Bonfire night Burning Candy, the UK’s foremost Savant Garde autistic spectrum graffiti crew, come together to set aflame and pay respect to the memory of Guido Fawkes…..the guy with the right idea.

Expect fireworks, sweet stuff and some jazzy painting. If you like looking at slightly creepy artwork, or you’ve ever admired that enormous skull, tooth, crocodile combo atop Wetmoreland house, come along. Bring some sparklers!!!

BC, or Burning Candy, or Before Chrome comprises old school writers, lovers, fighters, anthropologists, ice cream rocking queens, Royal Acedemicians, film makers and anarcho croc rockers. Born in bombed out East London, BC has spread across the world, from Sweden to Bombay and from Paris to Bangkok, bringing a new, colourful and free visual aesthetic to the world of graffiti. Collected by Saatchi, hung in the Tate modern, still smashing the streets. 2009 BC




THE WALL (StokesCroft)




bring flame

Ceinwen and Star 16-21st October