Celebrate Bristol Independents Day today!
If happiness is found in thinking global and acting local then Bristol Independents Day is set to be a great day. It’s a opportunity to celebrate the thriving local, independent businesses throughout the city, bringing diversity and vitality to our local neighbourhoods. Bristol Independents Day is a great excuse to try out some new-to-you independent shops, cafes, pubs or market stalls - maybe in a part of town that you're also unfamiliar with.
There's also an chance to win some free local goodies if you shop or eat out 'independently' today. Simply take a photo of what you buy or send in a copy of your receipt, to enter a free prize draw. Prizes on offer so far come from the Mall Deli, Thali Café, St Nicholas Market, Leigh Court Farm and Pieminister, amongst others.
The Bristol Independents campaign are also launching their second set of 8 recipe cards, featuring different shopping areas in the city. Each card has some evocative photos of the area on one side, and a recipe using ingredients that can be bought in that area, on the reverse. The recipe cards can be picked up at independent and community venues across the city, and can be downloaded from the Bristol Independents website.
You can enter the Independents Day competition by post (pick up a competition postcard from many independent outlets, from libraries, or the Tourist Information Centre), or online via the website.
Happy Independents Day to all!