Archive for September, 2012

Fashion show returns to The Mall at Cribbs

Posted on Friday 28th September 2012 at 12:19 am by SH (Editor)

Fashion show at the Autumn 2012 Bristol Fashion Week.

Bristol Fashion Week (BFW) has returned to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, where the ever-popular catwalk fashion shows are running until Sunday (30th September).

Trusted fashion advisor Mark Heyes and celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton are once again presenting each show, combining style advice, celebrity gossip and valuable fashion knowledge.

Fashions, footwear and jewellery featured in the shows come from stores at The Mall such as Marks and Spencer, Animal, CC, Austin Reed, John Lewis, Evans, Wallis, Timberland, Monsoon, River Island Warehouse, Jack & Jones, Lipsy, Next Sole Trader, Clarks, Accessorize, Claire’s Accessories, Sunglass Hut, Disney Store and Ernest Jones.

But it’s not all about fashion – make a day of it and book yourself into the BFW Pamper Pods for some free beauty therapy! On offer are free mini-manicures, colour and style advice, a 3D body scanner to help you dress to suit your body shape, Indian head massage, reflexology and mini makeovers as well as eyebrow threading* and tinting* (*fee applies).

Tickets for the fashion show cost £8.95 (standard) or £13.95 (front row) and can be purchased from The Mall’s Information Desk or online at

Guests will be treated to complimentary M&S refreshments, a free stylish BFW goody bag full of things to sample as well as an Event Guide packed with discount vouchers, fashion advice and competitions. There is also the chance to win a stylish gift from John Lewis.

More photos from Thursday’s fashion show on PicasaWeb.

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Motorway footbridge to be replaced before Christmas

Posted on Tuesday 25th September 2012 at 4:46 pm by SH (Editor)

The Pegwell Brake footbridge over the M5 motorway, near Patchway.

A footbridge over the M5 motorway near Patchway is to be replaced, necessitating the lengthy diversion of a public footpath.

The Pegwell Brake footbridge (also known as the Banana or Rainbow footbridge), provides a link between Patchway and the village of Over. It carries a public footpath that runs from the back of houses in Park Leaze, Patchway, down through woods on the Almondsbury escarpment before emerging onto Over Lane.

The bridge is being replaced as part of the £89 million M4/M5 Managed Motorways project that will see hard shoulder running introduced at peak times on the M4 (between the top of the M32 and the Almondsbury Interchange) and the M5 (between Cribbs Causeway and the Almondsbury Interchange) from early 2013.

In order to provide the necessary height clearance for lorries to be able to use the hard shoulder, it is necessary to remove the existing curved bridge and put in place a new one.

To try to limit the inconvenience to users of the public right of way, the removal and installation works have been delayed until the autumn/winter rather than the summer months.

From Monday 1st October 2012, until what is hoped will be just before Christmas, the bridge will be closed, with the removal undertaken later in October.

Contractor firm Balfour Beatty says there will be a signed diversion route in place, which it warns will be significantly longer than the stretch of footpath being temporarily closed.

Queries about the closure should be directed to Balfour Beatty’s community relations team on 0800 432 0918.

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Jump play centre to close for improvement work

Posted on Saturday 22nd September 2012 at 12:13 am by SH (Editor)

Exciting changes at Jump Bristol.

The Jump indoor play centre at Cribbs Causeway is to close for twelve days from Monday (24th September) for work that will bring exciting improvements to the playframes and inflatables.

A notice on the centre’s website reads:

“We are always committed to improving our centres so during September/October we will be developing our party frames and investing in a new inflatable!”

“To help facilitate these changes Jump will be closed from Monday 24th September – Friday 5th October.”

“We look forward to seeing you when we are back to show off our improvements!”

Bristol Jump has enormous adventure play-frames: a space zone, a galleon and an enchanted castle. At 22,000 sq feet it is the largest dedicated indoor soft play centre in England.

There are also huge inflatables, an indoor football pitch, and an enormous zone just for toddlers. It also offers themed party rooms, a café and different activities every day.

The centre is located in Concord Road [map], accessed via Jupiter Road off a roundabout on Pegasus Way.

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JLS to headline The Mall’s charity Christmas concert and lights switch-on

Posted on Friday 21st September 2012 at 12:00 am by SH (Editor)


JLS confirmed as headline act for concert to raise £20,000 for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway has confirmed its plans to host a charity concert in aid of Bristol charity Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal and support its campaign to raise funds for a new Cardiac Hybrid Theatre at Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Wallace & Gromit's Appeal - The Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.The concert, due to take place at 6pm on Thursday 8th November, will aim to raise around £20,000 to fund pioneering new equipment to revolutionise treatment for sick children with heart conditions, and place Bristol Children’s Hospital at the forefront of cardiac care in the UK.

Sarah Vipond from The Wallace & Gromit Appeal says:

“We are delighted to be working with The Mall on such an exciting festive event, and we are so thrilled to benefit from what will be a fantastic performance by JLS to support Bristol Children’s Hospital.”

Maria Crayton, Head of Marketing at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway says fans will not be disappointed:

“We’ve been lucky to draw some big acts to Bristol in the last 12 months, with Olly Murs last November, and Pixie Lott and Misha B performing at our Jubilee Concert back in June, which raised over £10,000 for ‘A Life for a Cure’ – Ryan Bresnahan Meningitis Appeal.”

More: 10,000 FREE ticket sto be given away from 13th October »

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