The Bristol Open Doors festival, produced by the Architecture Centre, will be held from 13th to 15th September 2019. The festival gives citizens the keys to the city with hands-on workshops, talks and expert-led tours. There are some Open Door activities close to Bathurst Basin:
After a three-month re-fit with a £1m brand new hull, the Thekla has returned to her familiar mooring opposite the entrance to Bathurst Basin. Built in 1958, the ship marked its 35th anniversary as a music venue in Bristol at the beginning of May. Read more “Thekla comes home”
Work continues (right) on the opening mechanism of the swing bridge leading into Trinn Mills and Bathurst Parade. Pedestrians can use the bridge but it cannot be opened to allow tall marine traffic through. The bridge has been repaired before but the mechanism continued to break down. Read more “Swing bridge repair”
Cabot Cruising Cub is reinstating electrical supplies for boats moored along Bathurst Parade since the accidental damage to the underwater cables in the Basin caused by the recent dredging. Read more “New power cables”
From the latest issue of Portside, the newsletter of Cabot Cruising Club:
Things that happen in the Basin often go by completely unreported, as the following occurrence probably would have if I hadn’t seen it myself. On the Sunday evening after the Harbour Festival finished, a man was in the water and in trouble near the Louisiana end of Bathurst Basin. Read more “Cabot Cruising Club hero”
FOBB member John Bates spoke to the Bristol City Council and walked with those responsible around Bathurst Basin. John pointed out the graffiti (image right) , waste leaves and metal barriers that needed painting. Read more “Successful walk”
Butcombe Brewing Company is seeking planning permission to make internal and external alterations to the Grade II listed Ostrich Inn on Lower Guinea Street. The proposal (19/04145/LA) includes the addition of a rear external fire escape staircase. Read more “Ostrich planning request”
On Saturday 31st August, M Shed and Bristol Women’s Voice are celebrating Bristol’s Women in Trade. As part of this celebration, Show of Strength Theatre Company is organising an historical walk ‘led by’ Sarah Guppy, the nineteenth century engineer and inventor. Read more “Sarah Guppy and Bathurst Basin”
A second planning application has been lodged by Dr and Mrs Hugh Pratt for the ‘reinstatement of a historic landing stage for use associated with Marchioness site’. The Friends of Bathurst Basin are strongly opposed to the scheme and it forms the latest of our three campaigns.
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