Events - Archive

Here's what we've been up to, hope you were able to come to some of them.

Members cafe, Hydra Bookshop

Wed, 12th Apr 2017

Got a problem with your Bristol Pound account? Want to sign up but can't make it down to the Credit Union? Or need someone to help you set up council tax payments? We'll be here to help you...

Alternative Finance: Future of Money

Sat, 18th Mar 2017

A 2 day workshop with Brett Scott on the problems with the existing mainstream monetary system, the alternatives and how to bring them into being. Bristol Pound members get 20% off.

Gloucester Road - Bristol Pound Party

Thu, 9th Mar 2017

It’s party time – come and celebrate the local currency with the Bristol Pound Community of Gloucester Road! Grab a drink at the bar, have some nibbles on us, and enjoy some live funk and soul music from 9:30pm. Free entry. Everyone welcome!

Gloucester Road Members Meetup

Mon, 27th Feb 2017

Come and grab a coffee with Ruby and Laurie from the Bristol Pound team – they will be able to sign you up for an account right away, show you how to make spending the local currency even easier and answer any troubleshooting queries you may have in person. Please remember your ID and a proof of address if you want to open an account!

Gloucester Road Info Stall

Sat, 25th Feb 2017

The Bristol Pound are getting ready to hit Gloucester Road on a Saturday! Come and find our stall outside Room 212. Chat about using Bristol money and opening an account.

Gloucester Road - For People, not banks

Tue, 21st Feb 2017

Where does money come from and why does it not reach those that really need it? Laurie and Ruby from the Bristol Pound will be discussing issues surrounding the creation of wealth, the problem of inequality and why choosing to buy from small businesses with a local currency can help change the system for the better.

User Group

Wed, 8th Feb 2017

The User Group is a chance for you to actively engage with the Bristol Pound team and feed back on your experience using Bristol money. All Bristol Pound members are very welcome.

Gloucester Road Business Meetup - Bristol Pound

Tue, 7th Feb 2017

An event for businesses on Gloucester Road to meet with the Bristol Pound team. The discussion will include sharing best practice, making the most of the Bristol Pound and plans for a map of Bristol Pound businesses on Gloucester Road.

Our City. Our Money. Bristol Pound Annual Gathering

Tue, 31st Jan 2017

A chance for a speed update on the Bristol Pound local currency. 7 - 8.30pm Networking drinks and nibbles: 7-7:30pm Presentations: 7:30-8:15pm Close: 8:30pm Bristol Energy Hub, Unit 5-6, 1 Canon's Road, Bristol, BS1 5UH

UK Premiere of Demain ('Tomorrow')

Tue, 24th Jan 2017

Bristol Pound are excited to be hosting the UK-wide premiere of the ultra-inspirational film Demain. Join us on the evening of Tuesday 24th January from 6.30pm to watch the film.

Bristol Pound Christmas Market

Sat, 10th Dec 2016

10am-4pm Saturday 10th December Bristol Energy Hub, Unit 5-6, 1 Canon’s Road, Bristol, BS1 5UH (next to the Harbourside market!) We challenge you to spend Bristol Pounds on all your gifts and goodies this Christmas! Come and browse our market of local businesses, get your Bristol Pounds, and enjoy free live music and mince pies throughout the day. We will be launching our NEW Map of the Centre which will show you which local businesses accept Bristol Pounds and what you can buy where. Support the local economy and feel good about spending this festive season.

Indies in Bristol

Sat, 3rd Dec 2016

A city wide event celebrating Bristol's best-loved and undiscovered businesses. street food | local beer | interactive city trail | artisan market | DJs | industry talks | workshops | activities | experiential

Drop-in at the Bristol Energy hub

Tue, 29th Nov 2016

We're in the Bristol Energy Hub on the Harbourside (a few doors down from the Watershed) from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Come in for a chat about opening a Bristol Pound account, or making the most of your existing account - there's so much you can do!

Digipay4growth

Wed, 23rd Nov 2016

Join the Bristol Pound at an international conference in Vienna, where local government and business leaders come together to showcase innovative projects across the continent.

Drop-in at the Bristol Energy hub

Tue, 22nd Nov 2016

We're in the Bristol Energy Hub on the Harbourside (a few doors down from the Watershed) from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Come in for a chat about opening a Bristol Pound account, or making the most of your existing account - there's so much you can do!

Alternative Finance: Future of Money

Sat, 19th Nov 2016

The whole world of finance needs a rather hefty overhaul. Sounds impossible? Well, the change is already underway - by you using Bristol Pounds, but in many other ways too. STIR Magazine is inviting us Bristol Pound folk over to join a workshop on the Future of Money. They're offering us Bristol Pound users a 15% discount too!

Drop-in at the Bristol Energy hub

Tue, 15th Nov 2016

We're in the Bristol Energy Hub on the Harbourside (a few doors down from the Watershed) from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Come in for a chat about opening a Bristol Pound account, or making the most of your existing account - there's so much you can do!

Drop-in at the Bristol Energy hub

Tue, 8th Nov 2016

We're in the Bristol Energy Hub on the Harbourside (a few doors down from the Watershed) from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Come in for a chat about opening a Bristol Pound account, or making the most of your existing account - there's so much you can do!

The Big Short film screening and discussion with Molly Scott Cato

Sun, 6th Nov 2016

The Big Short’s “dramatic retelling of the 2007-8 financial crisis reveals a riveting world of chaos, corruption and misfits” says the Guardian, but the fallout from the actual event seems way beyond our control. Is it? Join Bristol Pound, Triodos Bank and Molly Scott Cato MEP, for an afternoon of a comical and critical insight into the flaws of the global financial system and then discuss how we can practically respond.

Living Life to the Full

Thu, 20th Oct 2016

Easton Community Centre BS5 6AW 18:00 - 19:15 film 19:15 - 20:00 discussion Speakers: Health Champions, 91 Ways to Build a Global City This is part of 'Closing the Gap: Action on Inequalities in Bristol' - free viewings of The Divide followed by discussion on Making Bristol Better.

Bristol Pound User Group

Tue, 18th Oct 2016

Join the Bristol Pound User Group to help shape your local currency. 7.30pm at Roll for the Soul Tuesday 18th October 2016

Leadership and Community Cohesion

Mon, 17th Oct 2016

Knowle West Media Centre BS4 1NL 18:00 - 19:15 film 19:15 - 20:00 discussion Speakers: Prof Robin Hambleton - UWE, Ruth Pitter - VOSCUR This is part of 'Closing the Gap: Action on Inequalities in Bristol' - free viewings of The Divide followed by discussion on Making Bristol Better.

A Healthy Economy and Environment

Sat, 15th Oct 2016

16:00 - 17:15 film 17:15 - 18:00 discussion Avonmouth Community Centre BS11 9EN Speakers: Cllr Jo Sargeant, Chris Sunderland Real Economy This is part of 'Closing the Gap: Action on Inequalities in Bristol' - free viewings of The Divide followed by discussion on Making Bristol Better.

Bristol Pound's Fourth Birthday

Sun, 18th Sep 2016

Come to St Nicks market and celebrate our currency's fourth birthday. There'll be party hats, cake and lots of fun stuff as we're part of the Make Sunday Special event. What's more, if you haven't signed up yet, if you get an account at our stall we'll give you £B10!

Bristol Pound at the Downs (featuring Massive Attack)

Sat, 3rd Sep 2016

Bristol Pounds will be flowing at the Massive Attack concert on the Downs. Get them with your debit card, withdraw them from your Bristol Pound account, spend them anywhere at the event. Change money, change the world.

Bristol Pound Christmas Social

Wed, 16th Dec 2015

Bristol Pound members and friends are coming together for a seasonal celebration of Bristol’s currency on Wednesday 16 December.

Bristol New Economy Summit - 2 Days

Mon, 12th Oct 2015

Join us to explore the new economy. Two days of learning, participating and connecting. Confirmed speakers include: Dan O’Neil - Post Growth Institute, Kate Raworth - Oxford University Environmental Change Institute, Ed Mayo – Cooperatives UK, James Vaccaro - Triodos, Tony Greenham - NEF, Molly Scott Cato - MEP, Jeremy Leggett - Solar Century

Industry Talks at PAPER Arts: July 2015 - Bristol Pound

Mon, 6th Jul 2015

This month’s speakers are all linked to the new designs for the Bristol Pound (which you can enjoy here) and will feature talks from Joel Rosen and James Ewin of The Orca Design Co., Zoe Power, and Ciaran Mundy, the Bristol Pound’s CEO.

New Bristol Pound Celebration Party!

Wed, 1st Jul 2015

New Paper Bristol Pounds Celebration at Attic Bar 1 July, with live music from Screamin' Miss Jackson and the Slap Ya Mama Big Band! (IMAGE by Stewy)

Bristol Meet the Buyer, 18 June 2015

Thu, 18th Jun 2015

Bristol City Council, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Bristol Pound are organising a Meet the Buyer event for 18 June 2015 in Bristol.

Bristol Pound Social

Wed, 25th Mar 2015

Spring into action! Meet other £B members, hang out with the team, eat, drink and be merry!

Bristol Pound Sign-up Event

Wed, 25th Feb 2015

Sign up, try TXT2PAY and be part of the community at our first Bristol Pound Community Sign-up Event @ Cafe Grounded Bedminster!

Focus Group Invite

Thu, 19th Feb 2015

Come and be a part of our first User Experience Focus Group!

Money and Society Course

Mon, 16th Feb 2015

A free online course at Masters-level will enable you to understand the past, present and future role of money in society.

The first Bristol Pound Social of 2015!

Wed, 28th Jan 2015

As Bristol Pound community grows bigger and stronger, we’d like to invite all of our members to join us for a drink and some food on Wednesday 28th January.

Glos Rd Central Christmas Party

Thu, 4th Dec 2014

Join us at Glos Rd Central Christmas Party! Many shops have extended their opening hours for Christmas - support your local businesses this winter!

Festival of Economics 2014: Should the Economy be More Local?

Thu, 20th Nov 2014

Hear Ciaran Mundy, Founding Director and Bristol Pound CIC CEO, debate the (re)localisation of the economy with Margaret Heffernan, Charlotte Alldritt (RSA), Andrew Simms (New Economics Foundation) and Nigel Dodd (London School of Economics)

St Nick's Night Market

Fri, 14th Nov 2014

Come to St Nick's Night Market on Friday 14th November for ** Christmas Lights Switch-on ** Music Box Singers ** The Renegade Artists Bureau **

The UK’s First Conference of Independent Currencies

Mon, 3rd Nov 2014

Following the success of the Bristol Pound and the surge of interest in local currencies it has created, we invite you to the Conference to join together and help to create the Guild of Independent Currencies.

The Second Bristol Pound Annual General Meeting

Thu, 9th Oct 2014

All Bristol Pound members are encouraged to join Bristol Pound CIC for the Second Bristol Pound General Meeting on Thursday 9th October. Time: 7pm - 9pm, Location: Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Avon, Bristol BS1 3QY

Buying Groups Launch Event

Wed, 17th Sep 2014

You are warmly invited to join Real Economy, Bristol Pound CIC and the producers of the Bristol region for the launch of our new buying groups.

Montpelier Bean Feast

Sat, 13th Sep 2014

The date is set! The Montpelier Bean Feast is returning this September and Bristol Pound will be there too. Watch out for the Bristol Pound Cakes ..!

The Small Is ... Festival

Sat, 13th Sep 2014

The Small is... Festival is coming to St George's! This year's theme "Ideas from 2 million villages" explores ideas and technology for sustainable living from around the world.

Real Cost, True Value: Triodos Annual Meeting

Sat, 13th Sep 2014

This year Triodos will be exploring the real cost of food, energy, society and finance – demonstrating how the sustainable option provides true value in the long run.

Make Sunday Special

Sun, 7th Sep 2014

Explore the streets of Bristol transformed as traffic is replaced by markets, music, street games and entertainment! Come and find us to get your £B at our pop-up stall.

Tobacco Factory Market

Sun, 24th Aug 2014

Come on down to the community market at the Tobacco Factory, Southville!

Bristol Pound sign-up session at Happy City offices

Tue, 19th Aug 2014

We're going to run a lunch time sign-up session for Happy City people who haven't been able to sign up online: http://bristolpound.org/signup You will need to bring a form of ID and a proof of address, for further details: http://bristolpound.org/documents-to-open-account

Redfest

Sat, 2nd Aug 2014

Join Bristol Pound at St Georges Park on Saturday in supporting the brilliant Redfest!

Tobacco Factory Market

Sun, 27th Jul 2014

Come on down to the community market at the Tobacco Factory, Southville!

Bristol Harbour Festival

Sat, 19th Jul 2014

Join us at the Bristol Harbour Festival on the 19th and 20th of July in celebrating Bristol's vibrant musical and performance roots! Come down and say hello to the £B team at our 4 cash points, exchange sterling for £B and support the independent side of Bristol this weekend!

Commission for The Promise at Arnolfini

Fri, 18th Jul 2014

Doing Things Separately Together. Commission for The Promise at Arnolfini. Preview 6.30-8.30pm Friday 18th July. All welcome. Exhibition continues to 9th November.

BIG Green Week Market

Sat, 21st Jun 2014

Discover over 150 fabulous stalls selling everything from artisan food and drink, to vintage curios, arts and crafts, Fair Trade products and much more. Indulge in delicious street food, and listen to music on one of our street stages. ALL TRADERS WILL BE ACCEPTING £BS!

Run your own BIG Business Green Week

Fri, 20th Jun 2014

Join in with the first city-wide Business Green Week! Download this brand new step-by-step guide full of tried and tested activities to help you engage staff in your own workplace during BIG Green Week. A ideal way to demonstrate your commitment to sustainability as we prepare for European Green Capital 2015.

Eat.Drink.Dance.ECO

Fri, 20th Jun 2014

Eat.Drink.Dance.ECO is an Eco Night Market and Immersive Experience in celebration of Bristol’s European Green Capital Award in association with The Island Bristol!

GREEN FIRE

Thu, 19th Jun 2014

GREEN FIRE - an evening of performance, film and poetry on Thursday 19th June from 8pm at Arnos Vale (Bath Road), Bristol

Netwalking for Freelancers with Tots!

Mon, 16th Jun 2014

This netwalking event is in collaboration with Freelance Mum Faye Dicker, and it’s specially designed for freelance mums & dads with pre-school age tots!

Hamilton House Open Day

Sat, 14th Jun 2014

Saturday 14th June is Open Day at Hamilton House where the amazing and innovative artists and tenants throw open their studio doors to the public.

Festival of Nature

Sat, 14th Jun 2014

The UK’s largest FREE natural history event celebrated its tenth anniversary in style last summer

Get Growing Garden Trail 2014

Sat, 7th Jun 2014

Bristol’s secret fruit & veg growers open their garden gates and community plots for the 4th annual Get Growing Garden Trail. Come and see what lies behind the garden walls and get inspired to get growing too.

6th Members Meeting

Tue, 3rd Jun 2014

We invite all Bristol Pound members the fifth Members Meeting for updates, discussion, feedback and ideas for the Bristol Pound scheme, and to meet other members.

Festival of Football Ideas

Fri, 30th May 2014

Football literature, art, film & music Bristol May 30 - June 14, 2014 In association with Bristol Rovers Community Trust and SHOP Community Interest Company

Small Green Sunday

Sun, 25th May 2014

We’re having a celebration and we’d love you to come! Please join us for a gathering and lunchtime garden party, celebrating the amazing grassroots transition and sustainability work going on in and around Bristol.

Swap Shop: Market with a Difference

Sun, 18th May 2014

Happy, merry, good and gay, Come and join us 18th may bell’s diner & bar rooms, 1-3 York Road (junction of Picton street)

Walk and run to £B traders with Good Gym

Sat, 17th May 2014

Good Gym will be hand delivering goods and sticker to Bristol Pound traders in St Pauls and all the way up the Gloucester Road, and on way back they will be stop off in St Pauls to help Incredible Edible with their gardens. ALL WELCOME! Total 6km run.

Real Economy Pop-up Market: Knowle West

Thu, 8th May 2014

Discover who is growing fresh food, cooking delicious treats and making marvelous crafts in Knowle West on Thursday 8th May at Whisk Cafe, Knowle West Health Park.

Real Economy Pop-up Market: Barton Hill

Wed, 7th May 2014

Discover who is growing fresh food, cooking delicious treats and making marvelous crafts in Barton Hill on Wednesday 7th May at The Walled Garden.

Real Economy Pop-up Market: Hengrove

Sat, 3rd May 2014

Discover who is growing fresh food, cooking delicious treats and making marvelous crafts in Hengrove on Saturday 3rd May at Hengrove Park Leisure Centre.

The first BD&BR Ltd ‘Swap Shop’ market

Sun, 20th Apr 2014

Dare to wander off the beaten track this Easter Sunday? Join us at the first BD&BR Ltd ‘Swap Shop’ market on 20th April at Bells Diner, York Road/Picton Street

Bristol Pound B2B Mingle

Thu, 27th Mar 2014

B2B Mingle for Bristol Pound trader members, suppliers, and new trader interested in the £B scheme.

Corn street Farmers Market

Wed, 26th Mar 2014

Come along to get your bristol pounds and maybe even some tasty treats from the market ! Corn Street,Corn Exchange,Old City,Bristol,BS1 1JQ

Southville deli

Wed, 26th Mar 2014

If you fancy a chat with the Bristol pound girls, and a scout around this fabulous organic, wholefood Southville Deli, don't be shy, come and say hello!

Your Money and Your Life

Sat, 15th Mar 2014

“Your Money and your Life” is a free local event to showcase projects, ideas and films that support people to use money in ways that are life enriching.

Members Meeting!

Thu, 6th Feb 2014

We invite all Bristol Pound members to an informal meeting for updates, discussion, feedback and ideas for the Bristol Pound scheme, and to meet other members.

Windmill Hill Christmas Fayre

Sat, 14th Dec 2013

The £B team will be at Windmill Hill Christmas Fayre on Saturday 14th December, from 12pm - 4pm, exchanging your sterling for Bristol Pounds, handing out the new £B Directory and opening individual accounts (bring form of ID and proof of address if you would like to do this).

£B at Picton Street Christmas Market

Sat, 14th Dec 2013

The £B team will be at Picton Street Christmas Market on Saturday 14th December, from 12pm - 4pm, exchanging your sterling for Bristol Pounds, handing out the new £B Directory and opening individual accounts (bring form of ID and proof of address if you would like to do this).

£B members Christmas drinks

Fri, 13th Dec 2013

Bristol Pound members are invited to the £B Members Christmas Drinks at Roll for the Soul (2 Quay Street, Bristol, BS1 2JL) on Friday 13th December from 6pm 'til 10pm!

£B at Harbourside Christmas Market

Thu, 12th Dec 2013

£B team is excited for the launch of the Harbourside Christmas Fayre next Thursday, from 11am - 8pm. We will be exchanging your sterling for Bristol Pounds, handing out the new £B Directory and opening individual accounts (bring form of ID and proof of address if you would like to do this).

Real World Economics

Sat, 7th Dec 2013

Workshop lead by Transition Town Totnes members, to equip you to be an effective change maker in your community

£B at East Street Christmas Fayre

Sat, 7th Dec 2013

Ho ho ho! It's that time of year again! Some of the £B team will be at East Street Christmas Fayre this Saturday, from 10am - 4pm, exchanging your sterling for Bristol Pounds, handing out the new £B Directory and opening individual accounts (bring form of ID and proof of address if you would like to do this).

£B Annual General Meeting

Thu, 3rd Oct 2013

Members are invited to participate in the 1st £B AGM. 7pm - 9pm, 3rd October 2013 at The Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX.

Birthday Sign Up Session by Fountains in City Centre!

Tue, 17th Sep 2013

It's our birthday! Bristol's local currency is going from strength to strength, so why not get in on the action? We will be holding a sign-up & questions session by the fountains in the City Centre from 11:30-2:30 on Tuesday 17th September. Bring along proof of ID, Address & NI number and you will be ready to TXT2PAY!

Business of the Month award: Bristol Pound’s new competition!

Tue, 6th Aug 2013

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Bristol Pound Business of the Month award! We’ll be asking you to send in your nominations for a local independent business who you feel are doing an exemplary job promoting Bristol Pound.

Minister for Civil Society praises Bristol's "ambitious vision for the future"

Thu, 1st Aug 2013

This week: Minister for Civil Society spends some Bristol Pounds (£B's) at Watershed while praising Bristol for its passion and "ambitious vision for the future" and Mayor George Ferguson buys an electric bike from Atmosphere Electric Bikes using £B's to help him with his duties across the city.

Ambitious Bristol exhibition

Sun, 28th Jul 2013

The Bristol Pound is proud to be featured in the Ambitious City exhibition at the Architecture Centre from 30th April to 28th July

Members Meeting

Thu, 27th Jun 2013

A celebration of achievements so far, of the collaboration between Bristol Pound members and team in supporting locally owned independent businesses, building stronger communities and a fairer greener economy

Big Green Week

Sun, 23rd Jun 2013

We will be at various events as part of Bristol's Big Green Week from 15th to 23rd June, the UK’s festival of eco ideas, art and entertainment

Bristol Pound at Sunrise Festival

Thu, 30th May 2013

We will be taking the Bristol Pound to the field; Sunrise Festival, 30th May to 2nd June! Enter 'another world' with Bristol Pounds in your pocket to spend with traders and bars

Bristol Pound Member Mingles

Thu, 18th Apr 2013

The Canteen, Stokes Croft, 5-7pm Come join us for a drink where you can meet other £B members and learn how to make the most of your Bristol Pound account. Want to know how to keep you account topped up? Not sure if you have been fully set up? How to use the directory? Where and how you can spend your £B's? Or maybe you would like to TXT2PAY with a friend.

The Love Food Spring Festival

Sat, 23rd Mar 2013

Once again we will be joining Love Food for their wonderful Spring Festival. A whole weekend of delicious local treats. We will be there on the Saturday joining in on the Spring festivities. Saturday 23rd- 10:30-6pm- Brunel's Old Station.

Collaborafe - Ethics in Finance

Thu, 21st Mar 2013

Come to the second Global Justice Collaborafe, collaborative campaigning at: The Beatroot Cafe, 6:30-9pm We will be joined by Triodos Bank and people from the Fairtrade network, to share ideas on Ethics in Finance.

Sustainable Bishopston - Understanding the £B.

Thu, 14th Mar 2013

Sustainable Bishopston are putting on a Bristol Pound evening at La Ruca 7-9pm. A space to sip on spiced tea, listen to where we are now and discuss the benefits for communities like Bishopston.

Love Food Festival at the Paintworks

Sun, 10th Feb 2013

Buy your Valentine some tasty treats using your Bristol Pounds at the next Love Food Festival at the Paintworks. Make sure your ready with your own Bristol Pound account to pay with the fantastic TXT2PAY system. See you there!

Bristol Pound @ Tobacco Factory Market

Sun, 27th Jan 2013

For every Sunday in January, The Bristol Pound will be attending the fabulous Tobacco Factory Market. Come along and taste some local treats, treat yourself to an artisans gift and pick yourself up a new Bristol Pound account.

Spoon Fed No.5

Sun, 16th Dec 2012

simple soup supper + independent micro-funding scheme for creative projects

Create Festive Fair

Fri, 30th Nov 2012

Shop local this Christmas, at Create's Festive Fair. All weekend the Bristol Pound will be at the event. Get your Bristol Pounds and sign up for an account. Be ready this festive season with Bristol Pounds.

Sign up Evening at Poco!

Thu, 29th Nov 2012

Not joined the £B yet? Come join us at Poco in Stokes Croft from 5-6:30pm. Bring along proof of ID, Address & NI number and you will be ready to TXT2PAY!

Bristol Pound Launch Event

Wed, 19th Sep 2012

Come celebrate the launch of Bristol’s own currency with an evening of local festivities. Be the first to spend the Bristol Pounds at a unique Bristol Pound night market in the Old City. Come dine, dance and join the celebration of all things local.

Calling small businesses: Let's collaborate!

Wed, 1st Aug 2012

Free Networking Event for small businesses. by the Bristol Pound & the Bristol Independents Campaign, and exploring ways for independents to get together and collaborate, market themselves better and win new customers.

ShipShape / Good for Nothing, Watershed

Fri, 20th Jul 2012

Good for Nothing is coming to Bristol! 48 hours of turbo charged doing and making supporting Bristol Pound and other social innovators - the creative community and social enterprise working together for good.

Stokes Croft Market

Sat, 14th Jul 2012

A new movement introducing independent trading in Stokes Croft. We will be there with a stall inviting people to get involved and sign up to get a Bristol Pound account.