Recent Productions Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? Returns 26 April 2014

Show Of Strength’s hugely successful outdoor show, with Love, Sex and Violence on the Streets of Bedminster returns, shows on Sat 26 April (free for BS3 residents), Sat 3 May and Sat 10 May.

Supported by Bedminster Town Team and part of Bristol WalkFest.

In WHY DON’T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD? Tour Guides Kim Hicks and Chris Yapp introduce you to a host of local, real life characters who tell their extraordinary-but-true stories. Meet Charlie Stephens, the barber who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel; Princess Caraboo, who’s buried in Hebron Burial Ground; and Aldred Daw Collard, the poet butcher of North Street…

2 separate 45 minute walks on Saturdays 26 April, 3 May and 10 May

  • 11am — starts at The Steam Crane, 4-6 North Street, BS3 1HT (junction with Canon Street), ends noon at The Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, BS3 1TF
  • 2pm — starts at The Masonic, 110 North Street, BS3 1HF (opposite Gaywood House flats), ends 3pm St Catherine’s Precinct, East Street, BS3 4HG

Each walk covers approximately one mile and all on the flat. A few steps near the burial ground but generally accessible. Loos at the start & at points on the way.

Cost: one show £3, both shows £5.

No advance booking, pay on arrival (cash only). Do both shows on the same day or on different Saturdays (still just £5 if you pay in advance). You’ll see lots of great places for lunch and shopping as you explore Bedminster past and present.

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The Poet Butcher of Bedminster

Chris Yapp As Aldred Daw Collard, The Poet Butcher Of Bedminster(photo: Zuleika Henry)

Here’s a poem by Aldred Daw Collard, Poet Butcher of Bedminster, celebrating the survival of his shop at 57 North Street” – read it here »

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Recent Productions View from the Pen – 2/3 July, Windmill Hill City Farm


Great to be working with lovely neighbour Windmill Hill City Farm to celebrate their 40th birthday.

A weekend of outdoor performances, all over the farm, to celebrate their 40th birthday (and our 30th!).

Eight great short shows, and four wonderful actors playing all sorts of creatures – spot the crime solving mole, a fox with bags of attitude, and a dove with huge ambitions. Leela Bunce, Rachael Fagan, Kirris Riviere and Chris Yapp bring these and more to life — all weekend, and all free.

Shows 10.30–4.30 both days

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Recent Productions WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD returns in May 2015

Why dont we do it in the road

Love, Sex and Violence on the Streets of Bedminster on Saturday 9,16 and 23 of May.

Part of Bristol Walking Festival and funded by Bedminster Town Team.

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Venue ★★★★ review – 24 Sept ’10, Issue 928
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this is Bristol ★★★★ review – 24 May ’11
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Productions The Butchers of Bedminster Poem

Chris Yapp As Aldred Daw Collard, The Poet Butcher Of Bedminster(photo: Zuleika Henry)

Aldred Daw Collard, ‘Poet Butcher’ of Bedminster, celebrates the survival of his shop at 57 North Street.

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