As we all know they do

Bristol does things differently

It’s a perennial observation down there in the South West.

Along with the comment that different doesn’t mean better……after all, what would one normally expect from mixing the Forest of Dean with the maritime influences of Deptford? Even that doesn’t quite describe the place sufficiently……

7 thoughts on “As we all know they do”

  1. We all predicted this.
    The Labour party cannot be trusted to care for peoples’ pronouns properly, so its support is leaching away.
    Im the old days it would have gone to the Libs, but as they are such a joke these days, the student/hipster/teacher vote goes to The Greens instead.

  2. “the student/hipster/teacher vote goes to The Greens instead”

    And there’s a lot of that about. Southville, where I’m from (squeezed in between Ashton Gate, Bedminster and the river Avon) was an ‘aspiring working class’ area when I grew up there. Wills’ tobacco factory, pubs seemingly on every street corner and hardware stores. Now, what’s left of the tobacco factory is a trendy theatre and every second shop is a coffee shop selling skinny yaks milk lattes and the ones in-between are artisan bread shops*. There’s still a hardcore of older working class people who have lived there for decades and shop at the local Aldi but everyone else seems to be a teacher or doctor.

    “Vibrant Southville is a laid-back residential area and cultural hub on the River Avon’s south bank. At its heart is the dynamic Tobacco Factory Theatres, staging contemporary plays…On lively North Street, the Upfest Gallery organises a popular summer street-art festival. Hip eateries, delis, and craft-beer bars dot the street” Says it all.

    *if fate ever takes you there, buy some from “Mark’s Bread” at the Ashton gate end of North Street.

  3. A Green Party Councillor named Mohamud.

    It’s been a long time coming, Guardian readers, but enjoy your blissful moment. In a way, you’ve earned it.

  4. Andrew C,

    ““Vibrant Southville is a laid-back residential area and cultural hub on the River Avon’s south bank. At its heart is the dynamic Tobacco Factory Theatres, staging contemporary plays…On lively North Street, the Upfest Gallery organises a popular summer street-art festival. Hip eateries, delis, and craft-beer bars dot the street” Says it all.”

    – Name a contemporary play. Almost anything in the past 20 years. You can’t. Good writers are working in TV now.
    – Street art? Some form of graffiti. Not a patch on the art that Pixar produce.
    – “Hip eateries”? Learn to cook. It’s not like these places have Raymond Blanc’s food. It’s stuff you can easily do.
    – Delis? Sainsbury’s sell chorizo and olives now.
    – “Craft” beer bars. Beer that isn’t as good as Wadworth’s at double the price.

    Hipsters are the worst. Pretentious wankers with no taste and no idea about quality, and buy overpriced stupid garbage.

  5. “ craft-beer bars dot the street”

    Craft beer – for lager boys who want to look like real ale drinkers.

  6. It will be interesting to see how Bristol’s intersectional minorities, all desperate for the rules to be bent in order to impose their preferences on everyone else, get on with Councillor Mohamud. I’m sure he’ll be anxious to help.

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