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Ricky Adam Exhibition

Ricky Adam photographer/editor of Dig BMX Magazine has just installed a collection of photographs entitled 'you can't find what you've never lost' in our staircase gallery. It will run for the whole of May so come down and check it out if you're in the area, all prints are for sale so enquire instore for more details.

There will also be a limited addition t shirt to go with the exhibit any day now, more details will follow shortly.

Just a quick reminder about the upcoming photography exhibition that you can be involved in at the Bristol store. life.still is a fresh and exciting exhibition showcasing the work of local artists and is being held at howies in Bristol from the 21st - 30th of May 2010.

life.still want you to be involved, by submitting your work in the open slideshow event that will take place on the opening night on the 21st May from 7-10pm. The slideshow is open to all, you can be a professional or an amateur - it doesn't matter. The only stipulation is that your photos have a theme or a story.  Head to www.lifestill.co.uk for more information, follow their tweets or check out the facebook page. 

To get your creative juices flowing, here's a sneak preview of the work that will be shown in the exhibition next month.Tamany Bakers' "Living with Wolfie" series documents her response to the 'presents' that Wolfie, her beloved cat, brought into her home.

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For more information on the exhibition pop into the howies Bristol store and pick up a leaflet or head to their website www.lifestill.co.uk

life.still, Bristol Exhibition

  • Posted by howies
  • 16 April 2010

The Deckades skateboard exhibition is open tomorrow during shop opening times and runs for a month.

After that little gem of a month we have the 'life.still' exhibition as part of the Bristol Festival of Photography. They are asking for slideshows of images or short photo stories to be shown at the private view on the opening night. Closing date for entries is 16th May. Details to be found at www.lifestill.co.uk.

The Teifi Otter

  • Posted by howies
  • 1 April 2010

Somebody dressed up the Otter in town.

Lookin’ good boi!

A Beautiful Machine

  • Posted by howies
  • 29 March 2010

Last Friday at the Bristol store saw the start of A Beautiful Machine, the festival of talks, rides and art celebrating all things bike.

The opening evening kicked off with Tim March delivering a brilliant no-visuals talk about his life on a bike (apart from his famous RIDER tattoo "so that in a thousand years when they find me is a peat bog somewhere, they know just what I did").

Followed by Amy Fleuriot from Cyclodelic who design and make practical and beautiful riding clothes for women, supported by some of Britain's top women riders.

It was a great night and there is more to come this week:
Tomorrow (Tuesday 30th March) night the talks will be by some influential ladies in the cycling world:

Laura Fletcher will talk about the Bicycle Film Festival

Dr Lowenna Smith rider and writer from Cycling Plus

and Poppy Smith, is editorial and fashion assistant at Cooler magazine

and then this Friday:

Gav Strange, all round talent and web and graphic designer at Aardman and fixie enthusiast

Ben Hillsdon (Cycling City – Bristol) will bring us up to date with the Cycling City Project

Tony Farrally is feditor of  locally run digital magazine Road cc.

Finally James and Colin from the brilliant Bristol Bike Project.

If Friday night is anything to go by, then both events will be excellent and not to be missed (tickets are £5 - all proceeds go to Save the Children). Might still be a bit of beer and rum around to make the evenings even better.

The illustration show continues all week upstairs at the Bristol shop (62 Queens Road), all the art on show is being auctioned instore, all money goes to Save the Children. You can also see the bike built by the Bristol Bike Project which will also be auctioned to raise money for the project.

Keep an eye here for all the updates, here.


  • Posted by howies
  • 29 March 2010

Went for a surf on Saturday, my first since ruining my knee in January, was abit sketchy but I wore my brace over my wetsuit so everyone could see i was injured. It was lovely to be back in the sea.

Here's one of Point Imsouane in Morrocco from a few years ago

Film - SX70

Your Beautiful Machine

  • Posted by howies
  • 23 March 2010

We want your pictures of your very own beautiful machines.

This is a picture of Laurie's new bike. It is her dream bike that she got for her birthday, so it is no longer her dream.

A Beautiful Machine exhibition is on for 2 weeks above the howies Bristol store starting 26th March. We want to fill one of our blank exhibition walls with pictures of your dream bike or the bike you actually own that has been on many adventures with you.

Send us a pic and we will pin it up on the wall, we want to document all those well loved beautiful machines out there, so do share yours with us and all those who attend the exhibition. The finished wall of bicycle wonderment will be blogged too.

Snail mail to howies, 62 Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RE.

Any questions, give us a bell on 01179298928

We can't print off emailed images so please snail mail them to us. You have 2 weeks, so don't panic!

Bridging the Gap

  • Posted by howies
  • 16 March 2010

I really like this.

Fixed on the road. BMX off the road. Perfect.

Spring has sprung (..just about)

  • Posted by hollie
  • 8 March 2010

It was such a lovely weekend 'weatherwise'

There wasn't a cloud in the sky over Cardigan yesterday, and although it was still pretty cold it finally feels as if we're starting to shake off the last bits of winter and can look forward to Spring.

What better way to sum up springtime than snowdrops - I took this yesterday afternoon while on a walk through Cwm Degwel. lovely stuff! Viva la primavera!

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