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One Week Only!

  • Posted by howies
  • 18 September 2010

Just a reminder that we still have the cycling exhibition upstairs at the Bristol shop for another week.

There's loads of photographs, illustrations and even 40 bespoke cycling caps designed by local artists. (These are going to be auctioned off, but more about that later in the week!)

So if you haven't been to see it already, get down to the shop and have a look around.  If you ask nicely we might even put the kettle on!

Friday 23rd July sees howies Bristol doing something a bit special with our mates at Weapon of Choice, a live painting show using pens upstairs in our gallery. There will be drinks and a DJs, an authentically Bristolian evenings entertainment.

We know that you guys are appreciative of great illustration, so get yourselves down to the Bristol shop on Queens Rd to witness some of the best bring their work to life before your very eyes.

Check out the Facebook group at Weapon of Choice take over howies with 'The Live Show' .

We think that this is going to be a very popular event so get here early.

'Escape' Exhibition Launch

  • Posted by howies
  • 14 June 2010

Graphic Designers and Illustrators around Bristol have been letting their creativity run wild with Ink Dot’s summer poster show ‘Escape’.  Ink Dot’s ethos is simple, they set a title and a colour pallette and wait to see what poster gems the designers create. The title for the summer project 'Escape' has a colour palette of  light blue, cream, dark blue, red/pink, yellow and green plus black and white.

This Thursday at 7pm we are launching the new exhibition, 'Escape' upstairs  in our gallery so pop along for a drink and to share opinions on the work (the shop will be open for some late night shopping too.) It runs from 17th June until 11th July and features work from more than 30 of Bristol’s most innovative established talent, including pieces by Lorenzo, Peskimo, Dylan Shipley (Sun and Moon Studios, and Bristol's Street Wars team), Ged Palmer, Danny Capozzi, Marcus Walters (New Future Graphics), Ben Steers (Start Gallery), Danny Capozzi as well as featuring work from new up and coming designers.

All Ink Dot prints are for sale as an edition of 50 and are available through www.ink-dot.co.uk. All works are A2 Gieclee posters, printed by Hello Blue from Spike Design. All prints are sold as a limited edition at very affordable prices.


"More ass, less gas"

  • Posted by howies
  • 14 June 2010

I was walking past the Full Moon pub in Bristol on Sunday and my eye was caught by a group of semi naked, body painted people sitting around some bikes, not something you see everyday, but it took me a few minutes to remember it was a special day....

The Bristol World Naked Bike Ride was deemed a success this weekend when around 200 people turned out in their birthday suites adorned with body paint and slogans such as "more ass, less gas", "blooms not fumes", and "does my ass look big in this?". The main aim of the ride was to promote the idea of 'Car Free Sundays' and highlighting the vulnerability of cyclists on the road. There are World Naked Bike Rides taking place across the country, look out for one in your area.

If anyone was on the ride we'd love to hear your stories of the public reaction....
Photos from Indymedia, for the full article go here http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/692605

Bristol Surf Club Competition

  • Posted by howies
  • 26 May 2010

Bristol Surf Club was established in 2004 as a way for surfers living in Bristol to share lifts at weekends but has expanded a lot and they now have many active members, a busy social calendar and lots of group surf trips throughout the year in the UK and abroad.

The logical next step was therefore to put on their own competition. You don't have to be a member to enter, just roll up on Saturday and take your chances.

The prizes are worth trying your luck for, not only are two howies surf thermals up for the taking but also a pair of  tickets for Newquay Boardmasters Festival.

Cakes & 20% off in Bristol

  • Posted by howies
  • 13 May 2010

The sun is shining, the birds are tweeting, and we've got cake for you all to enjoy if you pop by to take advantage of the 20% discount on all items, including items already marked up in the sale. We have several things in our Bristol shop that mail order has run out of too. We are open until 8pm tonight so you have time to check out what cakes are left after work.

And Carnaby have 20% off too...but no cakes!

Come on down for a cuppa and tell us all about your summer holiday plans....

Tonight it's the turn of Nick Hand, John Stevenson, and James Fairbank to tell us cycling stories.

Talks kick off around 7pm and doors open around 6:30pm. Online ticket sales have stopped now so entry is by donations on the door.

The auction in aid of Save The Children continues for A Beautiful Machine exhibition art work. Also, the bike on display is up for auction in aid of The Bristol Bike Project, so tell us your secret bids.

John Stevenson is a career cycling journalist and a bike enthusiast from Future Publishing. www.futureplc.com

James Fairbank is a huge biking obsessive, with experience in BMX, mountain biking and road cycling. www.carhartt-streetwear.com

Our very own Nick Hand is talking about his adventures cycling around the coast of the UK and the artisans and cyclists he met along the way. http://www.slowcoast.co.uk

Ladies Night

  • Posted by howies
  • 30 March 2010

Tonight, It's Ladies Night.

As part of A Beautiful Machine we bring you 3 leading ladies in the world of cycling, to prove that it's not always about the boys, but men are welcome too of course.

Laura Fletcher, head producer for the London Bicycle Film Festival, Poppy Smith from Cooler Magazine and Dr Lowenna Smith, rider and writer for Cycling Plus, who teaches a bit of Physics on the side.

Talks start at 7pm with plenty of free beverages for everyone.

Tickets £5 available on the door (in aid of Save The Children).

If you would like to reserve a ticket, give us a ring on 0117 929 8928 or email bristolshop@howies.co.uk, or comment on this blog.

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!

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