Lightship Theatre presents Queen Lear, a gender-reversed production of Shakespeare’s King Lear brought into a modern-day setting – with creative and minimalist staging. The story of Queen Lear and her three sons is a matriarchal drama and political thriller that explores the treacheries within a family dynasty, the fears around aging and how blind we can be to the reality we live in. Read more “Queen Lear at the Lightship Theatre”
Many of you will remember back to the summer when the Steam Ship singers held several rehearsals in the communal garden on Thursday evenings. They, along with members of Nightingale Valley community choir and Arnos Vocale all under the direction of Anya Szreter, will be holding a Christmas Concert in the Merchants Landing communal garden. Read more “Christmas gathering 2021”
Western Power Distribution plc are providing an electrical supply to several garages at the rear of the Merrick Court apartment block. This work will entail digging a number of trenches (see image above) across the carpark to facilitate the cable and will begin on 22nd November 2021 lasting for approximately 4-days. Inevitably, there will be some reduction/disruption to the available parking places. It would help if residents could avoid this area during this time.
The first Annual General Meeting of the Merchants Landing Residents Association since 2019 took place in the communal garden on 25th September. Thankfully the weather stayed comfortably warm for the first open-air meeting since the association was formed. The current committee members were re-elected, except for Kevin Little who shortly moves away. Read more “AGM 2021 and Garden Party”
The 2021 London-Bristol Kennet and Avon Canal Race (KACR) started from Little Venice in London at 6am on Friday 23rd July and finished a day later by the John Sebastian in Bathurst Basin. The 145-mile race follows easy to navigate canal, river and railway paths. Competitors receive comprehensive maps of the entire route which passes through some of the best of English countryside.
The Natural Theatre Company will be performing Shakespeare Undone! as part of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival on the 30th, 31st of July and 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th of August.
It’s a walkabout show, performed around the Harbourside, starting at the M Shed, and the performers will be using the alleyways around Merchants Landing for access to the performance area. Read more “Shakespeare Undone!”
The application by Vanguard Art Bar Ltd for planning permission for a temporary outdoor art installation and bar in Museum Square just beyond M Shed’s café has been withdrawn. Many residents expressed concern over the proposal so the withdrawal is good news.
On 23rd and 24th July 2021, Merchants’ Landing resident Phil Stannard plans to run the London to Bristol Ultramarathon (145 miles, 5.5 Marathons) in aid of the Woman’s Trust which supports women affected by domestic abuse. Domestic abuse affects 1 in 4 women in the UK; it is the biggest single cause of female depression and mental health problems. Read more “Ultramarathon event”
Vanguard Art Bar Ltd has applied for planning permission for a temporary outdoor art installation and bar in Museum Square just beyond M Shed’s café. The company is committed to ‘improving local knowledge and respect for the global street art movement.’