4th April: Behind Perception, Fundraiser for ME / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome project

behind-perception-18348_s24th April, 9pm – 2am

Mr Wolf’s, 33 St. Stephens Street, Bristol, BS11JX Directions here.

We NEED HELP & all we require from you is that you come along to the above event….drink, dance and be entertained for the small sum of £3 entrance fee. All money raised on the door has been kindly donated by Mr Wolfs to support the ‘Behind Perceptions’ photography exhibition which will be displayed this Autumn at Hamilton House Oct 18th-Sep 1st.

The exhibition will raise awareness of hidden disabilities. Specifically Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME/CFS and associated Fibromyalgia. All types of people at all ages are affected and at present there is no medical cure. Some of the very distressing symptoms of these diseases are severe and debilitating fatigue, painful muscles and joints, disordered sleep, restricted blood flow to the brain leading to poor memory and concentration, inability for the nervous system to sustain the body in the simple act of standing. Not to mention isolation and depression. Symptoms fluctuate hour 2 hour, day 2 day, month 2 month, year after year.

The fundamental aim of the ‘Behind Perceptions’ project is to highlight that all of these debilitating symptoms can be HIDDEN. Individuals may look well thus be perceived as healthy, however actually be leading very restricted lives. This fact is well known to have a very distressing impact on sufferers as both the medical profession and loved ones struggle with their established perception of disabilities as being visible and constant. Through the art of photography the body felt experiences of individuals with these ‘dis-eases’ will be expressed. The aim, to help others understand, empathise and support sufferers in their healing journey without judgement. I hope you can all be a part of this project by coming along and PARTYING!!!!

Back to the FUN STUFF….the MUSIC! There will be 3 acoustic sets, Charlotte Coupland, Will Tun & Rumba Row. A live hip-hop set by Bison Project and DJs Rastafairy, Ali Baba & Adski playing Ska/Reggae/Hip Hop/House/D&B and who knows what else!!!

Can’t wait to see all you beautiful people gathered in one space and yes it is a school night but hey who cares…you only live once ;)

Much love X

COUNCIL HOUSE SELL-OFF SHOCKER

Bristol_Council_House_from_southIt’s been confirmed to The BRISTOLIAN that so-called temporary  plans to move staff out of the Council House while it’s “refurbished” will be made permanent and the building sold to the PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

We understand that one of China’s leading sovereign wealth funds, the CHINA INVESTMENT CORPORATION (CIC), will be paying in the region £30m IN CASH for the landmark building and its College Green lawn. The deal was reputedly first brokered by Mayor Fergo when he traveled to China on a business mission late last year.

We can also confirm that the city’s private sector property boss, Robert “Spunkface” Orrett has travelled to Beijing twice this year already and we’ve seen evidence from a Freedom of Information request that Spunkface has, for the last six months, been receiving MANDARIN LESSONS at least twice weekly at his Council House office.

The future of the Council House, one of the city’s landmark buildings is currently unclear. Although a well-placed source has told us that he believes it will be used by the CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY as a cultural and business centre to promote further Chinese investment in the region and the UK as a whole.

“There’s absolutely no doubt now, “ he says, “the Chinese are coming and they’re paying CASH!

Our source has also spoken to people “close to a number of West Bristol estate agents” who say that what appear to be senior Chinese Communist Party officials have been viewing “HIGH-END PROPERTIES” in Clifton and Leigh Woods.

Our source says, “Initially the Chinese were very interested in Georgian town houses in and around Clifton Village. However, since the Chinese security services have got involved, the interest has switched to SECLUDED LOCATIONS in Leigh Woods. I’m also told interest has been expressed in Ashton Court Mansion.”

Our spies in AVONMOUTH also report sightings of Chinese in and around the port. “They look like teams of surveyors in hard hats and h-viz,” we’re told.

And contacts at the BRISTOL WOOD RECYCLING PROJECT in the Enterprise Zone also  report sighting Chinese officials  at the arena site.

“They’ve turned up three times now,”  we’re told. “They arrive in a convoy of about four or five smart, black Range Rovers with tinted windows and wander around the site. It’s all a bit cloak and dagger – dark suits, dark glasses, moody demeanours and so on.”

“Four of them came in here the other day and they didn’t seem much interested in buying any wood. I was just really friendly as they looked like the types who might shoot first and ask questions later. Although I did hear they bought a lot of salad leaves off the SEVERN PROJECT when they visited there.”