Category Archives: Culture

Merry fucking Christmas

To all our readers. Pete Seeger:

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S.106 news

As we finally bid farewell to the Blogger’s favourite piece of public art shite, Victoria Park’s ‘Black Cloud‘, a small snippet of funding information comes our way. The council’s November s. 106 spending update, outlining how cash from developers has … Continue reading

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So who at the Counts Louse earns more than the PM?

December’s Bristolian reveals all … A handy link to the Bristolian is now available on the Blogger’s ‘Bristol sites’ widget along with Bristol 24-7.

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Blog of the week

It’s been a good week locally for mentalist blog posts. The Blogger’s own balloon dueling effort rather pales into insignificance alongside the Green Bristol Blogger’s ‘THREE DIE IN BANKSY QUEUE‘ extravaganza today and Charlie’s fascinating insight that if you were … Continue reading

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"I’m ten years younger, two stone heavier, and I haven’t had my nuts taken off by academia"

A list of great literary feuds would be a long one. They’re all at it aren’t they? Who can forget Salman “somewhere in Las Vegas there’s probably a male prostitute called ‘John Updike’” Rushdie? The effervescing Barnes vs Amis relationship … Continue reading

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The Banksy Balls effect

Despite my, quite frankly, show stopping appearance in – arguably the best book ever – that critically acclaimed seminal work Home Sweet Home by Steve Wright, published by Tangent Books and available here and in all good book shops, I … Continue reading

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Progressive?

The Bristol Labour Party has now waded into the Cancer’s row over Bunter Eddy and the Big Lottery grant to Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (Each). Their Deputy Leader, Mark Bradshaw, published an open letter on the matter on Friday night. … Continue reading

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Bristotalian of the week

Step forward Green Bristol Blogger, Chris Hutt … Despite the red trousered public school twit being out of the country prancing like a tit around Europe on his August Grand Tour, there’s no respite for Cancer readers from George Ferguson’s … Continue reading

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BLACK (cloud) WATCH: council cash news

A speedy reply to Woodsy’s Freedom of Information request to Bristol City Council regarding their expenditure on Victoria Park’s temporary roofless shed, ‘The Black Cloud‘, arrives on the ever-dependable ‘What Do They Know?‘ site and finds the council crunching urgently … Continue reading

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BLACK (cloud) WATCH: Slim pickings

News drifts in that the city council’s direct cash contribution to this temporary roofless shed cum public artwork in Victoria Park – ‘The Black Cloud‘ – comes in at around £15k. Not much money then? Especially if you take the … Continue reading

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