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    Apologies for not updating the existing thread :)

    Like I said about the school - 'to my knowledge'! My knowledge has now been updated :p


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    As a bit of background to the place the school next door was a Waldorf Steiner school who believe in the right for children to express themselves so they work on a pretty free reign basis giving the children space and love instead of structured lessons etc. The stuff they do is very much based on art and creativity.

    The school also used most of the Cathedral (apart from the main part) for a number of years which is why there's pottery, woodwork and printing rooms in the basement, it's also why there's hippy style murals on some of the walls!

    Very odd place.

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    Really enjoyed your report and pics, Wasted.
    Thanks for that and for the background history. It's good to see something being done for the community with the building, as it's rather a special place, imo. Getting a guided tour is a bit of a bonus too. :D

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    Thanks, Foxy!
    It is a nice change for developers to actually do something good for the community. Another place where they've done something similar is New Trinity in St Pauls - recently finished I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wastedindustry;13375;
    Thanks, Foxy!
    It is a nice change for developers to actually do something good for the community. Another place where they've done something similar is New Trinity in St Pauls - recently finished I believe.
    Trinity has been a community centre for the past 20 years or so, they've just re-renovated it over the past couple of months.

    It's a shame what they've done recently is shite from a gig/clubbing point of view but never mind, I'm sure they had their reasons.

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    Thanks for clearing that up :) Must have been the renovations I saw.

    As for crap gigs - hell of a lot better than crap flats ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wastedindustry;13377;
    Thanks for clearing that up :) Must have been the renovations I saw.

    As for crap gigs - hell of a lot better than crap flats ;)
    Can't argue with that lol :)

    Last time I went they had installed these tiny CCTV cameras all over the place and they had a bouncer watching them for people taking drugs or rolling a spliff and kicking them out.

    Not very useful considering it's one of the main reggae/dub gig venues in Bristol!

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    Thanks for the update. I'm so glad they aren't demolishing it and its going to be used for the community instead of even more upmarket (yuppy) apartments. Will look forward to the next set of pics from the tour

    Cheers

    :) Sal

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    On another note… this is the first time I’ve seen this thread, and I would just like to say “bloody nice architecture I bet that was an icon of a church in its day….. Bloody vandals”:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wastedindustry;13375;
    Thanks, Foxy!
    It is a nice change for developers to actually do something good for the community. Another place where they've done something similar is New Trinity in St Pauls - recently finished I believe.
    Aah, this isn't what it seems unfortunately.

    The people 'renovating' the place are actually squatters (although they're ethical squatters who restore places not trash them. Check out www.artspacelifespace.com for info on them.

    What it means is that when they get evicted the place will continue to be trashed / destroyed / renovated as was the original plan tho.

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