The wide pavement in front is used as an extension to the gallery with browsers of prints, decoupaged furniture and planters full of flowers. We use this area to offer free workshops and creative activities or offer it to local community groups such as the Bishopston Garden Society or the Bristol Pound. We are also planning some creative workshops round the back in the 212 Eco House garden.
We organise festivals and events with our neighbouring traders and community groups, such as the North Bristol Art Trail, Glos Rd Central Mayfest and the Gloucester Road Art Banners project.
The Glos Rd Central Mayfest was another big success in 2017. Huge crowds were drawn to Gloucester Road from 10am onwards. Room 212 organised lots of local community groups, food stands and creatives to set up stalls on Bishop Road, which was closed off to traffic. The Bishopston Garden Society, Bishopston Society, Greenpeace and Avon... View Article
Room 212 has received the Award of Best Art and Craft Gallery / Shop in the UK by Worldwide Business Review. Worldwide Business Review reaches 70,000 of the leading CEOs, executives, innovators and leading professionals from across the corporate landscape and around the world every quarter, ensuring that our advertisers receive the exposure they need... View Article
This year the Glos Rd Central Mayfest is on May 6th This is a popular free community event to welcome the arrival of the traditional Jack in the Green procession of musicians and dancers and is part of the Neighbourhood Partnership May Week. This year’s festival will launch the Bristol Pound Gloucester Road map with... View Article
We’re finalists for the Bristol Life Awards in the Creative Section. Looking forward to a glittering awards ceremony on Thursday! https://www.bristollifeawards.co.uk/finalists
We are thrilled to announce that we are finalists in The Small Awards ‘High Street Hero, Best High Street Business‘ category. The Small Awards is a new awards, targeted at the whole small business sector, focusing on businesses often overlooked by other awards. With 5.5 million small businesses in the UK, there are huge numbers... View Article
RHS Gold medal winning garden designer Louise Bastow will be selling lovely posies of spring flowers outside Room 212 in time for Mother’s Day. Children can pick a pre-made posy or select their favourite flowers for just £5. Bigger bunches for £10. For more info on Louise http://www.bestofthebunch.co.uk
Mothers’ Day is on Sunday March 26th. We are celebrating Mothers in our window display including an original painting by Fleur Barnfather entitled Goddess of Nuture and a sculpture of Mother and Child by Laura Robertson. We have lots of beautiful, original cards plus jewellery, gifts and paintings your mum will love
Giant Art Banners will go up on the central section of Gloucester Road. The art banners will have artwork and words reflecting our wonderful high street. Chose which artwork you’d like to see on the banners by clicking ‘like’ on the images on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterRdArtBanners/
Window Wanderland http://www.windowwanderland.com/ took place during the weekend of 4-5th February This is a wonderfully creative event in our neighbourhood and we enjoyed taking part. Our window display combined thoughts of our community and Valentines Day to focus on the Heart – from the anatomical to the symbolic. There was a visual installation by Theadora Ballantyne-Way... View Article