2pm: FREE Bike Maintenance Workshop for Age 13+
Kings Chase Shopping Centre
Kings Chase is hosting four youth engagement events over the summer, all free of charge to partake and at no charge to the hosts.
Further dates are:
9th August - T-shirt printing
23rd August - Graffiti art
For more information, please click below.
Have you met Draco, the friendly Dragon-Dog?
Kingswood's original Gromit sculpture is one of over 60 that together make up the Gromit Unleashed 2 Trail.
Click here to find out how to win your very own Gromit figurine as well as Draco themed merchandise and goody bags.
Kingswood's Gromit has been painted in fine detail by the talented Bev Calender of The Knitted Pea - she has been passionate about art and nature since she was very young and is inspired by the geometry often found in nature.
Gromit has been sponsored by Evans & Partners, Chartered Accountants in Kingswood, as part of the celebrations for their 75th anniversary.
Olly Evans, director at Evans & Partners said: ‘We are so excited to reveal that the Evans & Partners Gromit sculpture is located in the Kings Chase Shopping Centre in Kingswood. It's the first time the sculpture trail has featured Kingswood.”
The photo shows Bev and Olly posing with the Gromit sculpture.
Olly added: “We are proud that our sponsorship is helping to raise money for a charity which is so renowned in the south-west; Bristol Children’s hospital.”
Click here to read background information on Evans & Partners' blog.
There will be fun activities and fund raising events during the Trail, so keep a look out for what is happening.
If you take a photo of yourself with Gromit and would like to share it, please email a copy to .
Visit www.gromitunleashed.org.uk to find out more about the Bristol-wide trail.
More information about Evans & Partners:
Evans & Partners Chartered Accountants was set up in Bristol by Stanley Evans in 1943 and is today based in Kingswood and run by the 3rd generation of the family, Olly Evans. 2018 is their 75th anniversary and today the firm has 2 partners and employs 25 staff.
Evans & Partners work with over 1200 clients in the Bristol and SW area. They are UK leaders in cloud accounting, winning ‘Small Practice of the Year 2017 and were Xero Accounting Partner of the Year finalists 2016 & 2017.
Contact Details: Angela Evans, Marketing Manager
Evans & Partners Chartered Accountants
9 Bank Road
Bristol BS15 8LS
Tel: 0117 9675215
Costa Coffee are running a charity event at the beginning of August - and it's centred on Kingswood.
Come and find over 50 characters from cartoons and films on display throughout Bristol and outside stores in and around Kingswood, as well as participating stores and businesses in Downend, Emerson’s Green and surrounding areas. Costa staff, friends and family will also be displaying characters outside their houses.
Buy yourself a a checklist sheet with the locations of the characters (similar to the Wallace and Gromit trail) from Costa for £2 and go and find them all - possibly more than 50!
The Trail is being held to raise funds for the Costa foundation, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It has currently helped 77 school projects across 10 countries building 587 classrooms and allowing over 65,000 children to access education, clean water and boarding in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia.
Visit https://www.costafoundation.com/ to find out more about the Costa Foundation.
Come back soon for more information about the trail...
On Friday and Saturday, the 17th and 18th of August, come along to Kings Chase Shopping Centre and meet Greyhounds, Whippets and a Lurcher, and learn all about ‘Bristol Dawg’ and their fine work to re-home, rescue and look after Greyhounds, Whippets and Lurchers.
Meet the team, meet the dogs and make a new friend:
Visit http://www.dawg.org.uk/ to find out more about Bristol Dawg.
You can take your photo with our Gromit sculpture too...
No, your eyes and ears do not deceive you... the percussion sessions you'll hear at Kings Chase on the first Friday of each month really are being played on junk!
As you can see on the photo, Paul from Twin Wave is playing a water pipe...
He also uses bicycle wheels that are de-spoked and then wrapped in bright coloured parcel tape.
With the addition of a home made drumstick, the combination is rather like a bodrhan that you would hear in Irish folk music.
Twin Wave are a group of trained facilitators with over 20 years experience delivering workshops, projects and events.
They use a number of artforms and therapies including music, sound therapy, accessible SEN workshops, creative writing and music tech.
To find out more, visit www.twinwave.co.uk.
Keep an eye out on the events calendar for future sessions and workshops at Kings Chase.
Click here to view a video.
You'll be seeing a lot more of the mobile butcher's van at Kings Chase.
Mark the Mobile Butcher is now established with us, to trade five days per week.
Click here to visit his facebook page for more information and offers.
For more information, please drop in or contact Centre Manager Richard Ryan:
Kings Chase Shopping Centre
Management Office, Unit 12a
Regent Street, Kingswood BS15 8LP
Tel: 0117 960 8596
Mob: 07500 104 303
More and more people are discovering Kings Chase for the first time and they are delighted with the range of shops on offer.
The Centre boasts an adjoining undercover car park for ease of access to the shops within the Mall.
Being close to the ring road means Kings Chase is within reach from all over Bristol.
Kings Chase is anchored by a Sainsbury's supermarket and the hugely popular department stores Wilkinson’s, WHSmith’s and Boots.
There is also a fantastic variety of interesting independent stores where you can always find just what you are looking for.
Kings Chase Shopping Centre has a variety of exciting events through the year - please keep checking this page for updates.