Do15 - City Centre

Celebrate the end of the summer with a green powder paint fight. Keep your eyes peeled for our green yarn bombing and see if you can see Neptune changing....

Neptune has moved around Bristol since he was first created in 1722. He was originally painted a flesh colour with a blue robe to signify the Bristol Temple Conduit (the creation of channels of water to locations across the city). 

He was first near Bristol Bridge then moved to Temple Street where he was converted into a drinking fountain. There were cups chained to the sides for people to drink from, with bowls at the bottom for dogs. Now the Statue proudly overlooks the water fountains in the City Centre.

We are running knitting workshops to yarn bomb the light posts around the fountains and also to give Neptune a blue cloak once again. We haven’t chosen the dates for these workshops yet but keep checking this page for more information.

If you are in a knitting group or like to knit at home, we would love your help. Please get in touch by emailing us at do15@youngbristol.com to find out how you can.

On Monday 31 August (Bank Holiday Monday) join us to celebrate the installation of the yarn bombing with a powder paint fight. Only young people that have participated in our programmes and #do15 creative projects are allowed to have paint but come and watch as green powder colours the area. It will be at 2pm and will only last a few minutes. We will be doing this on Astro turf and the paint is non toxic and not harmful if inhaled. 

Community Events

Make Sunday Special - City Centre

The sun was out and the streets were busy for our #Do15 team – thanks for all the people who joined us to make a pledge and help with our giant puzzle design at the city centre event. Hope you enjoyed Bristol Samba Band as much as we did! Well done to Young Bristol Artist and volunteer Angela for bringing in the crowds and supporting us at the event.

Festival Of Nature

What a fantastic turn out at the Festival of Nature this year! The #Do15 team were lucky enough to be sharing a huge tent with Bristol2015 who were running lots of activities on the themes of Green Capital from designing wind farms & making plantable seed paper. There were lots of new and creative ideas for being Green, needless to say our new Green European volunteer Konstantina was really impressed.