Metrobus protest photo in London Exhibition

One of my photos from the Metrobus tree protest in Bristol was shortlisted for the 2015 Environmental Photographer of the Year award. The organisers say they had over 10,000 entries, from which they selected 111. The images are on display at a free exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society in London until 10th July (details of the exhibition are at the bottom of this page). The exhibition will then move to other locations in the country. The photographs all depict environmental issues in locations around Continue reading →

Up to 250,000 protesters march in London against austerity

The turnout for the latest anti-austerity march was impressive. As usual, estimates of the numbers vary, organsiers have said 250,000 and most news sources have avoided giving an estimate but few have contested this figure. According to the Financial Times and other news sources, the police have declined to give an estimate – although police estimates of numbers on protests are notoriously inaccurate, usually quoting numbers way below the actual attendance. This always seems strange as a correct number would look better when they have Continue reading →

Rubbish in the River Avon

The River Avon and its banks support a lot of wildlife, both flora and fauna. Being tidal, the water level in Bristol changes dramatically twice each day. On a neap tide the level drops very low, down to a metre above sea level. Its at these low levels that the things dumped in the river are most visible. You can see parts of bicycles and trolleys poking up through the mud of the riverbed. See a full set of images on this link

Thousands celebrate Vegan living at Vegfest Bristol

Vegfest in Bristol is a two day event that celebrates the vegan lifestyle. It was held at the Harbourside on Saturday 23rd May and Sunday 24th May and attracted several thousand people. The event, held annually, consists of stalls, workshops, entertainment and lots of vegan food. A small stage was the focus for the entertainment which saw performances from a number of small bands and DJs; these included the Captain’s Beard, Joss Morgan-Giles, DJ Luminous, DJ Alberto, reggae artist Flexi D, LTJ Bukem and Ian Continue reading →