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Artist Pilar Cortés Guest Post: Paintings. From the past.

Pilar Cortés. Paintings. From the past.

I am very grateful to have the opportunity to exhibit at the No.1 Harbourside. This time, I will take the opportunity to exhibit some old paintings that have never been exhibited before. In doing so, I am showing these paintings with the intention of selling them at at a considerably reduced rate in order to subsidise my upcoming solo exhibition in Hamilton House the end of August (details to come soon) as well as funding material costs for future paintings.

I am a Mexican painter, graduated in 2007 with BA in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), based in Bristol, UK since 2008. After 6 years of working from Coexist, Hamilton House, I now work at my studio at Mivart Studios, Bristol. 

My work has been exhibited widely throughout more than 30 exhibitions in Mexico, Colombia, the UK and Spain. Highlighted shows include 3005 Women in Mexican Fine Arts, Museum of Mexico City; 2017 Threshold Festival, Unit 51, Baltic Creative, Liverpool, UK; 2014 Fascinate digital arts Conference and Showcase, Falmouth University.

‘It seems the need to define people’s identities through the question of where they come from, extends not just to individuals but also to landscape painting. I want the viewer to form a relationship with the painting where they feel no need to identify the place. I feel that when a location is easily identifiable, it can often detract from that. For me, painting a landscape isn’t about depicting a particular place, but painting somewhere without boundaries or national identity. Through my years of work, the need to invoke a sense of the sublime through the elements, especially water and air has persisted almost as an obsession.’


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Tis the season

It’s the end of November, it has been horribly wet and cold…let’s start celebrating the end of 2016!

We may not have a Christmas menu at No.1 but we aren’t completely bah humbug!
This week we’ve added some comforting Hot Toddy’s to our drinks offering and our mulled cider made from Piton strong cider will get you feeling festive from the inside out!

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As well as being your perfect ‘winter warming’ drinks spot we will have our menu full of   seasonal dishes that will act as a refreshing change from dry turkey and potatoes on those days where you just want something a bit different.

As well as what we have going on in the bar our friends at Harbourside Market are launching their Christmas Markets on the 1st December with an exhibition by  Andrew Burns-Colwill. For one night only the covered walkway at Bristol’s harbour will transform into a fairylight-lit, outdoor dockside gallery.

Then from the 3rd December you can enjoy  the perfect alternative Christmas Market, full of Bristol’s independent spirit, with the best makers, creators, and street food whizzes. They’ll have games, drinks, food, art, entertainment, and much, much more at their various events

We’ll have a line up of amazing bands from Weds-Saturday and you can let loose and work out all the stresses of the season at our usual dance nights on a Sunday.

To keep up to date with all these events head on over to our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

Pride on the Harbourside and beyond

Pride week in Bristol starts this Friday and there are some brilliant events on each day all around the city.
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On Saturday 9th July we welcome DJ Admin to our stage. He will be playing the best in funk, soul and disco that will get you dancing until the early hours of Sunday. You can also enjoy our rainbow salad bowl throughout the day. Made with smokey hummus, pickled bromham beetroot, rainbow radish, toasted herby quinoa, roast courgette, heirloom tomato, basil and walnut and served with with flatbreads & created specially for Pride by head chef Jonny Byles. Not only does it pair perfectly with a gin and tonic, it is certain to be a feel good energy booster.

But it’s not just Saturday, there is so much going on throughout the week.
To help you decide which events you want to go to, here are a few of our picks:

This Saturday the cutest event of all Pride returns. Expect to see pampered pooches strut their stuff at the Bristol Pride dog show. 

The Watershed is showing some great films throughout the day this Sunday including the frankly awesome ‘Dyke Hard’. 


Next Wednesday you can enjoy some specially created pieces at the Wardrobe theatre.

Friday, the always awesome ‘Don’t tell your Mother’ DJs  will be at the Old Market Assembly,  playing pop, R&B and indie until the wee hours, getting you ready for Pride day.

Saturday is the main event. You can join the Parade which goes from Castle Park at 11am. The theme this year is Celebrating Our Diversity, come as yourself and celebrate the L, G, B, T, + in everything.  Find more about the route and theme here.

Wherever you end up, have a great one!

City Ideas with The Architecture Centre – powered by PechaKucha at No1. Harbourside

Join us next week for a week long series of informal breakfast talks as part of Big Green Week hosted by The Architecture Centre, and powered by PechaKucha.


Each morning a Big Green Week theme will be introduced and explored in a series of short, fun, provocative presentations.


Saturday 11 June, 09:45-10:30am: COMMUNITIES

Featuring: Ben Barker (Bedminster Community Partnership), Alice Ferguson (Playing Out), Gaby Solly (Streets Alive)

Sunday 12 June, 09:45-10:30am: NATURE

Featuring: Sam Thomson (UWE, Bristol Parkhive, Bristol Parks Forum), Paul Wilson (Bristol is Open), Chris Roberts (One Planet Living)

Monday 13 June, 08:45-09:30am: HOME

Featuring: Tony Crofts (Abolish Empty Office Buildings), Jackson Moulding (Ecomotive), Melissa Mean (Redcliffe Forum)

Tuesday 14 June, 08:45-09:30am: WASTE & RESOURCES

Featuring: Ben Moss (Bristol Wood Recycling Project, Bristol Re-Use Network), Dermot O’Reagan (Grow Bristol), Jude Sherry (Re-Distributed Manufacturing), Sarah Jackson (Schumacher College, CoResist)

Wednesday 15 June, 08:45-09:30am ECONOMY & MONEY

Featuring: Tom Beal (Co-Exist), Ben Moss (Bristol Wood Recycling Project), Ruby Szarowicz (Bristol Pound)

Thursday 16 June, 08:45-09:30am: ENERGY

Featuring: Innes Johnston (Max Fordham), Mareike Schmidt (Bristol City Council), Dan Weisselberg (Bristol Green Doors)

Friday 17 June, 08:45-09:30am: TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

Featuring: Adam Crowther (Bristol City Council), Suzanne Audrey (Bristol University & Bristol Walking Alliance), Ross Porter (Voyage Vert), Jon Usher (Sustrans)

Saturday 18 June, 09:45-10:30am: HEALTH & WELLBEING

Featuring: Happy City

Sunday 19 June, 09:45-10:30am: FOOD

Featuring: Alice Marie Archer (The Bristol Fish Project), Robert Delius (Stride Treglown), Sara Venn (Incredible Edible Bristol)


You can join in on Twitter using hashtags #BGW2016 and #SmartLiving

If you haven’t had time for breakfast we will have pastries and extract coffee and as well as a range of teas to give you the energy to get going with the rest of your day.


Find out more about the talks and the rest of the events happening for Big Green Week.

Summer at No.1 Harbourside

It’s finally feeling a little warmer and brighter and we are looking ahead to summer days leading into hazy evenings on the harbourside.  As well as some great musical events we are hosting regular Sunday dance nights and will be enjoying some pretty special festival’s along the harbourside throughout the summer months.

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We are also serving a fantastic seasonal menu that changes monthly offering something for everyone, with vegetarian and vegan options a plenty and some incredible cakes to indulge your sweet tooth. Of course we also have a wide range of wine, beer and spirits to enjoy, including some  phenomenal gins that pair perfectly with our fresh Oysters.

So, keep up to date with all our events this summer on our Facebook and twitter and we look forward to joining you on the water front.